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What have you guys found works for drum rugs when you're playing out for live gigs? I really just need something under my bass drum and the left double pedal and high hat stand. Not looking to spend a lot of money
 

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I picked up one of those foam-rubberized drum mats that GC sells. I think it was under $20. Around 5x5', I believe. Both my Gretsch kicks have vintage spurs and they do not move at all on this mat. It rolls up small and comes with a carry bag. Washes off pretty easily, too. It shows some wear after a while for sure, but it has already well paid for itself.

I believe the typical yoga mats sold by Target, etc., are essentially the same thing.
 

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Be gotten rubber back ones at goodwill or any other thrift store for cheap. Keeps my pedals velcroed down and no movement
 

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I get used carpeted mats w/rubber ’grippers’ on the back from a Uniform Company that also has carpets/mats for businesses etc. I get a 3x5 for $15.00 in nice shape.(other sizes available) Different colors also. Just an option if you may have a Uniform Supply Company you could check with.
 

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What have you guys found works for drum rugs when you're playing out for live gigs? I really just need something under my bass drum and the left double pedal and high hat stand. Not looking to spend a lot of money

Home depot. They can cut a section off of your choice of rug from a giant spool pretty cheaply. Or, a commercial size double door mat which has a rubber backing. A single door mat may be enough for only your bass drum.
 
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I use a rubber backed door mat,as found in entrances to large commercial buildings etc. It's taken some abuse over the years but always appears to clean up ok.
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What have you guys found works for drum rugs when you're playing out for live gigs? I really just need something under my bass drum and the left double pedal and high hat stand. Not looking to spend a lot of money
The perfect solution is this, even if I have to pat myself on the back a bit: I went to Lowes and picked up a roll of some dark gray indoor / outdoor carpet. 20 bucks and super light weight. I then cut to the exact size I wanted. From the 20 dollar roll, I got two drum rugs and some scrap that I use in the garage. I then fold it up and it fits in my Ahead hardware bag. Weighs less than a pound. Gets dirty? Hose it off and let it dry. When (if?) it wears out, I'll use the other one I cut out.
 

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I just use some scrap carpet from Home Depot.

Just make sure the carpet is on the thin side. Thick carpet is no good for drums.
 

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Home depot sells rubber backed mats. Not the small door mats the larger one. 6'x4' or something.
 

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I bought a cheapy rug from Ikea. I think it was $12. It's pretty big to mark my territory from the other guys but it's also pretty lightweight. Just roll it up and set it in my hardware bag.
 
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Check out U-Line. They have a lot of cheap industrial rugs with rubber bottoms.
 

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i'm usually good with any stupid rug as long as i screw a 2x4 to the front of it, ideally using washers or something so it doesn't simply tear the rug
 

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i bought 1 of these years ago .... it's light folds up small , and fits in my trap case
 

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