Pearl Floor Tom Rubber tips do anything?

karlcrafton

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Heck yeah they do.
I outfitted ALL of my floor tom legs with them (10 sets or more).
Really great, easily achieved tone/sustain from these compared to not having them.
 

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I’ve always been a fan! Not only do they help with sustain (to my ears, and many others) but they also add a lot more surface area touching the ground, so they help eliminate ft creep.

To play devils advocate though...you can also find articles that argue against them; saying they don’t actually do anything for sustain.
 

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They came standard on my Pearl Masters Maple Gum kit. Yes they are a good "bang for the buck" - better than a standard rubber tip. But in absolute sonic terms there are better options: I purchased the Gauger FlexTips (as well as Gauger RIMS to replace my Optimounts) and they definitely further enhanced the tone and resonance of my 16x16FT which had been the hardest drum to tune (often true of "square sized" drums in my experience).
 


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