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Ahead 14" S-Hoop Practice Pad with Snare Sound

Model # AHSHP By: Ahead
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  • Overview

    • 14" Practice Pad
    • Black, Carbon Fiber Playing Surface
    • Built-In Snare Sound
    • S-Hoop Counter Hoop for Real Rimshots
    • Emulates Marching Snare Drums
    • You Can Change Heads When It Wears Out
  • Item Details

    Ahead's 14" AHSHP S-Hoop Practice Pad has a hard, black carbon fiber playing surface with built in snare sound to feel and sound as close to a real high-tension snare drum as possible.

    This practice pad also has an S-Hoop Counter hoop for real rimshots with a padded bottom that lets you put the practice pad on top of a standard 14" drum without fear of damaging the head.

    The carbon fiber playing surface can also be changed out after you've worn it out, so the pad returns to "like- new" condition!
  • Specifications

    Name Ahead 14" S-Hoop Practice Pad with Snare Sound
    Brand Ahead
    Model # AHSHP
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  • Returns & Shipping


    If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days for a full refund, store credit, or a one-for-one exchange, on nearly everything in the store. The products must be in the condition in which you received them, in the original box and packaging.

    To see instructions on how to return items, please check out our Return Policy.


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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    • 3.5
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    • December 1, 2012
    • by Robert P.
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    • Anthony A
    • Norwalk, CT
    • Drummer (3 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Realistic feel
    • Cons

      • wet sounding snare
      • heavy
      • Heads break fast
    • 2
    • so much good and bad
    • October 31, 2016
    • by Anthony A
    • This pad is sooo close to being amazing! I use Promark DC 51s and the head cracks at about 6 inches on a full stroke. I recommend using light sticks ie. Vic Firth Collin McNutt signature. The snare sound is to wet and muddy but with a few turns with a key it sounds not bad. I dont recommend buying this unless you want it really badly
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    • Cristiano H.
    • The Woodlands, TX
    • Drummer (7 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Feels great when playing
    • Cons

      • its a pretty heavy pad
    • 4
    • Here's the most honest review you'll get.
    • October 21, 2014
    • by Cristiano H.
    • I've had this pad for about a year now and i use it almost everyday. It can be loud or quiet depending on where you play on the pad (like a marching snare.) The only bad thing for me is that it weighs A LOT (due to the metal rim). I can't carry it in my backpack because it's so heavy. But the pad itself is excellent. Great rebound, sweet design, quiet and loud. I march snare and its so far the best pad i've ever gotten. I recommend for anyone who wants a strong durable pad. Thumbs Up.
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    • Luke M.
    • Fillmore, CA
    • Drummer (6 yrs), Student
    • Pros

      • Rebound
      • Snare sound
    • Cons

      • Rim
      • Head
      • Sponge back
    • 3
    • It'll do...
    • September 2, 2014
    • by Luke M.
    • It's an OK pad, nothing more though. The snare sound is decent, not as good as Xymox, but it simulates the sound well. The rim will eat your sticks up and dent them a lot. The sponge backing is really depressing. Yes you can buy replacement heads for this pad, and you will need to with how weak it is... The tuning rods do nothing, all the head is is a "carbon fiber" sticker on 1/4" gum rubber, and the hoop just circles around it. Although it sounds really bad, it's okay for the money... if you're willing to lose some sticks and dollars to sacrifice for the snare sound. The rebound is excellent however, and it provides equal rebound to my Invader V3. Overall, though, i wouldn't spend $60 on this pad. Save up for a Xymox reserve corps, or just get a Invader V3.
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    • Jonas R.
    • Oxnard, California
    • Student (3 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Good feel, cool looking.
    • Cons

      • Wears out and breaks in quick succession
    • 2
    • There goes my 60 dollars...
    • July 4, 2014
    • by Jonas R.
    • I liked playing with it, the feel is decent, but the rim, its really LOUD. It feels like ceramic, and it made this curvy dent in my system blue DC51's, but not a scratch on the rim. One of the tuning rods don't tighten, and won't loosen. I'm gonna get a xymox instead...
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    • Brian M
    • Fort Worth,TX
    • Drummer, Teacher
    • Pros

      • great response
    • Cons

      • pain to change head
    • 1
    • changed my mind
    • May 12, 2014
    • by Brian M
    • ok, I liked it at first. The head wore out FAST, and is VERY difficult change. Carbon fiber? shouldn't it last a LONG time? going back to Offworld and Rampad.
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    • Brian M
    • Fort Worth,TX
    • Drummer (32 yrs), Teacher (5 yrs)
    • Pros

      • great response, very quiet
    • Cons

      • head wore out quickly
    • 4
    • excellent pad
    • March 20, 2014
    • by Brian M
    • good pad, especially quiet.
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    • butt f.
    • france
    • Drummer (90 yrs), Teacher (100 yrs), Student (1 yr)
    • Pros

      • ummmm it looks cool
    • Cons

      • everything
    • 5
    • pretty good
    • December 10, 2013
    • by butt f.
    • ummm well as you can see i play drums... its cool its a white rim with a kevlar head and it says ahead on it .... oh yea and did i mention it sounds like a snare.... YEA BRUH ITS A SNARE PAD so yea its nice i mean i got it for my teech hes a pretty not so nice guy named tyler so yea i hope you like my review dont forget to comment rate and subscribe hahah look at me talking like this is youtube but its not this is lonestar get yo act together
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    • Brian W.
    • Katy, TX
    • Drummer (13 yrs), Teacher (4 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Looks kind of nice
    • Cons

      • It doesn't feel good
      • Sounds awful
      • Poor rim design
    • 1
    • Not Very Good
    • November 17, 2013
    • by Brian W.
    • This pad is terribly over priced for what you get. It seems to be a cheap knockoff of better feeling and sounding pads. It feels mediocre and sounds loose and clanky (not good for marching drummers for sure). The rim eats through sticks and feels very shocky. I would recommend trying this pad in person before spending a penny on it, I feel it was money wasted.
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    • Marquis Cobb
    • Tyler,Texas
    • Drummer (5 yrs), Student (7 yrs)
    • Pros

      • It has snares
    • Cons

      • Not really any cons
    • 4
    • This pad sounds fantastic I really like it and its like a xymox reserve pad and it feels like a black max to me
    • August 16, 2013
    • by Marquis Cobb
    • It has snares and it has a great rim for rim shot. This pad is very very good and I recommend it. 4 of my friends already want to buy it from me.