What are drum gels used for?
Drum gel – or drum gel dampeners – are small pads made from a transparent, soft and adhesive gel material, enabling them to very easily stick to the batter – or resonant – head of the drum. In contrast to the old gaffer tape solution, these gel pads are both much easier to re-position or to completely remove.
Can you put Moongel on cymbals?
Moongel is highly effective on cymbals and can even be used on the resonant head. When only the most effective means of controlling a percussion instruments sound will do, percussionist turn to Moongel Damper Pads.
What is a Moongel?
Moongel is a non-toxic self-adhesive gel that sticks to drum heads, cymbals, and most percussion equipment, giving you a flexible dampening solution for your drum gear. Move the Moongel around the drum head and cymbal until you find and impede the offending frequencies.
Where do you put drum gel?
We see many drummers with several damper gels placed in the same area of the drum head (usually at the top). This can work, however, there is a better way… If you need one gel, place it at 12 o’clock. If you need two gels, place them at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Can you wash Moongel?
Yes. How do I clean off my Moongel? Use a drop of dish soap and water. Shake off excess water.
What does Moon Gel do?
What does Moongel do? Moongels stick to your drumheads to change your drum sound. In short, they’ll remove the ringing from your drums. Place them in different areas for different types of drum dampening – closer to the edge of the drumhead for less dampening, closer to the center for more.
Is Moongel reusable?
There are six gel strips in each case, and they are reusable and washable and can last years when cared for correctly. For less dampening, simply cut the gel strips, or add more strips for maximum results.
How do you wash Moongel?
I just wash the dirt off of mine with soap and water once a week. I remember on the packet it said that Moongel is completely reusable and should be wasked with soap and water, I don’t think I said how often. If I were you I’d keep the little can shut as much as possible, so your other bits of gel don’t get dirty.
Why do you put a pillow in a bass drum?
The bass drum will eventually sound dead and flat – not what you want. The trick is to put a small amount of muffling in there. Try placing one pillow or blanket resting on the bottom of the drum. This way you get bit more control of the air flow, as well as the resonance on the drum head without killing the sound.