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Meinl Puts Out A Gimmick

File this under the “Never buy this unless at gunpoint” section. Meinl, in a flail of a money grab, is pushing their new Drum Rug… in zebra print. The starting price… wait for it. Wait for it… $130.00. No, that was not a joke. Meinl is trying to tell you that you need to spend ONE HUNDRED THIRTY DOLLARS on a drum mat, excuse me… ZEBRA PRINTED drum mat when Lowe’s sells the same thing (minus the obnoxious zebra print) for $15!!! Ugh… drives me insane.


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New Protection Racket Drum Mat Bag


Ask any drummer, “what is the first thing you do when setting up”, and they will tell you, “put down my drum mat”. The drum mat, the unsung hero of any drummers set up, like any piece of equipment, needs to be protected from the elements, easy to carry and store, quickly identified and secure when packed up.

The new Protection Racket Drum Mat Bag is 100% waterproof, super lightweight and comes with a draw string entry,  keeping your mat secure and tightly rolled when packed away. The central carry handle makes it easy to move about, in comparison to the more usual “under the arm”carry job!

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never felt the need to have a case just for my drum mat.  My little $15 Home Depot entry mat rolls up quite nicely.  Then again, if you have a monster drum mat, then a bag could come in handy.