Sledgepad Pro's

Ryan Claxton

Ryan is an energetic and creative drum educator that has spent the last decade perfecting his craft. Having studied with the likes of Aaron Edgar, Ryan has developed a strong pedagogical identity from his time under the tutelage of world class musicians. As a touring musician and session player, he has gained great insight on what it means to be a professional in a band setting, and has picked up great practice and performance tips along the way. Ryan has a well known online presence, as he runs “” where he posts copious amounts of drum lessons, drum covers, and drum playthroughs, which spans across many genres and showcases his strong understanding of musicality and theory.

It’s Ryan’s goal to inspire and motivate his students to want to exceed their potential as a drummer, while having the most fun in the process.

Johnny Rabb

Johnny Rabb is an active live and studio drummer. He is the drummer for the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul, and recently recorded the "See What You Started By Continuing" album, which was released in Fall 2015. The band recently completed a U.S. and South American tour to support the album.

Johnny has been fortunate enough to develop a series of cymbals with the MEINL cymbal company. His Drumbals and Safari cymbals are part of the Generation X line. He is also the founder of his own drumstick company. He continues to design and develop new sounds and innovations for his unique concepts on the drums.

As an author, Johnny continues his passion for education. He released The Official Freehand Technique Book/CD. Johnny was also voted #1 Best Educational Author by Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll for his book Jungle Drum ‘N’ Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set.

He has performed with a wide range of artists such as Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams III, Maynard Ferguson, DJ Hype, Alain Caron, Frank Gambale, Larry Tagg, SheDaisy, Deana Carter and Mindy McCready. He is also the co-founder of BioDiesel along with bassist, Clay Parnell. Together they comprise an electronic duo that performs live EDM.

He has traveled worldwide conducting countless clinics and master classes including the Montreal Drumfest, PASIC, Musik Messe, Meinl Drum Festival, Drummer Fest (Belgium) and the Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend, to name a few. He has also instructed at world reknown drum camps, including KOSA and RHYTHM (Bavarian Music Academy).

Johnny performs with MEINL cymbals, Mapex Drums/Hardware, NFUZD Audio, REMO drumheads, Johnny Rabb Drumsticks, Pro-Logix Practice Pads, AUDIX microphones, Gibraltar Hardware, and Westone in-ear monitors.


Mark Schulman has enjoyed an unprecedented career over the last 28+ years as a first call drummer for world-class rock and pop artists. He has been voted ‘Top 3 Pop-Rock Drummers’ in the 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll. Having finished his third record breaking world tour with P!NK (featured in the DVD, 'The Truth About Love Tour' as well as DVDs from her ‘I’m Not Dead’ and ‘Funhouse’ tours) Mark joined Cher for her ‘Dressed To Kill’ World Tour 2014. Mark’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” of international Rock n’ Roll royalty including acts such as BILLY IDOL, FOREIGNER, SHERYL CROW, STEVIE NICKS, BEYONCE’ and so many other world–class artists. He has drummed with VELVET REVOLVER at Ozzfest and for crowds of 200,000 at the Glastonbury Festival with SIMPLE MINDS. Mark has appeared on nearly every American and European variety show on television including The Grammys, The Late Show, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, Jon Stewart, American Idol, Paul O’ Grady, X-Factor and Wetten Das.

Giving Back: Music is not Mark's only driving force; he was the chairman of the board of directors of Create Now! a non-profit organization founded in 1996, to help change troubled children's lives through creative arts mentoring. A cancer survivor, Mark has also motivated children and teens through his work doing seminars with the Ronald McDonald House and benefits for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK.

Additional Background: Schulman is a classically trained cellist and as a teen, played with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic. He played cello on the 2009/2010 P!NK tour! He is also a music producer, trained audio engineer and studio co-owner of West Triad Recording Studio in Venice, California. As an active educator, Mark taught at the Los Angeles Music Academy and as one of the world’s most sought after drum clinicians, hosting clinics in countries around the world. Mark produced his first DVD in his studio entitled, ‘A Day in the Recording Studio; A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Recording Great Drum Tracks for Drummers and All Musicians’ distributed by Hudson Music. The Mark Schulman Signature Snare Drum is the best selling signature product in the history of Gretsch.

Schulman’s writing/production credits include films, various international TV shows and commercials, radio jingles and interactive media projects for clients such as: McDonald’s, Mattel, IBM, Sony, Acura, Neutrogena, Honda, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Showtime, USA Network, Comedy Central, Country Music Television, The Sopranos, School of Rock, Speed and Beverly Hills Cop III.

"Excited to announce that I'm endorsing @SledgePad  for my kick drum dampening needs! Stays in place, great consistent sound! @markyplanet "

Roger Earl

Before founding Foghat, Earl was a member of Savoy Brown ( from 1968 to 1970 and unsuccessfully auditioned for the Jimi Hendrix Experience ( . Earl continues to tour with Foghat, playing around 70 dates a year, specializing in city-fests, biker conventions, the "stay where you play" casino circuit and classic rock cruises.

Also, Earl played on the Chris Jagger self-titled album ( in 1973, and played in Electronically Tested ( from Mungo Jerry ( .

Earl lives with his wife Linda on the North Shore, Long Island ( , west of Port Jefferson, New York (,_New_York) . Roger Earl's brother, Colin Earl, played electric piano for Mungo Jerry ( and has done some studio recording with Foghat, most recently on Foghat's album Last Train Home ( , which also featured Eddie Kirkland ( .

On June 24, 2016 Foghat released their new album, Under the Influence ( . It is their 17th studio record and first since 2010’s Last Train Home.

"The Sledgepad exceeded our expectations. The punch was focused and very on point. The mic tray for the 91 is awesome. It really allowed the mic to do its job. We always use rental kits. The pad rolled up nicely and was easily fed through the mic port. Everyone loved it! Roger said it has a nice feel and that it took away any unwanted tones perfectly. Thanks for having us. You without a doubt have a winner on your hands! Cheers from team Foghat..."

Cole Marcus

Only a select few drummers can boast major TV show appearances, endorsements with well-known percussion manufacturers, and the admiration of more experienced peers. Even fewer can lay claim to this by the age of 4.

Now in High school, Cole Marcus is impressing worldwide audiences and the entertainment industry with his amazing talent. His precocious drumming skills, songwriting, and vocal abilities have garnered appearances on countless TV and radio shows, not to mention feature articles in DrumPro, DRUM!, and Modern Drummer magazines.

Cole's passion for the arts has developed him into a seasoned actor, where he has worked in feature films and several national TV commercials.

At just three years-of-age, he was called up to the drum kit by the legendary Dave Weckl at one of his drum clinics. Cole proceeded to wow the audience and Weckl alike.

By the age of four, Cole was offered endorsements with Mapex drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and had signed with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.). This made him the youngest person to ever land an artist endorsement and the youngest songwriter in history to sign with BMI.

Since then, Cole has signed with Yamaha DTX Drums, D'Addario/Evans, and a myriad of other endorsements. A highlight of Cole's year is his annual appearance at the NAMM show, where many of these companies invite him to perform and sign autographs alongside the best drum artists in the industry.

Cole has also gone on to put his musical talents to work. He is currently writing music for his upcoming album and continues to headline concerts across internationally.

Clearly, the pride of Cole's accomplishments at a young age is his humilty and compassion. He recently returned from a tour in Japan benefiting handicapped children. Cole also donates his time annually to the Jonathan Jaques Celebrity Torch, where celebrities come together to celebrate the lives of children who have cancer or rare blood diseases , as well as other charities.

Cole has hit a 10-Year Milestone in his young career, which marks an unprecedented accomplishment to have a 10-year long, international career under his belt at the age of only 14.

Cole is inspired by every style of music and is continually progressing in his own unique style and abilities. His interpretation and phrasing are unparalleled and, like his drumming, are an inspiration to see and hear. His songwriting, arranging, and creativity defy his age.

Check out is up to date activities via Facebook:


Boom, boom, crack. Kick, kick, snare. We've all heard it a million times. That back beat that makes you toes tap and your head bounce. Miles Stone heard it, then he learned it, now he lives it. Hailing the small south Texas town of Poth, Miles was destined to drum. His mama felt him moving to the music before he was even born. At three years old he sat behind his first drum kit, and by age 5 he was banging out Red Hot Chili Peppers songs. In junior high he joined the school band and began to study percussion formally. From marching band to garage bands it was clear that drumming and taken a strong hold on Miles. After high school, he headed for College Station and Texas A&M University, and he certainly didn't leave his drums behind. While earning a BA in Horticulture Miles spent time playing with the Chad Hammock Band as well Bri Bagwell before landing his current gig with Cody Johnson and the Rockin' CJB. When he isn't out on the road with the Cody, Miles enjoys drumming in studios in and around his current home of Austin, TX. With enough courage, talent, and hard work you might just get lucky enough to make your passion your livelihood. Miles is no stranger to any of those things, and there's no doubt he'll prove it somewhere this weekend laying down grooves that have had a grip on him for as long as he can remember. Miles proudly endorses: Sledgepad, 7Ddums, Kelly Shu Miles proudly uses and recommends: Meinl Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Cympad Cymbal Washers

"Sledgepad provides my kick drum with something that other traditional dampening methods and systems can't: TONE! It won't choke out your kick. It dampens just the right amount, allowing it to breathe like a kick drum should! Trust me, GET A SLEDGEPAD!"

Shane Hurrishane Williams

Drummer for Country Music superstar Neil McCoy
Shane shares with us "Man it's great! Doesn't dampen it too much. I like a little ring in my kick it gives the perfect balance between the 2! Good stuff! Replaced my Evans eq Pads."

Demetrius Reid

Demetrius Reid a professional drummer from Atlanta Georgia born and raised. He has been playing drums since the age of Three. Started playing professionally on the road at Fourteen. Currently working with Dun Dat Records/Sony Drummer. Husband, Father, Leader, Provider, Protector, Professional Drummer, Down to Earth Person.

Paul ‘Sandy’ Sandefur

Down For Days/Ozz (A Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne) Bio: I have been playing drums for as long as I can remember as I was fortunate to be able to grow up with a musician for a parent. My dad thankfully allowed me to gravitate to my own instrument of choice at an early age and I’ve been hooked on the skins ever since. He gave me all of the resources and opportunities I needed to plant the seed. In fact, my first show was playing with him and his band up in Anderson, Indiana where we grew up as I was somewhere in middle school age. My only ’20 second timeout’ where the drums were not a part of my DNA was during my stint in the military right out of high school. Thanks again Dad! I have played in many cover bands over the years but the bands that I am currently playing in is an originals rock band called Down For Days which has just released our first EP called ’Time Has Come' and an amazing tribute band called Ozz (A Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne). The originals band is great as I get to play all of the music that I have written as well as getting opportunities to meet, network and open for bands such as Dangerous Toys, Dead Horse Trauma, Smile Empty Soul, Romantic Rebel, Broken Teeth, Crazy Town and others in our short year together and with more on the horizon. Not to mention the wealth of local talent you get to share the stage with here in the greater Houston and San Antonio areas. Now for the tribute band I am surely biased, but to me, Ozz is nothing short of spectacular! Everyone in the band is a top-notch musician and I feel like we posses the best Ozzy frontman/impersonator there is. I have enjoyed every show I’ve ever done in my 8 plus years with that band. The crowds are incredible, the venues are amazing, we are able to do some traveling and it’s a great outlet for me to emulate some of my favorite drummers like Bill Ward, Lee Kerslake, Tommy Aldridge and Randy Castillo. It’s a total blast.

For those interested you can check out the bands Facebook pages at:

Down For Days -

Ozz (A Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne) -

Joseph Scarpino

Joseph Scarpino is the drummer of the female fronted Metal/Hard Rock band, Roulette. Born in Long Branch, NJ Joseph comes from a family of drummers. At the age of 16 he set up his Father’s old drum kit and began to teach himself how to play. When not behind the drum kit, Joseph enjoys acting in films or co-directing music videos. He also enjoys helping writing the lyrics for his band's music.

Marvin Dixon

Marvin has been playing in Outside of Society Formed in 2016 with David Espinoza, Ryan Shafer, David Richard. Outside of society tour began August 18, 2016 to Hard Hat Lounge in Las Vegas August 19, 2016. The Whiskey A Go-Go in West Hollywood on August 21, 2016. The Black Light District in Long Beach CA on January 20, 2017. We opened for BANG TANGO on March 3, 2017 at CLUB X. Outside of Society also opened up for a ADELITAS WAY and did our first EP at BOHO DIGITALIA on December 18, 2016. Marvin has also played with A Balance of Power signing a contract with J Jagermeister in 2009. They were the first Jager band in Utah which has showcased on the Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2013. We have been holding our own metal great as Unearth, As l Lay Dying Hatebreed Anthrax and in Flame just to name a few. Marvin released 3 studio EP'S with their tour and supporting tours for each 2009 STOPM the ground, 2011 Pride Precedes the fall, 2012 Kinfing the Beasts. In 2014 his band released first full length album Death of a Thousand Dreams.

Marvin Dixon Testimonial: "I discovered SledgePad right before Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA Janurary 2017. Mike Vermillion the inventor of SledgePad invited me to play at their booth for demonstration. What a great honor and experience that was. I love the SledgePad and what it does for the sound of my Bass Drum. I'm a proud endorser for this product and feel that every drummer needs it."

Jeremy Monette - Grand Theft Audio/Jukebox Super Hero

I currently gig up and down the gulf coast with a cover band called Grand Theft Audio, which doubles as Jukebox Super Hero for private parties and corporate events. As of now we have 25 weekends booked for 2017, including a 4 day stretch at Spinnaker in Panama City Beach, FL, and the annual Conde Cavillers Mardi Gras Ball in Mobile, AL at the Mobile Civic Center. We are expected to fill another 20 weekends at venues from Biloxi to Panama City before the end of February.

Here is what Jeremy has to say about SledgePad "I truly believe that it is the best product on the market for bass drum dampening. The front of house guy raved about how he didn't have to EQ the kick at all and asked how he could achieve the same thing with their house kit, a DW Collectors Series." and he goes on to say "This story isn't they only one, I've been asked about It many times since installing your product. The sound engineer at Club La Levla in Panama City Beach, a 40+ veteran of running sound, told me that my kick drum was an absolute pleasure to mic because of the lack of EQ needed." Jeremy closes with "No matter where I go my little 20x17 kick brings the thunder, and I have your product to thank. I'll be placing another order in the coming months to outfit my other two kits with them.

Tyler Paul - No Justice, Weatherford, OK.

Tyler is from Weatherford, OK and he plays with Kaitlin Butts and the band No Justice. Tyler has this to say about SledgePad

"I played on a back-line kit a couple weeks ago that had one and I was shocked. Now I don't have to mess with the stupid towel/pillow combo! When I got my Sledgepads, they were very easy to install and they sounded great immediately. When we played my kit through the big system it was amazing!

Jaron Mossman Two Way Crossing Nashville, Tn.

Jaron is constantly evolving as an artist and over the years has played with a multitude of musicians, covering many differing styles and genres of music. This eclecticism has allowed him to grow and develop his craft in a way that not many can match. In his 15-plus years as a working musician, Jaron has played over 1100 performances and shared the stage with bands that have opened for internationally known acts such as Cake, Everclear, CCR, Arlo Guthrie, David Crosby, Taj Mahal, Little Feat, Live, The Samples and many more. In addition to his live stage performances, Jaron has also completed dozens of studio recordings as both a drummer and percussionist.
Jaron began honing his skills at the age of 8, when he first discovered his passion for percussion, and has been active in live music since he was 14. After spending ten years as one of the hottest drummers in the Arizona music scene, in 2011 he made the decision to move to New York City in order to be further immersed in musical diversity and opportunity. During that time, he began touring with a Washington, D.C.-based band and he got his first taste of Nashville while on tour.He immediately began networking, and before long he was being sought out by Nashville-based musicians, and spent more and more time in Music City. It was a natural progression to make a permanent move in 2013. Since making the decision to call Nashville home, Jaron has worked with an impressive 50-plus musicians, both live and in the recording studio. Currently on pace to top his average of more than 100 shows every year, he is showing no signs of slowing down.
Always approachable, Jaron is infectiously enthusiastic and plays with a passion and authenticity that consistently accomplishes his goal as a musician: To Serve the Music.

We are very happy to add Jaron Mossman to the ‪#‎Sledgepadartist‬ page. Jaron hails from the great state of Arizona and is now based in Nashville, Tn. Jaron is the drummer for Two Way Crossing. Watch for ‪#‎TwoWayCrossing ‬ on tour Summer 2016. "The first night I installed SledgePad I noticed a difference in the punch and presence of my kick sound. I was looking for something that would stay in place so I contacted Mike at SledgePad and he shipped one right out to me. I'm very happy so far. I love that it stays put from show to show. I haven't made a single adjustment to it since I first installed it. This is really important to me as I have quite an elaborate setup with Two Way Crossing. Very glad I don't have to deal with fine tuning my kick muffling from show to show.
SledgePad..I get consistant sound...Every night".

Tim Penska Vandergrift, Pa.East Coast Turnaround

I had to reposition my Kelly Shu system wide enough for the pad. I installed SledgePad in the kick drum and got the logo head on, centered and tuned up and gave it a couple hits with and without the resonant head.

" All I got to say is WOW! Does this thing make my kick sound super thumpy. I thought the Emad Heavy did the trick and boy was I mistaken. Don't get me wrong the head sounds great as is. But with the SledgePad in conjunction with Emad it really brought out more lows. Better than a pillow or blanket.
I highly suggest drummers to purchase it.
Tomorrow I'll be playing an out door gig and I'll get my sound mans take on how my kick sounds. But for me it's so perfect".

Jessie Holtzclaw Shot Down South Atlanta, Ga.

I have been searching for something for my Pearl EXL bass drum. Nothing really worked. EVEN THE WEIGHTED PILLOWS. Everything moved around inside the bass drum and drove me crazy. I heard about SledgePad."I decided to purchase the Small Vented and it really did make a difference in the punch and tone and also the playability of the bass drum. This pad gave my bass a drum a nice deep voice that my bass drum didn't have before and it stays in place and when we did a live show it was amazing thhrough the house system. Yea....SledgePad. I love it

Chris Pottie Nova Scotia CAnADA

"I installed the Sledgepad Vented in my live kit last week (Pearl MCX Masters Custom Maple - Bass Drum 20X18 with Evans Emad Bater Side). Absolutely amazing. The kick was always gated/compressed live but with the Sledgepad I can now run it wide open with loads of bottom end and no overtones. The Sledgepad increases the sound of the drum immensely. On a side note, it is way nicer to look down at the attractive design of the Sledgepad rather than a dusty old pillow. Also, it stays in place during transport. Absolutely amazing, innovative product".

Ronnie Lee Windham, maine Independant artist

Wow! All I can say is Wow! SLEDGEPAD is an amazing product that works so well for me. Since day one of playing drums, over 25 years ago, I have been using pillows in my bass drums. I came across SLEDGEPAD and expressed my curiosity. So Mike sent me his product. Straight out of the box, there was no cutting, taping, nothing. They fit right into place and instantly my tone and just the right amount of muffling was there! With SLEDGEPAD, my bass drums breathe more freely and I have a much more rounded tone than I ever got with a pillow or other dampening products. Plus, they look awesome!! SledgePad IS the new standard in Resonance Tone Control for the acoustic bass drum."Ronnie Lee is an Independent Drummer and has been playing drums for over 30 years and has toured the US and UK as a solo artist and with other bands.

Mike "Mule" Muhlenbruch Springfield, Mo.

Mike started playing drums at age 10. Mike also served his country as a United States Marine. Mike has worked his way into the music scene around Branson Missouri and is currently doing all of the touring and session work for Power House Vocal Duo Makenna & Brock. Makenna & Brock's hot single Burnin' The Night Down is currently playing on radio across the U.S. and in Europe

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"I have been using an old blanket in my bass drums for years. It worked fine for the most part when my kit was stationary. However, any time I had to move the kit I would have to re-position the blanket inside the drum. This is where SledgePad really shines. Once installed properly, it will not move. This allows me to get the same consistent tone every show, no matter the venue. I take great pride in not only the sound, but the look of my gear; and the Sledge Pad looks great! Thanks to Sledge Pad my kit looks and sounds great night after night". -Mike "Mule" Muhlenbruch

gabriel muniz victoria, texas.

Gabriel is from Port Lavaca. Texas and plays with Cameran Nelson. This is a very talented group of musicians that play a high energy style of music. SledgePad is honored to have talent like Gabriel in the family. We believe he is a rare talent. If you don't believe me..Go see him Live.
Bling Johnson's take on a Cameran Nelson live show:
Cameran Nelson's live show is an in your face Texas Country Rock concert that grabs your attention and then reminds you why you love country music. With well written lyrics, traditional country touches and an extremely talented group of musicians, this is a live show you don't want to miss.
Gabiel is also the creator of
GTX Drum Shields.
Check them out on facebook.

Gabriel has been a great friend of SledgePad. He has shared SledgePad with so many drummers in the great state of Texas. We are very lucky to have Gabriel as a SledgePad artist and we wish Gabriel and Cameran Nelson all the best.

simon Swernovsky philidelphia, Pa.

The Rockets have performed multiple times on National Television; VH1, CBS as well as performed the National Anthem for the Flyers, Phillies and 76ers. The notoriety the media has affixed on The Rockets has made them a household name on the east coast. The Rockets are a 7 piece rhythm machine.
" I am totally loving my sledgpad! My kick has better tone and attack than ever".
Thanks again Simon.

Dean Burlon Jr. New York, New York.Last Turn Off Broadway

"I love it so far. I just bought a new maple SJC drum kit, and installed it in the bass drum. That same night I played a show, and the sound guy loved it. My kick drum sounded like it was eq'd perfectly. So, yes. I am extremely happy with it and hope to share it with all the drummers I know. Thanks so Much. Dean Burlon Jr."

Phred Williams Tame Fury Houston, Tx.

"SledgePad really works well for me. I like the fact that it's not a one size fits all product. It's custom made for the depth of the drum. I think that's what make's SledgePad different and why it works so well. It is also hand made by an experienced drummer that used his ears to fine tune these designs. I hear the difference. I have all three designs and they have all worked well depending on the situation. I also get compliments from sound engineers and they tell me it's easier to EQ my kick because of SledgePad. I like the fact that my kick sound is consistant".

Chance Hendrix with Brett Hendrix Band Waco, Texas.

"Big Thanks to Slegepad for letting me be a part of their family. My kick drum has never sounded this good. Drummer friends please go check them out. I use them in all my kick drums now".

Chad Camp Round Rock, Texas.sAM RIGGS AND THE NIGHT PEOPLE.



I have to say, after living with SledgePad in my kick for just a couple shows..It's like night and day the difference. It really opened up my bass drum sound and it's consistant night after night. It is the best thing I have ever used.

Scott Zucknick Taylor Texas

Scott Zucknick has been involved in music from a very early age. Performing, recording, and touring in the music industry since twelve years old. Primary a drummer, Scott also plays guitar and just about any other instrument put in front of him. From lead and harmony vocals, to piano and various guitars, he feels the ability to be as versatile as possible and grow as a player at any stage of the game is crucial.
Regional/Touring Acts: Craig Morgan, Kieth Anderson, Heath Wright(Ricochet) Wade Hayes, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Sammy Kershaw, Trisha Yearwood, Ashanti, Drew Womack(Sons of the Desert), Neil McCoy, Shooter Jennings, Reba McEntire, Doug Supernaw, Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino, Charlie and Bruce Robison, Gary Allan, Dan + Shay, Bowling For Soup, The Commodores, Boyz II Men, Montgomery Gentry, Eve 6, Perfect Stranger.
Please goto.... And read more about Scott..The credits are too many to list here.

Scott's SledgePad testimonial
“The SledgePad gives me and my bass drums all the low-end punch without a pillow or blanket moving around. I love the design of both the batter and resonant heads keeping it in place, and that my internal micing systems are unaffected. Every bass drum needs a SledgePad!”- Scott Zucknick

Carl Rando Brockton Mass

" I just had a chance tonight to install the 18" small sledgepad into my 18x22 Pearl Reference Pure bass drum and the best way to describe the sound is, you know that feeling when you are at a rock concert and the bass drum from the sound system hits you right it the chest?
Well that's what this drum does. Not only does is sound incredible, it gives you that "thump" in the chest without bring mic'd up. WOW!!!!I I have been playing for approximately 40 years and never have I had a bass drum sound like this. I will be ordering another one for another 18x22 bass drum I have. I am going to tell all my drumming friends about you and your products. I know you are a small company but if you have endorsers, add me to the list please!! "
Thank again, Carl

Andrew Lamarche Ontario Canada

Andrew is a freelance professional Rock drummer from Ottawa Ontario Canada.

" I started using SledgePad over a year ago and I now use them in all on my kick drums. I really think it's should be standard equipment for all drummers mainly for the consistency. You will never again have to re-adjust your bass drum dampening again. It also doesn't over dampen my bass drum sound, it actually opens up the drum even more volume wise but still controls the ring and overtones without over dampening. I also gives me great feel from the beater of my pedals. I love it".
Andrew Lamarche

Chris Pottie Nova Scotia Canada

Chris Pottie, a drummer out of Halifax NS, Canada. Played/Toured with many recording artists. Currently performing/touring with a young lady out of Halifax named Makayla Lynn. I am also active playing the local Halifax club circuit as well as playing-touring with award winning East Coast Recording Artist JD Clarke and Nashville Recording Artists Josh Macumber and Steele.

"I installed the Sledgepad Vented in my live kit last week. Absolutely amazing. The kick was always gated/compressed live but with the Sledgepad I can now run it wide open with loads of bottom end and no overtones. The Sledgepad increases the sound of the drum immensely. On a side note, it is way nicer to look down at the attractive design of the Sledgepad rather than a dusty old pillow. Also, it stays in place during transport. Absolutely amazing, innovative product".

Greg Campbell Joliet, Illinois.

Greg is has been playing drums for 35 years and has played with Chicago Blues Angels, Joel Patterson, Matt Hendrix, Dave Specter, and a few others. Recently toured 10 countries in Eastern Europe with Dave Herrero. Was nominated twice for the WC Handy award with Nick Moss. Also played with some other national acts like Junior Watson of Canned Heat, Kim Wilson of the fabulous thunder birds and Pinetop Perkins. Studied percussion at College of Dupage.Greg is also the creator of Campro snare drum Throw offs. A fantastic new product that is currently available at

"Greg on SledgePad. I use the small vented 16" in my Yamaha recording custom kit and I like the consistency of my kick sound. I like the fact that SledgePad can custom fit any bass drum at the correct depth and amount of dampening desired. It's great".

Tyler Henderson Nederland, Texas.

Tyler Henderson is from the Great state of Texas and is the drummer for Country Music Superstar Tracy Byrd. Tyler is also a drummer at Christian Fellowship Worship center.

"Tyler on SledgePad. I love this product. It provides me consistant sound night after night and the correct amount of dampening so the sound and feel of my bass drum is perfect every night. I don't see myself ever NOT using this product. It's fantastic".

Keith Albert Indianapolis, Indiana.Standout Story

Since using SledgePad Vented Large 18" I noticed how much more open my bass drum felt but still didn't have the ring and over tones I thought I would get without a pillow. The pad never moves from gig to gig and that means consistent sound every night and I love that. I also get a great feel from the beaters. I also put a SledgePad Vented Mini 14" in an older Ludwig 22x14 kick I have and it was perfect. I also use the floor tom strips in all of my floor toms and it's just the right amount of dampening every night.

Travis Wilkerson San Antonio, Texas.

Travis is the drummer for 4 Play Texas and plays Yamaha drums.

"Travis on SledgePad. After I installed SledgePad I noticed an incredible difference in the presence and feel of my bass drum. It is really night and day what this product does for my kick sound. I would recommend it to all drummers".

Joshua Berrios Brooklyn New York Funk Factory

Joshua Berrios has been playing drums since the age of 12. By the age of 14 he was playing in 2 bands. With both bands they played all over the New York and Tri-State area. He also performed in a few TV shows and radio interviews. He found himself in a church band in the Bronx called Funk Factory. As a band they produce and arrange music for many local artists. That is where he grew musically as he was surrounded with professional musicians. At the same time he joined a rock band called American Jettison where he gigged with for a few years. He is currently playing with the Funk Factory. He is the founder of a successful internet social media Drummer's Corner Group, which is a resource for drummers, where he started on Instagram and it just took off world wide. Now they are on many social media sites. Its basically all about drums.

"Josh on SledgePad. I use the SledgePad Mini as well as the Small Vented and the consistent sound is so important for me. I like the feel and and punch I still have with SledgePad and the fact that SledgePad can custom make a pad for any drum size. That's awesome...No other company does that".

Mike Eklund

Mike lives in Freeport New York and is an alumni of Berklee College of Music and is the drummer for Strecker Band.

"Mikes thoughts on SledgePad. I used the sledgepad last night for the 1st time on my live kit......sounded great man....just enough muffling but not too much.....i was surprised how good the drum sounded "out front" thru the PA .....really nice thud with some tone in there too. Great product".

Aaron Edgar

Aaron Edgar is the drummer for Canadian prog-metal band Third Ion, where he showcases some of his most rhythmically adventurous playing. The resulting sound is heavily polyrhythmic, including a song almost entirely based in quintuplets called Van Halien, from their debut release, 13/8bit.

Following the success of his educational drum videos which have millions of views on YouTube he was brought on as the first ‘satellite’ instructor on Where he broadcasts weekly live lessons from his personal studio in Manitoba, Canada to this day.

Since 2015 Aaron has been writing monthly articles and producing videos for Modern Drummer magazine which focus on advanced rhythmic concepts and metal drumming. Currently he's and Modern Drummer are hard at work finishing up the first in a series of books, tentatively releasing the first at the beginning of 2018

Aaron has also written and published his own book, Boom!! The Beginner’s Guide To Making Noise which is available on his website. For more information visit /

Quote "SledgePad combines the perfect blend of dampening and feel to my bass drum response while having a super phat, warm and punchy tone! On top of that, they look totally badass! I love it!"


Murray S. Piper received his B.S. Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. Murray has been playing since the age of three years old and have been teaching drums/percussion since 2004. In 2016, Murray was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Murray is extraordinary in all styles of music such as, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, Christian, Latin, Marching, Classical, Blues and the list goes on. Murray is a Emmy Nominated drummer for his outstanding role in the 2015 Stage Musical "Oh Gospel" The Evolution of Gospel Music. His drumming & percussion career has launch him into one of the most sought after instructors & drummers of our time. Murray skill level and personalty has brought him some major partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Vic Furth, Sabian Cymbals, Sledgepad, Low Boy, JAMTec USA and Evans Drum Heads. Murray has performed with many Stellers & Grammy artist such as Richard Smallwood, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, Isaiah D Thomas, American Idol contestants and Sunday Best contestants. Murray currently plays full time at the New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown in Baltimore MD where the congregation is over 10,000 members. Murray is very proud of the releasing of his latest DVD entitle "Piper's Time 2 Groove" & "Nothing Too Hard" to inspire all musicians around the World. With the launching of Passionate Drumming & Music Lessons, Murray is dedicated to equipping all his students with the instructions for reaching students goals.

Maren Alford

Maren Alford's playing style is fearless, powerful, upbeat and in-your-face. Drumming since she was 9 years old, Maren was first noticed as a Finalist and Fan Favorite in the International “Hit Like a Girl” competition for female drummers, and was recently featured on The Gretsch Company website with her 4-part blog series, “Making Dreams Come True”. As the drummer for the award-winning, all-girl power trio Not Ur Girlfrenz, Maren has headlined shows, provided tour support for renowned pop punk icons Bowling for Soup, and will join the 2018 Vans Warped Tour as part of the youngest touring band in the legendary event’s 24-year history - at the age of 13.

Maren's passion, remarkable consistency and precision behind the kit, and exciting live performances set her apart from other young artists. Although she excels in high-intensity rock and roll, Maren is a musical chameleon; having the ear and technique to pick up any groove or style thrown her way with grace.

Maren hopes to encourage and inspire a new generation through her work, with other credits including films, a stage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "School of Rock - the Musical" and a television commercial for Reliant Energy aptly titled "Girl Power".

Maren's influences include Shannon Leto (Thirty Seconds to Mars), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Zac Farro (Paramore), Mark Schulman (P!nk) and John Bonham (Led Zeppelin).

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"SledgePad has really made a difference in the quality and consistency of my bass drum sound. SledgePad gives me the attack and punch I need both in the studio and on stage - and stays in place all the time. No more dampening adjustments from one performance to the next." - Maren Alford

Victor M. Ribas

Having grown up in Seattle, Washington, Victor M. Ribas encountered music for the first time at the age of 5 when his mother and father entered him into piano lessons. Of Latin American and Swedish descent, his father is a physician and guitar player who encouraged Victor’s music career from a very young age. He gave Victor his first drum set on his 12th birthday and since then Victor has enjoyed a successful career, having performed around the world with various acts of many genres and styles.

Currently, Victor plays for Los Angeles based rock bands Smile Empty Soul and HURT as well as performs with solo artist Sean Danielsen. He independently works with a number of studios as a freelance artist both on drums/percussion and piano/synth. You can also find Victor lending his teaching experience to local WGI drum organizations, giving drum clinics, modeling for large scale talent agencies, and constantly contributing to the music culture in the Midwest United States and elsewhere. Victor is very proudly sponsored or endorsed by Sledgepad Bass Drum Dampening Systems, DDRUM Drums/Hardware/Electronics, Paiste Cymbals,Westone Custom In-Ears, and Shure Microphones. As a session drummer in the St. Louis area, Victor has worked with a plethora of high exposure projects including an annual drum solo project for the St. Louis Blues Hockey team and various session projects in St. Louis' largest and most renowned studios. Always performing with a giant smile on his face, Victor's bombastic and groove oriented performance style, with roots in Jazz, Latin, Contemporary, and Rock and Roll, has fostered an expansive freelance career. His various works have placed him on Billboard numerous times and awarded him the opportunity to work with a slew of artists from all walks of life and styles.

When Victor isn’t touring you can find him active in Stray Animal Rescue of St. Louis, actively engaging in Buddhism, spending time with his Pitmix dog Siddhartha “Sid" Ribas, running a 20 year old backline company, designing light shows for some of the biggest artists in the world, and enjoying fine cuisine and drinks from some of his extraordinarily talented chef and mixologist friends all over the United States. If you ever find yourself at one of Victor's live performances, be sure to say hi. He absolutely loves meeting new people from all over the world.

Danny Patterson, Houston, TX
Independent / Studio Musician

Born in Memphis, TN, Danny Patterson has been playing drums for over 30 years starting at his local church in his Dad's country-gospel band at age 10. Danny plays acoustic and electronic drum kits, various hand percussion instruments and several stringed instruments such as the guitar, bass guitar and mandolin. Danny performed on the drums at 164 events (live concerts and studio sessions) in 2016 with 17 different
artists/bands in genres such as folk, rock, jazz, pop, hip-hop, country and blues. Danny endorses Salyers Percussion, Motion-Pro Drum Thrones, The Drum Wallet, & Black Widow Drum Web.

"I'm always on the lookout for various drum accessories and new sounds. I've been following the SledgePad on social media for a while and I was always intrigued by the way it was designed. I stopped by the SledgePad booth at Winter NAMM 2017 and heard it acoustically in person. I was impressed by the tone of the kick drum. I played a show the following Tuesday (after NAMM) and had a 14" small vented SledgePad inside my kick (with a solid front head) and the FOH engineer loved the punch and tone of the kick. The best feature of the SledgePad is not having to shift the drum around anymore to get the blanket or pillow in position. With the SledgePad, kick drums sound great acoustically and they sound fantastic with microphones. It's a win-win for drummers and engineers everywhere!"

Larry Clemon Jr.

(Hulk Drummer)

Born in Oakland, California and raised in Richmond, California. Larry has been playing drums since the age of two years old. He is a humble, versatile drummer and is a full time musician. He came up playing gospel in the church, learning from his musician Father Moogstar (who played in the funk group CAMEO) and his Uncles Teddy Clemons and Karl Carter; also successful musicians that have played and produced for International Grammy Award Winning Artists (Prince, Cameo, Sam Sheets, Too Short and many other artists).
Larry has performed with International Award winning artists Leela James, Swamp Dogg, Guitar Shorty, Andrew Jr. Boy Jones, Lucky Peterson, Texas Slim, The Famous Buddy Guy, Bobby Patterson and many more. Larry has opened for many International Grammy Award winning artists such as Mint Condition, Dwele, Charlie Wilson, KEM, and many more. Larry Is currently performing with Don Diego Jazz, CeCe Godbolt and Grammy Award winning artist Arthur Dyer
Larry was Gold Medalist in the state of Texas for the 2006 NAACP ACT-SO competition. Larry has completed a recent album with the International blues artist Andrew Jr. Boy Jones titled, “I know what it’s like”.

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Scott Ottaway

Scott is a talented musician who plays with feeling, passion and never over plays and is the current drummer for the legendary 60s group, The Searchers (

Scott found his passion for drums after watching Live Aid in 1985 and was inspired by the talents of Queen's Roger Taylor and Phil Collins.
Scott's extensive musical career has seen him move across all genres and formats, from rock bands, cover/tribute acts to musical theatre and TV, both as drummer and percussionist.

At the age of 16, Scott joined a signed band (Jump The Gun) which resulted in many studio sessions, videos, radio interviews and tours
Scott has done numerous studio sessions for bands and solo artists as well as being in the house band' for Butlins, Haven Holidays, Park Resorts and Hotels both in the UK and Middle East. Scott has also performed on cruise ships and was employed as percussionist for the 'Elliott Frisby TV Show' and 'Wish- The Magic Tour' and was a dep to Tony Bourke ( on the hit West End musical by Queen & Ben Elton, We Will Rock You.

Scott has also been in several of the UK's top cover and tribute acts and continually gets called up to tour or dep on many high profile gigs around the World

In December 2009 Scott was asked to audition for The Searchers ( and on February 26th 2010, Scott replaced Eddie Rothe.

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Brian Kitzmiller

Britan Kitzmiller is a Rock Drummer with Jazz influence and has played with Rays Music Exchange, The Trojan Rabbit, The Stapletons, The Emeralds, Sparrow Bellows and Black Owls.

Brian is self taught and has been in the Cincinnati and Regional Music Scene with a few National Tours under his belt since 1995.

Brian plays a Maple Queen City Drum Maple 24" kick.

Joe Devadanam

Joe Devadanam is an independent drummer out of Austin, TX. Joe is primarily based in the Country/Americana realm but goes where the song takes him. He carries a busy schedule playing with many of Texas' Country artist and can be found on the road with such acts as Libby Koch, Brandon Callies &The American Revival, Will Carter Band, and many more.

Naldi Merced Muller

Naldi Merced Muller, owner of NALDI DRUMS STUDIO, he bring services in Backline, Recording, Lessons and drums Maintenance. Have a 15 years playing with the most important worship singers in Puerto Rico. Naldi Merced Muller, propietario en NALDI DRUMS STUDIO, brinda servicios alquiler de instrumentos, grabaciones, clases y mantenimiento de baterias. Sobre 15 años tocando con los artistas mas destacados de la musica sacra en Puerto Rico.

Michael Natalini

Growing up I was always into all kinds of music and always wanted to be a
drummer. But I was also into sports and that’s what took up most of my time
growing up until I graduated high school. After high school I started to
get serious about playing drums. I was in many cover/original bands just
getting my chops together and paying my dues in the club circuit. In 1985 I
joined an already established band called TEEZE. Basically an 80’s hair
band. In 1986 we were signed to Champion Entertainment and then got signed
to CBS/Columbia Records. When we were recording the album, they made us
change our name to Roughhouse (there was another Tease on CBS/Epic). We
released an album, cassette and cd and we had a video on MTV of our first
single called “Tonight” which reached the top 15 on Headbangers Ball for 3
weeks. We also did a tour of the mid West and East coast. By 1990 the music
had changed and the band broke up. We did a few very successful reunion
shows in 2002-2004. Now in 2017, the original band has reunited again after
24 years and are heading out full steam ahead booking shows.

Also in 1995, I got asked to audition for the Grammy Award winning group
called the Trammps, who’s main claim to fame is a song called “Disco
Inferno” (burn baby burn) from the Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack
along with many other chart topping hits. Needless to say, I passed the
audition and I’ve been playing drums and quarterbacking the group for 22
years and loving every minute of it. This journey has been like a dream
come true.

In 1982 I was in a cover/original band called MANTIS. We recently got back
together also and are playing shows opening up for some pretty big groups.
And we're just getting ready to release a cd of all our old recorded

I also have my own project (just 80's rock) called Nat Attack. We only play
a couple times a year, our choice.

And last but not least, I just became a member of the 7drums fami7y and
can't wait to get my 7drums kit.

I'm looking forward to becoming part of the SledgePad family too. No one
can have to many family members!

Jeff Nations

Jeff Nations is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter
with over 21 years of experience in the music industry as a drummer,
guitarist, vocalist, bassist, keyboardist and songwriter. He currently
serves as drummer for the nationally-touring, Billboard-charting
alternative pop band, Rookie Of The Year (formerly on One Eleven/Warner
Bros. Records). Nations has also worked with major acts including Shaman’s
Harvest (Mascot Records) and Science Hill (EliteROCK Records). Jeff has
been spotlighted on television and in magazines, blogs, etc. and has had
music featured on radio, in film and TV, and has shared the stage with
renowned acts including Ben Kenney (Incubus, The Roots), Chris Kilmore
(Incubus), Chevelle, Twin Forks (Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional),
Bad Suns, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Nothing More, Josh Todd (Buckcherry),
Trapt, and many others.

"SledgePad is a must-have for EVERY drummer. Forget about pillows in your
kick drum. SledgePad provides all the dampening you need while allowing
your kick drum's natural tone and warmth to be heard, not to mention it
doesn't get in the way, and it stays in place during transport and setup."

Johnny Sillers

Johnny has been playing drums for over 30 years and has shared the stage
with many talented artists! To name a few, Neal McCoy, Shenandoah, Exile,
Daryle Singletary, Rick Trevino, and many more. I've toured with many bands
from country to rock. I currently play for legendary country artist Doug
Stone. When I'm not touring with Doug I play with a talented group called
The Rodd Grimes Band. Between the two bands I have toured all over the US
and played venues from honky tonks to arenas. I'm proud to join the
Sledgepad family and look forward to sharing my new kick drum tone with
fans everywhere!

Ron Mahaffey

Ron always knew he wanted to be a drummer. Growing up listening to drummers such as Bonham, Peart, Bruford, Bozzio and Carmine Appice, it was apparent what direction he was headed. Ron played his first live shows at the age of 14, and shared the stage with such bands as Foghat, Robert Hazard, The A's, Brewer and Shipley, Three Dog night, Spirit and various others. Ron had established himself as a well respected drummer in the Philadelphia area very early on. Ron has reinvented himself many times over in many different styles to stay busy over a 35 year career. Being respected as a player has earned him various endorsements with various major drum companies such as Sabian Cymbals, Xcel Drumsticks, Groove Juice Cymbal Cleaner, 7drums Custom Drums, DW, Gon Bops Percussion, and now SledgePad Innovations. Ron earned a write up in DRUMHEAD Magazine for his drum work on NY based band Zsahdomne. Thier first single and video for the song Blackstone earned the band 2016 Best Video on Youtube honors. The band completed a small tour with Faster Pussycat and hit the studio to work on their followup single Malestrom. Ron also teaches his craft to his students and really enjoys helping other drummers progress.

Emily Gould

Emily Gould is a professional drummer, educator, and business owner working out of Colorado, USA. She began drumming at the age of nine and quickly found a passion for it with the help of drum lessons and her parent’s encouragement. She has since dedicated her life to drumming by constantly learning new skills, sharing her knowledge through teaching, and always honing her abilities.

Emily’s accomplishments include proudly endorsing Outlaw Custom Drums, Humes and Berg Mfg. CO., SledgePad, and Sovereign Cymbals, touring internationally, being featured in the music magazine The Riff Rag, completing the Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp, recording drums on innumerable songs and records, teaching regularly, and playing frequent live shows.

Justin Scheidling

 Justin Scheidling is a New York-based session drummer and percussionist. Justin believes in creating the highest quality performance and sound through consistency and accuracy. He takes pride in not only his versatility as a musician, but also in delivering the music he plays with the traditional technique and sound in which it was intended. He has performed on drum set with musicians such as Evvan, Julia Lambert, American Idol’s Robbie Rosen and Trish Toralles, The Bratwurst Boys and The Elvis Duran in the Morning House Band. On percussion, Justin has performed with TikTok sensation Nick Tangorra, Darja, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Jeff Allegue. Justin has also created his own percussion show (as seen on Bravo's Summer House) which has allowed him to perform with DJ’s such as Rob Bass and Yellow Claw and as an opener for Steve Aoki. He has additionally performed his show at many private events and professional sporting events for the New York Islanders and New York Mets. “The Sledgepad is one of those products that just works EXACTLY how it was designed. It's a tool that helps control overtones just enough, while boosting beater attack. It’s simple to install, reusable, stays in place while playing and swapping bass drums for different sessions in the studio.

No more blankets or packing peanuts; definitely only Sledgepad for me!”

Justin Scheidling

David Northrup

In 1994, Northrup was called in to finish tracks for Les Dudek's recording Deeper Shade Of Blues, when drummer *Jeff Porcaro* sadly passed away before finishing the record. In 1995, David made the move to the Nashville scene, where he lives and works today.

Dena Tauriello

New York studio and Theatre.