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A real head for a real feel.

The high-quality Alesis RealHead Kick Pad serves as a trigger pad when attached to any model of single or double-bass-drum pedal (pedal sold separately). The Alesis RealHead kick pad also boasts a tunable, 8" Mylar playing surface.

Alesis RealHead Kick Pad Features:

  • Includes: RealHead Kick Pad with stand, for use with single or double kick pedals (pedal sold separately)




Alesis RealHead Kick Pad

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  • Real or Not?

    As reviewed by TommyTomToms on 6/29/2010

    The Alesis RealHead Kick Pad is a wonderful kick for such a low price... Out of playing both Acoustic and Electronic Kits(mainly) i have to say that this kick has a 10/10 rebound with your beaders. It is a slick design with a nice touch. I really do recommend this kick pad for any E-Kit user especially if you happen to use double-bass pedals... it won't miss a hit. So go out to your local Guitar Center and try the Alesis RealHead Kick Pad it's a must.

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  • Not the best, it takes a while to work things through with it

    As reviewed by Einar Coutin on 8/1/2012

    Flaws: Loud INDEED. Every single DM 10 drummer I have heard review the kit says the same thing about the Kick drum. It's LOUD, both in sound through the air and in vibration through the ground. You can in my neighbors below and across my apartment on that point. So much I had to make an arrangement with them every time I want to practice double bass. Doesn't take double bass so good. This thing tends to wobble with DW pedals. Unless your pedal's clamping profile is really low be ready to get creative and figure out a way to balance this thing out. I had to use velcro on mine. This thing doesn't try to model the hoop of a real bass drum. If you look at the pictures it just has a plain sheet of metal with a bump in it to put your clamp in. Unluckily the high profile of the DW 5000 shifts this thing up. I have seen pictures of it with the speed cobra which apparently look just fine. Also notice that the rubber "feet" in the front are tiny and you'll be better off using something else, like velcro. The not so flawed. Let me begin with saying that I modified this thing because the design out of the box is crap. This is a piece of one of the loudest ekits out there. The rebound is not so good and you are basically hitting a plank of metal with a mousepad and then the mylar head on top of it. Alesis doesn't make them, but Medeli does it for them. Alesis just makes the module. If you want to use Mylar, check the 2Box kit if you can get your hands on it. Good luck with that in the U.S. If you take the time and patience to learn how to use your DM10 module you can calibrate this thing to have a nice dynamic response. From soft to loud and in betweens. I modified it with a mesh head and rearranged the inside piezo to be in the middle instead of the top with a 1 1/2 inch think evlon foam on top and still works good. I haven't played acoustic drums in almost a year so I can't tell you how good it feels compared to it, but it is LESS bouncy than a Roland Mesh head for sure and just as loud. Be sure to get the right amount of tightening on the head(I use a Hart Magnum 8" mesh head) otherwise your piezo will double trigger if it is too soft and it'll get out of control if it is too tight. If you wanna get good at drums you don't wanna make things easier. You wanna make them at least as close to the real thing as possible, if not a little more challenging. Since I can't take the delay of the slave pedal shaft anymore on the DW5000 I'm thinking of getting another one of these, and going through the same process. all I need is a splitter for the cable and a mesh head. I Already have the foam. BTW Don't use felt beaters with your mesh head unless you put a patch in it.

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  • Cheap Price, Cheap Build

    As reviewed by Jonathan Gregory on 12/29/2011

    I bought this kick pad with the intent of having something at least close to a real drum as possible, unfortunately I personally did not get that or any quality. In comparison to other kick pads the RealHead pad is considerably louder. In order to keep the unpleasant slapping sound it made under control I had to add a layer of cloth to the outside with pillow stuffing inside. It didn't rebound noticeably better than any other I've experienced, it is after all just a small drum head covering everything that would be in a normal kick pad so there's no reason it should actually feel any better. If you're looking for realistic feel I'd say stay away. On faster double bass parts this pad regularly missed beats for me, with and without the covering I added in order to keep the actual sound it made under control. The plastic washers around the outside of the pad's rim came already broken and I had to replace them. Durability wise this pad is crap. I've had it for under a year, I don't play every day, I'm not particularly rough, and the thing has already broken twice. The construction of the interior and makes easy fixes nearly impossible. You're not fixing this kick pad's fatal flaw without tearing it apart. Wiring is decent but wires are short, thin, and weak making taking at apart nerve wracking due to fear of causing more damage while balancing the still connected parts in awkward ways. First time it broke right in the middle of one of the wires, second time the wires broke real close to the sensor. Can't get to it to fix it. Despite what I expected after the first time it didn't break at the solder I used to repair it but further down the wire, meaning the wire's quality and not my repair was the issue. It also costs money to replace the drum heads the kick pad uses every once in a while, something that you won't have to worry about with other pads. Don't waste your time and money with this pad, if you're looking for something cheap there are far better options, if you're looking for something realistic feeling there are, again, far better option.

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