Vater Buzz Kill

Vater's sticky little Buzz Kill drum dampeners are surprisingly effective

Sticky little discs about 1½" in diameter, Vater's Buzz Kills take the same approach to drum head discipline as RTOM Moongel.

Extremely squishy and tacky, they'll stick to both batter and resonant heads and are surprisingly effective at eliminating unwanted sustain. Even a single Buzz Kill makes a noticeable difference to the cohesiveness of a drum's tone. If you really push the boat out and use two or even three together, you can really go to town in terms of shaping your tones.

MusicRadar Rating

3 / 5 stars
Pros

Very adhesive and surprisingly effective.

Cons

Nothing of note.

Verdict

Another perfectly good option for dampening your drum sound.

Clear

No

Coated

No

Dry Vents

No

Hydraulic

No

Internal Ring

No

Removable EQ Muffle Ring

No

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