HQ Ride and Hi-Hat Mutes

Shhhhh! Somebody's drumming.
Shhhhh! Somebody's drumming.

Even drummers with expansive cymbal setups will admit to one thing: Their bands would be nowhere without them. Okay, make that two things: They use the ride and hats most often. Accordingly, HQ announces the innovative new HQ SoundOff Ride and Hi-hat Mutes, available separately.

SoundOff Ride and Hi-hat Mutes emulate true ride and hi-hat stick rebound while exposing the bell surface so that the drummer can practice various cymbal sticking techniques. Ordinarily loud and cutting, the bell is sufficiently muted that neighbors will likely hear only a faint ticking -- if anything at all. In fact, the mutes provide an astounding 95% reduction in volume.

The HQ SoundOff Ride and Hi-hat Mutes are constructed from an ultra-thin material that closely approximates the feel and touch of a stick hitting a cymbal. Immediately, drummers will notice a vast improvement over existing mutes -- and, of course, towels and other "blanket cures". The HQ SoundOff Ride and Hi-hat Mutes are a breeze to get up and ready. They install and remove in seconds without disturbing felt washers and wing nuts. So now you can practice anytime, anywhere. Well, don't practice in the car, especialy while driving. A little common sense, please.

The SoundOff Ride will retail for $21.99 U.S. and fits 20" and 21" cymbals. The SoundOff Hi-hat Mute will retail for $14.99 U.S. and fits 14" and 15" hi-hats.

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