The Prologix Green Logix practice pad is designed to feel like a traditional gum rubber practice pad while also providing the presence of a rim. Let’s take a closer look at this one.
Feel and Playability
This practice pad provides what drummers would consider a traditional rubber-surfaced practice pad feel. The top surface is a proprietary rubber blend from Prologix with a thickness of 5.5mm. While the rubber is somewhat soft, which is good for keeping sound levels under control, it still has a sharp rebound similar to a fully tightened snare head. It feels similar to an Evans RealFeel pad in my opinion.
The Poly Tech rim adds the ability for you to work on rim shots or cross-sticking during your practice routines, which is something that not all practice pads provide. The rim has a hard plastic feel, is very durable, and it feels similar to hitting the rim on a drum without the metal noise.
The bottom of the pad also has a recycled rubber surface to give you another option for practicing. The bottom surface feels harder with less rebound, and is a little louder as well.
Overall, this pad plays very well and the addition of the rim can be good for drummers who want to be able to work on rim shots and cross stick techniques with their practice pad.
How Loud is the Prologix Green Logix Practice Pad?
The top pad is pretty quiet during light to medium level strikes. Harder strikes on the top pad start to make a little more noise, but it’s not unreasonably loud. The biggest factor for noise on this practice pad is the rim. It is designed with a very durable plastic material and it sounds like you are striking hard plastic. The bottom surface is harder and makes a little more noise. Check out our demo video which sound levels and sound characteristics.
Portability and Design
This pad is currently available in 8 inch and 12 inch sizes. There is also a 10 inch version listed at some retailers but we haven’t seen any in stock, so it might be discontinued.
The 8 inch version is the most portable, weighing in at just under 2 lbs. If you are looking for a portable pad, the 8 inch version is the way to go. It will carry easily in a backpack or drum bag without adding too much bulk.
The 12 inch version is larger and heavier, and it weights in at just under 4 lbs. It’s not as portable as the 8 inch version and would be a little more annoying to carry in a backpack. But it has a larger playing surface and feels a little closer in size to an acoustic snare.
Neither version of these pads have practice pad stand mounts on the bottom. If you want to mount this pad on a stand, a snare stand will probably work best.
This pad is built to last and provides excellent durability. The materials will hold up for a long time even if you practice a lot. Like many other practice pads out there, it would be a real challenge to wear this thing out.
- The rim is a nice feature
- Very durable
- Available in multiple sizes
- Great playing feel with good rebound and stick definition
- More expensive
The Prologix Green Logix practice pad is a good option for people who want the feel of a traditional rubber practice pad with the addition of a rim for playing rim shots and cross sticking techniques.
The playing surfaces feel great and the green surface isn’t overly loud which is good for those that need to keep sound levels down. The 12 inch version can feel a little bulky but that’s a good thing if you prefer a hefty practice pad, and there is a smaller 8 inch option as well.