May 24, 2011

So Long MoonGels, Good Riddance!

Ringing in at an average of $5.00 - $8.00 a pack, using Moongels to dampen your drum's resonance can be an expensive proposition. As you can imagine, I use a lot of Moongels in the course of my duties as a drum tech I'm sure over the years I've spent a few hundred bucks on the little buggers. They always seem to go missing or lose their stickiness (and before I get e-mails from you guys, yes I know that they can be washed and re-used). It always seemed like a ridiculous amount of money to spend for very little product.

Drum guru John Aldridge recently showed me an inexpensive alternative to my costly Moongel habit. They are called gel clings and they're used by the general public as window decorations. I get mine at my local Target for $1.00 - $2.00 a package. Besides performing the exact same function as MoonGels at a fraction of the price, they are much more festive...