> > > BeatIt test: Meinl Drum Mute Set

Many of us have had to deal with the problem of making noise and being a nuisance to our household members and neighbours. We know only too well that not everyone enjoys listening to us practicing on an acoustic set. In the long run, this can be downright unbearable. We, as drummers, also often look for ways to dampen our instruments. Meinl have come up with quite a well-known and popular option for muffling toms, floor toms and snare drums in the form of mute pads. Here is our test.

1. Test

The Meinl Drum Mute Set was tested at our new Luta Recording studio. Our live room is 40 square meters in surface and the roof is 6 meters high. We used the Rme UFX+ interface, Rupert Neve preamps and DPA microphones for the recording session (shout out to the Skene company for handling the purchase of the microphones for us).

2. Basic product specs:


  • Sizes: 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″
  • Material: soft foam rubber
  • Colour: Matte Black


  • Sizes: 12″, 13″, 14″, 16″
  • Material: soft foam rubber
  • Colour: Matte Black

3. Product

The mufflers are made in an exemplary manner and perfectly adapt to the sizes of individual instruments. We also used a 14″ muffler to dampen a 15-inch floor tom. In this case, the cover dampened and stuck to the instrument very well. The damping function worked perfectly on all the instruments in the set. Mufflers, in addition to the above-mentioned purpose, limit stick bounce, forcing the player to be more involved in improving technique and stick control.

There is also an MDM-10121414 set available, and any muffler can be purchased separately in the following sizes: 10″, 12″, 13″, 14″, 16″ and 18″.

The price per set is not too high and is about 60 euros.

Here’s the score achieved by the Meinl Drum Mute Set:

Appearance: 10

Sound: No rating 

Innovation: 10

Price: 10

Quality: 10


Disadvantages – None


In-between: None

Advantages – Very good quality, low price.

The total score is: 5

Here is our short video presentation: