Remo Tunable 8" Practice Pad - Description This Remo Tunable 8" Practice Pad is a longtime staple for beginning drummers to serious students in college-level methods classes. These tunable pads duplicate the tension and response of a real drum, but offer a "muffled" sound for quieter practice. This 8" Practice Pad comes with a Coated AMBASSADOR drumhead housed in a high-impact gray plastic housing. PRACTICE PADS have become so legendary because their use accentuates the intricacies of proper techniques. A major advantage of a Practice Pad over an easier substrate is its impossible to distinguish between the all-important grace notes and principal notes on a softer alternative rendering the practice meaningless.