RTOM, makers of the ubiquitous Moon Gel damper pads, has developed a new product designed to reduce the sound of an acoustic kit up to eighty percent without eliminating all of the natural tone. This system, called Black Hole, comprises a black-mesh drumhead affixed to a metal counter hoop embedded in a 1.5" rubber rim. Available in 10"–24" sizes, the Black Hole heads employ a fabric dot in the center that enhances the realism of the response and provides a more audible attack.

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