Bought this pad about a month ago to get some serious practice time in on my double bass and they've been perfect. I can practice at any time of the day now without making any noise and disturbing my neighbours. Only complain is that you can hear what is being played because of the force applied on the ground/apartment directly below yours. But apart from that small kink, this is ideal for practice. Seems quite sturdy as well so I'm hoping it lasts for a really long time.