View Full Version : Mapex Janus Ergo pedals
09-01-2007, 10:23 PM
I'm a noob to playing double bass, and I've just saved up enough to score a pair of Mapex Janus Ergos. Now, a couple of days back, a few of my pals were saying that Mpaex has sold off Janus Corp, which effectively means that if I buy these pedals now, I won't be covered in their guarantee offer and it might just be really difficult to avail spare parts.
Q 1) Is that true?
Q 2) How are these pedals vis-a-vis Pearl Elims and Iron Cobras?
I'll be more than glad if you guys help me out with these queries....
I play funk, some hard-hitting rock and some drum 'n bass music....
10-01-2008, 02:25 PM
no replies to this one?
10-01-2008, 09:29 PM
What exactly is the "warranty" on the Janus pedal? Just curious. I'd stay away from it, simply because...it's a "marginal" pedal at best, and there are plenty of those still on the market (and in production). Both the Pearl and the Tama IC smoke the Janus. Even the Tama IC Jr. feels better, to me anyways. If you want to save some money, buy a good solid "used" double pedal. I bought a DW 5000 used, played it for 5 years, and then sold it for what I originally paid for it. Now I own 2 Yamaha FDDD single pedals and a Off-Set Center Pedal (for when I need a double): http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u162/hrconway/134-3415_IMG.jpg
10-01-2008, 11:14 PM
Don't bother. Go for something that has some research and development behind it. DW, Pearl, Tama. Mapex makes a good drum but their Janus pedals are sub-par. I have the double pedal, I thought I would keep my kit in the mapex family. It lacks the adjustability of good pedals, I've had a few screws strip out and the action isn't all that free and smooth. The quality just isn't there. I'm sticking will mine until I can purchase a DW or Axis.
10-02-2008, 03:07 PM
I'd save up the cash and get a little better pedal as others have said. Look in the used market on e-bay you can find some great deals on pedals that have more adjustability and a made better. DW, Yamaha, Pearl, Iron Cobra's.
10-06-2008, 01:20 AM
Check out the Taye pedals that won NAMM best in show:
I really like my Trick Bigfoot and my Sonor 473, but if I were looking for something new and priced in the midrange, I'd be looking at the Taye.
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