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Trilogy72 02-23-2013 06:45 AM

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Hi everyone. I just received a new set of the redesigned Mapex Falcon double pedals that Mapex was kind enough to send me as a warranty replacement for the original pedals. I wanted to post some pics of the "old and new" pedals for comparison.

The biggest difference I have noticed so far is that you can no longer replace the cams like in the original and the finish is a textured black rather than the glossy powder coat. Overall the pedal feels a bit more solid, still very well built and is extremely smooth. You don't get the belt drives with this pedal like the original did but it is available as an option along with the direct drive. The beaters with interchangeable weights and drive link seem to be the same as the originals.

I will have a chance on Sunday to give them a full run down and will let everyone know how that works out.

Les Ismore 02-23-2013 07:11 AM

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... nice pics, MAPEX should use them on their website.

Trilogy72 02-23-2013 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Les Ismore (Post 1112614)
... nice pics, MAPEX should use them on their website.

Thanks Les! The Mapex USA site still has no info on the Falcons or even the new Saturn IV kits. Don't know what's up with that...

lefty2 02-23-2013 08:12 AM

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I tried the Falcons when I was shopping for a Dbl. pedal. I thought they felt great. What was the reason you got replacements? Great pics. BTW

Reggae_Mangle 02-23-2013 10:42 AM

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They look great!

- Reggae Mangle

Mad About Drums 02-23-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Trilogy72 (Post 1112609)
The biggest difference I have noticed so far is that you can no longer replace the cams like in the original...

Nice pics man :)

That's a real shame you can't swap the cams anymore or you don't have the strap drive offered as standard, it was all these optional features which made me chose this pedal over the competition, I'm glad I bought the old model a couple years ago.

Trilogy72 02-23-2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by lefty2 (Post 1112621)
I tried the Falcons when I was shopping for a Dbl. pedal. I thought they felt great. What was the reason you got replacements? Great pics. BTW

I sent them an email and some pics about a "click" feel I was getting when playing the master pedal. It was really noticeable when I had the straps instead of the chains on. I was thinking I was going to get a replacement part(s) or something but I was not expecting them to send me a new pedal. This is the second time that Mapex warranty/customer service has come through for me without any issues or hassle!

muzz 02-23-2013 03:33 PM

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Wow, they sent you a new pedal because you told them you heard a clicking noise?

risewiththefallen 02-23-2013 04:34 PM

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I believe you can buy a direcr drive version that comes with chains and belt.

hotpocket 02-23-2013 06:20 PM

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They look nice. I think I'm going to buy a Falcon (single), but go for the older version since it seems like the better deal.

Unless you report back here saying how incredibly better the new version is :P

Trilogy72 02-23-2013 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by muzz (Post 1112685)
Wow, they sent you a new pedal because you told them you heard a clicking noise?

It didn't have a clicking noise but I would feel a "click" (for lack of a better word) when near the top of the pedal action and made the pedal have a sloppy feel when trying to play quick patterns.

muzz 02-23-2013 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Trilogy72 (Post 1112730)
It didn't have a clicking noise but I would feel a "click" (for lack of a better word) when near the top of the pedal action and made the pedal have a sloppy feel when trying to play quick patterns.

Still, they sent you a brand new pedal?
Did they ask you to send the old 1 back?

Trilogy72 02-23-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by muzz (Post 1112750)
Still, they sent you a brand new pedal?
Did they ask you to send the old 1 back?

That took me by surprise too! I thought they would send me a part to fix the problem but I got an email tell me I would get a brand new one. They did not have me send the old one back.

muzz 02-23-2013 09:06 PM

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Wow, that's some great service right there!
Not just a single pedal, but a double pedal.........sweet!

Dre25 02-24-2013 02:48 AM

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What a sweet deal I wouldn't be too fussed about the loss of the multi cam thing but are you able to retrofit your new one with the gear on your old one?

Trilogy72 02-24-2013 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Dre25 (Post 1112868)
... are you able to retrofit your new one with the gear on your old one?

I have swapped out the chains of the new with the straps of my old pedal. All the gear (other than the cams) can be used on the new one.

Mad About Drums 02-24-2013 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Trilogy72 (Post 1112905)
I have swapped out the chains of the new with the straps of my old pedal. All the gear (other than the cams) can be used on the new one.

What type of cam is fitted on the new model, "glide" or "pursuit" ?

Trilogy72 02-26-2013 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Mad About Drums (Post 1112934)
What type of cam is fitted on the new model, "glide" or "pursuit" ?

Feels more like the "glide" cam but nothing states what it is.

Trilogy72 02-26-2013 04:25 AM

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Had a chance to play the pedal for about 4 hours on Sunday and it felt great! I had the straps on that I had from my other pedal and it was smooth, quiet and very responsive. Don't know if this was in my mind but the pedal did feel a bit more solid to me. Over all, I am very happy with the new Falcon and would highly recommend it for heavy or intricate players.


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