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bballdrummer34 09-18-2008 07:43 PM

AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Anybody got one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7U7TaGflnE

Wavelength 09-18-2008 09:21 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
I used to play with the idea of building one, but Meinl got there first.

stasz 09-19-2008 02:21 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
That thing is off the hook!! I love it. I can think of some pretty cool sounding beats you could get going. I hope that guy in that video is not a Meinl employee because he can't keep a steady beat with his left foot.

Just Drums 09-19-2008 03:12 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
That's Adam in the video - he's my Meinl rep. That is a cool gizmo. It's a little pricey ($150 I think) but very cool. I'm going to get one for the shop....

stasz 09-19-2008 03:19 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just Drums (Post 481604)
That's Adam in the video - he's my Meinl rep..

0_0 I'm sure your staff are perfectly qualified, hope I didn't offend you.

But anyway the whole idea is very cool. It works like a dualist too- the up/down motion. so.... it is cheating?? : )

bballdrummer34 09-19-2008 06:33 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
I actually just got one. I'm trying to figure out how to get it sounding consistently.

Deathmetalconga 09-19-2008 07:37 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
I think it's a neat idea so I made my own. I can also play a block or cowbell, or remove the striker and just play the cabasa.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l5...ell/Long14.jpg

Wavelength 09-19-2008 08:18 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by youenjoy00myself (Post 481606)
It works like a dualist too- the up/down motion. so.... it is cheating?? : )

Yeah, even a real hand cabasa should be played in one direction only.

bballdrummer34 09-19-2008 04:39 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 481664)
I think it's a neat idea so I made my own. I can also play a block or cowbell, or remove the striker and just play the cabasa.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l5...ell/Long14.jpg

nice set up. I shoulda just called you.

Garvin 09-19-2008 05:04 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
I think I can safely say that I could live the rest of my life without ever having to play cabasa with my foot.... But just in case that day comes, I know where to go .

stasz 09-20-2008 05:31 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wavelength (Post 481670)
Yeah, even a real hand cabasa should be played in one direction only.

You just had to be a smart a** didn't you WL? : ) Hand cabasas are cheating, too.

Just Drums 09-20-2008 06:46 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by youenjoy00myself (Post 481606)
0_0 I'm sure your staff are perfectly qualified, hope I didn't offend you.

But anyway the whole idea is very cool. It works like a dualist too- the up/down motion. so.... it is cheating?? : )

No prob. Adam is a great musician actually. He's a whiz on hand percussion. This sounds like a joke but it's not - he'll kick your @ss on a skinned tamborine. Ever seen a "real" tamborine player?? ;-)

Garvin 09-20-2008 08:14 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just Drums (Post 482032)
No prob. Adam is a great musician actually. He's a whiz on hand percussion. This sounds like a joke but it's not - he'll kick your @ss on a skinned tamborine. Ever seen a "real" tamborine player?? ;-)

Is that what you're talking about? pandeiro.com

tbmills 09-20-2008 08:22 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
hey dmc, how did you make yours?
can i see some up close pics?

Deathmetalconga 09-21-2008 06:02 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tbmills (Post 482072)
hey dmc, how did you make yours?
can i see some up close pics?

Here it is. You may need a vise and hacksaw to cut the carriage bolt. The method is probably similar for many different pedals. Obviously, you will need to take the cabasa and pedal into a hardware store to assemble all the correct parts and check fit. You will need LocTite to keep the cabasa from loosening during use. This mod is completely reversible and requires no modification of the pedal itself.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l5...plodedview.jpg
Exploded view of mounting system. From left: carriage bolt, washer, lock washer, cabasa, washer, deep nut.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l5...l/Beaterup.jpg
Mounted cabasa. One end of the deep nut secures the carriage bolt, while the other end screws to the end of the pedal axle. I also modified the beater, threading each end and putting a lock bolt on each end and welding a wing nut to the tension bolt that secures the beater. This allows me to retract the beater by hand for cabasa-only playing, or to extend the beater for cabasa/block playing.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l5...Beaterdown.jpg
Beater retracted for cabasa-only playing. This option is an improvement over the Meinl version, as it's a one-trick pony. My option allows use of another bell or block.

mugglesport 01-28-2009 08:34 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Deathmetalconga -

How do you think using a pedal with a strap compares with a chain or direct drive pedal?

Does yours play in both directions?

Deathmetalconga 01-29-2009 11:21 PM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mugglesport (Post 534324)
Deathmetalconga -

How do you think using a pedal with a strap compares with a chain or direct drive pedal?

Does yours play in both directions?

Yes, my cabasa plays in both directions. It is a much different technique than the hand, without nearly as much control or versatility, but it's good for some things.

I have played strap, chain and direct over the years and I notice absolutely no difference in feel or action between any of them. It just depends on how you have things adjusted. I converted these pedals from chain to strap because I got tired of metal grease getting everywhere.

DrumEatDrum 01-30-2009 07:20 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 482404)
Here it is. You may need a vise and hacksaw to cut the carriage bolt. The method is probably similar for many different pedals. Obviously, you will need to take the cabasa and pedal into a hardware store to assemble all the correct parts and check fit. You will need LocTite to keep the cabasa from loosening during use. This mod is completely reversible and requires no modification of the pedal itself.
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AWESOME!!

What a great idea. Two thumbs up!

AllTheCoolNamesAreTaken 02-27-2013 06:13 AM

Re: AA Meinl Foot Cabasa
 
DMC, thanks for the mod info. One question: do all cabasas work? By that I mean is there a specific brand that has a removable handle, or can they all be taken apart relatively easily?


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