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Old 03-27-2013, 02:51 AM
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Default Re: Adjustable bass drum beaters

I'm doing it from an efficient standpoint first (less fatigue) and a head standpoint 2nd. You want that hammer parallel to the head when it strikes for maximum head life, and I think an added benefit would be the best tone. I already ordered some, and I will post my results. I've been using the same DW 5000 for 10 years straight now at the gigs, with the stock DW beater, so there ya go. Pretty used to a heavy beater. A lighter hammer would probably be enough right there to eliminate fatigue, but I want to go all the way with it and rethink all of the factors.
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