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Old 12-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: Best Double Bass Drum Pedal

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Originally Posted by Ludwig USA View Post

Ya, not the best website, It hasn't changed in years. I called and talked to the owner some 8 to 10 years ago, he said there is a rubber bladder that holds the air pressure and the bladder is pretty much bullet proof. $225.00 for a single and $575.00 for the double. If you go to the website you can see the adustable cam system.The owner is an engineer for one of the auto companys and plays drums, he said at one point he took the pedal to the namm show and a japanese guy from pearl drum bought one of the pedals and took it back home with him and then the next thing ya know pearl comes out with there adjustable cam system. Pearl just had to do the cam system a little bit different because of the patent, so they went with the plastic changable cams. Pearl must not of been interested in the air pressure idea or they couldn't find a way to redisign it to get around the pattent.

It seems like a cool concept but there just isn't anywhere to try one out and the company dosen't seem to have done anything to promote it.
They seemed to be doing alright and then had a brain hemorrhage when they decided on that footboard. That is the worst looking pedal I have ever seen. I think if they made bits out of brass and wood and made it into a 'steampunk' type pedal it would sell better. And look better.


Seems to be a common problem with pedal designers, innovation, style, function and flair all the way until they have to design the foot board and then their brain implodes:

http://www.mrpdrums.com/pedals/pedals.php I was considering buying a set of these and changing the board and heel plate but in the end it was too much time and money for something so ugly.

http://www.highwooddrums.co.uk/products/malleuspedals I am going to buy one of these - someday. It all looks so excellent until I envisage the discomfort playing barefoot, and the annoyance of shoe sole bits sticking to the slots. They need to not drill the slots all the way through, leave maybe 3mm or so on top and still have most of the advantages of making the board lighter.
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