Originally Posted by jdsg
Does anyone else notice that marketing in (insert name of pursuit here) has gone over the top? $300 hockey sticks, $500 drivers, and now $1,000 drum pedals. What has happened to us that we are such suckers for tech and high prices in the pursuit of improvement. I own several $300 hockey sticks ( insert insult here) and my shot still sucks yet I bought them believing that it would make a difference. John Bonham smoked everyone on a squeaky Speed King. What is wrong with our current culture that we believe that practice and skill can be bought if your wallet is deep enough? Geesh.
PS Waiting for these to drop down to $850 so I can finally master Good Times, Bad Times.
I agree that these pedals are way overpriced and that people tend to think that buying nice gear might improve their playing.
On another note, I hear this all the time about Bonham and that song. I love Bonham but I could play that song when I was 18 on a beat up Camco pedal (28 years ago).
The truth is, that stuff is nowhere near the current state of the art in bass drum playing. From single bass guys like JoJo and Vinnie to double bass monsters like Virgil and Kollias, they all learned from Bonham and others and took it to the next level.
Just got pics, posting Malleus review before weekend...