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Old 05-19-2012, 02:04 PM
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Default Anyone use the LP foot Maraca system?

How do others use this LP Maraca system? Has anyone else used one of these systems when playing?

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I picked up an LP Maraca system played with my foot. I am using an older Ghost pedal (not much else to do with the old Ghost).

I am now using it on the left of my hi-hat with a full kit.

Originally, I bought this to use when I was playing the conga to add to my sound. I found that when I play the conga, I do not have as much independence as I have when playing the set. On the set I can do 16s or 32s on the maraca foot, and play rhythm patterns with the bass drum, snare and cymbal.

I think it is also a volume issue, I have to be aware of that as well. Even if I take out most of the beads, it is still too loud for the conga. I guess, I have to find beads that are made of something softer than the polycarbonate that these seem to be made of. Perhaps a PTFE (Tephlon). I do not want to use anything that will turn to dust inside there like rice or peas.

I am still learning and experimenting with the conga. I play the conga with the palm and the fingers of my hand, rocking between the two, and my forearm, and elbows too. When I am playing the set, my arms and legs have preconditioned roles that they seem to fall into. That is different than playing the Conga.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use the LP foot Maraca system?

I am amazed that no one else has any input on this page. I thought others would have either used this maraca system by now or had some input on the page.

It is an unusual instrument in that you make a sound on the up and the down stroke of the foot.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use the LP foot Maraca system?

Very cool! I came up with something like this for their LP Cabasa and I wondered when they were going to get around to perfecting a maraca player. I'm a big fan of left-foot percussion. I'm definitely going to check this out so thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:16 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use the LP foot Maraca system?

I just orded this item I will let you know if I like it, I've been using the left foot clave and it's slowly getting there. I believe I would like the shaker better, might be a little easier to play
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I just orded this item I will let you know if I like it, I've been using the left foot clave and it's slowly getting there. I believe I would like the shaker better, might be a little easier to play
I would be very interested in anyone else' opinion of this instrument.

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I've been using this for a while at home. Just got a new camera and thought I would post this photo. Does anyone else have one of these, or tried it out?
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