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Old 07-31-2012, 08:42 PM
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Default Injured Ankle & Pressure Switch

This is a call to the tech minded members.Due to an injury
I have a problem with angling my ankle to work a foot pedal for a kick drum pad. Is there a foot button or pressure type pad that would go into the module and trigger the bass drum without me having to lift my foot to far off the ground.Or could one be made.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:00 PM
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This is a call to the tech minded members.Due to an injury
I have a problem with angling my ankle to work a foot pedal for a kick drum pad. Is there a foot button or pressure type pad that would go into the module and trigger the bass drum without me having to lift my foot to far off the ground.Or could one be made.
Well, just for some ideas, I guess if the problem is that you cant move your ankle too much, then depending what kit you have you could put a pad flat on the floor and tap it, or even a piece of carpet with a piezo under it, it would be interesting to play lol.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Injured Ankle & Pressure Switch

I think you can use any switch with a trs cable like sustain pedals for keyboards and stuff. there is a small kit i think it was a Yamaha dd65 or something it was a little practice thing any way the kick and hi hat pedals were just switches and took no effort to play you could get them cheap im sure.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:07 AM
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Use slave pedal with your other foot! Denis
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:53 AM
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I would suggest wearing a high heel shoe or attaching a heel block on your pedal so that your foot will be at more of a downward angle, or just play heel up as you would have to on the floor anyway. At least then you'll still have the pedal sprigs to assist fast notes.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Injured Ankle & Pressure Switch

I think the nature of the way a pedal moves in a radius would prevent any real use of it if I understand the injury described.

You could use whatever type of electronic switch you wanted if your kick was triggered.

Switching feet and playing open handed or using a remote hat/slave double kick for closed isn't a bad idea (to me) either, you could get one of those locking hihat clutches to change open/closed
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:32 PM
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I remember I had an ankle sprain, on-and-off for a couple of years, because I kept going over on it and injuring myself back to day-one.

Anyway, at the time I would play with high work boots, laced tight and move my whole leg from the hip joint. It was terrible, but I still had the benefit of a kick pedal and its spring system, and the boot prevented ankle movement, much like an ice-skate boot would. You could get a lace-up brace from the sporting-goods store instead. I was not aware of such appliances at the time!

I have also played with floor switches (Yamaha DD-50 toy drum set) and that was actually harder than the rigid boot method, and required ankle movement anyway.
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