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Old 01-29-2013, 02:32 PM
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I ordered an Axis A longboard a few days ago but the website emailed me saying they werenít selling single pedal Axis anymore. (I live in the UK so itís a bitch and a half to get axis). I could go with ebay but there is something about ebay I donít like. So annoyingly Axis are out of the Question. Trick are also out of the Question because they are a little out of my price range.

I was looking at Demon Drives, but many people were complaining about the clicking noise on the pedal and the scratching issue. I noticed they were playing the Double Pedal version. So whats the Single pedal like? Same issues or anything else I should know? I couldnít find anything about the SINGLE pedal version, so thats why I am here. I have tried the Demon Drive out at a shop and i was in heaven!

ALSO any other Direct Drive pedals to recommend. I'm starting to learn extreme metal and most people that play that type of music highly recommends Direct Drive because of its smoothness and quick reacting so...

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:36 PM
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I ordered an Axis A longboard a few days ago but the website emailed me saying they werenít selling single pedal Axis anymore
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ALSO any other Direct Drive pedals to recommend. I'm starting to learn extreme metal and most people that play that type of music highly recommends Direct Drive because of its smoothness and quick reacting so...
HighWood Malleus - probably the most powerful DD pedal available AND made in the UK!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:26 PM
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http://www.ukdrumdeals.co.uk/index.p...ory&path=57_62

BTW When I say they don't sell axis singles, i meant these type

http://www.axispercussion.com/longboards_A-L.html
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:52 PM
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Check out the Yamahas. Cheaper than Axis, Trick, or Demon Drives. Gerat pedals, lots of pros using them. And should be easiliy available.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:06 PM
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I would try to get axis or save up for tricks. Demons are not in the same league imo.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:09 PM
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Default Re: Recommended Direct Drive Pedal?

Another pedal I had my eye on was the DD version of this http://www.gear4music.com/Drums-and-...Drum-Pedal/COI
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:21 PM
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I use the Yamaha DD's. Best pedals ever!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:37 PM
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Mapex falcons are very good pedals. You get a chain and belt. You have to order the dd seperatly. The new falcon comes out in febuary so you might be able to get them on sale right now.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:35 PM
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At some point, I'm going to try a direct drive pedal. When I do, it'll be a Yamaha.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:05 PM
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I just got through suggesting these in another thread lol... Here we go again. Mapex Raptor direct drive pedals! Cheap, fast, durable, and smooth.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:31 PM
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I believe that I tried all of them and chose the Trick Pro1V pedal for some of the most simplistic reasons, feel and adjustability.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:21 PM
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Oh well good news... I ordered an Axis A longboard from GCentre. I never knew they delivered to UK! :D
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:02 PM
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axis or trick for me
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:59 AM
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I would try to get axis or save up for tricks. Demons are not in the same league imo.
what are you talking about lol, i have axis longboards & trick pro-1v's; the demon drives are perfectly acceptable!
in fact i don't even use any of them anymore, i fell out of love with direct drive and have gone back to a strap drive eliminator i bought when i was 14.

Buying a direct drive pedal won't allow you to play like kollias or roddy, sorry.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:43 AM
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what are you talking about lol, i have axis longboards & trick pro-1v's; the demon drives are perfectly acceptable!
in fact i don't even use any of them anymore, i fell out of love with direct drive and have gone back to a strap drive eliminator i bought when i was 14.

Buying a direct drive pedal won't allow you to play like kollias or roddy, sorry.
Selling my only set of pedals taught me to play with myself.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:25 AM
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At some point, I'm going to try a direct drive pedal. When I do, it'll be a Yamaha.

That was quick - LOL. Came home with one of these today: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music...0d/?mode=model
FP9500D
Easily influenced maybe? Ha ha - no, I think I've been wanting to get one of these for a while now.

First impressions are that it's a pretty lightweight, very simple, basic pedal. I think they might be over charging for it a bit.
Seems very bare bones and almost a little flimsy compared to the DW9000 I've been using lately. Only two adjustments - pedal height and beater angle, plus spring tension.

Noticed some less than perfect finishing and one pin sticks out slightly - just enough to keep the pedal from reaching the fully raised position. I'll have to see if that can be remedied.
Easier to see where the money went with the DW.

That said, it plays really quick and light too, and can keep up with my foot playing heel down. Sometimes the DW pedal doesn't come back fast enough and my foot loses contact, even with the spring tension set real high. I tried a technique I've been working on, and the Yamaha does a much better job with it than my other pedals.

If it holds up as well as my other Yamaha pedals have, I think I'll be very pleased with it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:29 AM
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Demon drives clicked in the 1st gen, there are threads and youtube videos about it.

Point is that issue has been resolved. I owned some and the quality was great.

I personally hate light weight direct drive pedals and would rather a meaty chain driven pedal, something for you to consider before you go dropping cash on pedals you haven't even played.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:26 PM
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... one pin sticks out slightly - just enough to keep the pedal from reaching the fully raised position. I'll have to see if that can be remedied....

Sorry - my mistake. First day operator error. The small pin sticks out because it rides in a grooved track. If they would have made the groove a little longer, it would have a bit more pedal adjustment, but it's just fine as it is.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:14 PM
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I own an Axis Single and love it,...but,my favorite direct drive single I've ever played is the discontinued PDP B.O.A. pedal.... if you can find one.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...ass-drum-pedal
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:28 AM
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Am I the only one who thinks the Gibraltar Intruder DD pedal is great? Or has everyone forgotten about it?
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