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Old 08-10-2009, 04:27 PM
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Default What's the best Bass Drum Beater?

Hey all you drummers,
I'm want to replace my dw5000 beater and was curious which one I should get?
opinions please and why you like it.

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Old 08-10-2009, 05:39 PM
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Two for me:

Pearl 900 Pedal - My first pedal. For $75, it does a pretty good job of being a pedal. Nothing overly fancy, not many parts that can break, and extremely smooth.

Pearl Eliminator Chain Driven Pedal - Even smoother than the Pearl 900. I think of it as the same but upgraded with many "adjustable" doodads. I got mine on ebay for $62, less than a new Pearl 900.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:50 PM
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I'm looking for a beater not the whole pedal.

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Old 08-10-2009, 06:33 PM
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I have the Tama CB90F felt beater on most of my pedals. I find I can get a lower fundamental note with that beater. It's light, responsive and well balanced. On anything smaller than a 20" bass, I use a "powder puff" beater to enhance the low end.

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:23 PM
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Oops. Here then: http://www.music123.com/Pearl-B200QB...40435.Music123
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:55 PM
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A 4-sided beater I'll have to check it out thanks. anybody else?

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Old 08-10-2009, 09:57 PM
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I have the Tama CB90F felt beater on most of my pedals. I find I can get a lower fundamental note with that beater. It's light, responsive and well balanced. On anything smaller than a 20" bass, I use a "powder puff" beater to enhance the low end.

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I will also check out that beater also,

Thanks

Anybody use any of the Puresound beaters? I know there snare wires are great but what about their beaters?

Thanks again,
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:48 PM
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I'm extremely fond of the punchyness I get with this gibraltar wood beater.

http://drums-percussion.musiciansfri...ter?sku=446087


On the opposite end of the spectrum, I love the Vater Vintage Bomber wool beater as well.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:12 AM
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Without a single doubt the Tama CB90 Iron Cobra beater. The wood beater head for a more natural "drum stick on drumhead" sound, and the felt beater head for a more refined sound.

Wood- clicky, sort of triggered kind of sound

Felt- thumpy, softer sound (unless you pound on it)

Rubber- I'd just stick to wood and felt, there's really no distinctive sound you can get from a rubber beater, which makes them a little pointless. You hardly ever see drummers use them.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:26 AM
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I just picked up a danmar round felt beater on Saturday to replace the stock beater on my DW9000 pedal. Haven't had a huge amount of time to put my feet to it yet but the little time I did it felt really good, not as heavy as the DW beater
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I don't know if this will fit your pedal , but inmy opinion is the best beater :

http://www.music123.com/Axis-Sonic-H...39247.Music123
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:35 PM
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I don't know if this will fit your pedal , but inmy opinion is the best beater :

http://www.music123.com/Axis-Sonic-H...39247.Music123
That beater's crazy I would have too play it first. oooooooo Chris Adler uses it so I must buy it. LOL

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That beater's crazy I would have too play it first. oooooooo Chris Adler uses it so I must buy it. LOL

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I saw that when I was at Sam Ash on an Axis pedal when I was picking up my danmar beater. Interesting design but I'll take a standard design beater.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:02 PM
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Without a single doubt the Tama CB90 Iron Cobra beater. The wood beater head for a more natural "drum stick on drumhead" sound, and the felt beater head for a more refined sound.

Wood- clicky, sort of triggered kind of sound

Felt- thumpy, softer sound (unless you pound on it)

Rubber- I'd just stick to wood and felt, there's really no distinctive sound you can get from a rubber beater, which makes them a little pointless. You hardly ever see drummers use them.
IMO a rubber beater is like a cross between felt & wood or plastic.

i'm considering a rubber beater because I want more of a punch instead of a slap(plastic) and felt doesn't. have enough attack unless it's thin,condenced felt as in a Iron Cobra, that might be a consideration also.

I appreciate everyone's reply thanks.

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Deal Alert-

Here's an Axis Sonic Hammer (new in bag) for $10

http://cgi.ebay.com/Axis-bass-drum-b...#ht_500wt_1103
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I use a large felt beater, the big round one, but gently took a hammer to it to soften it up a bit. It was hard enough to almost replicate the hard flat felt side of a double beater.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:28 PM
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I have a sonic hammer, it is very good....

has this video that I speak about the sonic, but it is in Portuguese the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpD1L...e=channel_page

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:32 PM
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I use the Danmar Round Felt beater without any additional weighting on my DW7000 pedal and on my DW9000 pedal, I use it with three of the collar position locks all the way up at the top under the head of the beater as additional weight.

I also use the DW Hardcore Beaters with 3 collars. These beaters are very light. For low volume gigs they're great with no weights because the rubber gives a light impact, feathered bass drum sound. When you kick harder the plastic in the center ofthe beater makes more contact and you get a lot more attack and punch. Especially withthe additional weights.

I like the feeling of a heavier beater and a long springy throw to the pedal action. I would use a heavy wood beater but I don't like the slap so I came up with the lighter beater with weights as I need to change the feel.

The collars look like the one on the bottom of this Tama Beater

Your probably familiar with the Danmar 206. Check out Danmars site they have a lot of great beater options. http://www.danmarpercussion.com/top1.htm
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:09 PM
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Sonic Hammer with stainless steel shaft weighs in at 4.5 oz


By comparison, medium size felt beaters are around 3 oz

Slug's 'HEAVY' is 4.25 oz

"PUNCH COLLAR" model L3D-2PC-X

Heaviest foot feel. Maximum punch and impact.

Tapered Shaft: 17-4PH Stainless Steel
Fixed Weight Collar: 1 oz.
Total Beater Weight: 4.25 oz.
Head Color: Silver
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:49 PM
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Without a single doubt the Tama CB90 Iron Cobra beater. The wood beater head for a more natural "drum stick on drumhead" sound, and the felt beater head for a more refined sound.

Wood- clicky, sort of triggered kind of sound

Felt- thumpy, softer sound (unless you pound on it)

Rubber- I'd just stick to wood and felt, there's really no distinctive sound you can get from a rubber beater, which makes them a little pointless. You hardly ever see drummers use them.
+1 for the Iron Cobra beaters...just awesome. I've been using the same IC felt beater for over 2 yrs. now...good as new. I have the rubber beater but haven't spent more than 5 minutes w/ it. I hang on to it for some reason.
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I am using the new Tama beaters that are very very small and light. I picked the Rubber insert but am going to get the wooden ones. They are amazing. I used to use the DW beaters, the wooden ones, and now what is a very high tech beater. Don't knock it till you try it.
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I'm looking for a beater not the whole pedal.

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LOL. I'm researching the same topic! Which Bass Drum Beater is fastest & offers the BEST control, rebound, & dynamic range on my Gretsch Renown Maple 16x20 Kick? I've got a GMAD batter head & EQ3 Reso. Black front head. Now to read these 21 responses below me! Thanks. :)
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:34 AM
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Really like Danmar's rosewood beaters. For some reason, they make the drum sound great to my ears. Must be some good marketing.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:32 PM
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The one that works best for the particular type of music you're playing. Besides the size of the drum, it's tuning, and the head combination, the beater has a definite influence to the character of a bass drums sound. I probably have four or five beaters I use to hone in on the type of sound I want, all hitting basically the same type of batter heads, either an Evans EQ4 or a Remo Powerstroke 3

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: What's the best Bass Drum Beater?

What is the best eating utensil in your silverware drawer?

What is the best piece of clothing in you bureau?

What is the best tool in your garage tool box?

It depends on the task for which you are using it.

Your bass drum beater is a TOOL! Extrapolate from there.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:55 AM
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tama iron cobra beaters. imo, thay have great power, and just overall feel good.
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I second the notion of the Tama Iron Cobra beaters. I've tried them all and love them all, but the felt and wood versions are my favorites. I also love the Danmar wood beater as well as my DW beater, but the felt wears down on that on over time!
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http://www.samash.com/p/Gibraltar_SC...ater_-49993069

I been playing these on my DW 5002 for 4 or 5 years now. I found the stock DW beaters too heavy.

I been meaning to try the Iron Cobra ones...
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:57 PM
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I've always used the Iron Cobra beaters (felt) that came on the pedals without any issues. I've always wanted to try those Sonor hammer shaped beaters though. Just haven't felt like spending the money on them though, especially when I don't have any issues with the Tama beaters.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:45 PM
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IC beaters are heavy. I use them every now and again, but have to really crank the spring tension. I do like the tone with them.

The Yamaha medium round felt beaters are my favourite. Very light, and have a nice fat tone. When I want more attack, I use the Yamaha wood beaters. Stil quite a bit lighter than the IC felts.
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The IC beaters, I found, were much too light for me. It was partially the pedal itself, I'm sure, but I like the DW beaters that came with my 9000. Maybe a tiny bit too heavy but I get a really powerful sound with the felt side. If I need a softer beater I'll pick one of those Vater vintage bombers or whatever.
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Default +1 for Tama Iron Cobra Beaters

I've heard so much about these beaters and thought I'd try them out.

They arrived today and blew my mind. What a nice weight and solid construction! I thought the Trick Dominator beaters were nice (and they are) but these are amazing!

Mine are rubber :)
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I've heard so much about these beaters and thought I'd try them out.

They arrived today and blew my mind. What a nice weight and solid construction! I thought the Trick Dominator beaters were nice (and they are) but these are amazing!

Mine are rubber :)
Is it this one?



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Yikes, the admin necroed this thread because I was bad and created a new post about my new beaters!

I'll be good from now on, I swear! Nothing scares me like the dead returned to life :)

Thank you, Mr Admin your eminence, hahaha! :)

@Souljacker: Yes, the Tama Iron Cobra CB90 beaters, but the rubber ones.




The black just goes so well with my pedals, haha :)
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