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Old 02-23-2013, 07:45 AM
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Default The NEW Mapex Falcon Pedal

Hi everyone. I just received a new set of the redesigned Mapex Falcon double pedals that Mapex was kind enough to send me as a warranty replacement for the original pedals. I wanted to post some pics of the "old and new" pedals for comparison.

The biggest difference I have noticed so far is that you can no longer replace the cams like in the original and the finish is a textured black rather than the glossy powder coat. Overall the pedal feels a bit more solid, still very well built and is extremely smooth. You don't get the belt drives with this pedal like the original did but it is available as an option along with the direct drive. The beaters with interchangeable weights and drive link seem to be the same as the originals.

I will have a chance on Sunday to give them a full run down and will let everyone know how that works out.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:11 AM
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... nice pics, MAPEX should use them on their website.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:20 AM
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... nice pics, MAPEX should use them on their website.
Thanks Les! The Mapex USA site still has no info on the Falcons or even the new Saturn IV kits. Don't know what's up with that...
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:12 AM
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I tried the Falcons when I was shopping for a Dbl. pedal. I thought they felt great. What was the reason you got replacements? Great pics. BTW
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:42 AM
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They look great!

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:25 PM
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The biggest difference I have noticed so far is that you can no longer replace the cams like in the original...
Nice pics man :)

That's a real shame you can't swap the cams anymore or you don't have the strap drive offered as standard, it was all these optional features which made me chose this pedal over the competition, I'm glad I bought the old model a couple years ago.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:49 PM
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I tried the Falcons when I was shopping for a Dbl. pedal. I thought they felt great. What was the reason you got replacements? Great pics. BTW
I sent them an email and some pics about a "click" feel I was getting when playing the master pedal. It was really noticeable when I had the straps instead of the chains on. I was thinking I was going to get a replacement part(s) or something but I was not expecting them to send me a new pedal. This is the second time that Mapex warranty/customer service has come through for me without any issues or hassle!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:33 PM
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Wow, they sent you a new pedal because you told them you heard a clicking noise?
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:34 PM
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I believe you can buy a direcr drive version that comes with chains and belt.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:20 PM
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They look nice. I think I'm going to buy a Falcon (single), but go for the older version since it seems like the better deal.

Unless you report back here saying how incredibly better the new version is :P
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Wow, they sent you a new pedal because you told them you heard a clicking noise?
It didn't have a clicking noise but I would feel a "click" (for lack of a better word) when near the top of the pedal action and made the pedal have a sloppy feel when trying to play quick patterns.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:38 PM
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It didn't have a clicking noise but I would feel a "click" (for lack of a better word) when near the top of the pedal action and made the pedal have a sloppy feel when trying to play quick patterns.
Still, they sent you a brand new pedal?
Did they ask you to send the old 1 back?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:01 PM
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Still, they sent you a brand new pedal?
Did they ask you to send the old 1 back?
That took me by surprise too! I thought they would send me a part to fix the problem but I got an email tell me I would get a brand new one. They did not have me send the old one back.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:06 PM
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Wow, that's some great service right there!
Not just a single pedal, but a double pedal.........sweet!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:48 AM
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What a sweet deal I wouldn't be too fussed about the loss of the multi cam thing but are you able to retrofit your new one with the gear on your old one?
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... are you able to retrofit your new one with the gear on your old one?
I have swapped out the chains of the new with the straps of my old pedal. All the gear (other than the cams) can be used on the new one.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:19 AM
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I have swapped out the chains of the new with the straps of my old pedal. All the gear (other than the cams) can be used on the new one.
What type of cam is fitted on the new model, "glide" or "pursuit" ?
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:09 AM
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What type of cam is fitted on the new model, "glide" or "pursuit" ?
Feels more like the "glide" cam but nothing states what it is.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:25 AM
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Had a chance to play the pedal for about 4 hours on Sunday and it felt great! I had the straps on that I had from my other pedal and it was smooth, quiet and very responsive. Don't know if this was in my mind but the pedal did feel a bit more solid to me. Over all, I am very happy with the new Falcon and would highly recommend it for heavy or intricate players.
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