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Old 04-05-2007, 07:18 AM
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A little background: I've been playing for 11 years, double bass for almost 6 years. I started on doubles with Iron Cobras and stuck with them for 5 years.

Basically I have a pair of DW9002's. I've had them for quite a while now, played with all the settings, dialed them in and am very happy with them but I was reading an article about speed and relation to the actual weight of the beater it's self. My question is if anyone has experience with replacing the factory beaters with aftermarket beaters. I had axis longboard pedals for a while as well and I remeber the thinking the stock beaters were way too light and lacked any sort of power but i'm wondering if the dw's will retain their power even with a lighter beater becuase of the pedal design. The thing I've noticed (and maybe I just haven't built up enough stamina yet ???) but during long runs of fast kicks my legs tire quickly and I'm wondering if this has something to do with the weight of the DW beaters.

I've researched Slug, Trick and Tama and those would be my choices but I don't really know of any way to try out beaters before buying them. And even so I doubt the floor pedals at a drum shop would be set up to my preference. Any input is appreciated!
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:38 AM
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I'm not a fan at all of the stock DW beater. That's why Danmar exists. http://www.danmarpercussion.com/top1.htm I got a box full of beaters. I was lookin' in the box the other day goin' "how'd I get all these?" I really like the stock felt beaters that came with my Yamaha Flying Dragons, and I've got some 1/2wood1/2felt beaters that rock. If you know some other drummers, maybe you can borrow someome's for a test drive.
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:38 PM
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I replaced my stock beaters on my 5000 with the Hardcore beaters. They are great, they give me a nice BOOM when playing soft and the nice SLAP when hit hard.
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:39 PM
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I replaced my stock beaters on my 5000 with the Hardcore beaters. They are great, they give me a nice BOOM when playing soft and the nice SLAP when hit hard.

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Old 04-10-2007, 12:32 AM
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I ended up goin with the Slug power model in the neon green. I should get them this week... kind of pricey so I hope they will serve me well. I'll let you know!
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:00 AM
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I'm not a fan at all of the stock DW beater. That's why Danmar exists. http://www.danmarpercussion.com/top1.htm I got a box full of beaters. I was lookin' in the box the other day goin' "how'd I get all these?" I really like the stock felt beaters that came with my Yamaha Flying Dragons, and I've got some 1/2wood1/2felt beaters that rock. If you know some other drummers, maybe you can borrow someome's for a test drive.
Harry,

I would be interested in your thoughts on the Danmar wood beaters vs. the DW beaters. which one gives better rebound off the head? I also have a box of beaters. It seems to resemble my BD pedal bag until it is opened and the beaters fall out.

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Old 04-10-2007, 08:42 AM
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I would be interested in your thoughts on the Danmar wood beaters vs. the DW beaters. which one gives better rebound off the head?
Being an "ol' dog, I'm not lookin' to do blast beats. I guess I got into wooden beaters around 1975, Blackmore's Rainbow and Cozy Powell's sound. I just never liked the feel of the DW plastic/felt combo. And I've owned 3 DW pedals, so from time to time kept trying the stock beaters, only to pull them and switch back to a hard felt, felt/wood combo, or solid wood beater. And I find the AXIS and Tama IC beaters to fall into that same category. Maybe I'm just to "old school" for my own good. Maybe it's too much rebound. I never really thought to "over think" the situation. My current Yamaha's and their stock hard felt feel perfect. But I'll still keep my collection. After all, a golfer does not show up to play with just 1 club.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:41 AM
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Being an "ol' dog, I'm not lookin' to do blast beats. I guess I got into wooden beaters around 1975, Blackmore's Rainbow and Cozy Powell's sound. I just never liked the feel of the DW plastic/felt combo. And I've owned 3 DW pedals, so from time to time kept trying the stock beaters, only to pull them and switch back to a hard felt, felt/wood combo, or solid wood beater. And I find the AXIS and Tama IC beaters to fall into that same category. Maybe I'm just to "old school" for my own good. Maybe it's too much rebound. I never really thought to "over think" the situation. My current Yamaha's and their stock hard felt feel perfect. But I'll still keep my collection. After all, a golfer does not show up to play with just 1 club.
You have probably answered this recently but are you using any kind of patch and I think you are using one of my favorite BD heads, the Remo Powerstoke 3?


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Old 04-11-2007, 09:10 AM
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Yes indeed. Clear Powerstroke3 batter with the small Remo falam patch.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:32 AM
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I posted something about this in the Double bass thread it's somewhere in the last 2 or 3 pages you'll find it if you're gonna look for it.
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:49 AM
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Yes indeed. Clear Powerstroke3 batter with the small Remo falam patch.

Any muffling?

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Old 04-12-2007, 07:07 AM
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No, I run my kick wide open.
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:55 AM
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I thought I remembered you running them wide open. Thanks!


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Old 04-15-2007, 11:37 PM
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Default Re: dw 9000 pedals and a beater swap

For anyone that cares, I got my slug beaters... i got the power head models in lime green. They don't click becuase the beater isn't made of plastic, it's some sort of hard material but it has a little give and the self alignment feature really made my drum sound powerful compared to even the heavy DW beaters. The weight reduction helped out my speed a little but defenetly made it easier on my legs.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:14 AM
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I tried out some 9000's, I almost had an orgasm they felt so good. They were so smooth.

Aaaanyway, I would have suggested getting a sonic hammer beater. They are really good and their design allows them to be very loud.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:33 PM
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The 9000 is a over hyped, over priced gimmic.

The tension springs are in the worst possible spot. Good old 5000 delta with accelorator cams never fails!
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:22 AM
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I didn't find anything gimmicky about them. Just smooth as hell.


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Old 04-17-2007, 01:02 AM
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I didn't find anything gimmicky about them. Just smooth as hell.


ooooooooh
agreed, the single pedal is amazing my teacher rocks both the hat stand and pedal. i haven't tried the doubles, there over 400$ here.

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Old 04-17-2007, 07:22 AM
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The 9000 is a over hyped, over priced gimmic.

The tension springs are in the worst possible spot. Good old 5000 delta with accelorator cams never fails!
I tend to disagree. I played the 5002 delta accelerators for ten years, loved them, but these 9002's are the sh-t. They are so much smoother and I have the best of both worlds with both turbo and accelerator at my fingertips. Best $300 I ever spent. (there are deals out there).
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:36 AM
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I didn't find anything gimmicky about them. Just smooth as hell.


ooooooooh
I haven't every played one of these that I really liked.....but if you like 'em, great!

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