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Old 09-24-2007, 07:03 AM
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Default Tama Iron Cobra double pedal situation!?!

Hey everyone, had a quick question, because I for sure dont know if its my pedals, or just all double bass pedals are like this.

I play an Iron Cobra, and the left beater seems not as fast/smooth as the right...

I pull both beaters back and the right one seems to move a lot more, and a lot smoother, than the left one.

Has anyone faced this as well!??!??!

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Old 09-24-2007, 07:11 AM
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This is a common problem with most double pedals. All you can really do is play with the spring tension and the beater angle and try and get the optimum adjustment for that pedal.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:45 AM
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Yeah, ive got an iron cobra power glide, and i ran into this (sorta)... I wasn't getting even tension between the two pedals, but soon discovered there were many more adjustments in addition to the usual spring tension and beater adjustment, like footboard height and cam adjustment. I like to keep the spring looser for the left side, as well as a higher footboard, then match up the beaters using the bearing adjustment. Like fourstring said, just play around with it- you'll surely find the "sweet spot".
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:22 AM
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...my pedals, or just all double bass pedals are like this.


Has anyone faced this as well!??!??!
Most, not all. I play an Off-Set pedal. http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...4-3415_IMG.jpg No such problem.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:58 PM
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I pull both beaters back and the right one seems to move a lot more, and a lot smoother, than the left one.
Don't concern yourself with stuff like that. Adjust them so that they feel about the same when playing. I have a pair of IC's, I never find myself distracted by a difference between my feet (caused by my pedals, that is).
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:38 PM
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Thats for all the info guys, im going to have to try it out!
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:21 AM
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Most, not all. I play an Off-Set pedal. http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...4-3415_IMG.jpg No such problem.
by this logic the off-set would be slower than the iron cobra.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:04 AM
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by this logic the off-set would be slower than the iron cobra.
Basically, I'm adressing this question:
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Hey everyone, had a quick question, because I for sure dont know if its my pedals, or just all double bass pedals are like this.
And to that question, not all double pedals are like that. Most, not all.
What the Off-Set does, is something only 3 pedal designs in the world "to my knowledge" do. The Sleishman http://home.hetnet.nl/%7Ehidehitters...sleishman.html , the Sonor Giant Step Center Pedal and the Off-Set. As far as faster or slower, I find that all to be a moot point. I own and play 1 or 2 Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive single pedals, depending on circumstances. If I needed to get a conventional double pedal, I'd get a Yamaha FDDD double.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:40 AM
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The drive shaft of the left beater (connecting it to the left pedal) has a certain amount of inertia, that's where the problem lies. No big deal, as long as they feel comfortable anyways.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:35 PM
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Double pedal dynamics are no different than those of the hands. Any number of things can affect left to right side equivalency. Size and weight of the beaters, spring tensions, distance from the batter head, etc...and most of all, your feet. Compensations in the pedal dynamics from left to right are up to the individual to decide whether they exist in the physical characteristics (tensions and distances) or in the feet themselves. Focusing on the IC pedal is blurry at best.
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