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Old 04-02-2008, 05:34 AM
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I've noticed in the pictures that a few of you guys invert your beaters so that the plastic hits the skin. What's the benefit to doing this?
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:23 AM
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I've noticed in the pictures that a few of you guys invert your beaters so that the plastic hits the skin. What's the benefit to doing this?
It's louder - but not many people besides drummer would consider that a "benefit." It also gives the sound more definition.

Some of the drawbacks: It reduces the life of the drum head and make the drum louder which, in my experience, is a drawback to everyone else.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:43 AM
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With my ELIMs it a 'splat' instead of a 'doof'

not nice.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:56 AM
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Default Re: Inverted Beaters

Having a "reversible" beater is one of the quickest and easiest ways to change your sound. Going from plastic to felt, or wood to felt. An "inverted" beater is actually a beater designed for electronic kick triggers, because some kick pedals do not have enough adjustablity built into them. On the left is a "reversible" beater. On the right is an "inverted" beater, which also happens to be "reversible". DW was the first pedal maker (that I recall) to pretty much make the reversible beater a standard issue item. Cats who have beater bounce issues, and are using the plastic side of a plastic/felt combo sometimes can rid themselves of the bounce by simply going to the felt side.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: Inverted Beaters

as said before, the plastic on the ELIMs sounds like tapping the bass with a ladle.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:37 PM
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as said before, the plastic on the ELIMs sounds like tapping the bass with a ladle.
I guess it's about personal choice really eh.

I play felt side for the quieter stuff and then turn it around for the bigger rock stuff.

I prefer the plastic side as it sounds huge through a PA....I love it.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:33 AM
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My Pearl Eliminator has a 4 sided beater. Flat and rounded felt, and the same for the plastic sides. The plastic gives a more "click" (sharper) sound then the felt. You can definately tell a difference between them.
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