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Old 07-24-2008, 05:44 AM
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Default I'm building a SpeedKing cowbell

I'm building a cowbell with a Ludwig SpeedKing pedal assembly. Actually I already built it but I couldn't get it close enough to the bass pedal so I'm going to cut the cowbell off and re-weld it closer giving it a 2 inch smaller footprint. I'll post pictures and videos when it is done.

If all works properly, I'll play the cowbell with my right toes while my right heel plays the bass drum.

(and my left toes play the hyhat while my left heel plays the left bass pedal 4 foot playing)

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Old 07-25-2008, 05:12 AM
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Default Re: I'm building a SpeedKing cowbell

Working up to 6-way coordination, huh? And if you're a singing drummer it's 7-way. Looks like a very colorful homemade Gajate system. How did you put it together? Are you going to get a wooden beater that resembles a drumstick?
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:44 AM
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Is that a black plastic bag in your bass drum?

Nice job on the cowbell mounting, but that metal rod will eat through that cowbell in no time...
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:07 AM
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Working up to 6-way coordination, huh?
YEP
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And if you're a singing drummer it's 7-way.
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I SING TOO !
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How did you put it together?
WITH A MILLER AC/DC WELDER.
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Are you going to get a wooden beater that resembles a drumstick?
ORIGINALLY THERE WAS A FELT BEATER ON THE "ROD" IT MUST HAVE HOOKED ONTO THE TOP OF THE COWBELL AND THEN CAME OFF.

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Old 08-03-2008, 05:15 AM
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Ok. It has been modified and painted. Here it is !




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Old 09-03-2008, 05:49 AM
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Ok here it is. I learned that it is more natural to have the right foot play the cowbell with the HEEL. This naturally makes the cowbell sound when I play an ACCENT on the right bass pedal. Remember..a little cowbell goes a long way! That is why I have it at low volume in the mix!

http://www.youtube.com/v/jWxpwZopjeA&hl=en&fs=1
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:33 PM
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Wow man, that's some pretty good foot coordination! Nice little device too.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:44 AM
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Wow man, that's some pretty good foot coordination! Nice little device too.
THANKS!

I have been working the left foot with the heel-bass toe-hihat for 3 years but the cowbell is still new for the right foot. Give me another 3 years with the right foot and perhaps I'll really be able to play that cowbell by then !!

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Very good playing. You have excellent foot control - you really do make two feet into four! In fact, I know of no analogous hand technique, unless it would be playing both ends of the stick (i.e., fanning the hihat). Now I see why you modified the cowbell mount, so it could fit in for right foot playing. This mod is so cool I have added it to my index.
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:05 AM
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Very good playing. You have excellent foot control - you really do make two feet into four! In fact, I know of no analogous hand technique, unless it would be playing both ends of the stick (i.e., fanning the hihat).
Maybe ELBOWS and HANDS ???

Thanks for the encouragement.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:47 AM
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New link.

http://teachmedrums.com/4feet.html
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