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Old 08-20-2009, 07:43 PM
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Default any cheap long board pedals?

I have large feet and my dw 7000 just doesn't feel comfortable. Are there any long board pedals out there that don't cost an arm and a leg? It almost seems like every company out there charges an extra 2-300 bucks just for an extra inch or two.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: any cheap long board pedals?

the cheapest long board i think wiill be the dw8000, being the only long board dw offers. and its quite a step up from the 7000
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:34 AM
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I have large feet and my dw 7000 just doesn't feel comfortable. Are there any long board pedals out there that don't cost an arm and a leg? It almost seems like every company out there charges an extra 2-300 bucks just for an extra inch or two.
Look into making, or getting your own long board (and base plate) made for you. Design it to your foot size.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:47 AM
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Default Re: any cheap long board pedals?

Check out my avatar. I used to make and sell a kit to convert your pedal into a long board. It was $35 per pedal (so $70 for a double). I sold around a dozen kits, then decided it wasn't worth the effort.
They work great though!
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:38 AM
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Check out my avatar. I used to make and sell a kit to convert your pedal into a long board. It was $35 per pedal (so $70 for a double). I sold around a dozen kits, then decided it wasn't worth the effort.
They work great though!
They're a really cool mod dude. Shame they didn't sell great though, they should of done. The OP is right with how long boards cost an arm and a leg!
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:43 AM
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Default Re: any cheap long board pedals?

Biggest problem was I never went past selling them on ebay. I spent a lot of time answering idiotic questions, then someone would order one thinking they were getting the whole pedal.....return... PITA

If I was motivated enough I would try to go to guitar center or somewhere with them.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:58 AM
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Biggest problem was I never went past selling them on ebay. I spent a lot of time answering idiotic questions, then someone would order one thinking they were getting the whole pedal.....return... PITA

If I was motivated enough I would try to go to guitar center or somewhere with them.
wow, if you still have a few collecting dust, i would love to buy one!
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:13 AM
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wow, if you still have a few collecting dust, i would love to buy one!
Same i would buy some
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: any cheap long board pedals?

did you buy or make the replacement pedal? If you made it do you happen to have the dimensions you used so I don't have to reproduce work that's already been done? I'm almost curious if I can get some of the metal fabrication guys here on base to make me some pedals in exhange for beer.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: any cheap long board pedals?

Well, I can tell you they are I think 12.5" long, .25" thick. The rest of it is just kind of make it fit/look good.

I only have one left, I was kind of saving it for just in case I get a DW hi-hat one of these days.
I am still contemplating selling them through a major distributor. If I thought their was enough of a demand I would look for someone to make them (I sold my equipment).

Funny thing, the wb on the pedal is actually where whiteboy in my name comes from.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:55 AM
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Well, I can tell you they are I think 12.5" long, .25" thick. The rest of it is just kind of make it fit/look good.

I only have one left, I was kind of saving it for just in case I get a DW hi-hat one of these days.
I am still contemplating selling them through a major distributor. If I thought their was enough of a demand I would look for someone to make them (I sold my equipment).

Funny thing, the wb on the pedal is actually where whiteboy in my name comes from.
There's a market alright. Direct drive and long board kits for Iron Cobra, replacement ceramic bearings etc. This stuff would sell.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:16 AM
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Default Re: any cheap long board pedals?

Check out Guitar Centers used site. I saw a pair of Axis pedals going for just $250!
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:55 AM
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Default Re: any cheap long board pedals?

Converting DW 5000's is a fairly easy accomplishment if you have some metal skills. 1/4" x 3" aluminum stock works well. I made mine out of about 3/16"( Thickness of aluminum is usally measured in decimals...) A good hacksaw, power drill and bits, 40 or 80 grit sandpaper. You will also need stock to extend the rear hinge out. I drilled holes in mine to lighten them as much as possible. the front where the chain comes down is just a rolled edge, and fasten with one screw. I used roll pins for a chain guide to keep it from ever jumping off to the side. Mine are 12 and 3/8" long. Don't go any longer than necessary. I have 11 and 1'2 feet and play barefoot. Use stainless screws and nuts, lockwashers and locktight.
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