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Old 11-19-2010, 05:54 AM
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Default Sleishman Twin Bass Drum Pedal

This pedal looks extremely interesting to me and I'd really like to try one out.No one in my area carries them though. Does anyone have them and what do you think of it?

http://www.sleishman.com/sleishman-twin-pedal.html
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:39 AM
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Well, they've been around since 1971. A dark secret held onto dearly, by Australian drummers. Who basically kept these pedals "cloaked in secrecy" for the better part of 3 decades. First time I saw one, I wanted one (around 2000). First time I got to play one (2008), I really wanted one. Finally, today, I scored one off eBay. $426.
Mostly, I play a Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive. Single pedal. When I want to go "double", I have an Off-Set pedal system, also a center pedal design. Though the Off-Set and the Sleishman work off of totally different drive systems, they share the key elements of ... the left pedal is a mirror image of the right. There's no "primary" and "slave". Both footboards are located outboard of the kick drum. Only 3 pedals have this. The Sleishman, the Off-Set, and the Sonor.
I've played all three pedals, bought the Off-Set in 2005, just bought the Sleishman today, played the Sonor in 2005, didn't buy one then ... have no plans to buy one now ... can't see buying one in the future. Sorry Sonor, you just don't rock my world.
For me, putting my feet on the pedal, the ultimate test. That said, all the modern pedals are very good. Sometimes it comes down to "really hairsplitting" when doing a pedal "shootout".
As far as, "what they play like?" ... a very good chain drive pedal.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:03 AM
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Is the beater angle and pedal board independently adjustable from each other on the Sleishman Twin?
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:50 AM
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I tried the pedals out over a year ago and found they were very awkward feeling. To me they felt like I was playing the bass drum with snow shoes on, lol. The spacing of the pedals and the placement of the snare also didn't agree with me. It's one of those things that ya just gotta try.

To be fair, this assessment is from only one trial.

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:05 PM
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Is the beater angle and pedal board independently adjustable ....
I think so, but I'm not sure. Certainly, I'll know in a few days. But I figure, if Will can make 'em work for him, and he's a monster on them ... they'll probably work (OK) for me...
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