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Old 04-09-2011, 04:51 PM
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Default Recommend me some bass beaters

I've got a basic Pearl double bass pedal, and I want to replace the beaters because I don't like using the plastic side, and the felt's all worn down. I have a spare beater with more intact felt, but I'm wondering whether it might be worth upgrading to something better, and want to explore all available options.

I need a fair amount of attack but not a plastic click, and obviously it has to fit my pedal.

Thanks for any assistance you can offer!
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:38 PM
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Iron Cobra beaters, Pearl Quads, I like the Yamaha felt beaters a lot as well
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:01 PM
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Iron Cobra rubber would be a good choice. Or the dw rubber for more power
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: Recommend me some bass beaters

Would you guys mind qualifying your suggestions for me, so I know what the pros and cons are? What makes these particularly good?

In the past I've found DW beaters very heavy, I quite like the size of the Pearl ones.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:43 AM
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Bass beaters? I wouldn't use a pedal. I'd use a hammer, or at least a bat. Be sure to wear gloves and have a change of clothes ready...those bass players can be bloody buggers!
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:51 AM
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Would you guys mind qualifying your suggestions for me, so I know what the pros and cons are? What makes these particularly good?

In the past I've found DW beaters very heavy, I quite like the size of the Pearl ones.
For me rubber beaters feel awesome, and are the perfect balance between wood and felt beaters. Lots of punch without too much click
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:59 AM
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Bass beaters? I wouldn't use a pedal. I'd use a hammer, or at least a bat. Be sure to wear gloves and have a change of clothes ready...those bass players can be bloody buggers!
Why not use their bass guitar?
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:54 AM
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Im a big fan of the drum slug beaters, i use them with my iron cobras, though they were a little light for me (im probably one of the only drummers out there who 100% loves the heaviness of DW beaters)
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:08 AM
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my favourites are the iron cobra woods. the way i see it - you use wooden sticks, so use wooden beaters. + they are nice and light
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Recommend me some bass beaters

Anyone try the Axis Sonic Hammers on a non-Axis pedal? I hate wasting the energy of swinging the beater past top dead center/parallel to the head when it seems that's where maximum impact would occur...
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For me rubber beaters feel awesome, and are the perfect balance between wood and felt beaters. Lots of punch without too much click
I like getting some of those large superballs, drilling them and gluing them to the shafts. The feel is terrific and the balls give the drum lots of chomp.
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(im probably one of the only drummers out there who 100% loves the heaviness of DW beaters)
Was always burying my beaters before I found DW to get a powerfull hit. I really like the feeling that im throwing something heavy and it bouncing right back.

To stay ontopic a heavy wood beater could feel really good if you kinda like a heavy feel and want attack with no felt or plastics.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: Recommend me some bass beaters

There's also the Puresound Speedball beaters as well. They come in felt, plastic, and rubber with an adjustable weight along the shaft of the beater.
http://goo.gl/a5Mjg
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