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Old 07-31-2014, 12:21 AM
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Hi all :)

6 months ago i got the mapex falcon single pedal direct drive and chaine.

Afther a 4hrs rehersel my beaterstick is bend. Used up 6 beaters... someone else had this prob? got a dw 9000 now, but still wanna use the falcon in the future.

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Old 07-31-2014, 04:48 PM
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That is bizarre. I'm sure they'd replace it under warranty. I'd get a Danmar felt beater and be done with it.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:18 PM
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That is bizarre. I'm sure they'd replace it under warranty. I'd get a Danmar felt beater and be done with it.
I used allot of different and good beaters, even my old beater, that had been abused for 7 years bended in one rehearsal .... and the weirdest thing is, my bass head looks brand new :/
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:12 PM
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I have used 2 generations of the Falcon pedal and have had no issue with what you describe. Send an email with pics to Matt Britain at Mapex his email is mbritain@mapexdrums.com
He has helped me out with other issues and there customer service had been second to none. I hope this helps.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:34 AM
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I have used 2 generations of the Falcon pedal and have had no issue with what you describe. Send an email with pics to Matt Britain at Mapex his email is mbritain@mapexdrums.com
He has helped me out with other issues and there customer service had been second to none. I hope this helps.
thx man, i'l do that :)
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:12 PM
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thx man, i'l do that :)
Any luck with getting this fixed?
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:43 PM
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nop, i emaild the dude, he said i need to e-mail mapex germany, so... still need to do it :p buzzy month :p

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Old 08-28-2014, 12:11 AM
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Is this really a gear problem? It sounds like you're hitting too hard to me, drums don't make more volume after certain point no matter how hard you hit them. Then again I could be completely wrong, but I don't see how you could bend a beater any other way.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:41 AM
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i'm aware of the max volume of a drum, and i have to say, i'm a hard (not to hard) hiter, but my previous (old & cheap) mapex pedal got a hard time and did not break, the falcon was so nice, i played 'auto' softer, and the beaters bended, the dw9000 i play like mad and no bending what so ever, played a few times on my frends iron cobra and same here, beater is not bending. So no mather what my settings in the falcon are, or how hard or soft i play, it keeps bending the beaters .... :( ow well...

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Old 08-28-2014, 12:42 AM
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Some manufacturers just have weak beaters. Its just a matter of the quality of the metal that the rod is made out of. My Pearl beaters are all straight, but my old Roland beaters bent after a few months of playing.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:51 AM
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The beaters i used were a tama, 2 mapex falcon beaters and one vic firth beater :) so qualaty wise they were good :) and noooo will not test my new dw beater in the falcon :p

and fo the rec, the bass head is in perfect shape :) thin evans head .....

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Some manufacturers just have weak beaters. Its just a matter of the quality of the metal that the rod is made out of. My Pearl beaters are all straight, but my old Roland beaters bent after a few months of playing.
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i'm aware of the max volume of a drum, and i have to say, i'm a hard (not to hard) hiter, but my previous (old & cheap) mapex pedal got a hard time and did not break, the falcon was so nice, i played 'auto' softer, and the beaters bended, the dw9000 i play like mad and no bending what so ever, played a few times on my frends iron cobra and same here, beater is not bending. So no mather what my settings in the falcon are, or how hard or soft i play, it keeps bending the beaters .... :( ow well...
Wow... maybe it just has more leverage than other pedals?
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:16 AM
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Not sure what is happening. If you could post a pic of the bent beater rods that might help. It sounds like maybe you are tightening it in the beater clamp to tight and somehow hitting to hard on the bass drum.
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