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Old 03-23-2008, 05:39 PM
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Anyone know what the difference in weight of just a standard round felt beater and the standard DW double sided beater?
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:23 AM
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Guessing the doubled sided one is heavier but not that much so. Does it really matter?
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:51 AM
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Well different beater weights mean totally different feel as well as different volume...

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Old 03-24-2008, 04:54 AM
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Well different beater weights mean totally different feel as well as different volume...
Exactly that's why I was wondering what the difference was.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:47 PM
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I'd just carry both types, and use whichever one works better for the gig.

I like a pretty heavy beater, and I put one of those little weights right under the beater head too.
I use the DW on the plastic side.

I just saw an ad for a (I think for a new brand) beater that has a weight under the head too in a drum magazine....

The DW beater is pretty heavy, and it's heavier than the standard felt Danmar beater by a bit that you can feel in your hand.

Actual ounces of difference...?
You'd have to get a scale (like a postage type scale) to know for sure.

But you can get a good whollop out of both.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:04 PM
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Karl, I'm surprised you're not using a wrecking ball attached to a stop-sign pole, with those giant bass drums of yours!

I used to use a DW beater but found them too heavy for my taste...not the sound but rather the feel. I like the Tama Iron Cobra beaters. I've been using the felt beater but own a rubber one too, haven't tried that yet. I like the idea of a lighter beater that I can add/remove weights to, when needed. Plus, the head is tilt-adjustable...very cool.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:07 PM
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Wrecking ball....Haha!

Yeah, it's the Hammer of Thor!!!
hahahaha!



I just like the feel, and the sound.
I checked and it is a Tama beater weight.
might be kinda crazy, but it works for me anyway.

The drum sounds great played soft too ,like the "full sound" of the drum, just quieter.

I don't know if it's this beater combo, but when my 5 year old plays my drums, the kick still sounds really good, & he's not pounding the pedal to get a sound.
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