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Old 11-20-2008, 10:31 PM
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Default Pedal reccomendations?

At the moment I have a crappy no brand pedal and I'm looking to upgrade sometime soon. Ideally, the single pedal must have lots of speed, be easy to do heel toe on and not too expensive. I'm not really bothered about power, though. Any reccomendations?
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:04 PM
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i would say axis but they are expensive but a pearl elimanator
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:49 AM
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At the moment I have a crappy no brand pedal and I'm looking to upgrade sometime soon. Ideally, the single pedal must have lots of speed, be easy to do heel toe on and not too expensive. I'm not really bothered about power, though. Any reccomendations?
You gotta go into a Drum/Music shop and try them out! This way You
can try & feel several pedals to hopefully make the correct decission.
We all can name 50 Pedals (all good of course) but maybe NOT for you,
so go out this weekend & try some Pedals out :^)

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Old 11-21-2008, 01:51 AM
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At the moment I have a crappy no brand pedal and I'm looking to upgrade sometime soon. Ideally, the single pedal must have lots of speed, be easy to do heel toe on and not too expensive. I'm not really bothered about power, though. Any reccomendations?
i bought single pedal iron cobra yesterday it wasn new so it wasnt to expensivve. great for speed and heal toe
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:32 AM
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Wow. Search brought a lot of threads that cover the "best pedal" thing. Good luck.

http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44130

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:48 AM
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You gotta go into a Drum/Music shop and try them out! This way You
can try & feel several pedals to hopefully make the correct decission.
We all can name 50 Pedals (all good of course) but maybe NOT for you,
so go out this weekend & try some Pedals out :^)

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I second this motion.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:11 PM
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I second this motion.

I'll third that motion and ANY pedal is capable of allowing you to do heel toe.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:27 PM
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Checkout the Ludwig Speed King:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--LUDL201

You can really hum on this pedal (John Bonham is a testament) - no external springs and no chain. It has two internal springs in the posts which compress rather than expand. It can be operated very smoothly and very rapidly. It was my mainstay back in the days prior to double pedals. The only drawback is the squeek (notorious in Led Zeppelin's "Since I've Been Loving You", lol) which can be easily solved with a little graphite.

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:00 PM
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i would say axis but they are expensive but a pearl elimanator
I agree pearl elimanator !!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:09 PM
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You gotta go into a Drum/Music shop and try them out! This way You
can try & feel several pedals to hopefully make the correct decission.
We all can name 50 Pedals (all good of course) but maybe NOT for you,
so go out this weekend & try some Pedals out :^)

Best,
Chazz \m/
Thanks, I'm going into a music shop to replace my splash anyway. I'll try some out!

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Checkout the Ludwig Speed King:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--LUDL201

You can really hum on this pedal (John Bonham is a testament) - no external springs and no chain. It has two internal springs in the posts which compress rather than expand. It can be operated very smoothly and very rapidly. It was my mainstay back in the days prior to double pedals. The only drawback is the squeek (notorious in Led Zeppelin's "Since I've Been Loving You", lol) which can be easily solved with a little graphite.
I quite like the squeak, gives it a nice Led Zeppelin feel. But I probably won't like it so much if I own one and have to put up with it! And are the old ones better than the new ones? My cousin owns a vintage one and loves it...
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Pedal reccomendations?

I got an iron cobra and its great for heel toe. Try out everything though.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:38 PM
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The PDP Single Pedal 450

this is a good pedal. it came with my set and the preformance is pretty good and also easy to double kick on. but it is kinda squeeky when you play. for me it not a problem because when you start playin it the drums over here it and you cant here it.

Edit: This is quoted from a reviewer on GC's website.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: Pedal reccomendations?

I had a Speed King in the 70's on my Vistalite set. The squeek in my pedal was not a concern because it was not that bad and we played live all the time and it was not audible over the blasting Marshalls and Ampegs. In the studio it is a slight problem, especially when one mikes the batter side of the BD too close to it. I am really surprised Jimmy Page left it on as many tracks, although I understand that the Speed King didn't make it's presence in such an annoying way on Zep tracks until they digitally remastered. Maybe he figured we wouldn't catch it on the LP. We didn't have graphite in those days, but a little grease could have solved that problem. It comes from the pedal to rocker linkage as I recall.

I assume the new ones are as good as the old ones, but haven't heard any reviews on the new ones except the reviews attached to the link I posted below. They were the quickest pedal on the market when I played, though.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Pedal reccomendations?

I tried all the major brands at the local music store and walked out with the Tama Iron Cobra. Great pedal, and a pretty good value. But I recommend trying them out for yourself.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:20 PM
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for speed i dont recomend iron cobras eventually they will be way to slow... thats what happend to me
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:51 PM
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I tried all the major brands at the local music store and walked out with the Tama Iron Cobra. Great pedal, and a pretty good value. But I recommend trying them out for yourself.
I like the Iron Cobra myself.
Very smooth
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:25 PM
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DW is always my choice...... You'll need to try out a number of pedals to see what suits you...
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