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Old 05-21-2010, 02:07 PM
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Default DANMAR RED WOOD BEATERS

Hey guys!
Could you give info on these beaters? What are the dimensions of the beater head and it's weight? And tell me what are your experiences with those babies.

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Old 05-21-2010, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: DANMAR RED WOOD BEATERS

I can't tell you right offhand what the exact weight and dimensions were, but these things were monsters. I used them for several years. They produce a very good, sharp attack into the drumhead and depending on your tuning bounce fairly well. You have to be careful to get the beater stroke angled so that they hit the head as flat as possible, because if you hit with a corner you'll dig a hole in your batter in no time.

The downside to them: They are HEAVY. I switched to a lightweight beater for some non-rock applications a few years ago, and the other day just to play around I put the red wood beaters back on. WOW. it was a huge difference. The upside to that is, if you have an offset cam on your pedal, that thing is going to drive itself most of the way due to the weight.
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:39 PM
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Default Re: DANMAR RED WOOD BEATERS

My experience with them was they did damage to bass drum heads. They're heavy, but not too heavy. The shaft is really long, which can either be good/bad depending on the size of your kick drum.

My gripe with wood beaters is they 'can' get nicked-up, then you don't have a smooth surface. Its just one less thing to worry about- being a little extra careful with a beater.

Cheers to DANMAR for bringing some colour to the scene.

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:49 AM
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Do you guys know which wood they're made of? Is it maple?
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:08 AM
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They are Maple.
Like Les said, they can get nicked after a time. Rotating the strike surface of the beater can help, and not a super hard beater patch will help too. Unless you want "click" then you have to deal with what may happen to any beater...

I used them for a while, and got a nice sound out of them. As flat a strike as possible is best like someone else mentioned.

If you use a bigger bass drum (sig say's big drums), the longer shaft will work fine for you.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:10 AM
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I'd love to get those bad boys. Probably soon I will. I need the power and attack of a wood beater and I think Danmars are the best there is.
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