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Old 01-20-2011, 11:10 PM
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HI, i am looking for a resonable priced super SUPER light weight beater that costs around 35 max... for london please thanks, any idea's on light beaters?
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:00 AM
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HI, i am looking for a resonable priced super SUPER light weight beater that costs around 35 max... for london please thanks, any idea's on light beaters?

Dude, IRON COBRA beater is light as spit, the lightest you're gonna find, only one lighter is the SONOR beater, which is as light as the air bubbles in spit
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:30 AM
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Sorry to hijack the thread, but how are DW hardore's? I always heard good stuff about them, I'm just not sure.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:15 AM
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I have a pair of Stagg beaters that seem very similar to Sonor beaters, and I bought them when I was in a pinch to replace some DW beaters about 5 years ago. I was shocked at how durable yet lightweight they are. I never got around to replacing them, and gigged with them for a long time. Unfortunately, I just ran a Google search trying to find them and came up empty. In Europe they might be easier to find, but they've performed far above my expectations, and they were only about $20 USD (12 and a half pounds) each.

They are pictured on the pedal at this link: http://www.instrumentalsavings.com/S...tg-pp-1200.htm
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:00 AM
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I really don't care for the lighter beaters. Yeah you might have more speed but in my opinion you lose some volume....Just something to ponder. I don't know how it works for everyone else though.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:48 PM
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I really don't care for the lighter beaters. Yeah you might have more speed but in my opinion you lose some volume....
You say that like it's a bad thing. I've never, ever heard anyone ask a drummer to play louder, and often just the opposite.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:09 PM
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I really don't care for the lighter beaters. Yeah you might have more speed but in my opinion you lose some volume....Just something to ponder. I don't know how it works for everyone else though.

It all depends on the pedal. The SONOR GIANT STEP for example is a heavy feeling pedal, it needs a light beater to balance out the design. CAMCO was a light pedal and got a heavier beater. IRON COBRA- heavy pedal, gets a light beater etc. Reversing this takes it to extremes... too light, too heavy.
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:59 AM
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When my dad recorded me he said i was hard to work with because I don't hit hard enough especially on the kick.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Beaters!

Just got a iron cobra beater but was way heavier then I thought but got good rebound, how could I make beater lighter?
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:39 AM
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Just got a iron cobra beater but was way heavier then I thought but got good rebound, how could I make beater lighter?
Get the SONOR, its lighter.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:50 AM
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Joey asked how bout the DW Hardcore beaters?

I play these beaters and with the foam and aluminum pad removed the hard plastic core beaters are lighter than the Tama or the Sonors.

Lots of great attack but I don't use them this way. They work really well if you throw some shaft weights on them and use the foam to give you a nice boom on a normal kick throw and a big attack when you stomp on it.

Anyway, just thought I'd let you know that as far as light beaters go, the DW Hardcores without the foam part are about the lightest beaters I've ever played.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:24 PM
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dunno where to get beaters? sonor? in london?
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:27 PM
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What's the deal with felt beaters?

I have some sort of Tama pedal that has what seems to be felt beaters of a particularly hard type.

I've played all sorts of Pearl pedals with felt beaters, and the felt seems to be much softer and has a much more different sound.

Is there some sort of standard material for the felt on beaters or does it vary from company to company? Are there different hardnesses offered by these companies?

Just askin'.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:16 PM
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AS if I just did that, sorry I posted in the wrong thread....
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:17 AM
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I just bought Drum Slug beaters (the green ones lol) and while they are not super light, they did make double bass on my iron cobra super easy, plus they rotate on the shaft 180 degrees. So if i want the flat plastic beaters, i can use it, or they have a pointed end covered with thin felt on the other side, you do not need to loosen the shaft to rotate the head.
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