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Old 06-13-2011, 04:03 PM
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Default DW Beater weight Vs Iron Cobra Beater weight

alright guys,

I've got a DW drum beater, which I'm finding quite heavy going......does anyone know if the Iron Cobra's slightly lighter...? as I think I need something a bit easier going...

or can anyone suggest something ' medium' weight...

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Old 06-13-2011, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: DW Beater weight Vs Iron Cobra Beater weight

Allmost any beater will be lighter than that big DW. I have DW, IC, and Eliminator beaters. DW is heaviest, IC and Elim weight about the same.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: DW Beater weight Vs Iron Cobra Beater weight

The DW beaters are among the heaviest I've tried, and the Iron Cobra beaters are among the lightest. The difference is night and day. The Pearl quad beaters (which I use) are about halfway between the two.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: DW Beater weight Vs Iron Cobra Beater weight

It is true that DW beaters are very heavy. But, keep in mind the heavier the beater is the more sound and volume it will produce (just like a drum stick!). I used to use the Iron Cobra beater because it was lite and felt great. Then, as an experiment, I A-B'd the Iron Cobra with the DW and the difference was huge! It produced way more volume and the point of the note was much larger. Now I use the plastic side of the DW beater on my rock gigs and it works great. I'll admit that the weight did take some getting used to though.

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Old 06-13-2011, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: DW Beater weight Vs Iron Cobra Beater weight

Thanks for the info everyone....I'll maybe look at the IC and Elim beaters, or shop around a bit.....I like the meatiness of the DW but it just takes some shifting....I'll get something lighter and turn the bass mic up! :)
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: DW Beater weight Vs Iron Cobra Beater weight

You might want to try the DW Hardcore beaters. They're pretty light and offer good attack for a lighter beater. They're also adjustable if you want to play with how much of the foam portion of the beater hits the head before the hard plastic part.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: DW Beater weight Vs Iron Cobra Beater weight

the Yamaha felt beaters a quite a good bit lighter than the DW's as well. My 9000 felt a lot better once I switched to the yammie beaters
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: DW Beater weight Vs Iron Cobra Beater weight

One good thing with the IC beaters is the weights you can put on the shaft. You can always use them to make it feel heavier if it is too light. I have spares left over so I can make the necessary adjustments. I have the dw beater and just feel it is a tad too heavy.
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