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Old 12-02-2011, 02:01 AM
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Default compact/foldable pedals?

hello all;

My wife is the drummer, but I'm passingly familiar with them (I understand the components, etc and have a whopping 2 rock beats I can hold down..sorta :D )

anyway, I'm cleaning out the storage room and decided to take of of the mismatched drums and HW that collect and build the wife a little travel / living room kit with a 16" bass (and a 10" snare mounted to it)

In the interest of keeping it compact, could you recommend a bass baled that maybe folds? (her main is a 2000 series pearl)
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:39 PM
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hello all;

My wife is the drummer, but I'm passingly familiar with them (I understand the components, etc and have a whopping 2 rock beats I can hold down..sorta :D )

anyway, I'm cleaning out the storage room and decided to take of of the mismatched drums and HW that collect and build the wife a little travel / living room kit with a 16" bass (and a 10" snare mounted to it)

In the interest of keeping it compact, could you recommend a bass baled that maybe folds? (her main is a 2000 series pearl)

Sorry dude, normally you'd need to be able to play at least 3 basic rock beats to qualify for a response, but since its your wifey... basically any BD pedal w/o a bottom plate will fold, and there's one with a plate that folds.

I have an old(er) PEARL P100 with a chain that I still play once in awhile, its light, smooth and hits hard. I love that little pedal.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: compact/foldable pedals?

I would echo Les Ismore. The P100 is a great pedal. I've owned a single (sold it) and I currently own a double P100 alongside a few others and I absolutely love the P100. It's just a great design and build. Lightweight, simple, smooth and reliable. Conveniently inexpensive too secondhand.

The other consideration would be a lower-end Yamaha pedal or an older DW5000 without the baseplate. Both of these will be relatively easy to find and very reliable.

I think many modern pedals are over-engineered and much heavier and more complex than necessary. I have a newer DW5000 that I like very much but there is a lot to be said for simpler, inexpensive designs.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: compact/foldable pedals?

I use this Sonor pedal on my Safari Jungle kit with a 16 inch bass drum.
It doesn't fold but it is lightweight and it performs well for an inexpensive pedal.
I simply unhook the spring and I place the pedal in the hardware bag with the rest of the hardware for the kit.
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SOOSP473
Here is a pedal that folds by Tama that I also use and like.
http://www.interstatemusic.com/33270...edal-HP30.aspx
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:38 PM
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The calico reissue comes in a pretty compact case. Considering one for myself, to be honest.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:41 PM
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This is all making me realise just how spoilt we are for great pedals these days.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:26 PM
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I have heavy double row chain Iron Cobra pedals.
I find that I really don't need the heavy pedal for general play.
The inexpensive lightweight single row chain pedals are smooth and responsive.
They do a fine job.
You won't set a BPM record with them but that isn't needed for most music.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:42 PM
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If there was no such thing as a long board (which I need for heel-toe) I'd be be totally happy doing any and all my gig's with my PEARL P-100 single chain.
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