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Old 12-21-2011, 08:09 PM
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Default Changing Pedals

Does anyone regularly switch between 2 pedals? And would you say this is a bad thing to be doing as I suppose it sort of messes with your muscle memory unless you have 2 identical pedals that are set up in the same way?

Reason I ask is I have recently swapped from playing heel down permanently to a lot more heel up playing and around the same time I started using either a pearl eliminator or a DW9000 depending on the venue I was playing.

Anyway cut a long story short I have had some problems with my kick technique- epecially quick doubles which Im guessing is more down to the change to heel up than swapping pedals but just wanted to hear other peoples thoughts on the subject

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Old 12-21-2011, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Changing Pedals

I always keep the same pedals on my assorted kits, and set-up in the same way (angles, beater type, etc.) but I may adjust the spring tension depending on the particular style and volume I'm playing on a partiuclar gig. That is, sometimes I need some extra resistance for power playing, and sometimes a little looser feel works better.

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Old 12-21-2011, 10:26 PM
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I have a crappy Gibraltar double pedal on my kit I keep at our practice space. I have an Iron Cobra double I keep with my Starclassics and use for gigs.

The Gibraltars are junk. They are not smooth and are very slow. If I can do what I need to on them than playing that same stuff on the IC is drastically easier.

I don't have a problem switching between them.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:15 AM
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Default Re: Changing Pedals

I change back and forth on a regular basis. I have a Gibraltar pedal on my kit (I like it BTW) and the school's kit has the biggest POS I've ever seen for a bass pedal. It was a little weird at first but you get used to it. Personally I don't find it very hard to change back and forth.

But as everything comes back to on all the pedal thread its all about what the player likes the best.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:58 AM
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cheers guys, all makes sense I suppose
Well it's funny because I was finding the DW hard to use so set it up like my Eliminator (same angle, attack etc) and now I much prefer the DW lol

So may end up just getting another DW 9002 and that way using the same pedal on both :)
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: Changing Pedals

My circumstances have me playing several different pedals. The toughest thing is jumping between long boards and short boards, but even then it only takes a few minutes to adjust (and i play alot of fast and complex patterns). It hardly warrants coughing up for a new pedal IMO. I think it might even have some hidden advantages.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:50 PM
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My circumstances have me playing several different pedals. The toughest thing is jumping between long boards and short boards, but even then it only takes a few minutes to adjust (and i play alot of fast and complex patterns). It hardly warrants coughing up for a new pedal IMO. I think it might even have some hidden advantages.
I'd been using a DW9000 single pedal for a few years. I knew it would just be a matter of time before getting a double pedal. I picked up the Trick Dominator double. It is a long board, AND ALSO direct link.

The DW9000 went over to my DW Go Anywhere practice pad kit, along with a DW5000 pedal for double bass practice.

I had to lower the pedal angle and shorten the beater distance on the Tricks so I could get the quick doubles again. It took a few days to also get used to the feel and response.

So I now have to go between the DW's and the Trick Longboard direct link regularly. No way I would/could buy another Trick double pedal. Playing both keeps me sharp.
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