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Old 01-15-2012, 03:41 AM
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Default How to give a double bass pedal a lighter feel?

I have a Demon Drive double pedal and i really like it, but i want to make it have a lighter feel. My teacher told me that the demon drives are so versatile that you could almost replicate the feel of Axis A Longboards. That is the feel i want. A really fast and light feel. Anyone who has played on axis pedals would know how soft they are.

I've converted my pedals into longboard and changed the beater stroke position to the front position. Is there anything else i can do? Maybe get some new, lighter beaters.

Help would be appreciated
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:20 AM
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Default Re: How to give a double bass pedal a lighter feel?

well, i can think of 2 ways off the top of my head
1 get new lighter beaters
2 move the beaters further down so they arent as close to the middle of the drum head, the downfall here is that you loose power
also, make sure spring tightness is on the tighter side, that makes the pedal more responsive which you need for a light feel
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:32 AM
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well, i can think of 2 ways off the top of my head
1 get new lighter beaters
2 move the beaters further down so they arent as close to the middle of the drum head, the downfall here is that you loose power
also, make sure spring tightness is on the tighter side, that makes the pedal more responsive which you need for a light feel
Thanks a lot for that advice!
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:55 PM
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try it out and let me know if thats what you want feel wise, basically give me some feedback and i can maybe help more
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:23 AM
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Default Re: How to give a double bass pedal a lighter feel?

Keep in mind that the drum itself has a lot of impact on the feel, I myself have the batter head tuned quite high with a BIG pillow inside the drum so that the batter head doesn't move so much when hit, which allows for a lighter feel with more rebound.

And as Jon B wrote, with a ligther feel you will lose some power, do some experimenting. Having the beater set low and close to the head would be a good start. Good luck!
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:16 AM
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try it out and let me know if thats what you want feel wise, basically give me some feedback and i can maybe help more
I changed the beaters and tightened the springs, forgot to adjust beater height. It did help a lot.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:05 PM
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I changed the beaters and tightened the springs, forgot to adjust beater height. It did help a lot.
Glad to know i could help!
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:10 AM
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Keep in mind that the drum itself has a lot of impact on the feel, I myself have the batter head tuned quite high with a BIG pillow inside the drum so that the batter head doesn't move so much when hit, which allows for a lighter feel with more rebound.

And as Jon B wrote, with a ligther feel you will lose some power, do some experimenting. Having the beater set low and close to the head would be a good start. Good luck!
I'm aware that the head tension will affect rebound, but I am happy with my bass drum tuned the way it is for now.
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