DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Gear > Pedals

Pedals Discuss Pedals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-17-2012, 04:01 AM
ksahoo24 ksahoo24 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Default Reversing a bass drum beater?

Alright, so I have a set of Dual Iron Cobra pedals and i want more attack from the beaters.
I've seen other drummers reverse there beaters to do the same, but these are shaped different. It WILL fall flat on the head, and i also have a sheild (Sticker thing to protect it)
So, would it be ok? or will the unusual shape destroy the head?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-17-2012, 05:48 AM
toddmc's Avatar
toddmc toddmc is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 1,079
Default Re: Reversing a bass drum beater?

Which type of beater are you referring to?

http://www.footesmusic.com/uploads/i...oducts/833.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-18-2012, 04:14 AM
ksahoo24 ksahoo24 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Default Re: Reversing a bass drum beater?

Quote:
Originally Posted by toddmc View Post
Which type of beater are you referring to?

http://www.footesmusic.com/uploads/i...oducts/833.jpg

The first one, the felt.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-18-2012, 04:20 AM
Pocket-full-of-gold's Avatar
Pocket-full-of-gold Pocket-full-of-gold is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 9,880
Default Re: Reversing a bass drum beater?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksahoo24 View Post
The first one, the felt.
The two beaters on each end are both felt. One is "double sided" the other isn't. The double sided beater is designed to be turned around so that the plastic side of the beater contacts the head. Yours clearly isn't. Get the other one.
__________________
What's the best cape for running away from a gig?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-18-2012, 04:24 AM
ksahoo24 ksahoo24 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Default Re: Reversing a bass drum beater?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold View Post
The two beaters on each end are both felt. One is "double sided" the other isn't. The double sided beater is designed to be turned around so that the plastic side of the beater contacts the head. Yours clearly isn't. Get the other one.
Well, i know that. I just don't want to go spend 25 dollars+shipping to find out i could have just reversed it. Do you think it would do any harm to my bass drum head?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-18-2012, 04:31 AM
Pocket-full-of-gold's Avatar
Pocket-full-of-gold Pocket-full-of-gold is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 9,880
Default Re: Reversing a bass drum beater?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksahoo24 View Post
Well, i know that. I just don't want to go spend 25 dollars+shipping to find out i could have just reversed it.
If I thought you could just safely reverse it, I wouldn't have recommended getting the other one.

Quote:
Do you think it would do any harm to my bass drum head?
Given the reverse side is neither flat nor soft, I'll wager it isn't gonna be good for it.

I know you may not wanna fork out for a beater, but I'm guessing you'll need a new head sooner rather than later anyway.....how much do they cost?
__________________
What's the best cape for running away from a gig?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-18-2012, 04:37 AM
ksahoo24 ksahoo24 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Default Re: Reversing a bass drum beater?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold View Post
If I thought you could just safely reverse it, I wouldn't have recommended getting the other one.



Given the reverse side is neither flat nor soft, I'll wager it isn't gonna be good for it.

I know you may not wanna fork out for a beater, but I'm guessing you'll need a new head sooner rather than later anyway.....how much do they cost?
Don't know if you're talking about a head or a beater... so
Head: Evans EMAD2 probably 30 or 40 i think.
Beaters: Wooden beaters, 11 dollars each. (22 dollars +tax/shipping)

I have no job, so that's why I didn't want to put a hole in my pocket.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-18-2012, 04:41 AM
Pocket-full-of-gold's Avatar
Pocket-full-of-gold Pocket-full-of-gold is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 9,880
Default Re: Reversing a bass drum beater?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksahoo24 View Post
so that's why I didn't want to put a hole in my pocket.
I understand mate.

But given the likelihood that you're gonna put one in your bass drum head....it might pay to weigh up the least expensive option here. That was my point.
__________________
What's the best cape for running away from a gig?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-18-2012, 05:15 AM
ksahoo24 ksahoo24 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Default Re: Reversing a bass drum beater?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold View Post
I understand mate.

But given the likelihood that you're gonna put one in your bass drum head....it might pay to weigh up the least expensive option here. That was my point.
Gotcha man. Better break out the lawn mower and start mowing lawns. Thanks man!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com