Bass Drum Pedal Adjustment Questionnaire

Nictarine

Silver Member
What brand and model of pedal? Yamaha Flying Dragon

Single or double pedal? Single

Style(s) of music you mainly play? Punk/Metal

Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Heel up

Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 3.5!

Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 3.5

Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 2

Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? chain

Cam system: round or non-round?Round!?!?

Footboard: split foot board or long board?

Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Plastic and wood

Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? no

Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? no
 

beyondbetrayal

Platinum Member
why the heck not

What brand and model of pedal? Pearl Demon drives, Axis AL-2's with custom heel risers

Single or double pedal? both double

Style of music you mostly play? Extreme death metal, skate punk, Jazz, Fusion, Rock, DnB, etc

Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? heel up,

Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)?3

Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)?3

Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)?5

Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Direct Drive

Cam system: round or non-round?Round!?!?

Footboard: split foot board or long board? Long boards

Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? wood.

Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? on the demons.

Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? for most double bass stuff in the 220-260 BPM stuff yes.. As i get older I get more lazy and the bottom number keeps getting lower. hahaha
 

Fresh

Senior Member
What brand and model of pedal? Tama, Iron Cobra Powerglide
Single or double pedal? Double
Style(s) of music you mainly Prog-Rock/Metal
Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Heel Up Exclusively
Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 1.5 on a Heavy Spring
Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 2
Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 4
Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Chain Drive
Cam system: round or non-round? Non-round
Footboard: split foot board or long board? Split
Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Felt and Plastic
Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? no additional counter weights added
Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? no
 

Naigewron

Platinum Member
  1. What brand and model of pedal? Pearl Eliminator
  2. Single or double pedal? Double
  3. Style(s) of music you mainly play? Rock
  4. Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? 100% heel-up
  5. Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 2
  6. Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 2
  7. Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3
  8. Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Chain
  9. Cam system: round or non-round? Non-round (only because I've lost the round one)
  10. Footboard: split foot board or long board? Split
  11. Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Felt
  12. Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? No
  13. Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? No
 
C

CSD446

Guest
1. What brand and model of pedal? : Tama SpeedCobra
2. Single or double pedal? Double pedal
3. Style(s) of music you mainly play? Progressive rock/Metal
4. Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Heel up
5. Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 5
6. Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 2
7. Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3
8. Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Chain drive
9. Cam system: round or non-round? Round
10. Footboard: split foot board or long board? A really long split board
11. Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Wood beater
12. Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? Yes
13. Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? Yes
 

crispycritters

Senior Member
1. What brand Peda? - Tama Powerglide
2. Single or double pedal? - Single
3. Style(s) of music you mainly play? - Rock/Pop
4. Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? - Heel Up
5. Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? - 2
6. Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? - 3
7. Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? - 3
8. Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? - Chain drive
9. Cam system: round or non-round? - Non Round
10. Footboard: split foot board or long board? - Split Board
11. Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? - Felt Beater
12. Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? - No (fitted but left at bottom of shaft - I've never had reason to use it, serves as a memory lock!)
13. Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? - No
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
What brand and model of pedal? - DW 9000
Single or double pedal? - DOUBLE
Style(s) of music you mainly play? - PUNK/METAL
Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? - HEEL UP
Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? - IN THE MIDDLE SO ABOUT 3
Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? - QUITE FAR SO AGAIN ABOUT 3
Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? - LOOSE SO 1
Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? - DOUBLE CHAIN
Cam system: round or non-round? - CAN BE EITHER BUT PREFER "TURBO"
Footboard: split foot board or long board? - SPLIT
Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? - RUBBER OR PLASTIC
Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? - YES
Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? - NO
 

Matty1977

Senior Member
1) Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide
2) Single
3) Classic Rock and a bit of Blues
4) Up
5) 3
6) 45 degrees...... 4?
7) 2.5
8) Chain
9) Round
10) Split
11) Felt and big fluffy wool 'Bomber' types
12) No
13) Learning :)
 

Dhango

Member
A friend ask me to answer for him, we share opinions and points of view so, here it goes:

1: What brand and model of pedal? RB Phantom F-22 XL
2: Single or double pedal? Single
3: Style(s) of music you mainly play? Classic rock
4: Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Heel up
5: Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 3, mostly
6: Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 3, 45º angle +/-
7: Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3 or 4, it depends
8: Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Direct drive
9: Cam system: round or non-round? Round
10: Footboard: split foot board or long board? Long board
11: Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Felt
11: Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? No
12: Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? No
 

GruntersDad

Senior Member
Staff member
What brand and model of pedal? Taye Metalworks, first edition

Single or double pedal? Single

Style(s) of music you mainly play? Rock Smooth Jazz

Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? 80-20 down

Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 3

Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 5

Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3

Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Chain

Cam system: round or non-round? Round

Footboard: split foot board or long board? Split

Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Felt, wood

Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? No

Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? No
 

J-Boy Jazzmatazz

Junior Member
What brand and model of pedal? Pearl P930

Single or double pedal? Single

Style(s) of music you mainly play? Latin, Jazz, Funk

Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? 80-20 down

Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 2

Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 3

Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 5

Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Chain

Cam system: round or non-round? Non-round

Footboard: split foot board or long board? Long

Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Felt

Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? No

Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? Yes
 

LittleLegs

Senior Member
What brand and model of pedal? Iron Cobra
Single or double pedal? Single
Style(s) of music you mainly play? Rock, Indie
Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? 50/50
Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 3
Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 2
Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3
Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Chain
Cam system: round or non-round? Round
Footboard: split foot board or long board? Solut
Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Heavy wood
Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? No
Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? Always
 
  1. What brand and model of pedal? DW MDD
  2. Single or double pedal? Double
  3. Style(s) of music you mainly play? Jazz and Rock
  4. Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Both
  5. Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 2
  6. Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 3
  7. Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3
  8. Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? direct
  9. Cam system: round or non-round? direct drive...
  10. Footboard: split foot board or long board? long-ish
  11. Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? felt
  12. Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? no
  13. Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? yes
 

force3005

Silver Member
What brand and model of pedal? Yamaha, Flying Dragon 9410
Single or double pedal? Single
Style(s) of music you mainly play? Blues, Blues\Rock, Jazz
Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Down
Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 3
Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 2
Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3
Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Direct Drive
Cam system: round or non-round? Non-Round
Footboard: split foot board or long board? Long Board
Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Felt
Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? No
Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? Yes
 

Pylot

Senior Member
What brand and model of pedal? Yamaha 9500
Single or double pedal? Single
Style(s) of music you mainly play? blues, jazz, rock
Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Heel down
Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 3 1/2
Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 3
Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3 1/2
Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Direct Drive
Cam system: round or non-round? Non
Footboard: split foot board or long board? split
Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? hard felt
Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? no
Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? no

I got this Yamaha to upgrade from my Speedking. I have a Speedking that has been re worked by a fellow named DRUMMERMECHANIX. He does several things to them including bushing them. The Yamaha has infinite and easy pedal height and beater position. You adapt to the Speedking, you adapt the Yamaha to your best fit.
 

mrfingers

Senior Member
What brand and model of pedal? Tama Speed Cobra
Single or double pedal? Single
Style(s) of music you mainly play? Classic, modern rock
Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Both, depending
Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)? 1.5
Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 4
Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 4
Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Double chain
Cam system: round or non-round? Round
Footboard: split foot board or long board? Long board
Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? Felt
Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? No
Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? No
 

Psychedelic

Junior Member
What brand and model of pedal? Pearl Roadshow stock pedal
Single or double pedal? Single
Style(s) of music you mainly play? rock
Do you mostly play heel up or heel down? Heel up
Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)?
Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)? 3
Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)? 3
Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive? Chain
Cam system: round or non-round? Non
Footboard: split foot board or long board? split
Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather? hard felt
Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)? no
Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)? no
 

Jake943

Member
A quick questionnaire for bass drum pedal adjustments. I can wrap all the replies up in a spreadsheet if interested. Try and keep in mind that this is for your main pedal(s), in case some of you have more than one set, etc.

  1. What brand and model of pedal?
  2. Single or double pedal?
  3. Style(s) of music you mainly play?
  4. Do you mostly play heel up or heel down?
  5. Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)?
  6. Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)?
  7. Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)?
  8. Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive?
  9. Cam system: round or non-round?
  10. Footboard: split foot board or long board?
  11. Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather?
  12. Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)?
  13. Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)?

Thanks!


1. Gibraltar 4711ST DB (Very Cheap.)
2. Double
3. Metal, Rock, Punk rock, Funk
4. Both Equally
5. 4.2
6. 3
7. 4
8. Strap
9. Round
10. Split foot board
11. Felt, Fleece, Plastic
12. No
13. I WISH

Nice survey!
 

lsits

Gold Member
A quick questionnaire for bass drum pedal adjustments. I can wrap all the replies up in a spreadsheet if interested. Try and keep in mind that this is for your main pedal(s), in case some of you have more than one set, etc.

  1. What brand and model of pedal?
  2. Single or double pedal?
  3. Style(s) of music you mainly play?
  4. Do you mostly play heel up or heel down?
  5. Spring adjustment (1 = loosest, 5 = tightest)?
  6. Beater placement from head (1 = furthest, 5 = closest)?
  7. Bass drum batter head tension (1 = loose, 5 = tight)?
  8. Chain, strap, direct drive, or other type of drive?
  9. Cam system: round or non-round?
  10. Footboard: split foot board or long board?
  11. Beater types: plastic, wood, felt, rubber, or leather?
  12. Do you use counter weight(s) (yes/no)?
  13. Do you use a heel-toe method (yes/no)?

Thanks!

Brand: Pearl P-930/932
Single/Double: Both
Style: Classic Rock, Surf
Heel up/down: Up
Spring: 5
Beater placement: middle
Bass head tension: loose
Drive: chain
Cam: Non-round
Footboard: Longboard
Beater: Felt
Counterweight: No
Heel-toe: No
 
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