Beater Questions


I thought of buying new beaters for my double bass pedal. Why? I own a Pearl Power Shifter and feel like the beater is heavy and slow. So, do you think it's a good idea to change my beaters or it's not useful? I would like to get some information on the kind of beaters that exist and their price. What do you think about them and wich one would you recommand me?



Gold Member
I replaced mine with IC beaters a while back. They are lighter and quicker. I had an IC single pedal so I just purchased 1 more for my second. I like the lighter feel of the IC beater over the Pearl beater.


Platinum Member
Changing the beater can be as significant a sound change (and pedal feel) as changing bass drum heads. My preference is towards a hard felt beater (Yamaha), but I also own felt/plastic, felt/wood, solid wood, solid plastic and real soft (square) felt beaters.
i 2nd the iron cobra beaters.. fast and powerful
the rubber ones are my favorite. more defined than felt, less clicky then wood

packs a great punch


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