I wouldn't suggest a lift for a 20 inch drum, but whatever floats your boat. Toms can be easier to place and the pedal beater can be adjusted 1 inch, half of the diameter difference.
Both you guys are crazy. Shortening the beater length by even a few millimeters will greatly effect the balance and feel of the pedal. Doubles will be easier, but it makes it harder to stay in the pocket because there's a tendency to hit slightly earlier.On my 20 I just lower the beater a half inch or so and let it strike a bit above centre. Sounds and feels fine.
Both you guys are crazy. Shortening the beater length by even a few millimeters will greatly effect the balance and feel of the pedal.
I'm considering getting the Dixson Lift because it'll probably work better than the crappy riser I got from my Breakbeats kit. I just wish it didn't cost $40. Kinda pricey for a piece of plastic.
Most of my bass drums are 20”, so this doesn’t mess with the balance or feel. It stays in the slightly lower position all the time, with the counterweight mounted below.Both you guys are crazy. Shortening the beater length by even a few millimeters will greatly effect the balance and feel of the pedal. Doubles will be easier, but it makes it harder to stay in the pocket because there's a tendency to hit slightly earlier.
I just got a Tama Speed Cobra 310 today...it has the major advantage of having the chain pushed back towards the player. The chain completely clears the rim by an inch when it's on a riser. I didn't buy it for that reason alone, it was more about feel and efficiency...but I'm glad I don't have to worry about marring my 20" hoop.What actually messes with the feel is when I play an 18” bass with the Gretsch/Gibraltar riser, because the pedal is further from the drum and has to travel further to strike the drum head.
Maybe the Dixon riser is different, but the one I use puts the wooden rim in the way of the chain, so the pedal has to be moved away almost an inch.
I know your post is a little old now but I wanted to ask: did you ever have any fear that your bass drum would fall off/bounce off/etc the dixson lift during heavier playing? I'm not talking highschool punk band beater through the head playing, more so could it handle a heavy funk stomp for example?I use the Mapex lift on my 20" and like it best out of the 3 I used. The Gibraltar lift is good too but a bit bulky and I find I had to keep adjusting the screws. The Dixon is probably the safest as far as not putting tiny marks on your hoop but I never really liked it. Sometime the Velcro would stick too hard to the floor or lining it up under the drum was a pain at times. But that's just me!
Did anyone ever take you up on that?Anybody want one really cheap? I have one I don't use it anymore. $15 takes it, you pay for shipping.