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Offline Bammbamm

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What Bass Drum Pedal do you use? *merged*
« on: September 23, 2006, 02:04:36 PM »
Anong brand ng pedal ang gamit nyo? Anong cam, tension...etc?
What method are you using to play these...
What music genre to which setup?

Mine is Pearl Elim powershifter, mid to tight spring tension,chain drive & white cam.
I play heel-toe most of the time,specially to intricate funky grooves with single peds.
Heel-up when I play 16ths on double peds....any tips, advice? :)


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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 02:13:24 PM »
i use a gibraltar single chain pedal...medium tension
low beater height dahil heel down player ako hehe
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006, 03:01:25 PM »
pearl elim ako.. blue cam, loose tension.. heel up ako..
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006, 03:10:23 PM »
^^^^^mga bros, anong style ng tugtugan nyo....?
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2006, 03:29:09 PM »
Quote from: Bammbamm
^^^^^mga bros, anong style ng tugtugan nyo....?

sir.. sa band kong balaraw ni miguel pinoy heavy rock tugtugan namen.
pero sa pansarili ko pag nag papraktis.. progressive talaga trip ko
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2006, 10:32:57 AM »
Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide double pedal

loose-medium spring tension
highest footboard angle
60-70 degree beater angle
no beater weight
no toe stop

heel down pag normal speeds
heel up sa 16 beats

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2006, 11:20:11 AM »
I use a Pearl Powershifter Eliminator Double Bass Pedal

My Settings:

- Belt Drive (I prefer its more natural, floating feel)
- Either red or blue cam, depending on my mood (but I use the red cam most of the time)
- Powershifter = light setting
- Beater Angle = stock middle
- Footboard Angle = stock middle
- Spring Tension = light-to-medium tension
- Traction Plate = slide side nearest to me; no Traction Grip dots


I'm a slider; hence, the slide set-up on the traction plate.  And I also do some of that heel-toe technique.  I don't want my feet to stick to the pedal.  I want my feet to dance freely.


I play for K24/7, an r&b/hiphop band.  Though our style is r&b/hiphop, our music can be quite musically diverse.  Some of our music have a rock feel into it... Some have a jazzier touch... And anything in between.  Modern r&b/hiphop is dynamic.  It's a good thing that my Elims can handle any kinds of feel or playing styles.


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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 08:56:39 PM »
Hello! I'm very curious sa tension spring adjustment ng bass pedal... pano ba ginagawa yun? what are the advantages and disadvantages of tight and loose spring?
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Re: about tension spring adjustment
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 05:14:32 AM »
It is all about feel, response, and resistance.

You will be able to adjust the 3 parameters above by tightening or loosening the tension spring depending on what works best for you. :wink:

Check this thread out for examples:

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Re: Bass pedal tension spring adjustment
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 10:46:19 AM »
oh...thanks! but how do you exactly adjust that part?
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Re: Bass pedal tension spring adjustment
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2008, 07:51:04 AM »
oh...thanks! but how do you exactly adjust that part?

By simply loosening the tension lock (top) and turning the tension knob (bottom). :wink:
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Re: Bass pedal tension spring adjustment
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 10:49:54 AM »
thanks!!

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Re: Bass drum Pedal setup..
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008, 11:30:03 PM »
Just my ramblings regarding on bass drum concepts... :oops:

Lahat ng pedal may "sweet spot"...yun yung part ng pedal mo kung saan mas maganda ang reaction niya sa pagtapak mo. dun mo try apakan yung pedal for a start. Focus on waht is comfortable to you...pwedeng sa kanya oks, sayo medyo hindi...Maganda na may makasanayan ka talaga na foot technique, pero maganda din kung mapag aralan mo at ma praktis din yung iba't ibang techniques such as swivel,heel toe,heel up, heel down, slide, ankle and so on...bawat style, may ma ooffer na kakaibang approach sa drumming natin. Never be afraid to experiment, minsan you may come up with a better technique suitable to your playing. And try mixing up those techniques, sometimes, mixing them up, make your licks easier. :-)

Once you have mastered your technique (ako hanggang ngayon bano parin  :cry:), kahit anong pedal yan, magagawa mo, kaya lang syempre, di kasing dali kung sa sarili mong pedal, sa sarili mong set up.

I'm using the Pearl Eliminator Chain Drive 2002C, I tried all the given cams and gave time using them, minsan, binabalikan ko padin yung iba. Recently, I have been using the Purple cam...it is the combination of the red cam's sensitivity and the blue cam's power near upon impact. Spring tension is loose to acheive the "top heavy feel", beater distance is about 3.5-4.5 inches away from the bass head to get more power and rebound, beater height is permanently set at the center of the bass drum or a bit higher para mas may weight, mas may control ka. Footboard is set to highest to promote better bounce, and powershifter feature is set on hardest to add extra power. Like music, nag eevolve din ang set up ko, so open din ako sa changes...kaya nagbabago din ako ng set up depende sa hinihingi ng drumming ko at lalo pag na iinspire ako sa mga nakikita ko sa inyo at sa mga videos...

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Re: Bass drum Pedal setup..
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2008, 11:47:29 PM »
i have mapex P380a
a cheap pedal but have good attack, response and feel..
hindi ko alam kung baket, basta wala aqng reklamo sa pedal na to, un nga lang single chain and wala itong plate.

60-70 degrees beater angle, medium-tight spring tension, no toe stopper (wala naman kasing toe stopper tong pedal ko, low-end lng kc ng mapex to haha)  high beater angle for attack! hehe  :-D

ayun ayun ayun!
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pero eto lng, depende sa drummer ang set-up lng pedal, basta makapa niyo lng un "sweet spot" ng pedal, ayun!

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Re: Bass drum Pedal setup..
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2008, 11:49:08 PM »
tama si sir kibohead kung san po kayo comfortable..try to tinker with different settings on your pedals if its not working for you adjust konti until ma achieve yung right setup..

im using gibraltar9611 strap drive
stock foot board angle
spring tension medium-tight
60degree beater angle
no counter weights
no toe stop

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Re: Bass drum Pedal setup..
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008, 12:01:08 AM »
Outdated na pala ang 2-year old post ko sa taas.  Kaya pa-update lang...

Last year, I switched back to Tama Iron Cobra pedals.

I use a second-generation Power Glide model double pedal.  I use the felt beaters.  My springs are the standard ones, set in medium tension.  And most of the adjustments are in stock position.  I removed the toe stops because I don't really use it, and I only use the beater counterweights as a memory lock for my beaters.

This is my second IC double pedal (my first double pedal is a Rolling Glide IC, which I had from 2002-05, then I switched to Elims, then I switched back to Cobras), and I already have these for a year and a half.  It's still working really well.  Though I'm planning to upgrade maybe next year.  I've tried the 2007 IC, and the Cobra Coil does make a difference.

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Re: Bass drum Pedal setup..
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2008, 01:03:11 AM »
as of now i'm using pearl powershifter single pedal lang. nasa dulo(pinakamalapit sayo) yung PS. i think light yun. tapos yung beater angle di masyado malayo. spring tension medyo loose ng konti. nagtry na kasi ako ng ibang set-up ng pedal at yung set-up na yun ang pinaka comfortable ako. at pinakanagagamit ko para sa fast heel-toes.
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Re: Bass drum Pedal setup..
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2008, 03:58:18 AM »
I use Iron Cobra PowerGlide (2007 model) double pedal with cobra coil on both peds.

Beater angle is like 45-55, footboard angle is slightly lower than stock settings.
You'll get powerfull strokes because of that beater angle and less tiring because
of the low footboard angle setting.

I use IC wood beaters to achieve "triggered-like" sound on the bassdrum.
It's quite not versatile but it really owns felt on continuous fast strokes.
Felt tends to grumble sometimes specially when the guitar player is very
loud while wood still gives you a distinct continuous bassdrum sound.

All springs including the cobra coils are tightend all the way to give me the
fastest possible return of the beaters from the head.

Yun lamang po. :-)
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2008, 04:21:33 PM »
I use Iron Cobra PowerGlide (2007 model) double pedal with cobra coil on both peds.

Beater angle is like 45-55, footboard angle is slightly lower than stock settings.
You'll get powerfull strokes because of that beater angle and less tiring because
of the low footboard angle setting.

I use IC wood beaters to achieve "triggered-like" sound on the bassdrum.
It's quite not versatile but it really owns felt on continuous fast strokes.
Felt tends to grumble sometimes specially when the guitar player is very
loud while wood still gives you a distinct continuous bassdrum sound.

All springs including the cobra coils are tightend all the way to give me the
fastest possible return of the beaters from the head.

Yun lamang po. :-)
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2008, 02:12:37 PM »
hanep talaga si speedking :lol:

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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2008, 07:15:21 AM »
hinde ko alam nanghula lang ako hinde ko din alam kung pantay yung settings ng pedal ko. yung beater ko medyo mid para hinde mataas at mababa kaya nga "MID" lol.
tapos sa spring nagbilang lang ako ng ilang ikot hahahaha tapos nag experiment lang ako so far okay na okay ako sa pedal ko ayun lang hinde ko alam kung pantay talaga sila. yung beater hinde mashado naka higa eh medyo malapit sa head yung beater ko eh ayun peace!
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Re: Bass drum Pedal setup..
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2008, 08:28:20 AM »
Patulong naman po..

i don't know pero kahit anong adjust ko sa pedal ko parang ang 'bigat' parin for me?kaya pag mabilis na yung beat, hirap na talaga ko.. Can you guys advise if it just me and not my pedal that has a problem? :-(

By the way, 4 months palang akong ngddrums, so still learning.. :-)
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2008, 10:47:10 PM »
Patulong naman po..

i don't know pero kahit anong adjust ko sa pedal ko parang ang 'bigat' prin for me?kaya pag mabilis na yung beat, hirap na talaga ko.. Can you guys advise if it just me and not my pedal that has a problem? :-(

By the way, 4 months palang akong ngddrums, so still learning.. :-)

natry mo na ba luwagan yung tension ng spring?
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Re: Bass drum Pedal setup..
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2008, 07:09:16 AM »
natry mo na ba luwagan yung tension ng spring?

as i remember po naluwagan ko na lahat ng pwedeng luwagan  :lol:
tignan ko po mamaya ulit, pag weekends ko lang kasi nahaharap yun, thanks sa reply. :-)
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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2008, 06:06:17 PM »
alam mo bro, lahat naman tayo kapag bago palang nag drums, asahan mo na mahirap sa una, yung setting hindi mo dapat yan base sa iba, ikaw mag configure niyan...pinaka maganda
hanapin mo yung seet spot ng pedal mo...yung maganda ang return at kumportable ka...then pag nahanap mo na yung 2 na yan, then dun mo adjust yung tensions at angles ng beater mo...praktis lang yan man...lahat tayo dumadaan jan.

goodluck kapatid. :-)