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stevil

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Seeking tips on adapting to direct drive longboard pedals

07 September 2018 - 02:00 AM

Hey gang,
I recently picked up a Trick Pro 1-V double pedal for a steal. It's got a direct drive mechanism and the longboard pedal board where the hinge is at the far end of the board.

I, uh, don't like it much. However, I've heard great things about DD pedals and that they simply take some getting used to. If any of y'all have pointers on how to adapt to this kind of pedal I'd be most grateful.

FWIW, the Trick pedal is otherwise killer. The spring mechanism is something else - totally idiot-proof. The clamp is elegantly simple and effective. I wish there was a spike mechanism to prevent the auxiliary pedal from sliding, but that's easily remedied with aftermarket Velcro. Finally, the smoothness and lack of play/lag in the connecting rod is really cool. I'll definitely be keeping it if I revert to my trusty old Iron Cobras.

Trick direct drive pedal

07 September 2018 - 01:49 AM

Hey gang,
I recently picked up a Trick Pro 1-V double pedal for a steal. It's got a direct drive mechanism and the longboard pedal board where the hinge is at the far end of the board.

I, uh, don't like it much. However, I've heard great things about DD pedals and that they simply take some getting used to. If any of y'all have pointers on how to adapt to this kind of pedal I'd be most grateful.

FWIW, the Trick pedal is otherwise killer. The spring mechanism is something else - totally idiot-proof. The clamp is elegantly simple and effective. I wish there was a spike mechanism to prevent the auxiliary pedal from sliding, but that's easily remedied with aftermarket Velcro. Finally, the smoothness and lack of play/lag in the connecting rod is really cool. I'll definitely be keeping it if I revert to my trusty old Iron Cobras.

Beato Bags - big shout out

23 July 2018 - 09:12 PM

Hi all, I'm posting to give my amateur endorsement to this awesome company. I wanted to both protect my gear and find a solution that would allow me to carry as many drums as possible in a single trip. I contacted Fred based on other recommendations here at DFO, and he did not disappoint.

Fred was very responsive and thoughtful. He recommended Pro-1 combo bags, one for my 10 and 12" rack toms, and a second for my 14 snare and 18 floor tom. He understood that I wanted to reduce trips from the car to the venue, so he put sturdy shoulder straps on both bags.

I played a few shows this weekend, and I love these things. They're sturdy enough that they stand upright when they're open. Anyone who's wrestled with floppy bags will appreciate this. They include a sturdy spacer the fits between the drums to keep things from rattling or getting damaged.

As a much appreciated bonus, the Pro-1 bags are practically waterproof. I live in the Pacific Northwest where it rains 9 months a year, so I'll enjoy the peace of mind when the rainy season comes around.

Pros: cool company, manufacuted in the US, customizable offerings, responsive customer service.

Cons: I should've bought a bass drum bag.

My Vistalites, your cast brass/bronze snare

15 April 2018 - 08:51 PM

Here's my kit listed on Reverb. Let's make a deal.

70's White Ludwig Vistalite 4-piece 26-14-16-18 https://applink.reve...ece-26-14-16-18

Ludwig Vistalites - big band sizes

15 April 2018 - 08:08 PM

I'm looking to sell my Vistas. Here's a link to the Reverb listing, but I'd prefer to sell to a Forum member.

26*14, 14*10, 16*16, and 18*16

I would much rather work a local pick up (anywhere within 60 minutes of Portland OR), but I'll ship for actual shipping costs plus the $100 the guys at Revival Drums will charge me to pack it for you.

I'm also interested in working a trade for a non-DW bell brass/bell bronze cast snare.

Asking $1,400 plus actual shipping/packaging.

70's White Ludwig Vistalite 4-piece 26-14-16-18 https://applink.reve...ece-26-14-16-18