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ASBA Caroline is back.....

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They were good pedals. Looking forward to see what's changed and how the reissue is received.
 

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Back in the time I was on the road to rock'n'roll fame & fortune* this was the best pedal I'd ever tried. But they were too expensive for me to be able to buy two, so I stuck with my Slingerland Tempo-King and my Camco. When one shows up at Pro Drum Shop I'll definitely check it out!

(*Never quite made it there.)
 
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Back in the time I was on the road to rock'n'roll fame & fortune* this was the best pedal I'd ever tried. But they were too expensive for me to be able to buy two, so I stuck with my Slingerland Tempo-King and my Camco. When one shows up at Pro Drum Shop I'll definitely check it out!

(*Never quite made it there.)
Looking forward to hearing what you think . I’ve heard a few folks say they are really great pedals ….
I’ve always been curious ……
 

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Looking forward to hearing what you think . I’ve heard a few folks say they are really great pedals ….
I’ve always been curious ……
I remember it having a smoother feel throughout its entire stroke length than any other pedal I'd used at the time (this was the mid-1970s). It also had really good 'slam'. However, at the time the strap was made of very thick leather, and I know from experience that straps stretch and break, so I'd be concerned about that in this upcoming version.
 

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I remember it having a smoother feel throughout its entire stroke length than any other pedal I'd used at the time (this was the mid-1970s). It also had really good 'slam'. However, at the time the strap was made of very thick leather, and I know from experience that straps stretch and break, so I'd be concerned about that in this upcoming version.
Yeah but back then the straps were leather .
That one in the pic looks pretty durable
 

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Yeah but back then the straps were leather .
That one in the pic looks pretty durable
Wasn't the heel hinge on these also a piece of leather?
I've never had the chance to try one but have always heard how great they were. I look forward to checking one out.
 

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Wasn't the heel hinge on these also a piece of leather?
I've never had the chance to try one but have always heard how great they were. I look forward to checking one out.
Yea I dunno about the heel hinge ….

It seems to be “ urban legend “ status with this very odd looking pedal .
 

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I'd like to see them make a double pedal with a slack free universal.
 

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I vaguely recall that Ludwig sold this pedal ever so briefly in the late 70's or early 80s. The Caroline or something very similar. I have a one sheet flyer on it somewhere. It was around the same time they were making the Ghost pedals. Whether they made these or just distributed them I don't know. I don't think it ever made it into a catalog. I'll look in my files for the flyer.

I'm almost positive the "hinge" on these was a thick piece of leather or some sort of heavy-duty industrial fabric.
 

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Consider me intrigued , I am doubtful it will feel better than my Sonor Perfect Balance pedal but I have been wrong before .
 

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I’ve collected a few of the originals, and I love this pedal. I’ve never seen the actual strap stretch or fatigue, this was a very thick coated strap similar to a suitcase strap, not like a Rogers Swivomatic or Floating Action Gretsch type. I have seen the screws that attach the hinge of the footboard wear through the leather at that point though, because it was a square flat leather piece unlike the strap they used. I’m not a real heavy hitter so I didn’t worry much. I am very interested to see them when they come out.
 

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I vaguely recall that Ludwig sold this pedal ever so briefly in the late 70's or early 80s. The Caroline or something very similar. I have a one sheet flyer on it somewhere. It was around the same time they were making the Ghost pedals. Whether they made these or just distributed them I don't know. I don't think it ever made it into a catalog. I'll look in my files for the flyer.

I'm almost positive the "hinge" on these was a thick piece of leather or some sort of heavy-duty industrial fabric.
I've been looking for that flyer. I let one slip out of my hands. Would love to see it. I still have my Asba Caroline....Mike
 


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