World's Second Most Okayest Drummer
- Mar 4, 2010
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Sidebar FYI - The Artie Dixson Lift is now in the D'Addario family of products.
DIXON; just can't go wrong with a Dixon Lift. You just mount it to the pedal and set the bass drum on it. How easy can that be? AND, you can pack it in with the pedal.
In the old days I mounted the pedal to the 20" Rogers bass rim and never had any problems; EXCEPT I was down on my knees during the install. I purchased a Dixon lift (+ or -) 5 years ago for a converted 16x18 Ludwig bass. Last month the first time I played my new 14x20" CM Ludwig, without thinking I used the lift and it worked fine. Using the 18" the beater is just above center, with the 20" the beater is dead center.
A quick note: Set down on your throne and get comfortable with the pedal; THEN set the bass on the lift.
As for now I'm using Coated PS3's on both sides without a port and no muffling. It sounds great; after I get used to the drum I may change to a ported batter head later and a towel inside, plus I may raise the beater just above dead center.