- Sep 18, 2007
- Reaction score
- Unoccupied Territory, Maine
I got one too. Finally got around to putting on a kit today. When I tightened the drum to the wood hoop, the t rod that is used to tighten it causes the pedal to raise up at an angle. Given that there are myriad adjustments to this pedal, any idea what I'm missing here? The pedal is very well made and the price is as you say. (No Brainer)I just received the X-Caliber single pedal last night. Overall impressions are that it's an excellent pedal, especially at $79.99. I haven't had a chance to gig with it yet, but I will. (Pics below came from a Japanese website I found.)
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It's a solidly built, heavy duty pedal.
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Not quite a long board, but certainly longer than my DW 5000 pedal.
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Very smooth, quiet action. Easily adjustable. And yes, it does have independent footboard and beater adjustment, though footboard height adjustment is indirect: there are ratchet-style teeth underneath the board, which allow desired placement of the chain, effectively raising or lowering footboard height.
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The double chain feels solid, with a nicely formed channel to travel within. The channel is also perfect for strap conversion, which I plan to do.
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It also comes with a well made, walled nylon bag embossed with the Sakae logo. Inside, there is a velcro strap and a sewn in cup for storing the beater separate from the pedal itself (though, I'll likely just keep the beater attached).
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In all, this pedal is a real bargain. While it won't likely replace my Tama Dyna-Sync anytime soon, it is a worthy secondary pedal. I had read on the DrumGearReview site that the pedal itself was heavy, which was a definite turn off for me. But in actuality, I find it no heavier than my mid-'90s single chain DW 5000. I'm very pleased with this guy, and highly recommend anyone on the fence about it to get one while you still can. At $80 shipped, it is a no-brainer.