I had a Ghost way back when. IIRC, it had two metal links that connected the beater to the footboard. Never could get decent tension with that pedal. Too loosey goosey for me. I traded it.I'll begin my 20th year of drumming this year in November and I've only ever owned chain driven bass drum pedals... And all singles, too, come to think of it.
I'm wondering if any of you have ever made the switch from playing only chain to something else? If you have, what did you notice about your playing afterward? Did anything change? Like feel or speed?
What made you switch?
I'm puting together a practice set at my place and want to try something new when I buy the pedal.
I'd agree, but we all have different feet. Plus, the strap won't ruin your shoes like a chain. That was another thing that got me liking straps that I remembered.Sure. I never gave much thought to chasing pedals to improve my playing. Whatever the linkage is, chain, direct, whatever. I can't think of a better example of it's the player and not the gear than whatever it is that sits between the pedalboard and the rod between the bearings that holds the cam that holds the beater. If you want better feet, work with your feet, not your wallet.
I see what you're saying and appreciate the thought. I think I might get a direct drive, next.Direct drive are more sensitive, efficient, minimal wasted energy in the chain or strap flopping around, cleaner/easier to service. The power goes where you want it in the manner you want it. Clean, lubricate, and adjust to your exact needs. I've probably played most of the ones mentioned, but I have used Speed Kings since 1965. Pedals are like dogs, steaks, college teams-pick the one(s) you like, stick with them.
"Pedals are like dogS, steakS, college teamS-pick the one(S)I see what you're saying and appreciate the thought. I think I might get a direct drive, next.
However, I don't think steaks fall into that category. I would be missing out on so many good pieces of meat if I chose just one steak...
I used a Flying Dragon form the late 80’s untillit broke in the mid 2000’s. Hands down my favorite pedal. I tried another but wasn’t right and switched to Ludwig Atlas Pro pedal which is currently my favorite, I have 3.I play rock music. I used double chain pedals for 25 years. First DW5000s, then Speed Cobras. When I wanted to switch to a single pedal, I got a Yamaha Flying Dragon and I love it! The direct drive is smooth, fast and has plenty of power.
What in God's name are you trying to say? I don't understand any of that.I can't think of a better example for Indian and not arrow than what connects a pedal to the rod spinning the bearings. Has to be more beneficial to start with the toes and go up rather than down.