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    Default Flat Bass Drum Beater

    I happened to go to Guitar Center and played a kit with a DW 7000
    pedal with a flat beater. Besides the pedal itself feeling great, the flat
    beater also sounded really excellent. Anyone use a flat beater and what
    kind do you use?

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    I think you'll find that the Tama IC beater is among the most popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KickassDrummer View Post
    I think you'll find that the Tama IC beater is among the most popular.
    Agreed. I use them on all pedals. They make them in Wood, Felt and Rubber. I prefer the wood. Great feel as far as weight and nice solid hit.
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    IC beaters ftw. I use the felt version and they´re hard to top. The weight is perfect and the sound is awesome.
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    The iron cobra beaters are sweet. Nicely balanced and you get weights with them in case you want to change their feel.
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    I use Iron Cobra beaters too, I love them. I use the felt ones and want to try the wood, but I've heard stories of the wood falling of the beater, don't know if that's true however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bad Drum Lad View Post
    I use Iron Cobra beaters too, I love them. I use the felt ones and want to try the wood, but I've heard stories of the wood falling of the beater, don't know if that's true however.

    I heave heard of it falling off too. Although i have never had it happen to me. But i could see it happening.

    Tama sells just the beater heads so that when they wear or break, you don't have to buy the entire new beater complete. I keep lots of spare heads. Mainly for the felt beaters. They wear out once a year or so.
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    Iron Cobra beaters FTW!! I use those on my Pearl Powershifters and they completely transformed the feel of the pedal. Now, I do have them set about medium-low in terms of beater height adjustment, but they still do wonders, ESPECIALLY for double bass work. Plus, I get the desired sound that I'm looking for out of birch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLIPKNOT1 View Post
    I heave heard of it falling off too. Although i have never had it happen to me. But i could see it happening.

    Tama sells just the beater heads so that when they wear or break, you don't have to buy the entire new beater complete. I keep lots of spare heads. Mainly for the felt beaters. They wear out once a year or so.
    I know the beater heads are sold separately, but do you know if they are universal? Swapping a wood beater head with a felt? I would love to try the wood ones out if this is possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bad Drum Lad View Post
    I know the beater heads are sold separately, but do you know if they are universal? Swapping a wood beater head with a felt? I would love to try the wood ones out if this is possible.
    Once you own an Iron Cobra complete beater, then you can interchange heads as often as you like.
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    I use these old school Yamaha pedals with the same beaters that are similar to the ICs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis View Post
    I use these old school Yamaha pedals with the same beaters that are similar to the ICs.

    Oh wow! I'd love to own a set of those, lightly used. Not for just the nostalgia factor, but I believe that they're better than today's current Yamaha pedals IMO. Plus, they make for incredible deals on eBay.

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