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  1. Registered User

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    IC Wood on an open, unported bass drum has a great response as well as solid tone and attack. They're light, but they pack plenty of power and they never wear down. I will say that without kevlar patches, they kill heads quickly, but I like the added bit of focus patches provide anyway.
    2009 Pearl MCX Chestnut Fade 7-piece
    1979 Pearl Fiberglass Vanilla Marine Pearl 5-piece
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  2. Registered User

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    Another vote for the classic round felt beaters.

    I've owned and tested a ton of different beaters, and nothing comes close to the feel of a big felt beater on my pedals. Punchy, without too much attack, enough weight to provide some power in the stroke, and excellent volume and tone every time.

    When I need to be louder, or would prefer even more attack, the Vater and Danmar redwood beaters are another favorite of mine, although I'd say they're quite a bit less versatile.
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    jamfelt is a way of life. it's its own culture.

  3. Pearl Masters Drummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by steadypocket View Post
    Demon Drive wood beater is the best I've ever used. Great feel, weight, and attack. Especially great in unmic'ed situations. I rarely use it however because it destroys heads and patches.

    I agree with this. My solution was the Evans AF patch. The wooden demon hasn't gone through that. You should try it

  4. Ew, is that a snake?

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    I use Ludwig Speedking felt beaters on my custom Eliminators and my Tamco. My tamborine foot pedal uses a felt IC beater without the weight for lightness. I also own some Pearl quad beaters- I have no problem with their weight or feel and would use them without question if I didn't already have so many classic felt models. The look and feel of the DW felt beaters is nice as well; a bit lighter than a classic felt beater but heavier than a Tama beater. Sadly, they're a bit pricey as I'd want to replace all 5 of my main pedal beaters for consistant feel.

  5. The Hardware Guy

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    One thing I've noticed, is there isn't a whole lot of rubber faced beaters on the market. Other than the IC rubber face beater, and the RT's I use, I don't see a whole lot of others. Which is odd as rubber makes such a good "middle of the road" beater material compared to wood or plastic and felt; it's not as harsh and unforgiving as wood or plastic, but mot as soft and dull as felt...
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  6. PDF's Only Catdog

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    The next beaters I really wanna try out are the ones on the Trick Dominators
    Quote Originally Posted by dexplosion View Post
    Soon, there will be no drummers, only a guy standing in the background clapping.

  7. Registered User

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    Round felt always.
    I play Panda Percussion and Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals with negligible talent.

    At any time let x be the number of kits I own, then x+1 is the number of kits I want.

  8. Registered User

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    I love Pearl's quad beater. I always use the plastic side where the curve goes from top to bottom. When I was using Axis I always used the sonic hammers. A lot of people hate them for some reason. I'll admit that the ball construction ins a little bit iffy but I fixed that with Pearl's red beater weights(seen below). Adds to the pedal too, since they're red. I never did try the cork or felt stickers that come with it. I fell in love with the sound of the sonic hammers against an EMAD instantly. I might buy another set to put on my eliminators. Call me crazy....

    Solo project: "Suicide Animals" - experimental death thrash industrial zombie noiz
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  9. At the Crossroads

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    Round Felt, If it aint broke dont fix it!
    If you're not Groovin in the Pocket you're just makin noise!

    Looking for a MLX 18 inch tom in liquid amber

  10. 4 on the floor!

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    i've always wanted to get a set of puresound speedball beaters. From the looks of their site they are discontinued though.
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    I use the basic Ludwig beater that came with my pedal. It's nothing special really. I'm thinking of upgrading to IC Rubber when I get new pedals.

  12. Registered Amuser

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    Now I use a Pearl Quadbeater on my Eliminator, but I want to get a Yamaha Direct Drive Flying Dragon with a Vater Vintage Bomber. I really want a Demon Drive felt to use too.
    Looking to trade some gear:
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