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Kwesi’s corner – Bass drum pedal review!

This is the Weekly news blast in video format! This week, Kwesi gives you the low down on the best single pedals you can buy for under £200. All the pedals reviewed in the video can be found on the links just below this!

Featuring:

Yamaha FP9500D single pedal
Tama HP910LS Speed Cobra single pedal
Percussion Kinetics Vector G3 single pedal

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Yamaha FP9500D single pedal

Link: https://www.drumshack.co.uk/1/yamaha-fp9500d-bass-drum-pedal-direct-drive-538

These new foot pedal models will provide simple, easy and stable setting with comfortable playability to meet all kinds of music style.

The frame of the pedal is designed to be uncluttered and ergonomic whilst giving the right amount of set up options. These include a new spring tension adjuster with a clever self lock feature, a simple angle adjuster for the Beater, Footboard adjuster and a simple hoop clamp mechanism. All the adjustments can be made using a drum key.

All the pedals come with a light but protective carrying case which has enough room to also fit the pedal accessories safely and securely.

Tama HP910LS Speed Cobra single pedal

Link: https://www.drumshack.co.uk/1/tama-hp910ls-speed-cobra-single-pedal-1970

Extreme Velocity. Serious Power.

Over the years, one of the greatest challenges facing drum pedal manufacturers has been to provide a pedal that “does it all”. Or at the very least, focuses on the most critical features that drummers absolutely demand to enhance their performance. A difficult task, by any means.

By today’s standards the two most important features desired are speed and power. With most pedals, if you adjust the playability to address speed, you can sometimes lose power. And if you focus primarily on the feeling of power, you sometimes lose the desired speed. Now, the rules have changed. TAMA has Speed Cobra that delivers not only pure raw aggression and power, but lightening fast speed!

Percussion Kinetics Vector G3 single pedal

Link: https://www.drumshack.co.uk/1/percussion-kinetics-vector-g3-single-pedal-7983

Conventional pedals extend from a 90 degree angle from the bass drum, forcing the drummer (in this case a right handed player), to be turned counter-clockwise, away from the instruments on the right, making these difficult to reach.

To counteract this, many drummers play with the foot across the pedal, and thus working against its geometry, while others contort their leg into an unnatural position. Over time, playing in this manner could lead to painful physical ailments such as “jumpers knee” and other back, shoulder , and leg problems. The Vector was designed to, once and for all, solve all these problems.

The Vector employs a patented, ortho-kinetic system which allows the drummer to properly align the foot-board with the foot, to his/her individual liking, as well as offset the pedal in relation to the bass drum’s centerline, while still maintaining a desired mallet impact point, thereby allowing the the whole kit to be set up optimally, greatly improving comfort and performance. The Vector’s holistic approach, harmonizes the upper and lower body to a degree which is simply not possible with conventionally designed pedals.

 

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