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Old 05-13-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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A few questions regarding pedals

Hi. I'm new here. I just bought the Axis and was going to sell the Eliminator. Sadly I don't really like the Axis. Too light. I was wondering if the DW 5000 or 9000 are heavy and fast? Does the 5000 allow me to adjust the footboard and beater angle seperately? I play from jazz to melodic death metal. Also, have you guys heard of VRUK? What do you think? Thank you for your time.
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:52 PM   #2
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Hi. I'm new here. I just bought the Axis and was going to sell the Eliminator. Sadly I don't really like the Axis. Too light. I was wondering if the DW 5000 or 9000 are heavy and fast? Does the 5000 allow me to adjust the footboard and beater angle seperately? I play from jazz to melodic death metal. Also, have you guys heard of VRUK? What do you think? Thank you for your time.


Hmm. Which Axis do you have and are they Twins?

Let me suggest that you not buy pedals that you
have not tried. They really are all different animals.

What is it about the Eliminator that you don't like?

As for the VRUK's, I have two of them. Check out
the video in my thread on the Axis-A. Do a Search
and you will find it.

Let's talk about all of this.
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Old 05-13-2004, 02:43 PM   #3
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Maybe it's me. For one I try to move the beater closer to the head and the pedal lowers. I would like to be able to do this seperately. I heard the Axis was the best for speed. I have the A-2 Longboard double pedal.

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Old 05-13-2004, 05:55 PM   #4
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On the Axis, we can change the height and distance
in a way that might be more to your liking but you don't
seem to like the direct-drive action.

Do you have an Axis-A or Axis-X pedal? If they are A's
and you do not like them, even after we work on them,
let's talk about me taking them off your hands. I like
them but they have to be the A's.

Now, as for the Eliminator, the strap or chain has a hex
that can be loosened and then the strap or chain can be
pulled up to get the board higher BUT remember that they
are interconnected - these two parts of the pedal and so
you are going to see the footboard height change, when
the beater gets closer to the head. You need to work
with this more and get to a place, where it is working
for you. We might still be able to salvage your situation.
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:06 PM   #5
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I have the Axis-A. I have heard so much about it being amazingly fast. I play faster on my Pearl in a way. I worked on it tonight for a few hours. I will give it this weekend and if I'm just not comfortable I will probably return it and consider another pedal like the DW 5000 or something. Thanks again.
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Old 05-14-2004, 05:27 AM   #6
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FDTL,

I can see you a man of few words. It's hard to
tell what you have done and why. Playing 'faster'
doesn't say much about the feel of the pedal and
why it it might be working or not working for you.

Listen. I have written a GREAT DEAL about the
Axis-A pedals. Read the thread and learn about
the pedal. Work with the VDL. Understand the
concept. If you have any questions about what
I wrote about there, I'd be glad to help.

That goes for the Eliminator, DW5K and Iron Cobra,
as well. I have or have had them all.
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Old 05-14-2004, 06:07 AM   #7
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@peter-i hear everyone on here is talking about Axis pedals. and form what everyone says it has really made me think about trying them out and giving them a test run! i use a different tech. "heal toe" and i need a big pedal to do this. are the axis longboards big enough to do this you think? my pedal is just giving out on me im 15 so i havnt fully grown lol and i wear a sice 10 shoe. also what axis should i look into to benfit for heal toe? not to long ago i was at my local drum store and they had this DW pedal there im not sure what seires but it the the back of the pedal was rasied maybe half a inch? do you know anything about that pedal?

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Old 05-14-2004, 08:41 AM   #8
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Stapper,

You should check out the VRUK video in my thread
on the Axis-A Longboard, which you should try.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 05-14-2004, 11:20 AM   #9
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@peter... those look striaght up sick! haha but i saw in the next post under it you siad the are not for sell anymore . but if i cant buy thos or whatever i was coming up with some concepts of mine that revolve around that idea.
Thanks alot peter!

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Old 05-14-2004, 01:07 PM   #10
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The VRUK is wild!

There is a lot of physics behind the thing and
what Tim (Drumcanman) can do with it is just
mind-boggling! I have to write him about his
video, which he was supposed to come out
with. I'll let you know what he says.
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Old 05-14-2004, 01:22 PM   #11
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this will work with any pedal right?
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That is correct, Stapper.
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:02 PM   #13
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Yeah, I am interested in that video as well. I was working on the Axis today. Still trying to get the right adjustment. I am also going to try moving my seat up a little.
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:26 PM   #14
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Yeah, I am interested in that video as well. I was working on the Axis today. Still trying to get the right adjustment. I am also going to try moving my seat up a little.


You really want to get into the VDL, FDTL. This
is what the cams mimmick. I get a world of action,
when I fool with this.

I set up mine tonight, again and I found it a lot
easier to play. They are great pedals, in my opin-
ion. Of course, that's me. make sure the beater
angle is right. If you can, check out the links in
that thread as well as the photos.

Good luck.
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Old 05-15-2004, 01:46 AM   #15
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Peter,

Thanks. I will.

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