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Old 2005-12-16, 12:37
Eternal Darkness Eternal Darkness is offline
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Axis 4 Ever

hey every1 im new!! n i use n axis been playing everyday for a year n a half n ive come a very long way in that time! my question is on my axis i have the cam setting half way and thee springs half way. "maybe its the beaters i use the pearl quad beaters", is there a better ratio for playing.,?
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Old 2005-12-16, 15:36
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Dunno. I hate the beaters on mine, but I can't find any that I do like. The closest I've come is the hard rubber Iron Cobra ones, but they wedge up every now and then on the head. I think it's because the sweet spot is so far away from the head that they're going over centre too far.

I must be honest and say at the moment I hate the fucking things and I'm actively looking at getting something else. I know many people will shit themselves at that news, but I don't need to play at breakneck speed (190bpm at the most) and any other pedal worth its salt should do that, but hopefully not make my bass drums sound like someone's hitting them with a teaspoon.
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Old 2005-12-16, 16:10
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i used an elimator for some time also tried out an iron cobra., they not but a flem on your brothers jacket compared 2 the al2!., if i were in your shoes i wouldnt do it!
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Old 2005-12-17, 06:27
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Yeah, I know. And everybody I say it to tells me the same thing.

Thing is, I don't like the feel of them; I don't like the way they make my bass drums sound; I find them too quiet; they cost me a LOT of money that I could spend on other stuff; I don't play heel/toe or flat foot or anything.. the list of reasons I don't need them goes on and on.

The biggest problem I find is the volume, though. We don't play many gigs, and like most bands have to spend a lot of time just rehearsing. I haven't got triggers or mics, so I have to make a choice between playing so quietly I've got no idea what I sound like, or hitting thrm extra hard which obviously uses too much effort and restricts what I can do with them.

At the moment I feel like I could sell them, buy an Iron Cobra or Eliminator, and still have enough left over for the bus ride home.
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Old 2005-12-17, 07:13
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I have never had any problems with double bass volume on my Axis!
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Old 2005-12-17, 10:01
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im the same the volume is more than enough, in comparrison to the rest of my kit maybe the bands u play with are 2 loud..., wat kind of kit do u have?
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Old 2005-12-17, 18:27
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damn Jimmers, let me know if you should ever sell them, if I have cash on the moment I might buy them... I don't live too far, just across the Canal
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Old 2005-12-18, 15:13
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hey every1 im new!! n i use n axis been playing everyday for a year n a half n ive come a very long way in that time! my question is on my axis i have the cam setting half way and thee springs half way. "maybe its the beaters i use the pearl quad beaters", is there a better ratio for playing.,?

back 2 the subject can ne 1 help me out?
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Old 2005-12-19, 05:48
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Well, you just need to tinker around until you get them the way you want them. There is no magic setting, although you'll find most people prefer the springs done up somewhere between tight and all the way.

I used to use some Gibraltar beaters on mine which are pretty similar to the Pearl quad ones, but I found they made the pedal feel quite top heavy. They sounded ace, but I couldn't get over about 180bpm with them because of the effort required to physically move them.

But what is the problem you're having? You said you've come on nicely in the time you've been playing, so what's wrong?
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Old 2005-12-20, 12:04
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ah jus makeing sure im not getting used 2 a setting thats going 2 hold me back! i can do up to 200/210 bpm b4 i start getting sloppy!
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