The Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal's exclusive steel drive shaft offers the utmost in strength without adding unwanted drag or excess weight. This increases the smooth operation of the pedal and gives Falcon a sensationally smooth feel. By allowing the torque-free spring mechanism to move independently the Falcon’s stroke and recoil motions are exceptionally smooth and feel more natural to the foot.
Because the Falcon’s footprint is more compact than other bass drum pedals, it’s easy to comfortably position between the hi-hat and snare stands. The Falcon’s easy-to-reach, resistance-free Talon clamp adjustment can be tightened with one hand from a seated position, making set-up quick and easy, even in the tightest spaces.
The Falcon’s patented Talon bass drum hoop clamp features locking claws that move independently from the pedal frame. Even if the bass drum is pitched at a severe angle, the pedal remains flat to the floor and securely clamped to the drum for the utmost comfort and security.
The Falcon is equipped with interchangeable cams to suit each player’s individual style. The “Glide” cam offers an equal amount of inertia from the beginning to the end of the stroke, while the “Pursuit” cam is recommended for increased power and maximum impact. The reversible beater head comes with interchangeable 10 gram and 20 gram inserts. By choosing one of these weights (or playing without any additional weight at all) the player can choose the desired degree of centrifugal force.
The Falcon’s footplate design provides the feel of a longer board without the additional weight and mass. A lighter footplate provides greater control with less fatigue and its uniquely sculpted profile allows the players to position his foot at any angle and operate the pedal with minimal expended energy, making even the most intricate patterns seem effortless.
The footplate angle and beater angle are independently adjustable, enabling the player to fine-tune the ideal combination of playing comfort and force of stroke. The footplate and heel plate are hinged using an exclusive sealed bearing mechanism that offers zero resistance and secure operation with no lateral movement.
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