NAMM 2014: A Personal Tour of Axis Percussion by Derek Roddy

Axis Percussion knows how to do a demo. They don’t get some Joe Schmoe to talk about their gear. Professional drummers only. So we got a tour of the new pedals straight from Hate Eternal/Serpents Rise/studio extraordinaire skinsman Derek Roddy.

You know Axis is influential because since their rise in popularity direct drive kick pedals are popping up everywhere. The new innovation seems to be the new spring system. Take a look at that, and the new signature pedals from Derek, George Kollias, Alfred Berengena, and more.

And by the way, if you missed our footage of Derek’s performance at the Axis booth, you can watch it here.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.