I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a drummer, but hell if I don’t love to smack on them when I can. I think the primal urge to beat on something is something that exists in all of us, musician or no. The fact remains, however, that double bass is hard to do. I’ve tried unsuccessfully many times, and I think a lot of what was wrong was that I just couldn’t find the right feel with the pedals I was using. Of course, it could just be that I should stick to the damn guitar.
California-based Taye Drums is banking on me finding that feel, though, and helping me to find it is maybe the most adjustable double kick pedal ever, the TMW MetalWorks. You can not only adjust the cam right on the shaft without taking it off, but move the beaters up, down, left, right, forward, or backwards. Essentially, you can move them on all 3 axes. The boards can also be slid forward or backward to change the feel of the pedal dramatically. I know some very picky drummers who will find this VERY intriguing.
I spoke with Todd Trent of Taye Drums at NAMM, and he took me through all the features of the pedal, as well as some of their new kits, and their new lineup of snares, for which they are most well known. Interestingly, they are now making a new line of concert toms due to a recent surge in demand from rock and metal drummers.
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