Regarding the goalposts all four of mine are different castings. Doing so will get new drummers used to playing their drumset's bass drum without having to worry about limits to their playing because of the pedal they are using. You can fold it, put it in your pocket, if you don't have tight pants and go play. I lifted this photo from another site, so I have no idea what the holes drilled through the hoop channel mounts are for. And here are my three worn out Speed Kings that still get a little use.
Overall: The best value on zzounds right now for a high-end pedal. What more can you say, Buddy Rich and Bonzo played with one. I recently bought a 60s Ludwig Wfl Speed King in great condition, it's nice and smooth and doesn't squeak! I love the vintage look when it comes to things, and this pedal delivers on that. However, the finish is coming off after only a few hours of playing and the beater shaft has tarnished and bent. Ease of Use: Excellent ease of use. Ease of Use: breaks apart nicely, easy to set up.
It needs to be taken apart, cleaned up, and relubed and I bet it plays like new. Sound: I've been using this pedal since about 1974. Sound: This pedal delivers the same sound as other pedals can deliver. It can easily sell for double that because it is so durrable and good. Ease of Use: The pedal responds to your every move. I've had one of Jesse's mod pedals for 5 years and it's great. The older pedal is slower, owing to it's age.
If you listen to some of his solo stuff and then listen to some of Buddy Rich, I can see some things in common. I thought that I would never give up my Speed Kings. I just hope that there is a reissue of the speed king hi hat. Quality: It is a Ludwig, so you know it is the top of the line. I don't know how this problem can be solved, but I do have the phone number to Ludwig, and I will try to help them resolve this.
I do know this-we tend to latch on to what we feel most comfortable with. Manufacturer Support: Get one of these bad boys. Also, the end caps which keep the inside greased will not stay on, so I have to use a touch of epoxy to keep them on. But the round end caps keep falling off the new model, no matter what I do. Feature: I'm actually somebody now who doesn't like a lot of features that much.
My understanding is that different internal parts are used and that the hinges are replaced with different hinges that don't squeak, etc? No squeak, no spring issues, nothing. These resist a cam that is internally mounted inside the ends of the stanchions, on a well lubricated set of bearings. The original gray paint is in great shape and all parts are original to the pedal. I have the power glide version. You are right that these pedals have been around for a long time and they were the fastest thing on the market. Ease of Use: Horrible feeling,not easy to do simple bass beats on. Do the pedals play better than the originals did? You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear! I took my shoes off and played with my toes.
I also noticed on what I assume are early models 50's or 60s possibly is that there is less support beneath the two tongues that stick out and fit under the bass drum hoop. Now it looks and performs like it did when brand new and I have been playing these since the mid 70s. This is why when I came back into drumming in 1972 and again in 2007? No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. Sound: I'm more of a guitar player but have been playing drums off and on for 20 years. This drum pedal is world reknown. It was kinda messy, but I love the way a Speed King responds to every nuance of your foot.
It can't just be unpacking the internals and repacking them with grease. Quality: There are few moving parts, no external parts to adjust or break, therefore a pedal that is built and will last. Quality: The construction is decent,nice materials. Also, the clamp lip is hollow and leaves grooves in the bass drum rim. The Speed King is my favorite.
Sound: It is such a sloppy mushy feeling. Practically all of their attempts have failed, or resulted in pedals that were so prohibitively expensive that they weren't available to budget drummers unless they were willing to take out a big loan. They don't catch all the wires, and other junk in my carrying bag when I stuff it in there. It sounds great live and in the studio. I tried to repair it, but was in a hurry and bent the stanchion tubes too far, and the extension rod inside the tube wouldn't slide freely anymore, making it useless. Gualberto Vega Active drummer and teacher Sound: The sound of this pedal is like any other bass pedal. Years ago, I pulled out the compression springs and cleaned the inside of the posts, then re-lubed with lithium grease.