The Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal has hollow, stainless steel drive shafts, which offer the utmost in strength without adding unwanted drag or excess weight. This increases the slick operation o... Read More
The Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal has hollow, stainless steel drive shafts, which offer the utmost in strength without adding unwanted drag or excess weight. This increases the slick operation of the pedals and gives the Falcon a sensationally smooth feel. By allowing the torque-free spring mechanisms to move independently, the Falcon's stroke and recoil motions are exceptionally fluid, and feel more natural to your feet.
Every feature and pedal adjustment has been engineered to make the Falcon feel as if it's an extension of your feet.
Because the Mapex Falcon's footprint is more compact than other bass drum pedals, it's easy to comfortably position between your hi-hat and snare stands. The Falcon pedal's easy-to-reach, resistance-free Talon clamp adjustment tightens with one hand from a seated position, making set up quick and easy”even in the tightest spaces.
The Mapex Falcon drum pedal'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 Mapex Falcon is equipped with interchangeable cams to suit your 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 heads comes with interchangeable 0.35 oz. and 0.75 oz. inserts. By choosing one of these weights”or playing without any additional weight at all”you can choose your desired degree of centrifugal force.
The Falcon's footboard design provides the feel of a longer board without the additional weight and mass. A lighter footboard provides greater control with less fatigue, and its uniquely sculpted profile allows you to position your feet at any angle and operate the pedals with minimal expended energy”making even the most intricate patterns seem effortless.
The footboard angles and beater angles are independently adjustable, enabling you to fine-tune the ideal combination of playing comfort and force of stroke. The footboards and heel plates are hinged using an exclusive sealed-bearing mechanism that offers zero resistance and secure operation with no lateral movement.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Displaying reviews 1-3
Just purchased this pedal for my Mapex Black Panther Collection Blaster kit and in a word...Limitless!!!Even though it comes with chain and strap drives,I also got the direct drive adapters for a few dollars more.Fully adjustable beater angle is complemented by an adjustable footboard height/angle.Top speed and a fluid response...Performance is everything!!!!
I got both this pedal and the Mapex P980A double at the same time. The plan was to try them both and keep the one I liked. This one won easily. It is extremely smooth and has a very accurate response. The infinitely adjusting cam allows for exact tension and footboard angle calibration. The beaters are also excellent - not too boomy, not too slappy. For me, the only 2 downsides of this pedal are the fairly narrow footboard, and the fact that the tension assembly doesn't have memory lock points like the P980A did. The tension on the falcon is hard to adjust by hand - especially from a seated position. I would still give this pedal an A+ for the quality within the $350-$400 price range.
These pedals are the best I've ever played. I own these, as well as Iron Cobra powerglides, DW9002s, and Pearl Eliminators. They have the perfect amount of adjustability, you can do anything you want with them and it's relatively easy to get both beaters to have the same settings. On this pedal, you have weights in your beaters that you can change out. The 10gram beater is more subtle, and the 20g gives you more attack. You have a killer tension locking system on this pedal, it's not like the others where you have to loosen it, pull it down a little to loosen it all the way. You can seriously adjust it while sitting on the throne. Master/slave differences are hardly there in this pedal as well, the oscillate both the same.