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  • How old is this drum pedal?

    Would anybody venture to tell me how old this Speed King is ?
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    DTX700, eDRUMin 4+10, A2E Dixon kit, Yamaha cymbals, FSR HH
    Kit Pix http://vdrums.com/forum/album.php?albumid=613

    My new venture, HiEnd Speakers. : voglosounds.com

  • #2
    my guess is 1980-1985. Good pedal, annoying squeek.

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    • #3
      It does squeak, but it has a very nice feel under the foot. Been reading a bit more about it and its compression springs.
      DTX700, eDRUMin 4+10, A2E Dixon kit, Yamaha cymbals, FSR HH
      Kit Pix http://vdrums.com/forum/album.php?albumid=613

      My new venture, HiEnd Speakers. : voglosounds.com

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      • #4
        Looks late 60s early 70s to me mate.

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        • #5
          I still have a couple of these sitting around. It's a Ludwig SpeedKing and was one of the best and most advanced pedals of its' day. It's what I learned on! I had mine from a kit I got used somewhere around 1974 or '75 so it was obviously older than that bit I don't know by how much. The ones I have still work. The only problem I ever ran into was the metal connecting band getting bent at times.

          (oh, and that's definitely not the original beater shown in the pic. The original was all felt.)

          Hope that helps some!



          Mark
          www.RemedyRocksKC.com

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          • #6
            Those are from 66 or 67 or earlier, I have one along with the original kit

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            • #7
              Mid 60's...squeaky little buggers they were,you either love em or hate em...no in between.

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              • #8
                Nope, not original beater. Found the original in a bag next to the kit. That beater comes from a Pearl P-900 that the owner got with his HH pedal as a bundle.

                I like the Speed King, but it is squeaky. I would need to take it apart and clean/lube it.

                Any other pedal with the same feel? I googled compression spring pedals, and it returned the Trick. Not exactly within my budget for a single pedal.... That's an understatement!
                DTX700, eDRUMin 4+10, A2E Dixon kit, Yamaha cymbals, FSR HH
                Kit Pix http://vdrums.com/forum/album.php?albumid=613

                My new venture, HiEnd Speakers. : voglosounds.com

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                • #9
                  Give it a squirt of WD40. That should kill the mouse.

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                  • #10
                    It was introduced in 1937 and was discontinued in march 2014...

                    http://www.vicsdrumshop.com/11472/br...ed-king-pedal/

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                    • #11
                      One of my all time favourite pedals!! That and my Roger's Swivo!


                      http://www.nmcustomdrums.com

                      Roland TD-30KV | Roland Studio Capture Interface | NMCD Acous'tric Hybrid Conversion Kit | JH Audio In-Ear Monitors Artist | Promark Artist

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