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Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal  

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The Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal has hollow, stainless steel drive shafts, which offer the utmost in strength without adding unwanted drag or ...Read More

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Designed to be one of the smoothest double bass pedals ever made.

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.

FEATURES
  • Stainless steel drive shafts
  • Footprint is more compact than other bass drum pedals
  • Footboard design provides the feel of a longer board without the additional weight and mass
  • Footboard angles and beater angles are independently adjustable
  • Reversible beater heads come with interchangeable 0.35 oz. and 0.75 oz. inserts, letting you choose your desired degree of centrifugal force
Equipped with interchangeable cams to suit your individual style:
  • Glide cam offers an equal amount of inertia from the beginning to the end of the stroke
  • Pursuit cam provides increased power and maximum impact
  • Talon bass drum hoop clamp features locking claws that move independently from the pedal frame

The Falcon is a smooth operator. Order today.

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MapexFalcon Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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Thinking of Axis, Dw, Trick, Speed Cobras?

My main motivation for buying these is the strap, chain, or direct-drive options. I tried the straps, actually feel very nice, currently using the chains, and placed my order online for the...Read complete review

My main motivation for buying these is the strap, chain, or direct-drive options. I tried the straps, actually feel very nice, currently using the chains, and placed my order online for the direct-drive links, so now I'll have that option too. To me, I like the fact that I'm not stuck with a chain or direct drive pedal. If my legs hit a plateau, I can change up the muscle memory and go to straps, chains, or DD links and spice things up. Axis and Trick are good pedals (still might buy a Dominator single pedal), but Falcons are AMAZING middle-men between traditional chain short boards and super light aluminum direct-drive pedals. Falcons are far lighter than DW pedals, yet not as "wild" feeling as an Axis longboard. And if you're considering Speed Cobras, Falcons hit JUST as hard at higher speeds since the black cam is very similar to the SC cam. From my personal experience,16th notes at anything greater than 180bpm with my DW's sounded very wimpy so my legs had to work harder to keep the dynamics consistant, but with the Falcons the impact is far greater with less effort from your upper legs/hips. Overall, its a great pedal. Not as popular as the DW9000, Tama IC/SP, or Axis, but I highly recommend you at least try them out at your local music store before buying any other brand.
The features on this pedal are limitless, although do take some time to adjust. I like my pedal board to be fairly low to the ground but still have a fair amount of room between the beaters and drum head. Falcons allow you to adjust the board and beaters independantly (like Tricks do), BUT I have to admit there it's a little tricky to get both the left and right pedal boards even based on the fact that the cam on the slave isn't visually consistant with the cam on the master pedal. Not a huge deal, but if you own this pedal I'm sure you can relate with having to "eyeball" the level between the two. Other than that though, I do like all the other adjustments, especially the spring assembly (far better feeling that stock DW spring assemblies). The beaters are very nice too, I actually like them better than my Iron Cobra beaters.
I was a DW guy prior to buying this pedal, so I'm used to a very heavy/solid pedal. I was a little worried about the quality of the Facons since the shaft if hollow. After playing them though, the pedal is very well constructed yet WAY lighter than my DW5000s. Visually very nice but they feel very reliable (although I am not a touring drumming, so I can't say they are "road-worthy", seems like they will hold up though).
Very good value actually. Money really wasn't an issue for me, so I was considering Axis and Trick pedals also. Falcons are actually "cheap" in price, but without a doubt rival the more popular pedals brands out there (for way less money, I used the extra cash to buy Electri6ity, also highly recommended).

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mapex falcon

When i bought this pedal i did not have it a year and had to send it to mapex because of design flaw i would buy another falcon pedal because to me it waste of...Read complete review

When i bought this pedal i did not have it a year and had to send it to mapex because of design flaw i would buy another falcon pedal because to me it waste of money

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5.0

Best pedal I have ever used.

By Conrad

from San Antonio, Tx

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    This pedal is hands down the best thing I have ever invested in, towards my drumset. It's easy to handle, very responsive, and durable. I have used DW 5500, Iron Cobras, and Axis longboards. This one tops them all. BUY IT. It's worth every penny you spend on it.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thinking of Axis, Dw, Trick, Speed Cobras?

    By Michael Porter

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    My main motivation for buying these is the strap, chain, or direct-drive options. I tried the straps, actually feel very nice, currently using the chains, and placed my order online for the direct-drive links, so now I'll have that option too. To me, I like the fact that I'm not stuck with a chain or direct drive pedal. If my legs hit a plateau, I can change up the muscle memory and go to straps, chains, or DD links and spice things up. Axis and Trick are good pedals (still might buy a Dominator single pedal), but Falcons are AMAZING middle-men between traditional chain short boards and super light aluminum direct-drive pedals. Falcons are far lighter than DW pedals, yet not as "wild" feeling as an Axis longboard. And if you're considering Speed Cobras, Falcons hit JUST as hard at higher speeds since the black cam is very similar to the SC cam. From my personal experience,16th notes at anything greater than 180bpm with my DW's sounded very wimpy so my legs had to work harder to keep the dynamics consistant, but with the Falcons the impact is far greater with less effort from your upper legs/hips. Overall, its a great pedal. Not as popular as the DW9000, Tama IC/SP, or Axis, but I highly recommend you at least try them out at your local music store before buying any other brand.
    The features on this pedal are limitless, although do take some time to adjust. I like my pedal board to be fairly low to the ground but still have a fair amount of room between the beaters and drum head. Falcons allow you to adjust the board and beaters independantly (like Tricks do), BUT I have to admit there it's a little tricky to get both the left and right pedal boards even based on the fact that the cam on the slave isn't visually consistant with the cam on the master pedal. Not a huge deal, but if you own this pedal I'm sure you can relate with having to "eyeball" the level between the two. Other than that though, I do like all the other adjustments, especially the spring assembly (far better feeling that stock DW spring assemblies). The beaters are very nice too, I actually like them better than my Iron Cobra beaters.
    I was a DW guy prior to buying this pedal, so I'm used to a very heavy/solid pedal. I was a little worried about the quality of the Facons since the shaft if hollow. After playing them though, the pedal is very well constructed yet WAY lighter than my DW5000s. Visually very nice but they feel very reliable (although I am not a touring drumming, so I can't say they are "road-worthy", seems like they will hold up though).
    Very good value actually. Money really wasn't an issue for me, so I was considering Axis and Trick pedals also. Falcons are actually "cheap" in price, but without a doubt rival the more popular pedals brands out there (for way less money, I used the extra cash to buy Electri6ity, also highly recommended).

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mapex Falcon Dbl Pedal

    By BRANNON BREM

    from Corpus Christi,TX

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    This is a Great Pedal !! I've played & owned some great DW 9000&5000 pedals , Pearl Demon Drive Pedal , Yamaha direct drive pedal,etc all nice pedals... But this thing is like silk ..Simple adjustments ..slave pedal just as responsive as main..great build quality and for the $, hands down the best of the bunch!!!

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    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's great!

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    I used this product at my local music store and it was incredible with just the default settings.
    It played smooth and fast and I'm sure it's at least 3/4 quality of the DW 9000 or Cobra(haven't played either pedal). The price is amazingly small considering how well the pedal worked. One thing I really like is that the falcon is the only pedal I've seen SO FAR that has a long-board and a heel-plate.
    I will not rate the features because I was not able to adjust anything.
    Seems solid. The slave pedal can swing 4-6 times before stopping.
    Great price for a great pedal.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Right in line with any dw 5000, iron cobra, or pearl eliminator

    By Zildjian52886

    from Rochester, NY

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    If it was easier to adjust the footboard independently of the beater I would give a 9 or 10
    I heavily weighed many other decisions before buying this pedal. I ended up buying the pedal for many reasons. I already own one of the original rolling glide iron cobras from the 90's so I wanted to give another brand a try (it is worthy to note that my second-hand iron cobras lasted me10 years). This is what I found when shopping:

    DW 5000s:
    small footboard
    loose connection joints

    Pearl eliminators:
    Nice, but I didn't like the rubber dots
    wasn't crazy about the adjustment options

    Iron cobras:
    Iron cobras really are great, only downside is their weight.
    *the iron cobras biggest advantage is that it has the easiest, most precise way of changing footboard height and/or beater distance.

    Mapex Falcon:
    Only downside is that you have to loosen a nut on the cam to independently adjust the footboard.
    The pedal could be too smooth for some people, similar to a dw 9000.
    One major advantage is you can buy a driect drive kit for this pedal
    These pedals seem pretty rock solid to me. I've had them for 3 months now.
    I got the last floor model for really cheap.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Disapointed

    By bjoinb

    from Louisville, KY

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    Only had the pedal about 4-5 months and the springs just broke again for the 3rd time. I'm not exchanging it for a new one or getting it repaired. I'm getting my money back. Yes its smooth, and yes its fast and comfortable, but its not durable at all. I almost think that when Mapex was making these, they didn't keep metal drummers in mind, they just thought "oh these would make great smooth JAZZ pedals or something." but idk. i suggest you not get these until mapex gets their act together with them. Man, just when i thought i had the ones.

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    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    mapex falcon

    By hihat diddy

    from orangeburg county, south carolina, usa

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    When i bought this pedal i did not have it a year and had to send it to mapex because of design flaw i would buy another falcon pedal because to me it waste of money

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    barefoot drummer

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    i had done alot of research on pedals befor i chose one and the mapex falco and the tama iron cobra . i had heard pros and cons on both but i decided on the cobra. ii really liked it but then i though i should try the falcon to b sure i got the best deal since price is the same.i got the falcon three days ago and i did notice it was a bit smoother and quicker.it also has a slightly longer footboard which was one reason i wanted to try the falcon as i have a size 14 foot and heel toe is a bit harder on a shorter footboard. thi falcon is easier to do continuos roll for longer periods of time with less fatigue.the exta cams and beater weights r nice too. i guess the only thing i dont like is the smoothness of the pedal footboard as i play barefoot my feet slide around when they get a little sweaty andcn b harder to control.with the cobras they have good deep imprints .so in all if u play with shoes u will love this pedal.if u play barefoot or w socks this could be an issue for you.but i like the pedal alot so im keeping it over the cobra mainly cuz of footboard lenghth but smoothness also.i will keep playing barefoot and will have this pedal for years to come.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Pedal Out There

    By isupplythebeat

    from Greenville, SC

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    This is by far the fastest and smoothest pedal I have ever played. Everything can be adjusted in a matter of seconds, which is especially great for my bandmates. It comes with a very nice travel case along with another set of cams and the strap drive option. It also comes with velcro plates that can be added on to the bottom of the pedals for additional security.I would not recommend anything other than the Mapex Falcon. The only downside is the price. I'm sure the travel case, cams, and straps are included in the price, but it's still a lot of money for a pedal. That being said, this is money that will never have to be spent again as this is the only pedal that you will probably ever need...at least that's the case for me.Buy this pedal. I promise you won't regret it!

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    4.0

    Ehhh...

    By AlexMyers

    from Texas

    Comments about Mapex Falcon Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    After only 6 months of using this, both springs broke and the bar that connects both pedals. I am very disappointed, im not even a "metal" drummer. If you play hard, i suggest going with other pedals.

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