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Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal

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The Axis X-L2 Longboard Double Pedal extends the usable footboard area by 2". This design greatly increases leverage, power and speed by allowing the...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-06-2018

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Zero backlash and awesome leverage.

The Axis X-L2 Longboard Double Pedal extends the usable footboard area by 2". This design greatly increases leverage, power and speed by allowing the entire leg (calf and knee) to be powerfully expressed with the use of heel-toe strokes. It is fabricated from aircraft-grade aluminum and steel, handcrafted to the highest level of quality.

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  • Extends the usable footboard area by 2"
  • Fabricated from aircraft grade aluminum and steel
  • Handcrafted to the highest level of quality.

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AxisLongboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 49 reviews)

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  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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Best Part of My New Set

I just bought the new Mapex Raven Set, AAX hats, 6 crashes, 2 rides, a China....and these. They are by far the best part of my set. I got...Read complete review

I just bought the new Mapex Raven Set, AAX hats, 6 crashes, 2 rides, a China....and these. They are by far the best part of my set. I got these pedals as well as the Mapex Raptors to try both. I am used to Pearls' "heavy" Powershifter series. The Mapex are much like the Pearls in the sense they are heavy and pack a lot of punch. So I anchored the Axis down and had a go. Hated them, but I said to myself, there is absolutely NO way they charge this much for pedals that are terrible. I adjusted the springs as tight as they could go, spent a few hours on them...and I will never go to another pedal as long as Axis keeps their products like this. It is a breeze to do any double pedal combos including a roll for 5 minutes straight...I love these things and as far as build quality...I would let you throw them off an overpass...and im pretty sure it wouldn't break much. I have no complaints...the only possible thing that could be included would be a set of heavier springs, for nearly Six hundred bills, a set of springs wouldn't be too much to ask...great product Axis. Keep up the innovation.

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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!!!!

Be careful if your shopping for a pedal, don't just order these based on what other people say they have a verrrryyyy different feel much much much different than iron cobras or pearl eliminators....Read complete review

Be careful if your shopping for a pedal, don't just order these based on what other people say they have a verrrryyyy different feel much much much different than iron cobras or pearl eliminators. I'm sure they are good pedals for people who like that direct drive feel but they aren't for everyoneIf you use the heel-toe technique for double kicking its difficult to use. So be for-warned, solid pedals but not for everyone.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Part of My New Set

By SM

from Frederick, Maryland

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Pros

  • Indestructible
  • Lightweight
  • Punch
  • Quick

Cons

  • Not Easily Adjustable

Best Uses

  • Anything Especially Fast
  • Metal
  • Rock

Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

I just bought the new Mapex Raven Set, AAX hats, 6 crashes, 2 rides, a China....and these. They are by far the best part of my set. I got these pedals as well as the Mapex Raptors to try both. I am used to Pearls' "heavy" Powershifter series. The Mapex are much like the Pearls in the sense they are heavy and pack a lot of punch. So I anchored the Axis down and had a go. Hated them, but I said to myself, there is absolutely NO way they charge this much for pedals that are terrible. I adjusted the springs as tight as they could go, spent a few hours on them...and I will never go to another pedal as long as Axis keeps their products like this. It is a breeze to do any double pedal combos including a roll for 5 minutes straight...I love these things and as far as build quality...I would let you throw them off an overpass...and im pretty sure it wouldn't break much. I have no complaints...the only possible thing that could be included would be a set of heavier springs, for nearly Six hundred bills, a set of springs wouldn't be too much to ask...great product Axis. Keep up the innovation.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Axis X-L2 Longboard Double Pedal

By Zak Rhodes

from United States

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Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

I absolutely love my new Axis X-L2 Longboard double pedal! Currently being used as "two individual single pedals" on a double bass midi kit and/also as a double pedal configuration on single bass acoustical drumkits.

I now own "four sets" of "new" top-notch double pedals:
*Pearl Eliminator II
*Tama Iron Cobra (All Chrome Limited Edition Collectors Series, not many of these made)
*Pearl Demon Drives
*Axis X-L2 Longboards

.....The Axis X-L2 Longboards straight-up out performs them all with quiet smoothness, speed, agility, adjustment access, & very light-weight comfortable feel for any style of play. I don't use the Axis beaters that came with them. I often use round wood beaters too. Even with Beater Patches on kick heads, the Axis beaters tend to cause an impressionable "DENT" type place in the heads. I use the Tama Dual-Sided Bass Drum Beaters with beater rod weights (the Nylon side for thicker punch sound in recordings & LOUD musical environments, ..or the felt side for soft warmer needs. From now on, my kick sound will be incorporated with midi technology & ddrum trigger system). These Tama Beaters give just a little more weight to the kick drum chop feel I prefer that works fine for me. I can fly & soar smoothly on these pedals without any unwanted interferences of wobbly offset extension slave rod warping feel ruining the momentum of incredibly fast action. Sometimes extra slaving parts are comparative factors as to why things don't work right or feel good trying to make it happen. I definately prefer playing double bass on two individual surfaces with two individual pedals as opposed to only two in one surface set-up via slave extension parts.... "If you're going to play double bass, why not just play on a double bass drum set-up" and ride the true ride!? I know many factors are involved with that reason why we use double bass pedal rigs for single bass..

The Axis X-L2 Longboards, either as individual pedals or as a double slave type pedal set-up are Fantastic!!! "Get Them Now!" via Musician's Friend.

My other double pedals are great in their own ways too & the purposes they serve, but the action to make it all happen best is with the Axis X-L2 Longboards! (period)

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mind Blasting

By Mueller1337

from Ontario

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Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

I recently got these pedals for my birthday after seeing that Shannon Lucas uses them. All I have to say is wow. I had never had true double bass pedals and my only real experience with double bass is a pair of demon Drivers that happened to be owned by another drummer i was playing with at a show. After comparing the two now all I can say is if your going to clean hits and ludicrous speeds this one is for you, the Demon Drivers might look nice but unless your really heavy footed your not going to get good results. 5* for speed, 5* for sheer awesomeness...

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pedals!!!

By SonOfNorthernDarkness666

from Erie, PA

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Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

Great pedals!!! I highly recomend these to anyone who plays consistant doublebass 200 bpm and over. My only minor complaint with these is that it is very difficult to do heel toe with these unless you move the beaters about 7 or 8" away from the bass drum head. However, these pedals are so smooth that i learned how to do heels up at around 230 bpm on my first day using them. If you are looking to dramatically improve your speed and endurance with double bass then these are a must!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good ol' Axis

By Chris M

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      Switched over to Axis pedals from Speed Cobras. I think now I understand why all the death metal guys use the longboard pedals; it takes way less energy to play double bass at 200 BPM or above. I have been playing on them two weeks now and while for me I can't hit as hard with them, the hits are more consistent especially with my left foot which is weaker than my right. My only complaint is that it SEEMS to me harder to do double strokes but that could just be my current settings on the pedal.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The fastest, lightest most diverse pedal ever built!

      By Alex Yusko-leblanc

      from Dover, NH

      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      If you want a pedal that will dominate any other pedal out there these are for you. These pedals give you an advantage that no other pedal will. The direct drive linkage and drive shaft alone make these pedals better than any other but the sturdy construction and light (but powerful) playability blow all other pedals out of the water. Having played for 15 years I have had the chance to use MANY different pedals and there's no question which is the top of the line. If you have a brain in your head you will buy these amazing pedals and start shredding.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By BiGG Perm

      from San Diego, CA

      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      When I got these pedals, I was super excited because I had heard how fast and smooth these were. They are just that, wicked fast and super smooth. However, they have a few quality issues. Mainly the fact that, for being such an expensive pedal, nothing will stay tightened for more than 10 minutes unless you crank on the screws. The problem there is that, the screws require allen wrenches. It's really hard to crank on an allen wrench with out bending, snapping or breaking it or stripping the head. I replaced all of the screws with more durable ones with traditional philip's heads and these pedals are now works of art. I say, buy these but, make sure you're prepared to upgrade parts ASAP.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Axis x-l2

      By SabianDrummer161

      from Johnstown, PA

      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      Well, simply put this might be one of the best pedal s that i have ever used. there easy,fast,and they have great attack. The price tag is VERY big but still if your looking for a pedal that you want to keep for a long time you get what you pay for. This is coming from a person who came off of using a PDP 402 double pedal, it was hard getting used to the ease you get when you use it compared to my others but still there worth the time you put in. you might hate them for a bit......but there very well worth it!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pedals from Heaven!!!

      By Vincent Michaels

      from Freeland Pa

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      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      I ordered these pedals after i saw some of my favorite drummers (George Kollias, Nick Barker)using them. They are absolutely amazing. Never have i played on a pedal that was so fast and accurate. They are almost too fast! I have played Iron Cobra pedals for years. Switching over threw me off a little, but once i got the hang of these pedals, i was flying on them! The cool thing is, they can be hooked directly with the ekit triggers from axis! Get these pedals!!!

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      X-L2 Longboard Double Pedal

      By Grandmother

      from London UK (grandson in Dubai UAE)

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      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      I cannot really review the pedals as they were a present for my grandson but I can tell you he is absolutely thrilled with them.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      X-L2 longboards

      By Maria Bonner

      from AZ

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      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      These pedals are absolutley incredible, these are by far the fastest and the smoothest pedals i have ever used! The price might be a bit too much but these bad boys are worth every penny!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Axis X-L2 Longboard Double Pedal

      By Papps-7VSuS

      from Bayonne, NJ

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      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      This is a great pedal. I heard about it afer I saw Lamb of God's drummer use it. I tried this pedal at the store and I was very impressed. It allows all the smooth movement of your standard pedal. However, what is expecially nice about this pedal it the long board feature which allows the drummer to pedal at the base (where normal pedals have a heel plate) and add in heel-toe techniques (very good for 32nd notes).

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      New and improved! Awesome pedals!

      By Steve-FiRQw

      from NJ

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      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      For all the people saying that they're a pain because of all of the allen keys: (which they still come with BTW) almost all of the areas which you used to fiddle with keys for have been replaced with drum key bits! Woohoo! Awesome pedal, rock solid, made in the U.S.A., slick aluminum construction, nicely packaged.Kinda wish I went with the AL-2, but hey, the XL-2 is just as great, but without the variable drive lever and the sonic hammers. I prefer the normal beaters anyway. and the price difference persuaded me a bit too.Don't hesitate to buy! awesome pedals!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply the best

      By flomounier22

      from Washington, DC

      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      This slave Axis pedal doesn't have the slop or backlash of your regular double bass pedal. Long footboard makes it perfect for a heel-toe technique.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      axis

      By dylans777

      from Traverse City, MI

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      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      wow. the first time i used these pedals i was amazed. i currently do not own a double bass pedal(all mine quit on me) and i play shows very often. i share shows with many bands whos drummers use this pedal and i use it every show. i am so pleased with what this pedal can do everytime i use it. buy this pedal. its a must have.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the best pedals out there...

      By David-is4bc

      from Rochester, MN

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      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      I got these a little over a year ago and I'm very impressed. The reaction time and sensitivity is really what's incredible. I ordered these because I noticed that Chris Adler used them (though he switched to DW). They are incredible. There's no sacrifice in power, either. My telescoping arm broke recently and I've been left with my old DW 7002 PT. The DW is soooo much slower and much less powerful. If you're serious about drums, get this pedal, or at least any kind of direct drive pedal. Totally worth it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply the Best

      By Twitch-rTTjo

      from Wisconsin

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      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      I used to own the generic version of the Iron Cobra by Tama. This handicapped my drumming in so many ways. Speed was definitely a must have in my music, and my current pedal didn't offer what I required. About three weeks ago, I tried (borrowed from a friend) his Axis Longboard Double pedal for a few days. I must say that it was hard to give it back! My speed has increased so much that I can play Nile songs while using this pedal. (well, at least the double bass part) I practiced for a while and am almost as fast as George Kollias, the new Nile drummer. I find this hard to believe myselft, but it's true. This pedal is designed for us extreme metal drummers. It may cost a lot, but it's worth every penny. I have already started saving up for one.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      AMAZING FOR SPEED, BUT NOT MUCH ELSE

      By Loofa

      from Miami Beach

      Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      I have just recently gotten used to playing with these and they're absolutely great for speed. They are light and clean. Although you may have to get used to playing them, it's worth it if you play fast music (such as metal). My only real complaint is that there is not too much resistance, and personally speaking, I like a bit of weight when going for the kick.

       
      5.0

      Buy it if you have the money.

      By weekendnoisemaker

      from New York

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Smooth as butter
      • Solid build

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any use really

        Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        Simply the best pedal I have ever used- I have owned a few pedals over the years and borrowed or otherwise used many. Worth every penny. Make sure you pay attention to the assembly instructions and follow them exactly, or you'll have problems when you get to playing.

         
        4.0

        Fast, Accurate, but an acquired taste.

        By Raum329

        from Athens, Ohio

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        Pros

        • Adjusability
        • Adjustability
        • Light
        • Pedal Boards
        • Smooth
        • Speed

        Cons

        • Beaters Are Junk
        • Flimsy Driveshaft

        Best Uses

        • Extreme Metal
        • Recording
        • Triggered Drum Kits

        Comments about Axis Longboard X Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        I have owned this pedal for five years. The first year, the driveshaft broke. The replacement was, however, much sturdier and has lasted up until now with NO problems
        Action is super smooth, but kind of funky to get used to at first, especially when switching from a chain or strap.
        If you want speed AND power, you will have to invest in some heavier beaters. The stock beaters are very light. The long pedal boards are nice. Your feet can go wider when swiveling, adding more power.
        Pedal is very adjustable as well. You'll have no problem finding something you like.
        It fits best in mic'ed or triggered settings.
        Lastly, it sits a bit off center on most drums, which means it's not hitting the very center of the drum. Something to keep in mind.
        Overall, I would recommend this ONLY to extreme metal, triggered, or hard-hitting players.

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