Vector D1 Double Pedal
Vector D1 Chain Double Bass Drum Pedal (VECD1)
by Percussion Kinetics
"It took me 47 years to find the right pedal. This is the right pedal ! "
Poogie Bell - Marcus Miller Band, Erykah Badu, Victor Baily, Al jarreau, David Bowie...
"The vector is just it! It has the best action of any pedal i have ever played. It is effortless but with a fantastic impact, and the ergonomic adjustments make a HUGE difference! It is almost like the bass drum is playing itself!"
"A strong, smooth option for double-kick players looking to make foot positioning more ergonomic"
- Spherical Bearing chain alignment. (US. Patent 8,063,293)
- Zero slap-back, ball bearing universal joints (linkage)
- Movable cam for optimised adjustment range
- Adjustable foot board & cam position (minimizes the ankle joint angle)
- Adjustable hoop clamp position
- Needle bearing hinge for low friction and durability
- Ball bearing spring hanger for low friction and smooth operation
- Micro polished stainless steel base plate
- Includes Carrying cases
So why the Vector D1 Chain Double Bass Drum Pedal ?
Many people aren't aware that universal joints do not transmit motion in a linear fashion! That is: If the joints are angled, and one end is turning evenly, the output of the other joint will accelerate and decelerate! By angling the foot board on the slave unit, (which is adjustable) instead of angling the pedal, this discrepancy is minimized.
By having an adjustable clamp(*) the beaters on the master can be adjusted so that they are symmetrical to the bass drum head. IE unlike conventional pedals, where one beater is centered, while the second beater is off center.
The clamp allows the pedal to be centered on the hoop, which allows the pedal to be adjustable approximately 4 inches horizontally.
The linkage has zero slap-back, being equipped with ball bearing universal joints.
The axles are machined out of stainless steel and not aluminium.
A little extra info on the benefits of the Vector series
Conventional pedals extend in a 90 degree angle from the bass drum, forcing the drummer (in this case a right-handed player) to be turned counter-clockwise, away from the instruments on the right, making these difficult to reach. To counteract this, many drummers play with the foot across the pedal, and thus working against its geometry, while others contort their leg into an unnatural position. Playing in this manner may, over time, lead to painful physical ailments such as "Jumper's knee" and other back, shoulder , and leg problems. The Vector was designed to, once and for all, solve all these problems.
The Vector employs a patented, ortho-kinetic system which allows the drummer to properly align the foot-board with the foot, to his/her individual liking, as well as offset the pedal in relation to the bass drum's center-line, while still maintaining a desired mallet impact point, thereby allowing the whole kit to be set up optimally, greatly improving comfort and performance. The Vector's holistic approach, harmonises the upper and lower body to a degree which is simply not possible with conventionally designed pedals.