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mapex janus hihat double pedal

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#1 Frodis

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:52 AM

Is this a rare bird or what? I don't think I've ever seen any discussion on these. It would appear that it is the remnants of the Janus line from some time ago. Was this ever a thing or just a fad? Anyone owned/played one?

I give you the original incarnation of the 'transmission hi-hat':

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#2 nmdrummer85

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

I was always intrigued by the idea but I heard it wasn't well executed.....if/when mapex release a falcon/raptor hh stand I'll probably be selling the flying dragon pedal and my 700 series hh stand to pick up new foot toys

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#3 Gearhead

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:47 PM

That is a cool idea. Looking at the pics though, I notice that the main drive is a chain, while the slave has a DD and some other linkage involved as well. Those two pedals could not have felt very much alike to play.
Did I miss something??

#4 SpeedNinja

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

I've got the hi-hat side. Different foot board design and all that, but same basic stuff. I didn't know they sold a hi-hat side only when I bought it, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten it. So I kinda check for used Janus double pedals on occasion. It's a neat piece of hardware, which is why I got it. From what I remember, they had tons of reliability issues. It's also fairly heavy and doesn't fold up so nicely.

I can try to take some close-ups of some areas if you're interested.

That is a cool idea. Looking at the pics though, I notice that the main drive is a chain, while the slave has a DD and some other linkage involved as well. Those two pedals could not have felt very much alike to play.

Yes, that DD cam on the slave side looks incredibly similar to the Raptor DD cam. I'd like to find one of the old Janus double pedals and grab a couple of those cams to make it all match. (Discovered the 300 series foot board isn't a perfect match for the Raptor stuff, mentioned in my crazy retrofit thread. Looking for a cheap 500/700 series double, or Janus, now.)

#5 111111boom

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:45 PM

I had one for a short while. Great idea, and it worked fairly well for switching over to fairly long passages of dbl bass (which I don't do)., but was a bit cumbersome for quick dbl bass hits.

#6 Gearhead

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

Ah, I can see that. I have a hard enough time just getting my brain to move my left foot back and forth from pedal to pedal for quick hits! :confused:

Mike, the heel plate must pivot, yes? And those little black carriages slide up and down the T-rails?

Edited by Gearhead, 31 January 2012 - 11:32 AM.

Did I miss something??

#7 SpeedNinja

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

Yes, and yes.





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