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Deaks
12-20-2011, 09:12 AM
I've seen a couple of people with small, say 12-16 inch bass drums operated by a pedal, that's used to acompany themselves playing uke. I can't seem to find such a thing anywhere online. Do people make there own or is there somewhere special I should be looking?

Pukulele Pete
12-20-2011, 09:49 AM
I have a childs drum kit that I got at a flea mkt . The only thing I could find on them was " first act " "discovery" . I needed a pedal for the bass drum and got one "childrens size"for about 15 bucks on Ebay.

diego
01-10-2012, 06:59 PM
If you use amplification there are some kick pedals like a stomp pedal.

Liam Ryan
01-11-2012, 01:03 PM
I've seen blues men using a kick pedal on a 5L (1 gallon) fuel tin

jungleturtle
01-22-2012, 04:12 PM
How about using a 16" floor tom and hooking a kick pedal to it?

itsscottwilder
01-22-2012, 04:17 PM
I've seen a couple of people with small, say 12-16 inch bass drums operated by a pedal, that's used to acompany themselves playing uke. I can't seem to find such a thing anywhere online. Do people make there own or is there somewhere special I should be looking?

I seem to recall something getting a lot of press at NAMM

http://www.footdrums.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=1&Itemid=6

Limu
01-23-2012, 10:14 AM
I seem to recall something getting a lot of press at NAMM

http://www.footdrums.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=1&Itemid=6

Ah man! Now I want one of those!

Ron
01-23-2012, 09:12 PM
I haven't got a photo but we took a cardboard cylindrical container - one of those ones with a snap ring holding the top on. We put a bit o' ply on it for a skin and screwed an old kick pedal to it. Works a treat with a satisfying hollow thunk. Fits all our leads inside for transport as well

Lalz
01-24-2012, 12:05 AM
I've seen blues men using a kick pedal on a 5L (1 gallon) fuel tin

I like this!

A local band here uses a kick pedal on an old leather suitcase.

Lalz
01-24-2012, 12:12 AM
There seems to be quite a lot of pedals on ebay if you search for "drum foot pedal" (foot pedal only returns gazillions of guitar pedals). I'm getting curious about these too now after reading this thread. Wonder which ones are the good ones and give you the best kicking for the money?

Lalz
01-24-2012, 12:21 AM
Found this: http://www.drumjunction.com/bass_drum_pedal.html

farmerboy
01-29-2012, 11:26 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomp_box I made a really cheap one of these - a small wooden box, with a cheapo microphone (condenser) inside it. Cost me 5 including wood and nails and sounds great. Use posh wood for a posher sound. Some people use piezo pickups, which are even cheaper!

OR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdQeeycQdXY&feature=related Cajons vary a lot in how bassy they are, but this pedal is on my next Christmas list now.