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Old 07-13-2018, 09:11 PM
Pedal_Pusher Pedal_Pusher is offline
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Default Re: 1920's Ludwig Pedal?

Mr. Toast, You are quite welcome for the pictures. I think double drumming by one person with the snare and bass drums close to each other, and using separate players for snare and bass drum was the main technique before the first bass drum pedals. The first bass drum pedal I have found is by Englishman Cornelius Ward for the Richardson Rock Band (the very first "rock" band, sorry I couldn't resist) in the 1840's. Mr. Ward also gave us drummers the 1837 patent on rod tension drums. I am trying to get some better pictures and copies of the British patents, and there are some photos in the wonderful book "Percussion Instruments and Their History" by James Blades. My file attachment failed so I will have to do that some other time. Joe
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