Janus Ergo Pedals?

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by Jonathan Khoo, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Anyone had a look at these yet? I had the chance to mess around with a
    double at my local store, and they sure do feel nice. They were priced a lot
    cheaper than the local Eliminators and Iron Cobras, and felt very smooth and
    sturdy.

    Anyone got any opinions/experience with these?

    Jon
  2. Oops... that was meant to be *Mapex* Janus Ergo Pedals in the subject line.
    :)


    "Jonathan Khoo" <jkhoo@NOSPAMiinet.net.au> wrote in message
    news:3f403fad$0$23598$5a62ac22@freenews.iinet.net.au...
    > Anyone had a look at these yet? I had the chance to mess around with a
    > double at my local store, and they sure do feel nice. They were priced a

    lot
    > cheaper than the local Eliminators and Iron Cobras, and felt very smooth

    and
    > sturdy.
    >
    > Anyone got any opinions/experience with these?
    >
    > Jon
    >
    >
  3. jonnyfun

    jonnyfun Guest

    What I wanna know is do the changeable plates actually make a differance?

    Jon

    "Jonathan Khoo" <jkhoo@NOSPAMiinet.net.au> wrote in message
    news:3f40504a$0$23602$5a62ac22@freenews.iinet.net.au...
    > Oops... that was meant to be *Mapex* Janus Ergo Pedals in the subject

    line.
    > :)
    >
    >
    > "Jonathan Khoo" <jkhoo@NOSPAMiinet.net.au> wrote in message
    > news:3f403fad$0$23598$5a62ac22@freenews.iinet.net.au...
    > > Anyone had a look at these yet? I had the chance to mess around with a
    > > double at my local store, and they sure do feel nice. They were priced a

    > lot
    > > cheaper than the local Eliminators and Iron Cobras, and felt very smooth

    > and
    > > sturdy.
    > >
    > > Anyone got any opinions/experience with these?
    > >
    > > Jon
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
  4. Jonathan Khoo <jkhoo@nospamiinet.net.au> wrote:
    > Anyone had a look at these yet? I had the chance to mess around with a
    > double at my local store, and they sure do feel nice. They were priced a lot
    > cheaper than the local Eliminators and Iron Cobras, and felt very smooth and
    > sturdy.


    > Anyone got any opinions/experience with these?


    Haven't seen them yet. But I'd love to check them out. You know
    that Janus switchable hat deal was a really goofy idea but
    the mechanism was ultra smooth and totally non-jamable. I'm
    thinking if these pedals are as well made they just might
    be the bargain.

    Benj
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  5. Dennis B.

    Dennis B. Guest

    in article bhprsn$ajg$5@tribune.oar.net, bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net at
    bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net wrote on 18-08-2003 08:31:

    > Jonathan Khoo <jkhoo@nospamiinet.net.au> wrote:
    >> Anyone had a look at these yet? I had the chance to mess around with a
    >> double at my local store, and they sure do feel nice. They were priced a lot
    >> cheaper than the local Eliminators and Iron Cobras, and felt very smooth and
    >> sturdy.

    >
    >> Anyone got any opinions/experience with these?

    >
    > Haven't seen them yet. But I'd love to check them out. You know
    > that Janus switchable hat deal was a really goofy idea but
    > the mechanism was ultra smooth and totally non-jamable. I'm
    > thinking if these pedals are as well made they just might
    > be the bargain.
    >
    > Benj



    I absolutely loved them. I didn't really like tthe feel of the bigger plates
    though. To me it felt like it made the pedals a bit over anxious. The rergo
    plates do change the entire feel of the pedal though, it makes them feel
    much lighter and the balance is shifted smewhat forward. Very smooth though,
    very well built and totally customizable. It was even possible to convert a
    right handed twin into a left handed version in about 15 minutes.


    grtz!

    Dennis
  6. TJ Hertz

    TJ Hertz Guest

    bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net wrote:
    > Jonathan Khoo <jkhoo@nospamiinet.net.au> wrote:
    >> Anyone had a look at these yet? I had the chance to mess around with
    >> a double at my local store, and they sure do feel nice. They were
    >> priced a lot cheaper than the local Eliminators and Iron Cobras, and
    >> felt very smooth and sturdy.

    >
    >> Anyone got any opinions/experience with these?

    >
    > Haven't seen them yet. But I'd love to check them out. You know
    > that Janus switchable hat deal was a really goofy idea but
    > the mechanism was ultra smooth and totally non-jamable. I'm
    > thinking if these pedals are as well made they just might
    > be the bargain.
    >
    > Benj


    I couldn't disagree more, though I only played it for about a minute in the
    shop. The hats were ok, the slave pedal was sluggish as hell IMHO. The
    switching mechanism worked fine though.

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  7. TJ Hertz <tjhertz@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net wrote:
    >> Haven't seen them yet. But I'd love to check them out. You know
    >> that Janus switchable hat deal was a really goofy idea but
    >> the mechanism was ultra smooth and totally non-jamable. I'm
    >> thinking if these pedals are as well made they just might
    >> be the bargain.


    > I couldn't disagree more, though I only played it for about a minute in the
    > shop. The hats were ok, the slave pedal was sluggish as hell IMHO. The
    > switching mechanism worked fine though.



    How can you not "disagree more" and then say exactly what I said?

    Benj
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  8. TJ Hertz

    TJ Hertz Guest

    bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net wrote:
    > TJ Hertz <tjhertz@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net wrote:
    >>> Haven't seen them yet. But I'd love to check them out. You know
    >>> that Janus switchable hat deal was a really goofy idea but
    >>> the mechanism was ultra smooth and totally non-jamable. I'm
    >>> thinking if these pedals are as well made they just might
    >>> be the bargain.

    >
    >> I couldn't disagree more, though I only played it for about a minute
    >> in the shop. The hats were ok, the slave pedal was sluggish as hell
    >> IMHO. The switching mechanism worked fine though.

    >
    >
    > How can you not "disagree more" and then say exactly what I said?
    >
    > Benj


    I'm missing something here... aren't you trying to say that the Janus was a
    bad idea but it worked really well? I'm saying the whole thing was pretty
    shite aside from the left-right switch, which worked pretty well.

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  9. -MIKE-

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    >>>> Haven't seen them yet. But I'd love to check them out. You know
    >>>> that Janus switchable hat deal was a really goofy idea but
    >>>> the mechanism was ultra smooth and totally non-jamable. I'm
    >>>> thinking if these pedals are as well made they just might
    >>>> be the bargain.

    >>
    >>> I couldn't disagree more, though I only played it for about a minute
    >>> in the shop. The hats were ok, the slave pedal was sluggish as hell
    >>> IMHO. The switching mechanism worked fine though.

    >>
    >>
    >> How can you not "disagree more" and then say exactly what I said?
    >>
    >> Benj

    >
    > I'm missing something here... aren't you trying to say that the Janus was
    > a bad idea but it worked really well? I'm saying the whole thing was
    > pretty shite aside from the left-right switch, which worked pretty well.
    >
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    >
    >



    Last time I checked one out, *once* the thing was lubed-up and
    adjusted properly, it was flawless. It took no more effort to
    switch the pedal back and forth than it took to move my foot back
    and forth from separate pedals.

    The big flaw, was that I didn't like their bass drum pedal. Now
    that they had the brains to make the thing a universal hi-hat/slave
    mechanism to be used with any double bass pedal, they might have
    success. I'll certainly try one out.

    Now all they need to do is make it a *triple* and have it move over
    to the left for a cowbell or wood block. :)


    -MIKE-

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  10. james

    james Guest

    "TJ Hertz" <tjhertz@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<bhqd9c$1tjrd$1@ID-125401.news.uni-berlin.de>...
    > bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net wrote:
    > > Jonathan Khoo <jkhoo@nospamiinet.net.au> wrote:
    > >> Anyone had a look at these yet? I had the chance to mess around with
    > >> a double at my local store, and they sure do feel nice. They were
    > >> priced a lot cheaper than the local Eliminators and Iron Cobras, and
    > >> felt very smooth and sturdy.

    >
    > >> Anyone got any opinions/experience with these?

    > >
    > > Haven't seen them yet. But I'd love to check them out. You know
    > > that Janus switchable hat deal was a really goofy idea but
    > > the mechanism was ultra smooth and totally non-jamable. I'm
    > > thinking if these pedals are as well made they just might
    > > be the bargain.
    > >
    > > Benj

    >
    > I couldn't disagree more, though I only played it for about a minute in the
    > shop. The hats were ok, the slave pedal was sluggish as hell IMHO. The
    > switching mechanism worked fine though.


    I would deffinitly have to agree with you man, one of my best friends
    has owned these pedals for quite a while now, and the high hat is
    perfect, and I really love the way that the right foot bass pedal
    works, but the slave pedal is such a piece of shit, that it ruins the
    whole thing. and this is not just his pedal, I have tried these ins
    everal different stores, and parties, etc. and the slave pedal sucks
    on all of them, but it's all sweet until you try to play with your
    double bass.
  11. TJ Hertz <tjhertz@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > I'm missing something here... aren't you trying to say that the Janus was a
    > bad idea but it worked really well? I'm saying the whole thing was pretty
    > shite aside from the left-right switch, which worked pretty well.


    No, I'm saying the whole thing was a bad idea and was pretty much
    shite, except that the mechanics of the mechanism seemed very well
    made and thought out. I was talking about the construction not
    how it worked or felt. My supposition was that if a well designed
    pedal used similar parts and construction there might be a chance
    that it'd work well. Which is sort of what you said too, right?

    Benj

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  12. TJ Hertz

    TJ Hertz Guest

    bjacoby@users.iwaynet.net wrote:
    > TJ Hertz <tjhertz@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm missing something here... aren't you trying to say that the
    >> Janus was a bad idea but it worked really well? I'm saying the whole
    >> thing was pretty shite aside from the left-right switch, which
    >> worked pretty well.

    >
    > No, I'm saying the whole thing was a bad idea and was pretty much
    > shite, except that the mechanics of the mechanism seemed very well
    > made and thought out. I was talking about the construction not
    > how it worked or felt. My supposition was that if a well designed
    > pedal used similar parts and construction there might be a chance
    > that it'd work well. Which is sort of what you said too, right?
    >
    > Benj


    Righty. My mistake, sorry.

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