Ludwig L203 Speed King Pedal

Ludwig L203 Speed King Pedal, new and improved version of the Speed King, improved cam bearings, more reliable and smoother direct-drive linkage, precise heel plate bearings, beater features traditional speed sizing and an increased weight to provide a faster and more powerful Contact onto the bass drum head

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Incl. Floor Plate Yes
With Strap No
Chain No
Chain Drive Direct Drive
Incl. 2-4 way beater No
Incl. Pedal Bag, or Case No
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The classic is back!
Classe68, 16.02.2021
I’ve been using Ludwig Speed King pedals since I started playing drums, in 1978.
When they stopped being available a few years back I was “forced” in to trying to find a modern replacement. I never did. I tried a bunch of them though, but to no avail.
So, to say I’m happy with my new Speed King, even though I waited a long time for it, is an understatement. I love it. What a home run Ludwig! What a home run! Thanks.
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Das beste Speedking Pedal !
Fränkenfurter, 03.03.2021
Nun, ich kann mit Fug und Recht sagen, daß ich alle Versionen dieses Pedals gespielt habe. Von den legendären 60-70er Jahren Modellen, bis hinzu der leider nicht guten 2007 Variante. Danach hab ich meine alten Pedale reparieren lassen. Die "souped up" Version hielt für fast 10 Jahre, danach musste ich, aufgrund des Fehlens eines Nachfolger, temporär umsteigen.
Nach fast einem Jahr Wartezeit war es dann soweit.
Zwar nicht mehr made in USA aber trotzdem sein Geld wert.
Die Verartbeitung ist makellos.
Die Veränderungen zur Lebensverlängerung sind optimal, von der Geschichte lernend, umgesetzt.
Das Pedal ist leichter, da ALU Guss, und in Sekunden aufgebaut.
Herausragend ist der gebogene Hoop-Mount.
Dieser passt perfekt, die mitgelieferten Gummistopper verhindern eine Beschädigung des Hoops.
Die Mechanik sah ich noch bei keinem Bassdrumpedal, ich denke Ludwig halt hier einen Volltreffer gelandet.
Der Drumkey unter dem Fussteil ist sehr hilfreich !
Zum Spiel:
Perfekt und schnell wie eh und jeh.
Das Quietschen des Fussteils ist lästig, kann aber mit ein paar Tropfen Öl geschmiert werden.
Der Beater ist fester und verhilft zu, für das Pedal, ungewohnt schönen Mitten.
Die Bonham'schen Doppelschläge gelingen "with ease" ;-)
Man könnte hier noch weiterphilosophieren…die Kenner werden diesen würdigen Nachfolger lieben !!!
Für mich das beste Pedal, dass je gebaut wurde… !
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Le retour de la mythique Speed King
Nicky Silver, 04.03.2021
Cette pédale, c'est un rêve de gosse. Le retour au basique, sans réglages complexes. Je suis habitué aux PEARL Eliminator et TAMA SpeedCobra, donc plutôt sur des modèles extrêmement précis, aux réglages inouïs.
Ce qui frappe ici, c'est l'enchaînement direct, les ressorts cachés à l'intérieur des deux bras et réglables par le-dessous avec un tournevis à tête plate, la batte en feutre très dense qui semble faite pour durer.
La semelle est très courte pour un habitué des longboards de chez TAMA et même de l'Eliminator. Ça demande un peu de maîtrise mais on l'a rapidement sous le pied.
Les avantages: très véloce, réponse dynamique très large (convient à des jeux très fins jazz mais également aux marteleurs à la Bonham). Le jeu "à plat" procure une sensation inégalée par rapport aux autres pédales plus modernes.
Les inconvénients: déplaira sans doute aux batteurs cherchant à avoir des coups à la dynamique appuyée et régulière dans des tempi rapides. C'est pas trop fait pour le blast... Quoique...
Bref: la légende est de retour pour celles et ceux comme moi qui affectionne LUDWIG et les batteurs chevillés à la Speed King!
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