DW MFG Pedals Now Available in Extended Footboard Models
Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) announces the availability of the new XF Extended Footboard option across the entire range of award-winning DW Manufacturing (MFG) pedals and hi-hat stands.
The boutique pedals, which are machined from aircraft-grade aluminum in California, are offered in both single and double pedal models in two distinct drive systems; Machined Direct Drive™ (MDD) and Machined Chain Drive™ (MCD). Matching solid linkage hi-hats stands are also available in 2 and 3-leg options.
A 1” longer XF footboard delivers additional throw and power. The extra real estate is also perfect for players that employ a sliding pedal technique for a wider range or playing styles.
DW Vice President of Marketing, Scott Donnell, comments, “XF footboards have become very popular in recent years. Artists tell us they love the feel of a longer footboard for many styles of modern music. And we’ve already offered it on our mainstay 5000 and 9000 lines—this was the next logical progression. We’ve even found a way for those that already have MFG pedals to make a simple upgrade.”
The overall size of the new XF MFG pedal base plate remains the same as the standard model due to
a modified Mini Contour Heel Plate™ which allows a longer footboard without the need for a larger overall footprint. Both the footboard and heel can be retrofitted to existing MFG pedals and hi-hats stands via the easy to fit aftermarket XF conversion kit, consisting of a preassembled XF footboard, Interlocking Delta Ball-Bearing Hinge™ and Mini Contour Heel Plate™.