Sonor Jojo Mayer 'Perfect Balance' Single Kick Pedal
"Over the past two decades, I acquired and played pretty much every pedal on the market. Unfortunately, I could never find a pedal that really worked for me. I found that compared to some legendary vintage pedals from the fifties, most contemporary pedals have plenty of speed and throw on the forward motion, but sluggish response on the beater return.
Once the original vintage designs were altered to meet the demand for more striking power, the perfectly balanced action got lost and became top heavy. Like an unbalanced stick, this becomes a considerable disadvantage to execute many of my pedal techniques which allow me to generate effortless speed without sacrificing power. Many pedals try to compensate for this problem with elaborate adjustability but only with limited success.
So I started my quest to put together a perfectly balanced pedal that matches the requirements of today's music. For about six years I experimented with different parts, drive systems and footboards until I had the blueprint for the pedal that you have in front of you. Other than the action,
easy portability and quick set up was a main concern to me. At that point SONOR joined the project and contributed their German precision engineering and an innovative solution for the folding mechanism and self-mounting hoop clamp that works at the push of a button.
The Perfect Balance Pedal is a carefully calibrated system that optimizes the linear translation of your foot movements and makes many adjustments expendable. It was designed with a principle in mind that reflects ultimate sophistication to me:
Essentially, it could be described as the soul and feel of a vintage pedal reincarnated in the technology of a 21st century body."
Folds the pedal into compact size for easy transportation with the push of a button. For extended lifespan, the spring can be dislocated and secured with a magnet when folded.
Low Mass Drive System
The drive cam and beater hub are streamlined into a single unit for low mass and carefully calibrated for perfectly balanced strokes. Round cam design creates linear acceleration which is a major advantage for many hybrid techniques.
Elongated and smooth footboard adds more leverage to the stroke and allows extended range of movement for heel toe and sliding techniques.
Ballistic Fiber Strap
Ballistic fiber strap minimizes inertia of the drive system and offers a quicker and smoother response than chain or solid drives. For those who prefer, the pedal can easily be retrofitted with a double chain.
Self Mounting Clamp
Quick mounts the pedal with a single motion. Clamp adjusts to all hoop thicknesses.
Magnetic Spring Dock
Magnetic spring dock secures spring during transportation which dramatically extends the life of the spring.
Standard Allen screws are metric items that can be obtained at every good hardware store. No need to special order replacement screws any longer.
Pedal Bag (Included)
Compact Tarpaulin style pedal bag makes bulky carrying cases obsolete. Includes shoulder strap.