The Axis bass drum pedal has always had a reputation for speed, smooth operation, and a certain high-tech aesthetic that goes back to their first successful product, machined out of solid aluminum. Along the way in the ‘90s it got the reputation as the world’s fastest pedal, arriving on the scene as all kinds of speedy footwork was moving out of dark corners of punk and metal and into the mainstream. Today, there are plenty of very fast pedals. Axis is not alone on the track. But the story of how it got that initial reputation is worth retelling.
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