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Denus

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Double drum pedal
« on: February 10, 2012, 10:21:20 PM »
I'm looking for a double drum pedal as an additional kick drum seems to be expensive and not necessary better (14' pad plus fixation hardware & pedal = $$$).

Of course, the Pearl-P3002D Eliminator Demon Drive Double-Pedal would be my first choice, but then again, I checked my pockets and unfortunately, I don't have 670 euro to spent at the moment...  ;)

Then, I found a good looking SOHO PD223A for 155 euro and I wonder if anyone has some experience with this brand.
The few reviews I could find in forums are pretty good and the hardware seems to be quite solid.




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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 01:15:01 AM »
You might want to check out the Taye PSK 702C double pedal which is that same price bracket as the Soho. Very solid and smooth.They use the same roller bearings as their more expensive XP metal works pedals.

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 01:23:31 AM »
If it helps here's the Taye distributor in the Netherlands  www.dickvisser-musicsales.nl
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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 07:50:15 AM »

Denus

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 08:56:29 AM »
Thanks for the advice eyerichards and SHwoKing.

A direct drive is the best choice for my situation (I suppose).
Well, my budget could go up to 350 euro, I think it would be stupid to spent more.

The Pearl 2002 was also on my list, the Taye PSK 702C seems to be a good choice too.
I also like the Mapex P1000TW btw...

I tested the Pearl-P3002D Eliminator yesterday in a local store, and it's incredibly smooth, but the price is way too high unfortunately. (best price on the web is approx. 650,- euro)
Eventually, I could buy it, but that would be that instead of an additional cymbal and tom I want to get too in the near future.

I guess that there're no really bad pedals for 150,- or above, but it's really a choice the player has to made since it's quite personal.


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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 07:25:28 PM »
i dont really like the demon drive,. it seems to be impossible to slide(at least it didnt work for me) with this stupid middle sculpture it has. same is for dw pedals. i have pearl eliminator 2002b (with belt). i used to own the p2002c. i prefer belt. i love my eliminators soooo much and the price is right. i think you cant go wrong with them mate

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 10:53:20 PM »
Well, that would indeed fit in my budget.
My local store has the Pearl P-2002B pedals as well, I will check those.

There're topics about belts vs chains on several forums, but it's not clear to me what the real differences are.
It seems again that this is really personal, that's why it's so important to test out the pedals before buying it.

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2012, 01:16:51 AM »
i had both, i cant find much difference. belt needs no oling etc which is awesome for me. and it is smoother. some say that the chain has more power (and i need power  i love metal) but i have seen no significant change. i like belt better.id get them in an instance mate. if you can choose between belt and chain, id also suggest get with chain and get also 2 belts and change them. the one with the chain is same price as with belt, but purchaicing just a belt to put in the pedal or a chain, the chain is more expensive...so you could also do that.
before you buy anything, go check it mate.what feels right for you. i have tried only dw demon drive and eliminators (i am talking aboutr expensive pedals, i have tried many cheap). between those, id never change the eliminators with anything. imo better pedal than elims would mean spend too much cash. and still you mightr not like it.
good luck hunting down good pedals for you. this is where all the fun is

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2012, 09:05:04 AM »
Thanks BA!
I'm a death metal fan myself, that's why I need double pedals  ;)
 

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 02:50:10 PM »
well i dont play death metal (at least not yet) but a friend who played death metal had them as well (he got me into the elims0 and he said they were perfect for their endurance etc. just buy them new, beaceuse older versions had some differnces that made a differnece. new elims rock

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 12:13:12 PM »
I have Tama's Iron Cobra (rolling glide version) and honestly can't really say it's better or worse than other chain driven pedals, such as Mapex Falcon, Yamaha DPF-something, Pearl Eliminator. They all feel pretty much the same to me. Maybe I can't feel the difference because of the lack of experience. I still consider myself a beginner.

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 12:30:04 PM »
I was thinking about the Yamaha-DFP9500D (Direct Drive) since it's not too expensive and has everything I need.
But I'm like you GH: I'm just a beginner, but I know already that some pedals are NOT suitable for me.

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 12:49:50 PM »
It's usually good to buy high quality stuff even if you are a beginner, because as a beginner you tend to blame the crappy gear if you can't play anything decent. :) You can't go wrong at your budget (350 euros). All mentioned pedals are good and if this is your first double pedal you'll get to used to it no matter what.
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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 04:23:18 PM »
It's usually good to buy high quality stuff even if you are a beginner, because as a beginner you tend to blame the crappy gear if you can't play anything decent. :) You can't go wrong at your budget (350 euros). All mentioned pedals are good and if this is your first double pedal you'll get to used to it no matter what.
if you are from america they are so cheap!!!!. trhe elims are totally worth it. yamaha makes great pedals as well. whatever you choose, avoid pedals that have written thingsn in the pedal board, as you want it to be smooth so that you can slide.(not right now since you are a beginner but surely later)
in usa the elims were around 300 dollars that is less than 240 euros

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Re: Double drum pedal
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 02:10:14 PM »
Since a couple of month I am using Tama speed cobra's. Great pedals!
Not cheap, but better prices then pearl demondrives