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strang 05-27-2013 11:11 PM

best portable pedal? Pearl P-930 Demonator?
 
I am looking at upgrading to a better pedal. I am currently using a pearl p100 and it's cool but it jiggles around a bit and I think I will gain something from going to a pedal with a floor plate. And would just like to treat myself to a better quality pedal all round as well : )
My main concern is that the pedal I get be quite light to carry as I'm in the process of putting together a light minimalist kit setup for busking, tube train based gigs/ jam sessions/ rehearsals whatnot.
I tried the new Pearl P-930 Demonator in a music shop and thought it was pretty cool and was surprised at how much lighter to carry it was than all the other pedals they had in stock. I think it was because it was the only one with a singe shaft / pillar (?) design.
I searched this pedal but didn't come up with much - any experiences?
Anyone else recommend an easy carry but still quality pedal?

Deathmetalconga 05-27-2013 11:22 PM

Re: best portable pedal? Pearl P-930 Demonator?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by strang (Post 1144326)
I am looking at upgrading to a better pedal. I am currently using a pearl p100 and it's cool but it jiggles around a bit and I think I will gain something from going to a pedal with a floor plate. And would just like to treat myself to a better quality pedal all round as well : )
My main concern is that the pedal I get be quite light to carry as I'm in the process of putting together a light minimalist kit setup for busking, tube train based gigs/ jam sessions/ rehearsals whatnot.
I tried the new Pearl P-930 Demonator in a music shop and thought it was pretty cool and was surprised at how much lighter to carry it was than all the other pedals they had in stock. I think it was because it was the only one with a singe shaft / pillar (?) design.
I searched this pedal but didn't come up with much - any experiences?
Anyone else recommend an easy carry but still quality pedal?

ANy pedal with a floor plate is going to be harder to transport. I'd stick with a wire frame if you want a busking setup.

bobdadruma 05-27-2013 11:26 PM

Re: best portable pedal? Pearl P-930 Demonator?
 
This is the puppy for you.
You will be amazed when you play it :)
http://youtu.be/pNycXjnnDx0

tamadrm 05-28-2013 12:54 AM

Re: best portable pedal? Pearl P-930 Demonator?
 
Bob,you were reading my mind.I still have my Tama/Camco from years ago.

Light,fast,portable and built like a tank.

I haven't played the reissue,but if it's like the original,then winner,winner.

Steve B

strang 05-28-2013 11:36 AM

Re: best portable pedal? Pearl P-930 Demonator?
 
yeh the tama looks cool - I'll try and check one out.
Kind of got my mind set on a solid plate pedal, not a big fan of the 2 prong system. I find it wiggles all over the place like a squid and I drop the thing.

BrandonXD 05-28-2013 08:12 PM

Re: best portable pedal? Pearl P-930 Demonator?
 
If your heart is set on a fixed base plate, then there's a couple of options that spring to mind.

The Iron Cobra Jr's and the cheaper Iron Cobras.
And the Pearl P900's, but these have been discontinued in the past few months, you may be able to find one new in some shops however. You should probably try the Demonator's too, as they seem even better than the 900's, but you may not like the longboard feel

But the only thing we can really say from there, is there is no best pedal, just preference. Stick yo feet on all the pedals in your price range and pick which one YOU like best

strang 05-31-2013 01:23 AM

Re: best portable pedal? Pearl P-930 Demonator?
 
Tried the dominator out again and just went for it - felt right and I've really enjoyed playing it last couple of days. The features are all I need and the interchangable cams are nice. Out of the box it has a power cam but you just take that cam off and it becomes a more linear cam.
It's pretty light to carry, but sturdy, and got if for a good price.
Might swap the chain out for strap - do the ebay straps fit all pedals or is there a particular one i should buy?


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