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Bo Eder 02-02-2014 08:04 AM

Pearl Demonator pedals
 
Hey all -

Anyone here using the Pearl Demonator pedals? I'm sure as a single pedal it's probably a really solid piece of gear. But the cooler thing is they actually offer this as a double pedal for LEFT-FOOTED people like me - at $189 too! Tama doesn't offer their Iron Cobra Jr. as a lefty double pedal, nor does DW (unless you go 5000 or 9000), so us lefty's are sorta' stuck going expensive or too cheap to be of any good.

I found one review where the reviewer was talking about side-to-side wobble. Anyone here experience that? But I've not read much other stuff about them.

MrInsanePolack 02-02-2014 08:19 AM

Re: Pearl Demonator pedals
 
Uh-oh, are you thinking about joining us on the dark side? Mwahahahah.....

Bo Eder 02-02-2014 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack (Post 1226400)
Uh-oh, are you thinking about joining us on the dark side? Mwahahahah.....

Do you mean our on-going debate about double vs. single pedals or Pearl in general? I was just struck by the fact that if I wanted to go double pedal, like everything else for the left-sided world, there's less of it to choose from unless you spend more money. Pearl offers a good-looking pedal for not alot of money. I'd have to spend at least $275 for a used DW left-footed double pedal, and I'd never spend the new price for something I'd like to just experiment with.

Mad About Drums 02-02-2014 01:19 PM

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GRUNTERSDAD 02-02-2014 01:32 PM

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On Musicians Friend 8 reviews, 7 five-star, 1 three-star. Only con is that over time the chain will slacken. They look pretty good for under 2 bills.

wildbill 02-02-2014 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 1226403)

.... something I'd like to just experiment with.


Holy crap Bo - think twice about this. LOL
I'm not kidding.
If you start to get serious about it, it's a black hole that will suck up all your free time.
If you don't get serious about it, you'll probably take off the second pedal and
drive shaft and use it as a single.
And that's probably likely for the kind of stuff you do.

Dre25 02-02-2014 04:01 PM

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You could get the lefty 902, at least they're proven.

Bo Eder 02-02-2014 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by wildbill (Post 1226468)
Holy crap Bo - think twice about this. LOL
I'm not kidding.
If you start to get serious about it, it's a black hole that will suck up all your free time.
If you don't get serious about it, you'll probably take off the second pedal and
drive shaft and use it as a single.
And that's probably likely for the kind of stuff you do.

Heck, for the price I'd just get both the double and the single ;). Although I'm curious how the chain could slack over time? Is there a piece that will obviously deteriorate?

wildbill 02-02-2014 05:14 PM

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Don't know anything about them.

I'm just saying, it's not the price - it's the time commitment.

v.zarate 02-02-2014 05:19 PM

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Pdp Concept pedals under 200?

MrInsanePolack 02-02-2014 05:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 1226403)
Do you mean our on-going debate about double vs. single pedals or Pearl in general? I was just struck by the fact that if I wanted to go double pedal, like everything else for the left-sided world, there's less of it to choose from unless you spend more money. Pearl offers a good-looking pedal for not alot of money. I'd have to spend at least $275 for a used DW left-footed double pedal, and I'd never spend the new price for something I'd like to just experiment with.

I was referring to the double vs single thing. Seems that there is some angst among single pedal users towards the double. I say use whatever you like. It is just a tool.

If you are mechanically inclined, many righty doubles can be converted to a lefty. You have to disassemble the whole thing and put it together backwards. Lots of work, but that is an option as well.

Bo Eder 02-02-2014 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by v.zarate (Post 1226498)
Pdp Concept pedals under 200?

I hadn't look at those yet as I've been inundated with Pearl info this past week but I'll check it out. I'm still not sure I like PDP in general though. Pearl is an old name to me.

Mad About Drums 02-02-2014 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 1226514)
I hadn't look at those yet as I've been inundated with Pearl info this past week but I'll check it out. I'm still not sure I like PDP in general though. Pearl is an old name to me.

The PDP DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed can be yours for as little as $126, and while it look like a basic design, it's probably as good as a Tama Cobra Jr.

http://static.musiciansfriend.com/de...rge_152203.jpg

It looks a lot like the Tama Camco in the 80's, simple design, but highly effective.

Bo Eder 02-02-2014 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad About Drums (Post 1226531)
The PDP DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed can be yours for as little as $126, and while it look like a basic design, it's probably as good as a Tama Cobra Jr.

http://static.musiciansfriend.com/de...rge_152203.jpg

It looks a lot like the Tama Camco in the 80's, simple design, but highly effective.

Thank Henri! I kinda' like the industrial look of the Pearl's 932. Heck, I like Pearl's top-flight Demon pedal, but no way I'd pay $600+ for a double pedal set. A single might be doable (I finally got my foot on one at NAMM and it felt really good - like an Axis with a little more weight).

MrInsanePolack 02-02-2014 09:40 PM

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GC usually has some used lefty double pedals. I just checked real quick and I saw a Demon Drive lefty for $300. Still a bit pricy, but you would not have to worry about normal issues like a worn driveshaft, as that one is built like a tank.

Bo Eder 02-02-2014 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack (Post 1226586)
GC usually has some used lefty double pedals. I just checked real quick and I saw a Demon Drive lefty for $300. Still a bit pricy, but you would not have to worry about normal issues like a worn driveshaft, as that one is built like a tank.

Hmm....got a link on that one? Or is that just the GC used website?

MrInsanePolack 02-02-2014 10:22 PM

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Here you go sir: http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store...80-i3494028.gc

Took me a minute to track it back down as they had spelled demon wrong. Thought i was loosing my mind as I knew I had just seen them.

Bo Eder 02-02-2014 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack (Post 1226599)
Here you go sir: http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store...80-i3494028.gc

Took me a minute to track it back down as they had spelled demon wrong. Thought i was loosing my mind as I knew I had just seen them.

That's very tempting. I must look away.

GRUNTERSDAD 02-03-2014 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 1226488)
Heck, for the price I'd just get both the double and the single ;). Although I'm curious how the chain could slack over time? Is there a piece that will obviously deteriorate?

Bicycle and motorcycle chains do stretch over time, so I imagine the same happened with this guys pedal

Bo Eder 02-03-2014 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 1226827)
Bicycle and motorcycle chains do stretch over time, so I imagine the same happened with this guys pedal

I would think torque would be completely different between man and machine. For a pedal chain to stretch I would think that would take years, eh?

TreeClimbingFeet 02-09-2014 03:47 PM

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I bought two Demonator double pedals and made them into one set of symmetrical design pedals. Everything on them is modular, if you buy a right handed set, you should be able to swap the right pieces around to make a left handed set with the allen keys provided and a screwdriver.

aviator42009 02-23-2014 12:45 AM

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I just got mine yesterday, HUGE step up from my Gibraltar pedal. The design is super solid and I dont think it moves anymore that a normal pedal would (hardly at all but the left pedal tends to move forward) I think everyone should Velcro their pedals to their carpet anyways for easier setup and consistency. Now its down solid. The beaters are great right off the bat and everything is very customizable. You can switch between two can modes, make the footboard shorter and angled higher, and mess with beater angle. Overall its a very smooth pedal that feels like a tank. Only downfall is the hoop clamp doesn't work well on an electric set.

Bo Eder 02-23-2014 12:53 AM

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Well, thanks to some friendly connections, I went with Pearl's top-flight Demon single pedal for now. I am debating getting the double-pedal version of the same pedal. I was thinking simple and straightforward with the Demonator's, but once I got into the regular Demon - with it's million-plus adjustments - I quite like it. So much so I'd consider the double of it.


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