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Old 09-23-2017, 01:15 PM
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Default What to look for when buying used double pedal?

Good day to all drummers,

My first thread, non native English speaker, please correct my language if it's inaccurate.

Recently I came upon a post on Facebook in a buy and sell group, someone was selling Pearl Eliminators P2002c double pedal, price is good IMO(? about 190 USD), said pedals only gigged once, original accessories except missing drum key.

Now I've never bought any used double pedals or single pedal before, may I know what to look for?

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Old 09-23-2017, 08:49 PM
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Good start this pedal is. Its a good price, low miles, you'd get you $ back if you keep it clean. Would deff buy.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: What to look for when buying used double pedal?

That looks like it's in good shape, but there is no way of determining the state of the U-joints in the slave linkage by looking at pics. The linkage is replaceable, but it's something to keep in mind. Hopefully, the are also in good shape and you will get a lot of use out of it before they start to fail.
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Old 09-24-2017, 03:21 AM
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Good start this pedal is. Its a good price, low miles, you'd get you $ back if you keep it clean. Would deff buy.
That's good to know.

Just curious can these pedals be converted into two singles?

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That looks like it's in good shape, but there is no way of determining the state of the U-joints in the slave linkage by looking at pics. The linkage is replaceable, but it's something to keep in mind. Hopefully, the are also in good shape and you will get a lot of use out of it before they start to fail.
I will check the pedals for any issues in person before purchasing.
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:57 AM
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Other than obvious abuse to the pedals and parts themselves, which is generally fixable, the one thing you should replace regardless is the linkage from the slave pedal to its beater on the main pedal. This is always the part the suffers the most, and will make the slave pedal feel downright broken.

If you're getting abused DW, Tama, or Pearl, I believe upgrading the linkage to a Trick linkage would be the best idea and will make both pedals feel identical and play like new. Of course at $180 it's not cheap but definite worth it.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:21 AM
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Look fur the word Axis on the pedals.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: What to look for when buying used double pedal?

Thank you all for your replies, managed to negotiate further and very satisfied with my purchased. Thank you once again for your help!
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