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Old 04-03-2009, 12:03 PM
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Default Pedal Choice??

Recently, I have been let down by the poor performance of my Big Dog pedal during recording sessions and live performances and I am think of spending a bit more money on a good quality pedal.

At the moment, my 3 choices are -

AXIS longboards A-L2 (Double Pedal)
TRICK Pro-V longboards (Double Pedal)
and PEARL Eliminator Demon Drive (Double Pedal)


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Old 04-03-2009, 02:22 PM
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Recently, I have been let down by the poor performance of my Big Dog pedal during recording sessions and live performances and I am think of spending a bit more money on a good quality pedal.

At the moment, my 3 choices are -

AXIS longboards A-L2 (Double Pedal)
TRICK Pro-V longboards (Double Pedal)
and PEARL Eliminator Demon Drive (Double Pedal)


Thanks :)!

I'd go axis or trick of those three. Demon drive is pretty much a copy of them so why not go with the ones that have been established! Of the Trick and Axis it's really a matter of just getting your feet on some to see which one really works best for your playing style.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:42 AM
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The trick pro 1-V gets my heart goin'!
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:11 AM
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Between the Axis and the Trick, the Trick is a better pedal. The Demon is so new, not many people have had a chance to play it. Try and get your feet on a Demon, but if that's not an option, I think you'll find that the Trick is your best bet.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:17 AM
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I've never played the axis pedals. I just tapped it with my foot at the music store i was in today and i do have to say it's a toatally different smoother feel. But the price keeps me away.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:26 AM
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Hi!

I'm looking for a new single pedal, because the one I'm currently using does... "stuttering(?)".

I'm looking for something with a tight, heavy feel (I hate pedals with "too light" feeling), but still with very good response and speed (not speed metal, or anything!!!).
I simply like the feeling that there is a pedal under my feet, like its "glued to my shoe", but the pedal still does what I want, when I want.

So far, I'm considering 3 models, but I'm open for any helpful suggestions!
- Yamaha FP 9315 (or 9500) chain or direct drive, don't know yet
- DW 8000 or 5000 (accelerator or turbo, don't know yet)
- Pearl Eliminator

I'd love to go to a Guitar Center and try them out, but I reside in Hungary, where we have only limited options (a few types of Gibraltar, IC, Pearl, but no DW or Yamaha). Luckily, my friend is visiting his uncle in the States, so he'd get me one I want. Budget is around 200 dollars.

Any suggestions are welcome!
Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:04 PM
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Hi!

I'm looking for a new single pedal, because the one I'm currently using does... "stuttering(?)".

I'm looking for something with a tight, heavy feel (I hate pedals with "too light" feeling), but still with very good response and speed (not speed metal, or anything!!!).
I simply like the feeling that there is a pedal under my feet, like its "glued to my shoe", but the pedal still does what I want, when I want.

So far, I'm considering 3 models, but I'm open for any helpful suggestions!
- Yamaha FP 9315 (or 9500) chain or direct drive, don't know yet
- DW 8000 or 5000 (accelerator or turbo, don't know yet)
- Pearl Eliminator

I'd love to go to a Guitar Center and try them out, but I reside in Hungary, where we have only limited options (a few types of Gibraltar, IC, Pearl, but no DW or Yamaha). Luckily, my friend is visiting his uncle in the States, so he'd get me one I want. Budget is around 200 dollars.

Any suggestions are welcome!
Thanks in advance!
Matthew
Start a new thread you'll get more answers, this thread is dealing with three specific pedals. Also if you use the search feature you'll find day's worth of reading on pedals ;-)
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:02 PM
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I started a new thread, so far, not a single reply. I used the search option (I'm not that moron :) ), checked threads as far back as 2 years. Nothing useful about these models. That's why I tried this, sorry If it bothers you, but I only have a 3 weeks to find something, my friend is leaving at the end of the month.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:58 PM
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It sounds like the DW 5000 (accelerator) might be a good fit for you. Get the one with the full base plate, not the cheapo wire bottom. It should cost $179 US.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:19 AM
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Out of the ones you listed the 5000 would be the heavier feeling of the pedals. I put my feet on some yamaha's a few weeks ago (double chain drive) and I have to say I was impressed with how they felt. Allot better than the ones I tried a decade ago. I played a single chain 5000 for 15 years till I got my 9000. It's a great pedal.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:59 AM
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Default Re: Pedal Choice??

For the budget pedals under $200.00 the Eliminators rule. Many top players still use them.

As far as high-end pedals go, it's purely a matter of taster. Comparing the Trick, Axis and Demon is like comparing a Porsche to a Ferrari and a Bentley. At that high level, it's about personal choice, they all are excellent.

I actually have all three of those high-end pedals and I'm digging on the Demon longboard right now. But you gotta go with what you like.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: Pedal Choice??

So, based on what I wrote, your suggestion so far is the DW5000 Accelerator. Why not the Turbo? What's the difference in feel?
(Sorry if its a ridiculously obvious thing, but as I already said, I'm unfamiliar with these models.)
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: Pedal Choice??

Thanks konaboy for the private reply, but: When I asked about the difference in feel, I already found this: A more
concentric (Turbo) setting maintains a direct relationship between the sprocket and
the footboard to provide a solid, powerful, consistent feel and is suggested for general purpose playing situations.
The thing is, I understand the words, but I don't know how all this manifests in feel. If anyone could put this in Layman's terms, I'd appreciate it! (Sorry for being such a dummy, english is not my forte. )
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