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Old 06-08-2014, 06:14 AM
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Default Please Help: Best Double Pedal under $300

I am a student in Toronto so I don't have much money.

I am a metal drummer, and I usually play really fast double bass so I am looking for a pair of pedals that will benefits me most on speed. I want the pedals to be smooth and fast. Also, I want feedback from the pedals when I play them. I have a pair of Demon Drive back at my home country and I LOVE them (the only bad thing about it is that they are so light that they don't have much feedback to my feet). Unfortunately I can't afford another one.

I am going to buy pedals at Long & McQuade (the biggest Canadian musical instruments store FYI). And these are the pedals under $300:

DW 3000
Mapex P710TW
Sonor 400
Tama Iron Cobra HP200PTW

OR, should I ask my parents to ship my Demon Drive to Toronto (would cost $200-300)?

Thank you so much,
James
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:20 AM
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I've heard great things about the DW3000 and the Iron Cobra. I haven't heard about the Sonor 400 though...
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:23 AM
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I've heard great things about the DW3000 and the Iron Cobra. I haven't heard about the Sonor 400 though...
I know. I have never heard things about Sonor pedals too. I listed it lest I miss great things about pedals I don't know. I heard that the Iron Cobra is more adjustable than DW3000...
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:25 AM
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Default Re: Please Help: Best Double Pedal under $300

I have this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibraltar-57...p2054897.l4275

So damned good, best out there for the money. $140 for a professional quality double bass pedal. I love mine, it's easy to adjust, and very, very sturdy. It feels great as well.

This one is a little better, double chain:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibraltar-67...item51a9b2f3b3

Try them out if you can. Great pedals!
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: Please Help: Best Double Pedal under $300

Seeing as you have a Demon Drive already, maybe low balling on that $170 Gibby linked above will suffice for the least amount of monetary damage.

I'm not a fan of the Mapex Raptor double, for design reasons, but you can get one under $300 as well, and it's direct drive. If you're willing to get that other Mapex pedal, you might as well go with a DD since you seem to like them. It doesn't have the "too light" feel of the Demon.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:10 AM
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I'd suggest trying out the Iron Cobra with your feet if you can. You can get good speed with them, but Cobras seem to be more about power than speed. Look at the Speed Cobra for that.

And, yes I know it's more about the player than the equipment, but still, play them if you can.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: Please Help: Best Double Pedal under $300

I use the Iron Cobra Jr's. They are inexpensive and they are lighter than the big Cobra's. I find that I can get more speed from them then the heavier double chain Cobra pedals.
It's personal and subjective of course.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:44 AM
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The Iron Cobra Jrs I would go to before the DW3000. But you're also overlooking the Pearl Demonator double pedal. For a street price of $189, it's a pretty solid double pedal set. I love mine. I also have a Demon Drive as a single, but I like the Demonator so much, I might get a Demonator single when I decide to switch back and forth to single or double.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:34 AM
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I agree with Bo, check out some Pearl doubles. Both the Demonator and P-902 can be picked up new for less than $200. Bo already told you about the Demonator. I can tell you that the P-902 will handle any speed that you throw at it, it feels good under the foot, and has numerous adjustments to accommodate your particulars. Pearl builds great pedals, but you have a Demon Drive so you should already know that.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:15 PM
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Thanks guys! I really appreciate your help!
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:32 AM
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I've been following this thread since I was contemplating a move to the datk side. I checked out the IC200 from your list as well as the Demonator. Long story short, I walked out with the Demonator. The quality was comparable as well as the features and the company reputation. Admittedly this is a new trick for this old dog. I sounded pretty pathetic banging against that rubber wall. It was the feel that did it for me. I can't be any more specific than that. Another thing I liked was the option to have either the round cam or the power cam on them. Not sure which way I'll go. I'll have to try it both ways and see what feels better.

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Old 06-20-2014, 07:26 PM
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I have a direct drive Mapex Raptor double,its pretty nice,got it for around $140 ebay.Its direct drive and extremely accurate.I'm a total newbie(44,played guitar 30+yrs,time to learn basic drums).
But my buddys that have been playing awhile like the action,plus its FULLY adjustable.Theres even different weights(dunno where they go) you can put on it.
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:13 PM
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To the OP, if you keep your eyes peeled on kijiji, you can find used pedals for cheap. Speed cobras are usually around 275 used. I also got a used pearl eliminator for 150 from Just Drums. I'd spend the 275 for a used speed cobra in a second before I'd buy any of the new pedals that are out there for 300.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:34 PM
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If you can go a little overbudget, I would recommend the pearl eliminator.

I have owned heaps of pedals, currently my number 1 is the dw9002 but I just got some eliminators the other month and they aren't as smooth as the dw but they kick ass.
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