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Old 08-13-2007, 03:58 AM
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Default Pearl P-122TW

Should I get this? its a powershifter double bass pedal. is it any good?
or shouldi get an iron cobra
or maybe a P2000C or P2000B? wats the difference between the 2000c and 2000b?
and a Tama HP200?
and wat kind of iron cobra should i get?
and i play mostly big band jazz (Buddy Rich) and punk/emo rock (green day, Hawthorne heights, MCR)
i like to play dave weckl style so should i get a doublebass pedal?
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:10 AM
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Default Re: Pearl P-122TW

You may want to post this in the Drum gear section and not the Drum technique section. You may bet more help that way.
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:12 AM
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You need to get your feet on as many pedals as you can. Only "you" can decide what feels best. All the high end pedals are very good. I played the Tama IC, the Axis, Pearl Elim., DW 5000A3, several others, and the Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive won my money. I own 2 of those (single pedal) and I have an Off-Set http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...4-3415_IMG.jpg for a double-pedal.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:30 AM
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but are the powershifters anygood?
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:08 AM
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yes the pearls are good, so are the cobras, and anything else in the same price range, but you wont know what suits you until your feet are on the pedals and your eyes glare at the price tags
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: Pearl P-122TW

I own those pedals, and they are good entry level pedals, but if you can afford the IC's then go for them. I use the powershifters on Heavy, which is the highest position in which the pedalboards can be set. That setting gives me good leverage and-obviously-more power, since it gives me more leverage. I personally find the other two settings (normal and light) rather useless, or if you play something light and don't want to get too much sound out of you bassdrum.

And yes, try some other pedal brands and see what suits you best.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:07 PM
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but are the powershifters anygood?
The 122 Powershifter is to the Eliminator as the Iron Cobra Jr. is to the Iron Cobra. Good pedal. But not the top of the line. The 2000 series is top of the line.
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:50 AM
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but are the powershifters anygood?
Yes. I have them. They do the job well enough. I prefer Iron cobras, but the Powershifters work well enough.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: Pearl P-122TW

I own the 122s. The pedals get the job done. If you buy them then you wont want to upgrade for a few years unless your attracted to all the crazy extras on the eliminator.

However I have played the ICs and I would say that if you can afford them then go for it, their action is much smoother and I genrally found them easier to play.

But as people have been saying: let your feet decide for you! :D
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:36 AM
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I also own the P-122TW, it's a great pedal. The difference in price between the Iron Cobra or Eliminator really isn't worth it the extra 180$; I also played an Iron Cobra a few times and really wasn't that impressed compared to the Powershifter. They use similar bearings, and the Powershifter has all the possibilities you need to adjust the stiffness and beater angle, and even the position of the heel of the footboard to your liking.
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