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Old 12-11-2007, 08:55 PM
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Default To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

Im going to be going to my local guitar center to do an A/B test with the DW 5000 and the Pearl Eliminator double pedals. A buddy of mine has the 5000 and let me try it out the other day and it was amazing. I was almost sold, but i still want to try out the Pearl. My question is, with the different cams, will one of them make the pedal feel like the DW?
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

I have owned both.
I am not a fan of slave pedals, but if I were to purchase one again of the two, it would be the Pearl...
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:04 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

Oh, and I forgot, if it is not too much trouble, could you explain what each cam feels like? What it is supposed to feel like? Thanks.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:06 PM
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Oh, and I forgot, if it is not too much trouble, could you explain what each cam feels like? What it is supposed to feel like? Thanks.
As far as cams go, best thing to do is experiment..
I think the eliminator comes with three cams...
I always tend to use the red one...Not sure why that is...
Personal preference....
You would not happen to know where I can get a 2002 eliminator dirt cheap do you?
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

search the forum, there is a lot about it...

but short:
white= round & smooth
red= angled, fast and agressive
blue= the perfect middle
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

I heard those Pearl cams aren't very durable... They are made out of plastic and don't last very long.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

Well I have been playing my pearls with the blue cam for a couple of years now... Same Cams, 2 pedals for 2 kicks or slaved when I play a single.. Not an issue with the cams at all.. And that is with about 2 hours a day playing.

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I heard those Pearl cams aren't very durable... They are made out of plastic and don't last very long.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

I honestly didn't care for the Pearl. The cams did change the feel (I can't remember what each was like), but there was always an underlying "tension" to the end of the stroke that I couldn't get past. I now have a basic Delta 3 5000 Strap and it's all I need.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

I've been playing my pearl eliminator (single pedal though) with the red cam on for something like 5 years and the cam is still as good as new. I actually think I've lost the other cams, but red was definitely the one I wanted. I don't think durability is an issue here, pick the one which feels right to you
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

I definitely dont think theres a problem with the cam durability. as for the feel; the best thing is try them yourself really :p I have never used the DW but i would definately rate the eliminator
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

I play an eliminator too, single, and the cams are very durable. Cymbals will break faster then the cams. There isn't any tension on them, they just guide energy. If you step on them from the wrong angle on concrete they might break or something...
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:55 AM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

I like them both.

On a side note:

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Old 12-12-2007, 08:00 AM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

Well.. I have both..and use both. The DWs are with the practice kit and the Eliminators are with the home kit.

Both are excellent. I personally, slightly, prefer the Eliminators.The cams are like massage options in a massage chair. slow, fast medium, soft, hard etc.. one isnt better than the other.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

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I like them both.

On a side note:

Wow....hhmmm...play excessively hard, or do you just really get into playing your tunes?
I play pretty hard too, but man....glad that's never happened to me.
Hopefully that wasn't on a gig!

I've heard a bunch of people say the DW Footboard snapped on them, but the Pearl seems pretty re-inforced to me (more than my DW)...wow...

Anyway...
I've had my 2 Eliminators for about 4 years (Red Cam) and I love them. I use one at home & the other on my rehersal kit. I bring both to shows. It's nice to have the same pedal "just in case" and not a crappy one if the need arose.

The best feeling pedal I have ever owned....and I have tried/owned/played TONS of different types.
To avoid any "what about..." Yeah, there are others that are nice...but WAY more expensive too.
I only paid $125 for each of my Eliminators (with the nice case), as opposed to $300 for that Trick pedal I like.

The Pearl cams are very durrable. I've had no problems at all, and they have been banged around a couple times.

I also have owned 2 different versions of the 5000, and a Strap 5000.

I love the old Strap 5000, but they have since changed the footboard, and heel plate which totally changed the feel of the pedal.

I hate the feel of the "new" style (which has been going for about 4 years-ish).

I've been thinking of getting a DP again (after 10 or more years just plaing a single).

I used to play double bass, and then a DP, but the music I have been doing for so long now never called for it.

From working with just a single, I can do a smooth & fast FT/Kick simulation, doubles, tripples and all that....so I've kinda gotten away from the DP thing.

It's kinda cool NOT to need a DP for the few things I could throw in, so that's another reason I haven't gotten one again.

But, if I decide to get a new DP, it WILL be the Eliminator.

Sorry for the long post.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

Ok, you know better than me what you're talking about.

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Well I have been playing my pearls with the blue cam for a couple of years now... Same Cams, 2 pedals for 2 kicks or slaved when I play a single.. Not an issue with the cams at all.. And that is with about 2 hours a day playing.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

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I like them both.

On a side note:

PEARL has a 5 year warranty. Get return info from GC as where to send it, They will more than likely send you a brand new pedal. They have done this for me 3Xs.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: To those of you who have used Pearl Eliminator and DW 5000

Oh, sorry.

That's not my pedal.

It's a pic of the pedal Danny Carey (Tool) broke during a concert a few days ago.

And yes, he is a big guy who plays pretty damn hard.
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