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Old 05-07-2010, 09:08 PM
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Default MAPEX 500 PEDAL

im looking to buy my FIRST double bass pedal. i was recommened this one by a friend. it is a mapex 500 double pedal. please give me feedback on if i shuld buy this/ if it looks like it has a good build. thank you. heres the link ---> http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...dal?sku=584686
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: MAPEX 500 PEDAL

Well I have the version of that pedal from 2000 and it has been working perfectly for me for a solid 10 years of use. The only reason it was replaced was because I was looking for a change.

The main difference I see between the two different years is that it has different bars connecting the heel plate from the front. As seen below.



So i recommend this pedal for sure, although if you're serious about playing with a double pedal I would suggest getting a higher end pedal.

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Old 05-07-2010, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: MAPEX 500 PEDAL

pass of era...that is also a mapex p750a... this is a mapex 500. they are the same brand but different pedals...thanks anyways though
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:36 PM
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Nah pass of era linked the old version of the mapex 500, the 750 had dual chain, the one your looking at is the newer version :]
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: MAPEX 500 PEDAL

I have an older version of this pedal circa 2004. There is a small metal piece that attaches the chain to the petal that snapped in half. I don't think this is a common problem at all, however. The pedal served me well until I went to my DW5000. Overall, it's a good enough pedal. But it's just that- good, not great. It would probably be worth saving up and buying a bit better of a pedal.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:34 PM
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Default Re: MAPEX 500 PEDAL

Sorry I should have been more clear, that pic was just to show the different base. My pedal actually looks like this:


Either way, if Mapex still makes the pedals the same (quality wise) you'll end up with a fine pedal.

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Default Re: MAPEX 500 PEDAL

I've got the 500 double. Definately worth the 99.99 I spent on it.

Great tension, good speed, stays put, doesn't fall to bits.

Also, small enough to move around easily and quite light.
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