I can get a better (to me) feeling Axis X single pedal for about half the price of the single DD.I recently went and bought the new pearl demon drive double bass drum pedal, i had a choice between the pearl, the tama iron cobra or the dw 9000. I was wondering what people think of the demon drive and weather or not you onsider the pedal better than the others.
I respectfully disagree, speaking from experience (I own one) It took me almost no time at all to get used to, because I took half an hour and set them up so that they felt right for me. That's the selling point (at least it was in my mind) about these pedals, the adjustability. So in theory you can adjust them so that you don't feel anything under your feet or you can crank all the settings so that you have to stomp on the pedals. The one and only downside to this pedal is the price, unless you're Kevin here......The one and only downside to this pedal is that it takes a good amount of time to get used to. You pretty much can't feel anything under your foot.
Wow congrats on the sweet deal!!I picked these up for $475 out the door at of all places guitar center who are reasonably priced but dont tend to budge on price a whole lot (in my experience). I am very picky about how much I will pay for an instrument... I just picked up a mid level kit for my little brother, ( Gretsch catalina maple in the ebony finish) which has a price tag of $850, I took home for 650. I have a simple system of talking them down. I am not going to get crazy with how I do this, but if you are interested PM me or email me and I will explain it to you. Again, I took home the Pearl Demon Drive double pedal for $475 after tax brand new!. I also picked up the Dw5000 Hi hat stand for $99 bucks... Not to beat a dead horse but I am in negotiation now on a Taylor 214ce, Going price $999.99, I have already had an offer of $827...
Now On to My experience with the DD pedal. I bought this and did no changes from out of the box...Except switching to the longboard setting. First night... very impressed, so smooth and fast it threw me off a few times. took it home, changed it to the heavy feel, and I love how fast and smooth it is... I had heard of problems with the loss of power... 2nd night i used this I really felt the loss of power. I am still tweaking this out but, just for the record I DO agree with the loss of power. I am messing with the settings to fix this, with the versatility I think it can be worked out. If you mic your Kick this isn't really a problem, except it doesn't feel like your hitting the head very hard.
Okay I am done now...lol.. sorry for the lengthy response...
Overall I think it was worth what I paid.
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