in my teaching practice i get to mess around on a lot of different kits ... most of them aweful. however, at one of my schools they have a kit and, when a student is absent, i jam on it and find i can play better bass drum stuff than on my own gig kit. its a pearl pedal (P120P) so, the other day, i brought my eliminator in and put the two pedals side by side and my settings were very different. my beater was longer, my spring tension higher and my pedal was about 10 degrees closer to the head at rest. i then matched the cheaper pedals settings and tried my pedal out and it is sweet. i can't wait for tonight's gig. eliminators have so many setting options one can get kind of lost. it was nice to have a tried and tested basic pedal to adjust it to.