New Pearl Demon Drive Pedal

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Post Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:44 pm

that guy definatly knows the product inside and out, but a demonstration would have been nice as well
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:26 am

Looks cool, won't make you a better player or any faster, but it's good to see Pearl trying new things.

Design looks a little overkill and some features aren't that vital for performance purposes but still pretty cool.

I'll stick to my Axis. 8)
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Post Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:52 pm

That's a smooth ass set up, you got there man!! Looks like a lowrider or something! Sweet color too man! Is it a Pearl, perhaps?
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Post Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:08 pm

Man Ive been playing Elim's for over a year now. And I gotta say im stocked about these Demons. Im definately gonna pick up a single whatever the price is (and Im not rich lol). Ive just been so happy with Pearls pedals I couldnt see switching to anything else (the only one of the BIG name brands Ive yet to try is Trick). Just hope its not too long until they hit the stores here in canada
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Post Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:29 pm

Way too expensive.
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Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:56 pm

Tricks or Axis hands down.
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Post Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:38 pm

I just tried these in my town on Wednesday.

They are light. The longboard feature doesn't seem like a longboard, but more like a "Shortboard +" under my foot (then again I wear a size 14)

I haven't played many direct drives, but a HUGE exaggarted differnce I notice in these is the rebound action. If you keep you foot even SLIGHTLY intacted to the pedal on the rebound, it will stop EXACTLY as your leg/foot does, maybe even a mili-second before.

Seems nice but also seems like it would take at least 1.2 months to get settings dialed in and used to the pedal action.

BTW, the double DOES convert into 2 singles, but they haven't released the kit to purchase the additional spring assembly yet.

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Post Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:00 pm

For the price, I think I'll buy American made. It looks like Pearl stole from both anyway. Pearls stolen lots from the custom builders. Does Pearl even come up with an original idea. I'm saving my penny's for a Trick!
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Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:14 am

There is a big controversy over at the Pearl forum concerning Pearl's R&D overlooking the addition of spikes on the Demon Drive slave pedal. I for one wouldn't want a pedal sliding around under my left foot. :roll:

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Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:18 am

audiotech wrote:There is a big controversy over at the Pearl forum concerning Pearl's R&D overlooking the addition of spikes on the Demon Drive slave pedal. I for one wouldn't want a pedal sliding around under my left foot. :roll:

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Spikes or no spikes I haven't played a double pedal that didn't have that problem. Velcro works better.
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Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 am

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audiotech wrote:There is a big controversy over at the Pearl forum concerning Pearl's R&D overlooking the addition of spikes on the Demon Drive slave pedal. I for one wouldn't want a pedal sliding around under my left foot. :roll:

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Spikes or no spikes I haven't played a double pedal that didn't have that problem. Velcro works better.


My Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide slave pedal doesn't move a millimeter after it's positioned where I want it and I have a size 13 attacking it. :)

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Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:11 pm

audiotech wrote:
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audiotech wrote:There is a big controversy over at the Pearl forum concerning Pearl's R&D overlooking the addition of spikes on the Demon Drive slave pedal. I for one wouldn't want a pedal sliding around under my left foot. :roll:

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Spikes or no spikes I haven't played a double pedal that didn't have that problem. Velcro works better.


My Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide slave pedal doesn't move a millimeter after it's positioned where I want it and I have a size 13 attacking it. :)

Dennis


Good for you. I use two bass drums so the slave pedal moving isn't really an issue for me, but if I were in the market for a double pedal not having spikes on the slave wouldn't discourage me from buying it
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Post Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:55 am

audiotech wrote:
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audiotech wrote:There is a big controversy over at the Pearl forum concerning Pearl's R&D overlooking the addition of spikes on the Demon Drive slave pedal. I for one wouldn't want a pedal sliding around under my left foot. :roll:

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Spikes or no spikes I haven't played a double pedal that didn't have that problem. Velcro works better.


My Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide slave pedal doesn't move a millimeter after it's positioned where I want it and I have a size 13 attacking it. :)

Dennis

My cobra slave pedal moves all the time it drives me crazy.
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Post Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:01 pm

TheYardstick wrote:New product hype FTL


Quoted for truth.

Though the pedal plays well, it's price is retarded.

I played one in Sam Ash the other day, very nice but not worth 335$. Gud luck assback. Rofl
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Post Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:24 pm

is that for a single? :lol: