single chain vs double chain vs direct drive?

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Post Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:45 pm

personally i like direct drives, and couldnt imagine why some would prefer either single or double chain or direct, but some do... what about you guys?
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Post Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:09 am

How about because everyone's different? ;)

Personally, I don't like the feel of direct drive pedals. A double-chain is more than stationary and fast enough for me. :)
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Post Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:13 am

SGarrett wrote:How about because everyone's different? ;)

Personally, I don't like the feel of direct drive pedals. A double-chain is more than stationary and fast enough for me. :)


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Post Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:45 am

I had never played a Direct-drive before I got these Gibraltar Intruder's, but I will never go back. My other pedals I love weren't chains though, I used Pearl Elims with Belt drives.
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Post Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:34 pm

double chain here, single chains feel kinda flimsy like there's too much slack in the chain. ive never tried a direct drive before tho.
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Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:14 am

I love the feel and responsiveness of the Trick Pro1 pedals, but as I type this I don't one. What I am using are the Iron Cobra Power Glide double pedal, Pearl Eliminator chain and the Yamaha chain/belt pedal. Of the three, I'm rely liking the Yamaha with the belt drive. It's smooth, responds great and hits hard, when you want it to. I also have an older Tama single chain pedal I use on my vintage Pearl kit which as stated above seems a bit flimsy and noisy.

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Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:37 am

I used a Pearl eliminator double pedal and it had the belt drive, then I switched to a single pedal and got the Elim. with the double chain. I can't tell any difference whatsoever between them lol. I also have a cobra with double chain, so I guess I prefer that.
The one time I tried a direct drive, it was the Gibraltar one. For one it looked massive lol, and I couldnt get used to the feel. Mind you that was just 15min in the store, im sure id get used to it.
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Post Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:40 am

Aside from lateral stability, the main difference between a belt and a chain is that the belt will stretch and need to be replaced.
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Post Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:47 am

Have had a belt drive, currently use a double chain and a single chain. I actually use the single chain more than the double as the single chain is a single pedal and double chain a double pedal... still with me?

I have no problems with the single chain, I press it, it moves lol!

Having said that I've played on Zen's Tricks and they we're smooooth.
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Post Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:47 am

I have an Direct drive single pedal, single chain double, and single chain singles. Personally I like my single chains better than my direct drives. I have played and owned a few double chains and liked them just the same, so it's no big deal either way.

For clarity, I have an Axis on my smaller kit and 2 older single chain DW 7000 on my bigger kit (double base). I also have a spare Pearl double pedal that is a back up and it's also a single chain. All are very dependable.
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