A Beginner to Double Pedals

DRUMSMYWIFE

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Only Have less than 200 hundred to spend so I believe these are a steal so which one Though?

The Pearl P122TW Double Pedal for $160.00or

The DW 4002P Double Pedal for $170.00
 

kansasdrummer

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i dont have any experience with either of those two. but i do have a pdp 402 double pedal..the 100 dollor one. It was great to learn on, but i prefer my iron cobras much better. But the pdps are not bad.
 

Rockula!

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I would definately go with an established brand's lower priced pedal
I have made good use out of my DW 7000 pedal for quite a while and I paid less than $200 maybe 6 years ago
You just don't know what you are getting with a bargain pedal
 

kansasdrummer

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For one PDP is made by DW. Lots of people do not like the DW 7000 pedal. I bought one used for 40 bucks, liked my 100 dollor pdp better, and sold the 7000 to my friend. Lots of people have problems with the 7000 falling apart. When i was first shopping for a double pedal at guitar center, i mentioned my friend had a DW 7000, they laughed and said that pedal aint that great. For 100 bucks you can get a PDP, i have had no problems with mine. It sits in the closet now, though. You can not judge things by there price or brand name. You ever notice how OVERPRICED DW drums are? Ive played an expensive DW, and was not impressed. My gretsch sounds just as good if not better, and was ALOT cheaper.
 

Brother_Bong

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Find some used 5000's in that price range. They aren't fancy, but they play well. At least from what I remember(14 years ago)
 

m

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pedals are like shoes; if you don't try them on first to see how they fit you run the risk of buying something you won't like.
if at all possible, try before you buy.

let's see, what other cliches apply here?
"Buy nice or buy twice"
"spend money or play funny"
"for goodness sakes, cheap stuff breaks"

seriously though, pedals are some of your most important and personal hardware. It's worth saving up for the best you can afford.
Personally, based on what I've played and owned, if you HAVE to choose between the DWs and the Pearls, I'd pick the Pearls.
But that's me.
 

DRUMSMYWIFE

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Well I am Picking the Pearls because it has better features and better quality plus has better ratings on all the music retailers online and not.
 

Brother_Bong

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m":35zjepib said:
pedals are like shoes; if you don't try them on first to see how they fit you run the risk of buying something you won't like.
if at all possible, try before you buy.

let's see, what other cliches apply here?
"Buy nice or buy twice"
"spend money or play funny"
"for goodness sakes, cheap stuff breaks"

seriously though, pedals are some of your most important and personal hardware. It's worth saving up for the best you can afford.
Personally, based on what I've played and owned, if you HAVE to choose between the DWs and the Pearls, I'd pick the Pearls.
But that's me.
Well put!
 

kansasdrummer

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i agree with trying before you buy. i found on the 7000s(these were used), that i had no power when lower on the pedals, i had to be up high to get any response, idk if it was caouse these were worn out, or if thats how they are.
 

Dude_on_Drums

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I'd go for the Pearl. Although I play DW pedals (5000) myself, I think lower-priced Pearls are way better than low-priced DW's...
Good luck.
 

SingleStroke7

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m":2cu8ebcg said:
"Buy nice or buy twice"
I like this one best, words to live by!

I currently play DW 5000 series pedals (obviously not the best), but my Pearl pedals of the same quality that i used primarily, before i bought the DW set, seemed to be tighter at the hinges, and overall, i just felt more comfortable on them. I recently replaced the chain and the foot board on the primary side of the Pearl set and i've been using them at home, and i must say i definitely like them better. I remember paying short money, too!
 

Empyrean Drums

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m":12m048bk said:
pedals are like shoes; if you don't try them on first to see how they fit you run the risk of buying something you won't like.
if at all possible, try before you buy.

let's see, what other cliches apply here?
"Buy nice or buy twice"
"spend money or play funny"
"for goodness sakes, cheap stuff breaks"
My favorite is "one experiment is worth a 1000 expert opinions"
 

Royspeed

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DRUMSMYWIFE":j8hxy9lg said:
Only Have less than 200 hundred to spend so I believe these are a steal so which one Though?

The Pearl P122TW Double Pedal for $160.00or

The DW 4002P Double Pedal for $170.00
I have that exact Pearl pedal, apart from it being for a left-footed drummer, and have nothing but praise for it.

Roy
MindfooD
 

Mitchell?

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I have the Pearl pedal too, it works great for me. Great to learn on. I have nothin' but good things to say about it
 

osiris90210

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id go for the DWs, the DWs ive tried are good, i havnt tried these particular pedals, but yeah, pearl arent bad, but i never liked em overly much, dont know y, i like to feel some resistance when i play so i stick with some pretty heavy pedals, specially cos im still learning, once im spot on with a heavy set i think im gonna buy some smooth light ones but i figure if u can play good with a heavy set u can play twice as good on a light set, same reason i practice with 2b sticks and play with 7a... the difference in weight is huge when u play for a long time

anyway hope that helped a little, i dribbled on abit but some of it might come in handly
 
I would go with the Pearl one, although DW are a well establ;ished brand, Pearl are even more so, and have never let me down. Also Pearl are known for producing excellent quality budget equipment, so yeah, go with Pearl!

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i've gotta disagree with every single person telling you to buy one or the other.

what you SHOULD do is hold on to your $200, save another $150 and buy something NICE... something that will last you years...

if you buy a beginner pedal now, one of two things will happen:

1.) it will fall apart on you and you'll end up throwing it way. you'll then be forced to cough up another $200 for another beginner pedal.

or

2.) you'll play it for a year, decide you need something better, go to resell it, get 1/3 of what you paid for it and then be forced to cough up another $275 to upgrade.

if you've been playing this long with a single pedal, what's a few more months?

too many people think in terms of 'now! now! now!' instead of playing it smart and waiting until they can afford something nice.
 
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