Infinitely Adjustable Beater Angle
The Pearl P932 offers smoother action than our previous pick, the Pearl P880, and it's much quieter, too. It's slightly less compact, but it's more comfortable to use and easier to mount. The pedalboard has a sturdy, adjustable frame, and it features dual, dual-surface beaters, which are ideal for kick and snare drums. The pedals are powershifter pedals, which means that the shift movement is controlled by a handle, rather than a shift foot. This gives you more control over the shifts, and it also makes it easier to use larger pairs of kick and snare drums, which the Pearl P880 can't accommodate. The dual interchangeable cams offer both eliminator-style eccentric cams and removable circles, so you can adjust the tip action to your preference. The pedals are made in the USA, and they have a 1-year warranty.
The Pearl P2052C Eliminator double bass pedal is the best pedal we tested for playing double bass and live performance, thanks in large part to its power output, light weight, and wide stance. The pedal's chain drive also makes it quieter than other models, and the independent traction grips give you more control over when you stop and start, and that can help prevent blisters. The Pearl P2052C Eliminator double bass pedal is best for players who want an easy-to-use, lightweight pedal that doesn't sacrifice power or reliability. Beginners who want a pedal to start on, or experienced players who are switching to an electric bass, will also appreciate the P2052C's easy setup. The pedals we tested for this guide were heavy, and the P2052C pedal is light enough for you to lift with just one hand. The P2052C pedal is also a breeze to set up -- just attach the pedal to the base with the four screws, attach the chain drive to the pedal with the four screws, and adjust the grip tension with the three screws. The pedal's chain drive is also quieter than other models, especially at higher volumes. The pedal comes with one pedal, a chain drive, and two sets of grip tension screws. The grip tension screws let you adjust the force required to turn the pedals, which can help prevent blisters. The pedal weighs 6.7 pounds, and the pedal's chain drive weighs 2 pounds. The pedal is also foldable, so you can pack the pedal away easily.
The DWCP9002 Double Bass Drum Pedal is a good choice for anyone looking for an affordable yet powerful double pedal. The pedal is easy to set up, and this pedal is built to last. It has a simple design, and there are none of the confusing settings that other double pedals have. The pedal is adjustable, so it's ideal for players of varying heights. The pedal is also made in the U.S., so customer support is easy to get in touch with. While there aren't any additional features or settings, the DWCP9002 feels well-built, and it's very affordable, so it's a good choice if you're starting out and don't have a lot of money to spend on a drum pedal yet.
The DW 2000 pedal is the budget version of DW's top-of-the-line Monster Series pedals. If you're looking for the build quality and performance of DW's pedals, but don't need the extra bells and whistles, the DW 2000 is a great choice. The pedals are well-made, they feel solid, and they perform as well as most of the more expensive pedals we tested. The pedals have heavy, smooth bearings, and the dual-adjustable toe clamp is easy to use and fits most foot sizes. The pedals are a little bit smaller than those from our previous pick, the DW 2000 Monster, but they're still plenty large. The pedals' foot straps are adjustable, but we didn't notice much difference in comfort between the Monster's and this pedal's straps. The pedal's clutch system is top-notch, and the clutch and brake are very responsive. The DW 2000 pedals are geared for medium-hard bass playing, and we found that they performed well for rock, pop, and jazz. The pedals' big, 20-inch platforms make walking easy, and the pedals' streamlined design makes them comfortable for standing and playing. The DW 2000 pedals have solid, well-engineered parts, and they're a great choice if you're looking to play drums and bass on a budget.
The Ludwig L204SF Speed Flyer double bass drum pedal was our pick for the best entry-level double-bass pedal because it provided the best combination of price, performance, and features. It provided a good feel, was easy to set up, and sounded good. The pedal also had a nice, firm action, which prevented the pedal from shaking. The pedal's adjustable tension dial helped to ensure consistent tension, and there's a nice, wide stance that makes it easier to play double-bass drums. The pedal also has a removable footboard, which makes it easy to store and transport. The pedal has a 6-inch offset, which makes it easier to feel for the bass drum's head. The pedal's adjustable offset screws also make it easy to set the offset and the leg length, and there's a 13-inch adjustable height range. The pedal's 8" wide, 4" deep, and 8" high platform makes playing more comfortable, and the platform's foam padding provides a good feel. The pedal's pedal arm is adjustable, and the pedal's pedals are adjustable as well. The pedal has a 10-year warranty.
The Tama Iron Cobra 900 is a double pedal with a spring attachment that's designed to prevent your feet from slipping off. It's a smooth, powerful pedal, and (as with all Tama drums) it's built to last. It's also relatively inexpensive. The downsides are that it's fairly heavy (the Cobra 900 weighs 21 pounds), so it's a little tougher to carry, and the spring attachment is clunky. It's also not great if you're planning on mainly using one pedal; a pedal like the Tama Iron Cobra 900 is better for double-duty situations.
The OffSet Eclipse double bass drum pedal offers solid performance and a stylish design at an attractive price. It's the best-sounding pedal we tested, with punchy, clear low end, a responsive, tight mid-range, and a clear, ringing high range. The Eclipse pedal's dual chain drive system is very responsive, and the dual chains help keep the pedal very quiet. The Eclipse pedal is also easy to use, with an adjustable footboard, a tension-adjustable cradle, and an easy-to-use beater. The Eclipse pedal feels sturdy, and it's nicely made. The Eclipse pedal's chain drive system makes it a little heavier than our other picks, but it's certainly no heavier than the pedals used by professional musicians. The OffSet Eclipse is very competitively priced, and it offers solid performance and durability at an affordable price.
The DWCP5002TD4 is a well-made, well-featured pedal. Its solid construction, along with herculean footboard, ensures years of trouble-free use. The pedal is lightweight, so it's easy to carry, and it weighs about 9 pounds. The pedal is easy to set up, and it's easy to adjust the tension. The pedal features dual-chain drive, so it's relatively quiet, and it uses an optional double chain. The pedal also has a dual-screw clamping system, so it's relatively secure. The pedal has an adjustable toe clamp, so it's comfortable for a variety of foot sizes, and it has a memory lock, so it's easy to set up and tune. The pedal is versatile, and it features five drive positions. The pedal has knobs for adjusting the sensitivity and balance, and it has a mute switch. The pedal's controls are easy to use, and it uses standard threads, so it's easy to upgrade to other pedals. The pedal's sound is good, and it's versatile, so it's a good choice for a variety of players.
Newly designed hinge provides greater precision and durability
The Tama Iron Cobra 600 is the highest-wattage pedal in our review, and it's significantly more powerful than the Tama Iron Cobra 500. It has everything you need to power an intricate beat, including two independent chains driven by two cams. The Iron Cobra 600's pedals have customizable friction settings, so you can adjust the pedals depending on the drum's surface. Dual chains mean that the pedal stays in place during heavy playing, and the dual cams also enable the pedal to stay in tune even if the surfaces it's mounted on are not perfectly flat. The pedal's dual chain drive also ensures a smooth action and more accurate strikes. The pedals also have built-in speed rings, which reduce friction by replacing the standard nylon rocker with a ball bearing. The pedal's pedal head tilts 15 degrees, and it has a 17-inch height, so it's suitable for a wide range of drummers. The Iron Cobra 600's pedals are the heaviest in our review, but they make it easy to maneuver. The pedals are quiet when in use, and they have a 10-year warranty.
Quad Beater four-surface beater - A reduced profile, Pearls QuadBeater provides the same four beater surfaces of the original (two hard plastic, two felt) but with the added feel and power of the Control Core elastomer center to eliminate vibration
The Pearl Eliminator Solo is our favorite double pedal for playing jazz and rock drums, and it's also a great choice for a variety of other drumming styles. It has a smooth feel and responds to your playing exactly the way you want it to, and it feels really comfortable. The pedal's easy to reach side mount adjustment allows you to quickly adapt to a wide range of hoop thicknesses for the smoothest, most secure grip possible, and it's easy to install, thanks to the easily removable hoop clamp. The pedal's easy to reach side mount adjustment allows you to quickly adapt to a wide range of hoop thicknesses for the smoothest, most secure grip possible, and it's easy to install, thanks to the easily removable hoop clamp. The pedal's powershifter function lets you easily adjust the how the pedal feels by shifting it forward or back, and Pearl's True Eliminator feel with Radical Progressive Action (Red) Cam gives you the drive chain's leverage for more power at the top of the stroke. The pedal's Powershifter function lets you easily adjust the how the pedal feels by shifting it forward or back, and Pearl's True Eliminator feel with Radical Progressive Action (Red) Cam gives you the drive chain's leverage for more power at the top of the stroke.