What pedal are you using?

L300burn

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I’m interested in what pedals y’all are using. I, myself, currently am using a DW 3000 double pedal and am thinking about upgrading to a 9000 or axis longboard.
 

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I use an Axis single on a rehearsal 22” bass (not mine).

I’ll be the first to admit my foot work is far from blazing, and I don’t do double, but if you are going in that direction the Axis single I use is an excellent pedal, so I imagine the longboards are mighty fine.
 

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I switch between the original folding and the standard Sonor Perfect Balance pedal . The strap drive model designed by Jo Jo Mayer .
I love how smooth and fluid these pedals are .
 

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I'm split 50/50... My "heaver playing" kits (not sure what even I mean in that case) have Tama Iron Cobras 900's while my two lighter kits travel with Gibraltar G pedals (both standard GTC6S and the Direct Drive version).
 

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I have three. All singles. Each has its purpose.

Tama Dyna-Sync. This goes on my main kit. I just got it, largely based on positive reviews here and elsewhere. It's living up to the hype so far. I think this is THE ONE.

Yamaha FP 7210A. This goes on my compact kit. It's affordable, lightweight and folds up small, but still works really well.

Taye MetalWorks: My practice/backup pedal and one of my best drum gear scores. Found a deeply discounted demo model that seemed like new. Nicely constructed, nice action and very adjustable.
 

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Ludwig speed king reissue. Pearl single demonator direct when I'm feeling ambitious.
 

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1st generation Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive for about fifteen years . I'll hook up an old WFL Speedking coupla times a year just to feel that satisfying punch again . Hardwood beaters on both .
 

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Currently a Yamaha FP-9 but I own DW 5000 / 7000 pedals and a Tama Camco and a restored Slingerland Yellow Jacket they all have their uses and Idk switch them up from time to time
 

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Been using DW5000 doubles since shortly after getting back into playing in 1998 or so. I purchased a 9000 double in 2003, but didn't care for having the springs inside the posts, and went back to my single chain 5000. A few years later I picked up a returned double chain 5000 at GC, and that's been my gigging pedal ever since. I have single chain pedals on the home kit and the kit at the big band rehearsal kit. Wouldn't mind trying a Trick or Axis, but they're out of my price range at the moment. I also played a PDP single on my church gig for several years, and was pretty impressed with it.
 

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I’ve been playing mostly a DW 5000 single pedal for 20 years and recently bought the left slave pedal and then yesterday got a Trick drive shaft which I recommend to anyone because it truly does make the left pedal smoother and better.
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4 kits currently up and running. 70’s/80’s Yamaha Professional strap drive on one, DW 5000 turbo double chain single pedal on one, late 90’s/early 00’s Tama Iron Cobra rolling glide double soon to be replaced by a DW 7000 double, and whatever the current cheapest Yamaha single chain folding pedal is on the last kit thats awaiting its new owner.
 

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Pearl P120. It was considered a "low-end" pedal at one time. Best pedal I've ever used. Fast and responsive. It has a slanted heelplate that makes it feel very natural and unhindered.

I used a DW5000 for years that I bought new around '97. Then I tried the P120 on a friend's cheapo Pearl kit at a rehearsal one day and it felt a world better. I had a DW9000 for a hot minute and didn't like it. Wound up buying a Pearl Eliminator...kinda like a suped-up P120. Felt great. Same slanted heelplate design. Used that for years.

But the simple P120 stayed on my mind and one day, on a whim, I picked up a used one for $25 or something as a backup to the Eliminator. It felt just as good to me...maybe even a little better. More spry. It has a single-chain design that still functions with tight tolerances and responds very quickly.

Sold the Eliminator and it's been P120 ever since. I found another for $30 just to have as a backup, and I don't foresee a need for anything else at this point. It works.
 

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Tama Dyna-Sync. Best yet for my foot.

If I'm travelling light (which is most of the time to be honest) I'll take an old yamaha FP-7210A.
I swapped out the bearing which the spring attaches to with a tama Speedo ring and it plays like a much more expensive pedal now.

I have too many beaters and seem to prefer the Zoro Square one for most things.
 

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Tama IC Power Glides mostly.
I have one of their Classics that adjusts better height...

I recently repaired a Mapex RX pedal and its very similar to the IC....

I think we don't talk enough about beaters. The Vic Firth wooden beater and the Trick beaters I like a lot...I have a big ol' square block on the RX right now...huge sound.
 


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