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Ludwig Speed King Single Bass Drum Pedal

Never miss a beat with the tough-as-nails and fast playing Speed King from Ludwig. (96) Read 20 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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This solid single kick pedal features tough construction and fast action. It's a great upgrade from "stock" pedals and affordably priced. Step up to a Speed King!

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Ludwig products.
Ludwig Warranty ´╗┐Ludwig's manufacturer warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-348-7567
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4.5 out of 5 (96 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "LOVE LUDWIG STUFF!!!!"
Sound: I've been using this pedal since about 1974. As there have actually been three of them during that time, my experience differed with each. I had one that never had a problem, period. No squeak, no spring issues, nothing. A second unit (I received both with my used drum set, also a Ludwig), had the squeak issues, but I resolved this with spray lube and graphite. It was kinda messy, but I love the way a Speed King responds to every nuance of your foot. The third unit came with another set I had bought, and I experienced the grease cap coming off issue. Since the grease was very thick, it wasn't a problem and I just snapped the cap back on from time to time. Feature: Simple set up and take down. Like a previous reviewer said, you can play this thing barefooted...it actually feels good on the bottom of your foot. It was the first pedal I ever used and although I've used others through the years, I miss my speed king and am preparing to buy a new one, maybe two. Ease of Use: Excellent ease of use. I've had the chain pin retaining ring and the chain come off before on chain drive models; it's just not something you have to deal with when you use a speed king. Quality: It looks like it always has..a quality product with a professional look to it. All this new stuff looks so choppy, blocky, and the external springs don't lend the sleek finish a speed king has. Value: When you don't have the speed king and you really want that control that you can't get from another pedal, the price really isn't the issue. I'd pay twice what I've seen them on sale for. Manufacturer Support: We used Ludwig drums when I was in school, and my trap was a Ludwig. I've always thought they made great products. The Wow Factor: Classic.....the chrome plated cross piece and the enameled blue gray finish of the arms and the steel footplate with the "Speed King" name molded in it. The type of pride in design and engineering and production that nowadays is hard to find in the rubber stamp type of designs the other manufacturers use. Overall: Overall, my 36 years of experience have shown me several new and different ideas in the design of many aspects of drum sets; the suspension systems now prevalent are a great improvement. The single hole lug mounting design may or may not be fabulous...I haven't looked that far into it yet. But the Speed King has never been outdone by anyone as far as I've seen.
Style of Music: Rock, R & B, Blues, Country, Western Swing, Jazz, Rockabilly, Musical Theater
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"GREATEST PEDAL EVER MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Sound: The sound of this pedal is like any other bass pedal. It sounds great live and in the studio. But if your in the studio you will have to tape the back down so it doesn't clack against the floor (If you play heel up). Feature: The features are so great and simple. All you need to do is it out hook the heel plate up and put the beater on , put on the bass drum and your palying. Ease of Use: Easy, it is so much faster than other pedals out there. It is great for doing triplets on. Quality: The Quality is awesome common it's Ludwig. Value: The Speed King is worth all of the price it is. It can easily sell for double that because it is so durrable and good. Manufacturer Support: I bought it off of here so I wouldn't know how the support is I imagine it's great though The Wow Factor: It feels awesome it is sexy. I abusolutly love this thing Overall: Overall this pedal is the best I've ever see by far. It is so easy to setup and use. It looks amazing and is totally worth the price, whether your a beginer or are experienced it is the best there is Period!
Style of Music: Rock
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