Pearl P3000D Eliminator Demon Drive Single Bass Drum Pedal

Built exclusively for players with a need for speed, the P3000D's direct drive construction offers zero lag, making your foot one with the kick drum.
Built for the Long Haul
The best drum hardware is built to last. As a drummer, you'll change heads regularly, and you may even swap shells from time to time as your skill improves and your tastes change, but a good set of hardware can stick with you through several kits. That goes for the kick pedal too. You need a pedal that can stand up to your toughest grooves, yet has the flexibility to grow with you as your drumming style evolves. You need a Demon Drive.

Demons and Z-Links and Ninjas, Oh My!
Pearl's Eliminator bass pedals are well respected among drummers all over the world, and the Demon Drive aspires to even greater heights. The essence of the design is to create a direct link from your foot to the beater, providing tight responsiveness and spot-on control of the beat. Traditional chain- and belt-drive pedals have some lag when there's slack in the system, and drummers have had to work around it. Pearl's Demon Drive pedal, however, offers a direct drive due to the proprietary Z-Link technology. When you step on the foot plate, there's no delay, hesitation, or inconsistency in the response, just a clear, open line of communication from your foot all the way to the drum head. You don't need to compensate for lag, so your beats are more precise and your syncopation is even funkier than ever!

The direct-drive action is key to a tight groove, but it's got to be smooth, too. Pearl chose Ninja bearings for the axle--that's right, the same ones used in high-end professional read more skateboards--to keep everything rolling smoothly along. Ninja bearings go through a special laser-driven micro-polishing process to cut down on friction and speed up your playing. In the Demon Drive, these spherical bearings are self-aligning to ensure the foot plate and the drive mechanism are always on track, even when your foot is off-axis (if only you could get the bass player to compensate like that...).

Rolls with the Changes
For most young drummers, speed and power is king, and the unholy quest for BPM is in high gear. Time goes by, cartilage wears thin, and creaky-kneed old-timers develop a penchant for finesse playing (no, really, I don't need to play that fast, this groove is tastier). The feel-good pedal of the year, Pearl's Demon Drive has something for everybody. For starters, the direct link is adjustable, letting you switch-up your angle of attack to suit your style. Set it to the rear for extra power and a harder stroke, or slide it forward for more refined, intricate beats. Additionally, both foot pedals are adjustable from longboard to shortboard format. Choose whichever method is most comfortable for you, and take comfort in knowing you can always switch it around.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 13 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PEA P3000D
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 615-833-4477

Pearl P3000D Eliminator DemonDrive Pedal

Control and versatility are yours with the Eliminator Demon Drive bass pedal by Pearl. Performance, stability and durability are absolutely critical plus now you have a seamless link between your musical ideas and their execution on the bass drum. Eliminator Demon Drive offers the maximum adjustability for your playing style whether you are during lightning fast blast beats or deep rock solid grooves.

Features
Direct link adjustment: rear position provides greater power

Ninja Bearings: micro-polished steel balls for amazing low friction

Z link drive shaft: adjustable for perfect positioning and flex free for precise feel

Duo-deck longboard: converts from shortboard to longboard for your choice of feel

Beater stroke adjustment: 2 positions for a light or heavy feel

Direct link adjustment: rear position provides greater power

Click lock spring tension: prevents tension knob from loosening

Adjustable Traction plate: adjustable to vary the amount of slip or grip

Footboard height adjustment: loosen and rotate to desired footboard height

Control Core beater: standard felt features anti-vibration elastomer core

Carry Case: protect your pedal from the wear and tear of travel

Ultimate Smoothness
Play a Demon Drive and the first thing you'll notice is its unparalleled smoothness. The Demon Drive gets its' incredible smoothness and speed through the use of ultra-precise components. Self-aligning spherical bearings are used to insure the footboard and Direct Link Drive are always in perfect alignment, zero-latency Z-Link U-Joints on the double pedal driveshaft and special super high speed Ninja bearings on the axles all work in perfect sync to create the smoothest and fastest pedal on the planet.

Tailor Made for Your Feet
The most unique feature of the Demon Drive pedal is Pearl's exclusive Duo-Deck, the world's first convertible footboard. Through a simple adjustment, the Demon Drive pedal can be adjusted from a traditional shortboard to a longboard pedal in seconds, offering a slightly lighter, quicker feel that is the preferred setup when speed is a necessity.

Additional features of this amazing pedal include the world's first two-position Beater Stroke Adjustment and two-position Direct Link Adjustment. Both adjustable features allow the player to create a slightly lighter or heavier feel of the pedal depending on their preferred setting. Adjusting the Duo-Deck in combination with the Beater Holder and Direct Link Adjustments yields 8 possible Pedal Configurations, allowing the player to truly create their ideal pedal configuration.
(5 ratings)
Submitted August 22, 2009 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Heavenly fast, Wickedly Expensive... but definitely worth it..."
This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
Best pedal in the world. Period.
Features
The pedal is infinitely adjustable. You can adjust the beater travel distance, Footboard height, longboard/shortboard and there are different setups for power or finesse and for a light or a heavy feel.
Ease of Use
you move your foot, the beater moves forward and hits the bass drum... thats pretty much it...
Quality
The Demon Drive is quiet and smooth and holds up well to hours of abuse a day...
Value
It is a bit on the expensive side but its worth every penny.
Manufacturer Support
I havent had to deal with the pearl support team and i probably wont judging by the quality of the pedal.
The Wow Factor
The pedal is super sexy with the whole orange colour scheme and brushed steel...
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Rock, Metalcore, Metal, Alternative.
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