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Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal

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True to the vision of their pioneering founder, the new Ludwig Atlas Standard Bass Drum Pedal is built for a high-velocity level of performance. All ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A robust Ludwig bass pedal with the gumption to stand in for all musical styles.

True to the vision of their pioneering founder, the new Ludwig Atlas Standard Bass Drum Pedal is built for a high-velocity level of performance. All appointments are infinitely adjustable for precise, customized feel and lasting stability. This pedal offers a wide range of adjustment options from the beater to the footboard to spring tension.

This pedal also offers lightweight, durable and quick performance by way of the Speedster aluminum pedal board, solid steel baseplate and dual-chain and sprocket drive. And when you're breaking down your pedal to make a tad bit of extra room in your hardware case, take heart in knowing the beater memory lock will remember the level of your dual-surface beater for the next stop on the tour.

FEATURES
  • New "Speedster" lightweight, aluminum pedal board
  • Beater and footboard angle independently adjustable
  • Dual-surface beater with memory lock
  • Side-adjustable hoop clamp
  • Dual-chain and sprocket drive
  • Improved spring mechanism
  • Ball bearing pivots on both ends of the spring for reduced resistance an increased spring life
  • Solid Steel baseplate

A kick pedal that supports the weight of its namesake. Order today!

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LudwigAtlas Standard Kick Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Functional (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The hidden Gem of pedals

I am what I would considered a very seasoned recreational drummer. I have been playing for 18 years, and have played in several bands (none of which ever made a record), and...Read complete review

I am what I would considered a very seasoned recreational drummer. I have been playing for 18 years, and have played in several bands (none of which ever made a record), and currently play bands at my church.
While I may not have "road experience" I can tell you that I was a true gear snob for a very long time, and have bought, borrowed, demoed etc... just about every pedal out there.

I have personally owned:
Iron Cobras
Speed Cobras
DW5000s
Pearl Eliminators
Mapex Falcon
Gibraltar Prowler, Avengers, and Intruders

And have also played on Demon Drives, DW 3000s (current pedal on the kit I play at church), DW 9000, and Yamaha flying dragons.

What I can tell you about this pedal, is that if you know what you are doing, and can set up a pedal to your liking... this pedal is FANTASTIC. It is kind of a pain to get adjusted, but once you find what you like and lock everything down... it is smooth, fast, reliable, nothing moves, and is everything that you could ask for in a pedal!

For what it costs, this thing DESTROYS any pedal that is TWICE this price.
Given the choice between this and any other pedal that isn't a flagship model, it is a total no brainer!!!

Invest some time in getting it tuned to your liking, and this pedal will outlast your patience

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would not buy this product again

pedal is built like a tank,but with a cheap spring.Didn't last 3 months. mf says no replacement parts are available from ludwig and I should have paid extra for warranty so they then...Read complete review

pedal is built like a tank,but with a cheap spring.Didn't last 3 months. mf says no replacement parts are available from ludwig and I should have paid extra for warranty so they then would stand behind their product.Smell you later mf. Hello Sweetwater! (over a two buck spring)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The hidden Gem of pedals

By Chub$84

from Grasonville, MD

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Reliable
  • Smooth
  • Solid

Cons

  • A Little Fiddly To Setup

Best Uses

  • You Name It This Does It

Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

I am what I would considered a very seasoned recreational drummer. I have been playing for 18 years, and have played in several bands (none of which ever made a record), and currently play bands at my church.
While I may not have "road experience" I can tell you that I was a true gear snob for a very long time, and have bought, borrowed, demoed etc... just about every pedal out there.

I have personally owned:
Iron Cobras
Speed Cobras
DW5000s
Pearl Eliminators
Mapex Falcon
Gibraltar Prowler, Avengers, and Intruders

And have also played on Demon Drives, DW 3000s (current pedal on the kit I play at church), DW 9000, and Yamaha flying dragons.

What I can tell you about this pedal, is that if you know what you are doing, and can set up a pedal to your liking... this pedal is FANTASTIC. It is kind of a pain to get adjusted, but once you find what you like and lock everything down... it is smooth, fast, reliable, nothing moves, and is everything that you could ask for in a pedal!

For what it costs, this thing DESTROYS any pedal that is TWICE this price.
Given the choice between this and any other pedal that isn't a flagship model, it is a total no brainer!!!

Invest some time in getting it tuned to your liking, and this pedal will outlast your patience

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid kick pedal

By Plectrum72

from Okaloosa County, FL

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

      I'm a bass player, not a drummer; however I have a kit in my garage I mess about on and so my drummer doesn't have to haul his kit to my house for practice. I can hold down various 4/4 rhythms, but ain't no pro. My only complaint is I wish this pedal had a toe lip because my foot has a tendency to slide forward on it when I play quickly. My drummer has no complaints about the pedal and says I just need to practice more. It is a good solid pedal with the ability to adjust it to your play style.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Extremely happy with the Atlas kick pedal.

      By Tim

      from Hurricane WV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

        I have been using the Atlas pedal in the studio and I'm extremely happy!

         
        2.0

        I would not buy this product again

        By thunderfoot

        from Roanoke,VA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

            pedal is built like a tank,but with a cheap spring.Didn't last 3 months. mf says no replacement parts are available from ludwig and I should have paid extra for warranty so they then would stand behind their product.Smell you later mf. Hello Sweetwater! (over a two buck spring)

            Service and delivery comments:

            Customer service NOT helpful

             
            4.0

            Great pedal, some small considerations

            By B. Man

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Great feel
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

                Great feeling pedal, solid and smooth.
                Now...with that said it lost a star and here is why...There are some small hex key bolts on the bottom of the plate that adjust the angle of the pedal board in relation to the beater chain.
                Why?
                If it slips out of alignment, the chain will grind against the guiding teeth on the beater rail. Mine came shipped with these adjustments out of sync and the grinding was awful.
                Don't get me wrong, it's a great pedal and once you adjust it, it's super smooth and responsive.
                Just why on Earth did Ludwig decide to put these foot board adjustments on here?

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and would recommend it .

                By Mr Sticks

                from San Ngelo, Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

                  I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of use. I had a speed king years ago and loved it. This pedal is the closest thing to the original I have found. Very fast!

                   
                  4.0

                  I hadn't used a Ludwig pedal for many years

                  By Gmoney

                  from Houston,Tx

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

                  I would recommend this pedal for practice only because I don't think it would hold up under heavy use. When it arrived I immediately hooked it up to my kit to try it out. Once I had adjusted it I was pleasantly surprised at the great response I got from it ( I actually fell in love with it ) then after just a couple of practice sessions....... The spring tensioner broke !!! Mind you, the tensioner wasn't overly tightened, I think it broke as a result of heat produced by a lot of double and triple clutching, like I said before it adjusted to my liking easy enough and, I fell In love with it. MF didn't have parts for it which I would have been glad to get so, they were real good about sending me another pedal. I will continue to enjoy it for practice but it won't be joining me on any stage.gibraltar chain drive would continue to be my first choice for the road but , the Ludwig does very well in practicing

                   
                  5.0

                  would be my choice every time

                  By Deron

                  from Graham,TX

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

                    Been a long time since I have had to replace my bass drum pedal-has a nice, easy feel to it,don't have to mash it to be able to use it

                     
                    5.0

                    Buy it!

                    By Drummer Nate (fb)

                    from Jacksonville Illinois

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cool
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Legendary
                    • Smooth
                    • Sweet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Breaking Eardrums
                      • Concerts
                      • Hulk Smashing Bass Notes
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

                      I learned how to play on a Speed King as a teenager. Three years ago I started playing drums again (35 now) and have a decent double pedal. However, wanted a single pedal that was more solid than the Speed King and fast enough to bust out doubles on one foot... and get the space back from the double pedal ( Im 6'5 325 I need a lot of space). I looked for several weeks and had kinda settled on a DW 5000 from a local shop. Super nice pedal. Smooth and faster than me. But two hundred bones. I found the Ludwig Atlas Standard on here the same day and it "looked" like comparable mechanics for around eighty bones... So i took the internet leap of faith and bought it. I have to say I like it better than the 5000. It is just as smooth, just as fast and it fits my foot perfectly! I could not be happier. If you want an awesome pedal for an awesome price get this one. If you want an equally awesome pedal for one hundred twenty bones more go with the DW 5k.

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid and fast

                      By Keyless

                      from Tujunga CA

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • lack of documentation

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

                        I got this as a replacement pedal for my Roland V-drums. I'm very pleased with it. It feels good, quite solid and fast, with perfect triggering. My only complaint is that it comes with no documentation. On the box itself, there are images to indicate areas which can be adjusted, but no details on how, etc. I guess it is assumed that experienced drummers just know these things, but drums are not my main instrument. Fortunately, being totally pleased with the action, I don't feel any need for adjusting esoteric functions such as the spring or chain, and was able to figure out mounting and beater adjustment on my own without much trouble.

                         
                        4.0

                        Kicks Bass

                        By CJ

                        from Cumming, Georgia

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

                          I use this pedal for my V-Drums TD-4KP and it's perfect. Light weight and fast. Great Ludwig quality for the price.

                           
                          5.0

                          SUPPER BAD

                          By BIG DEE

                          from BROOKLYN PARK MN

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Ludwig Atlas Standard Kick Pedal:

                            OOOOO MAN THIS BAD BOY REALY IS A GOOD PEDAL IM A HARD HITER AND LOVE TO PLAY FAST THIS PEDAL FOR THE PRICE IT'S MONEY WELL SPENT AND THE BAND IS HAPPY

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