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Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal   

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The Mapex Double Bass Drum Pedal features solid steel components for a pedal that will last through numerous gigs and heavy drumming. This drum peda...Read More

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An affordable option to get into double bass techniques.

The Mapex Double Bass Drum Pedal features solid steel components for a pedal that will last through numerous gigs and heavy drumming. This drum pedal has features such as adjustable spring tensions, footboards with stabilizing radius rods, and single-chain drives. There is also an independent universal linkage adjustment and single-chain drives. Topping it off are duo-tone felt/ABS plastic beaters and a retractable floor spike. This drum pedal is adjustable, durable, and has a natural feel. The Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal is ready to bring out a whole new side of your bass drum.

FEATURES
  • Single-chain drives
  • Fully adjustable spring tensions
  • Duo-tone felt/ABS plastic beaters
  • Footboards with compact stabilizing radius rods
  • Independent universal linkage adjustment
  • Retractable floor spikes
  • Solid steel components

Double the kick power for half the cash.

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Mapex500 Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (11)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does the Job

If you're on a budget, new to double bass pedals or just new to drumming altogether, it's a good choice in pedals. It's constructed well and doesn't feel as cheap as other pedals...Read complete review

If you're on a budget, new to double bass pedals or just new to drumming altogether, it's a good choice in pedals. It's constructed well and doesn't feel as cheap as other pedals in its price range. I wouldn't recommend it to a veteran player looking for the bells and whistles, but like I've said again and again, it does the job.
Has all the features you would expect from a double bass pedal. Nothing fancy.
The quality of it isn't bad, the felt beaters are kind of nicer, they don't tear up the head as bad. I definitely recommend getting a drum patch regardless of what pedal you use, but for this one especially. My only qualm would be that a lot of the lugs that hold it together like to get loose after a while, especially on the beaters. I get a lot of slippage from the left pedal, but playing on concrete is most likely why it's as much of an issue as it is.
All in all, I got a good price for this pedal, it's nicer than other low budget pedals I've had which were around the same price. I wasn't looking for anything special in this pedal, after not having played for two years I figured it'd be a good way to not break the bank. I will look into replacing it in the not too distant future though.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

2nd time not good!!

I must be the only one with a bad experience.... Fist pedal I got the second pedal was stripped pretty much out of the box. Exchanged it got second pedal checked everything,...Read complete review

I must be the only one with a bad experience.... Fist pedal I got the second pedal was stripped pretty much out of the box. Exchanged it got second pedal checked everything, played it twice and the second pedal stripped again!! I'm not a seasoned drummer I'm a guitar player, just bought drums for my studio. I don't use a double kick very much. I figured two times was enough I exchanged it the third time for a different pedal, see what happens this time.

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5.0

Great product

By Snoppy

from Indiana

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    Love it

     
    4.0

    I would purchase again

    By PS

    from Toms River NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    Work great as expected

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Yes

    By PS

    from Toms River NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

    Work well on my Yamaha DTX studio kit

     
    5.0

    Great pedal

    By Nathan

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        I bought the product for a family member and they absolutely love it. I am a novice at drums, but I love it as well. It's really fun to use and plays a lot better than the pedal we had before.

         
        5.0

        Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal

        By Jay55

        from Charlottsville, Va

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          Excellent set of pedals. Highly adjustable. Feels solid. As good as some higher priced models of any brand.

           
          4.0

          My first double pedal set up

          By Sparky

          from Boise ID

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

            My first double pedal, works much better than the pedal that came with my DM5 set. Very smooth and responsive

             
            5.0

            ITS A GOOD SET

            By Fuzzy

            from Mishawaka, Indiana

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

              I am just a novice at drums. I wasn't looking for these until I found them at a great price. The pedals were easy to setup and added a little more pop to the bass drum. I am very pleased with this purchase and believe everyone else would benefit from these pedals. To me this was a no brainer purchase.

               
              5.0

              Double Pedal for Double Savings

              By ike7020

              from Louisville

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                I bought this to add a little more versatility to my studio/rehearsal Roland Drum kit. This double bass kick pedal is awesome at a great price. My son, the real drummer gave it a thumbs up and couldn't believe the price I paid.

                 
                5.0

                Good pedal

                By None

                from Kansas

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                  This pedal is a good buy.

                   
                  4.0

                  Good deal for the price...

                  By guitarplayer4JC

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • No Instructions Included
                  • No Warranty Card Included

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                  I bought this for my son, who has been playing for a few months. I know NOTHING about drums, but am very mechanical. I thought it was strange that there was no photo on the box, or instructions in the box to assist in assembly. I contacted MAPEX thru their website and have no response after a week. No instructions available on MAPEX web site either. Bottom line: GREAT value for the price and it works fine.

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