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PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed 

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This affordable DW pedal is designed for drummers with a dominant left foot. The pedal features a 2-way beater ball, an auxiliary side base plate, an...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-12-2017

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The double for lefties!

This affordable DW pedal is designed for drummers with a dominant left foot. The pedal features a 2-way beater ball, an auxiliary side base plate, and an offset cam.

FEATURES
  • For left-footed drummers
  • 2-way beater ball
  • Auxiliary side base plate
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PDP by DWDP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed
 
4.1

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great value for a lefty drummer

I bought this pedal for several reasons: First, I wanted an affordable pedal to learn double bass. Second, my single pedal is a DW 5000 Delta II Accelerator and I love it,...Read complete review

I bought this pedal for several reasons: First, I wanted an affordable pedal to learn double bass. Second, my single pedal is a DW 5000 Delta II Accelerator and I love it, so I trust DW and Pacific. Third, I have some other Pacific by DW hardware and am totally pleased with all of it. I do like this pedal; it is well engineered and solid. Balance between the master and slave is very good, alhough the feel is quite different from my single pedal; it was an easy transition. Also, you should know that I play heel down, almost exclusively. Drawbacks to the pedal are minor but worth considering: First, beater angle is not adjustable. I'm used to keeping the beater fairly close to the drum, and so this was a change. Second, the springs are very strong---stronger than my main pedal, so I have to exert more force to play; this shouldn't be a problem for the player who usually plays loud. Third, when I get the springs to their loosest functional setting the beaters are slack; I doubt most players like such low tension. At minimum tension the engineering of the pedal makes it easy for me to keep the beaters closer to the drum head. Bottom line, well engineered and sturdy pedal. Great to learn on, and it does the job nicely. It's an ncredible value from this site. I still can't believe I purchased a double for this price. I might eventually decide to trade up, but for now this does the job.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not that great

Now i love PDP and DW so dont get me wrong its just this pedal that was dissapointing for me. I play a ludwig accent 5 pice set, if that helps anyone. Now...Read complete review

Now i love PDP and DW so dont get me wrong its just this pedal that was dissapointing for me. I play a ludwig accent 5 pice set, if that helps anyone. Now then... With limited adjustability and poor responce i would not recommend it to a gigging drummer, unless used as a practice tool. The quality of the DP402L Double Pedal was not great to say the least. It is difficult to adjust anything on this pedal exept the spring tension. It's a chain drive but its a direct drive instead of a cam. The frame of said pedal was a single cast piece resulting in the post that holds the slave spring in place snapping off after one month of use. If i were you, i would spend a litte extra money and get the lefty version of the Pearl P122TW Double Pedal (the pedal i replaced the DP402L Double Pedal for about two years ago and still use to this day). I hope this review helps someone in making a choice on a pedal.

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1.0

Don't WASTE your money!

By DJ O.Z.

from Plainwell, Michigan

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Not Functional
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

      The beaters on this product are doing just that "beating my shins". The cam on these are set to far to almost horizontal, the setting screws underneath are not adjustable they are locked with Lock Tite. Spoke to PDP customer service and they told me they sell thousands of these a week I "might be better off with some other(company's) pedals" when I suggested a design flaw that could easily be changed. Thank you Musicians Friend for honoring your return policy.

       
      4.0

      yes

      By dan the man.

      from holland,mi

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

        with my feet. it work's.

         
        5.0

        Awesome pedal !

        By Shane Wreck

        from Redding, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

          AWESOME ! Its to bad for all the negative comments about this product. Im glad I invested in the pedal !

           
          4.0

          Good buy

          By Captain Cam

          from Dayton, Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Chain

          Best Uses

          • Personal
          • Studio

          Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

          Never used this product, but it was a good buy. I really have no problem with it except the chain.

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Henry

          from Northridge Ca.

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          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

            Great Product. Sturdy. As advertised

             
            2.0

            okay for the price,... maybe...

            By Isaac Callaway

            from Iron Mountain, Mi

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Beaters

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Poor Tunability

            Best Uses

            • Fills Accenting
            • Practicing

            Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

            A great pedal if your looking for something for accenting and solid double bass fills,.. but if your into fast hard double bass playing(I.E. Black Metal, etc.) I would suggest looking elsewhere.. The limmited tunability to this D-B pedal makes it very hard to keep extended time and the mechanical works of the pedal are quite volumous with low spring tension...Not good for all purpose playing..

             
            5.0

            Buy It!!!

            By John Cody

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy And Quick Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

            This pedal is absolutely amazing! I just hit the studio with it and it sounded awesome, both recording and live at shows it gets the job done!

             
            2.0

            Not impressed

            By BigDirtyG

            from Nc

            Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

            I've been playin drums for 10 years. bought this as a back up pedal incase my DW5000 ever had any problems on the road.. I cant even use it! there are no floor mounts to keep pedal from sliding the bass drums out.. U can't adjust the mallets to your liking, it's just adjusts to your "I guess this'll do" settings.. I'm tryin to sell it now. I'd spend extra hundred or two to get a double bass pedal thats got everything you need.. IT"S CHEAP.. You definitely get what you pay for with this one.. I've been a MusiciansFriend frequent buyer since 2000 and never had a problem with anything i've bought except for this product.. honestly this should be discontinued

             
            5.0

            Perfect pedal

            By Robert Smith

            from california

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            Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

            Im a loeft handed drummer and this pedal is really good for me considering the price and all the lefty pedals out there. its not only a beginner pedal but its an everyone pedal. It's really good.

             
            2.0

            DON'T BUY THIS!

            By RhymesWithFeisty

            from Spartanburg, SC

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            Comments about PDP by DW DP402L Double Bass Pedal, Left-Footed:

            It's not even the same pedal in the picture. It would seem that that wouldn't bode well for its quality (which is true). This thing is garbage. It may seem like a bargain...but you're better off saving up for a more expensive pedal with some FEATURES. Trust me.

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