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Heavenly feel; wickedly fast.

For smooth rock grooves or lightning fast playing, the Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal is ready to go. With exceptional features, this pedal offers smooth, customizable playing with a natural feel.Duo-Deck The Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal has the worlds first convertible footboard. The Duo-Deck allows the drummer to easily transition from a shortboard to a longboard pedal. With a longboard pedal, the drummer has a lighter feel for super-fast percussion.2-Postion Beater Stroke Adjustment and 2-Position Direct Link Adjustment With these two adjustments, the control is in the drummers hands. The player can manipulate these to create their perfect feel whether heavier or lighter. All in all, there are 8 possible pedal configurations to choose from.Click Lock Spring Tension System and Traction Plate This Click Lock Spring Tension System ensures that the tension knob will not loosen. The Traction Plate possesses aluminum traction dots that can be adjusted for the ideal grip. Precise Hardware In addition to these superior features, the Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal has superior hardware that allows for the smoothest possible playing. Self-aligning spherical bearings maintain the alignment between the footboard and the Direct link drive. The axles have high speed Ninja bearings and there are zero-latency Z-Link Drive Shaft U Joints. All of these components work together for smooth, light, fast playing. Finally, the Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal can be safely stored and transported with its included Carrying Case.

FEATURES
Duo-Deck longboard”shortboard to longboard pedal in seconds
Two-position beater stroke adjustment
Two-position direct link adjustment
Ninja bearings
Direct link Adjust
Click Lock
Two beaters (both black with orange stripe)
Z link drive shaft
8 possible Pedal Configurations
Includes case

Whether seeking to deliver lightning-fast blast beats or deep, rock-solid grooves, this pedal offers the adjustability to maximize your playing in any style. Order today.

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PearlEliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Pedal Ever! Period!

Started playing 50 yrs. ago
Have had many different pedals,
But None come Close to the
Pearl: ELIMINATOR DEMON DRIVE DOUBLE PEDAL
Simple Put!
(keeping it clean)...Read complete review

Started playing 50 yrs. ago
Have had many different pedals,
But None come Close to the
Pearl: ELIMINATOR DEMON DRIVE DOUBLE PEDAL
Simple Put!
(keeping it clean) BEST DARN PEDAL EVER!
Great: Speed, Durability, Quick Change, Workmanship,
Easy Set up and breakdown, Very Nice carrying case, Great looks!

If I had to find fault in it, it would be the carrying case.
It is a very good case But, at the price I think a little nicer Hard Case would be better!
and the beaters are very good but not the top of line beaters.
For being the top of the line, I believe it should have come with the top of the line betters also with Hard case.
But neither the beaters or case take away form how great this pedal Performs, PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Still the "Best Darn Pedal Evey!"

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beater Slipping: Design Issue

Returned Demon Drive Double pedals (replaced with superior and fast TRICK Bigfoot pedals) after 1 mth - no longer usable as the beater & clamp assembly kept on slipping no matter how...Read complete review

Returned Demon Drive Double pedals (replaced with superior and fast TRICK Bigfoot pedals) after 1 mth - no longer usable as the beater & clamp assembly kept on slipping no matter how tight I would tighten the beater adjustment clamp. IMO there is an engineering issue that requires immediate attention with the beater stroke adjustment clamp. As soon as you start tinkering with it and making adjustments the aluminum casted clamp starts wearing and slipping along the shaft Positives: direct drive, super smooth & fast, no slave sloppiness or play, long board (not a true 12? long board as it short by 1?) Negatives: hype that does not deliver, pricey and low value IMO, overall adjustments painful, beater too soft, at first it looked really sweet and glitzy but even after a month it looked beat up and cheap looking, never had true confidence in pedal overall performance. No comments from Pearl.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By Jmullis9

from Hamptonville, NC

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

    These pedals are perfect for any situation. Personally I play Djent, speed metal, and Metalcore on my own time, but I play professionally in a hardcore band, HerEcho. I've been using axis pedals for almost three years now, and where they were ok for my own personal use, I could never get a feel from them that i liked when playing with band I tour with and could never keep a consistent setup with them. However I recently purchased these pedals and was blown away. In a matter of minutes of unbloxing these bad boys (and converting them to long boards) I was able to find the perfect setup that not only felt smoother and faster than my Axis pedals, but also felt perfect for any genre of music I felt like playing. I will never regret buying these pedals and I would recommend them over any other pedals. I've owned iron cobras and dw5000 as well and these encompass everything good about all the pedals I've ever played plus more. All around the perfect pedal in any situation.

    (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Mehhhh

    By Billy Sharpe

    from PA

    Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

    Well, I gave in to the hype and bought these. I tried them out for about a month and I was not at all impressed. The Pearl P-2002C pedals slay these in every way. They have way more control, way more power, and they are faster. The only time Id say go with demon drives is if you are insanely good at heel toe technique and need a pedal for that. Other than that, save your money and go with the P-2002C

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Pedal Ever! Period!

    By "Styx"

    from Cynthiana, Ky.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

      Started playing 50 yrs. ago
      Have had many different pedals,
      But None come Close to the
      Pearl: ELIMINATOR DEMON DRIVE DOUBLE PEDAL
      Simple Put!
      (keeping it clean) BEST DARN PEDAL EVER!
      Great: Speed, Durability, Quick Change, Workmanship,
      Easy Set up and breakdown, Very Nice carrying case, Great looks!

      If I had to find fault in it, it would be the carrying case.
      It is a very good case But, at the price I think a little nicer Hard Case would be better!
      and the beaters are very good but not the top of line beaters.
      For being the top of the line, I believe it should have come with the top of the line betters also with Hard case.
      But neither the beaters or case take away form how great this pedal Performs, PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Still the "Best Darn Pedal Evey!"

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One and Done!

      By ytndndrummer

      from Amnesis

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Multiple Set-ups

      Cons

      • Sub-par Beaters

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

        I purchased this shortly after it became available and it has become my best friend! The different setups and adjustments helped to find the perfect position for my style.
        I needed something with a long board large enough for my feet(13EEE) and with these I am able to do heel toe technique almost effortlessly. I couldn't believe how fast and responsive it is compared to my old chain drive pedal. I've played several other top end pedals since and these still have the best feel and response for me.
        The best thing about this pedal is as my style and technique changes and improves, the setup changes with it. I started at loose tension with lighter feel settings and as my speed and power increase I simply adjust the positions to compensate. This makes it a pedal that grows with you!
        The only negatives are some people have had issues with parts loosening. Luckily this hasn't been a problem I've encountered. The beaters are way too quiet for my taste so if you like loud and punchy plan on buying different ones. Also, the case is cloth. It still has rigid sides and a little extra storage but, I see it wearing out or being crushed under heavy equipment.
        Always try several pedals out before you choose one as it is an expensive commitment. For me, I'll only own the Demon Drive!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Learning Curve

        By confanity6985

        from Logansport,LA

        Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

        I have played many pedals in my years of playing. This pedal has tons of features and I loved the feel of the shortboards, but converting it to longboard is amazing. There is a bit of learning curve to these as well, especially if your used to chain drive pedals. It is also different than other direct drive pedals as well. But no two different brands are the same just as no two people are the same. But all in all after you have adjusted and set it up for you and, its a speed machine with liquid playing ability worthy of anyone who takes the time to learn how to use it.

        (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        beautiful

        By dog

        from iowa

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        Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

        it's a hotrod.
        because 10 is unattainable.
        baseplate should be made of steel so it doesn't flex. I play heavy.
        I'm cheap.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best Pedal I've ever used

        By Jakeman124

        from OH

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

          Best pedal I've ever used and I've use a few in the last 41 years. Its the fastest pedal I've ever used also. I got the dual pedal and normally only use a single pedal but I can see already I will learn easily how to use a dual pedal. thanks Pearl you made a good 1 with this Pedal.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The King of all Bass Pedals

          By Pearl0863

          from Helena, MT

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

          I've owned this pedal a little over a year now and I'm still blown away by it. Once you own and play this pedal, you'll never look back. Took me about 3 hours to adjust everything to my liking. Once that was done, it was all pure bliss from there. My opinion...This pedal has no equal. It's that good. The only thing I didn't like about them was the felt beaters that came with it. I put my old Tama Iron Cobra beaters on and it just flies. Trust me there is nothing like it!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Pedal

          By Matthew Smith

          from Chicago

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

          This pedal was a great purchase. The features are amazing, my favorite being "feel" settings that rely on physically moving a part to a different location and using physics and commmon sense instead of relying on tension adjustment to get the perfect setting. I was able to set this pedal up to my ideal setting in less than 30 minutes. The ability to go from shortboard to long board is awesome and gives a lot of flexibility to mess around, try different things, and have fun. I am not a fan of the beaters and will probably upgrade to SLUGS soon. None of the adjustments are on the fly so its important to take time to know what you want, but that wasnt a negative factor and I have no worries about my setting changing in the middle of a set. Overall this pedal is fantastic.
          This pedal is rediculously smooth compared to my last. The dual rotating Z-Link shaft is an amazing innovation as is the direct link from the pedal to the CAM. No chains wrapping around gears here.The slave pedal has almost zero lag. The ability to switch it from a short to a long board depending on style is great. The extra leverage of a longboard is super fun without having to commit to getting a stictly longboard pedal. The "feel" settings are actually designed into the pedal. Instead of adjusting tension here and there to go for a heavier or lighter feel and playing guess and check for four hours you actually move the beater clamshell towards or away form the head depending on what you want. Same with the direct link. THIS spot has more leverage (lighter) THIS spot has less (heavier). Everything is independent of eachother so you can adjust the beater position without changing the footboard hight and vice-versa. Finally, the bearings that connect the Direct link and the cam shaft are somehow always magically aligned. Overall the best pedal I audituoned, which is why I bought it!
          The finish started showing scratches from the drum key pretty quickly. I am not afraid of damaging the actul aluminum, though. This thing is built like a truck. Sometimes trucks get a few light marks. The only concern I have is the locks on the spring tension adjuster. I feel if anything is going to fall off its going to be those, but it will probably be when I'm fiddling with the pedal so no worries. Also it came with a great case so everthing will be contained. Also not a huge fan of the beaters. They do what they are supposed to theres almost no vibration to them, but they are super lightweight and don't hit very hard. Need an upgrade...
          FULL DISCLOSURE: None of the adjustments are on the fly. a lot of stuff has to come apart and be moved. you cant flip a switch to longboard it or anything like that. But it prevents the pedal from slipping out of its setting.
          Overall the pedal is a great value. It's definitely very expensive but I found it to be worth every cent. The features are beyond almost any other pedal on the market. It comes with a sturdy case and backup tools. The only thing I was not a fan of were the beaters, and that's a quick fix.

          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          A Contradiction of its Self

          By nomelody

          from California

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

          There is really a contradiction with this pedal. The pedal seems like it should be something special, yet it just feels average. In the end feel and playability is most important. If the pedal doesn't feel good who cares how well its made. For me personally I just couldn't jive with this Pearl Demon Drive.Since feel is completely subjective I have tried to keep most of the review focused on attributes that are more objective.Overall this is an ultra smooth high end pedal and I think many drummers will love it. It is like a cross/compromise between a chain drive and direct drive. I have no way of knowing this but I bet that was one of the design goals. I feel it is more of a chain drive feel but without that slack on the return. The feel leans toward light rather than heavy.Build Quality/Construction:These pedals are of high quality construction materials and workmanship. Tolerances are tight. No slack/poor tolerance in the mechanism of the slave pedal or primary and other components. No noise whatsoever as the pedal operates. Slave felt almost the same as the primary. Overall it is a cast metal. Some of the components are solid metal machined and not cast. As a comparison the Axis is machined from the beginning and no casting. For the purpose of a drum pedal both processes are fine, it's just a different way to get to a finished product. The cast product will be less expensive when mass produced. There are many great features adjustment wise. A player should be able to find their sweet spot on this pedal. It's clear they really worked hard to reduce friction on this design and it shows. Just allowing the beaters to swing back and forth with no foot shows this. It just goes and goes like a pendulum.I do feel some of the features don't add much to the actual functionality. The orange colored anodized grip dots are totally ineffective. If they were rubber they would be effective (available as a Pearl option but should come with a pedal at this price). Ninja bearings are smooth but so what. Any bearings on a kick pedal should be. Many different types of bearings provide quality with the Ninja being nothing special, its marketing.Important Note about Longboard conversion:The shortboard to longboard option is really just another adjustment rather than a true option to have a shortboard or longboard. It certainty gives another feel to the pedal and adds another dimension to this pedals adjustable nature. But it is not a true longboard. A longboard has the pivot point below the pedal and subsequently below the heel. That's the whole point. This merely elongates the pedal and reduces the heel rest size. It places the pivot point behind your heel with just a little heel rest sticking out the back. Again a true longboard has nothing behind the heel and it pivots under the heel. This really isn't a long board, its an adjustment option.If your in the market for new pedals these are nice and will satisfy many players. If you have pedals and your just looking to upgrade (but don't really need to) you may want to consider staying with your current setup.Pros:Tight tolerancesHigh end workmanshipLots of adjustmentsQuietLow resistance of components during movementCons:Longboard option is not a true longboardTraction dots as included are worthlessValueDoesn't feel/play special (my personal take)

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better Than I Could Have Imagined

          By Colin

          from Alexandria, La

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

          Ok ive been drumming for a couple if years. Started out with rock and quickly moved on to metal. But double bass was a pipedream for me because i had next to no money playing on cb700 set with shredded cymbals. Finally decided to bite the bullet and put these on layaway at a local music store. When i finally paid them off i realized these were well worth the wait and the money. Amazing feel: smooth as can be and no delay with the reaction. It hits exactly when it should unlike most pedals ive seen since i started with this pedal. Within a month i could play almost anything and i owe it to this amazing pedal. everyone complments on the timing and clarity of the bass hits. The only negative aspect i can find is that i need to.get stronger springs, though thats because unlike many drummers, i play with straight legs for power, no ankle tricks. If you are considering these pedals, even weary about the price, BUY THEM. I cannot stress enough how absolutely beautiful these pedals are.

          (3 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bad buy

          By Kitchwa

          from Florida

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

          This peddle is a terrible buy, the metal these are made out is not strong at all, they are not gig worthy, toured with them, and had to fix and tighten them after each show, im going back to my iron cobras, these seem to be a joke, they feel terrible, and the beaters have the worst attack ever. ive replaced to separate parts in less then half a year. what a waste of 650$.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Beater Slipping: Design Issue

          By gerry-EJOfU

          from ottawa, canada

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

          Returned Demon Drive Double pedals (replaced with superior and fast TRICK Bigfoot pedals) after 1 mth - no longer usable as the beater & clamp assembly kept on slipping no matter how tight I would tighten the beater adjustment clamp. IMO there is an engineering issue that requires immediate attention with the beater stroke adjustment clamp. As soon as you start tinkering with it and making adjustments the aluminum casted clamp starts wearing and slipping along the shaft Positives: direct drive, super smooth & fast, no slave sloppiness or play, long board (not a true 12? long board as it short by 1?) Negatives: hype that does not deliver, pricey and low value IMO, overall adjustments painful, beater too soft, at first it looked really sweet and glitzy but even after a month it looked beat up and cheap looking, never had true confidence in pedal overall performance. No comments from Pearl.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Demon Price

          By Roman Garcia

          from Greeley, CO

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Smoothness

          Cons

          • Overpriced

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

          This pedal is great! Nice and smooth! However the price tag is unnecessarily high. For what you get, it seems too overpriced. Sure it's a great pedal, but I'm not willing to pay this much for one. I use the pedals at practices and gigs but only because our vocalist is a hobbyist drummer and bought them for his person drum set on Black Friday for cheaper.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          pretty nice double pedal

          By jdjohnston

          from Ardmore, OK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

            I seen one of these at a gig I was playing at. I asked the drummer that owned it if I could mess with it for a little. Lets just say I feel in love and I'm not the drummer for my band. So incredibly smooth, and it is what you play. So if your a great drummer and your never off, it'll let you know. If you suck at drums, it'll let you know. It had the stock beaters on it, which I didn't care too much about, but they weren't bad either. I would say its worth every penny. I didn't find anything bad about it, but I only played with it 5 maybe 10 minutes. So if your thinking on getting it, I would say get it.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            $$$$$Demon drive$$$$$

            By Jyea

            from PA

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

            The Demon drive is an over all nice but can be better. Just like the Trick an Axis, the beater of the main petal should be centered with the bass drum head. The "long board" or foot board in genaral could be longer by an inch or an inch and a half. More traction on the foot board would be nice and or an ajustable toe stopper. Scratch the felt beaters. Make them come with the a standered wood or nylon beaters. Pearl's pedal stablelizer should come with it. And bring the price down.With that being said, it is a nice and for the most part, it works for me. It took me some time to get use to, but I am feeling more comfortable with it every day. This may not be a pedal for every one, so see your local dealer to try it out before buying it.

            (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            demon drives

            By Chris Sands

            from under your bed

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

            The demon drives are very unique. though expensive, they are the best pedal ive ever used.. the direct hit is very helpful.. very sexy style... a sleak orange look. fully adjusable springs lets you customize them, they are very easy right outa the box setup. these pedals are my first, and will be my last.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Terrific purchase

            By tableson

            from Stanhope, New Jersey

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None at all

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Can be used in any and every playing situation
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

            I purchased these pedals to replace the single PDP chain-drive pedal I was using before. Man, what a difference there is. While a chain-drive pedal has some slack in the chain, the direct-drive keeps the footboard glued to your foot - the response is incredible! One of Pearl's selling features for this pedal is that both the left and the right pedals feel exactly the same. It's absolutely true. This remains the best purchase I've made for my drum kit. I highly recommend buying it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A-MAZING!

            By DrummerBoy Anthony

            from Smelterville, Idaho

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

            Let me just dig right into the gravy stuff...This thing... is absolutely AMAZING. I've been playing for round about of five years, so I'm not overly experience. Let me just say, as a consumer, this is awesome. I haven't purchased it yet, but I am ASAP.This blew me out of the water. Speed isn't an issue with this thing. Stock, it's already responsive. It allowed an intermediate player like me to easily nail 16th notes at blazing speeds, while in combat boots.If you're going for speed and consistency, I would highly recommend this pedal!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing

            By Steviodaddio

            from Flint, Michigan

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Double Pedal:

            I have played this pedal a few times.These pedals are ridiculous! I mean, this thing makes the DW9000 and the Iron Cobras hard to play on afterwards.I don't have the money to buy it unfortunately, but I recommend anyone who is looking to buy a new kick and spend the money to buy this. It's simply the best. Hands down, peace.

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