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The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal

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A whole new concept in drum pedals, the Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal will open up all sorts of new possibilities for you. Kick your heel to the ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Award-winning pedal switches from single to one-footed double and back with simple foot motions.

A whole new concept in drum pedals, the Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal will open up all sorts of new possibilities for you. Kick your heel to the right and this sensitive single pedal becomes a rapid-fire double pedal that hits on the up and the down stroke with equal force. Stomp the lever on the left and it's back to a single. Play double-bass beats and hi-hat at the same time! Adjustable belt drives, 4-way beater heads, spring-loaded carpet spikes, heavy-duty patented hoop clamp, super-tough synthetic body material, and aircraft-grade aluminum mechanics add up to serious quality. One-year warranty.

FEATURES
Speedswitch changes from double to single handsfree
Play double-bass beats and hi-hat at the same time
Adjustable belt drives
4-way beater head
Spring-loaded carpet spikes
Heavy-duty patented hoop clamp
Super-tough synthetic body material
Aircraft-grade aluminum mechanics
One-year warranty

A simple addition that can revolutionize your technique. Order now.

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The DuallistSingle-Foot Double Pedal
 
3.8

(based on 65 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Long time on and off user

I first bought one of these back in 2004, used it for a few years but had trouble tweaking it to my needs which is Rock, Thrash, and Punk. I just couldn't get...Read complete review

I first bought one of these back in 2004, used it for a few years but had trouble tweaking it to my needs which is Rock, Thrash, and Punk. I just couldn't get consistent power out of the secondary beater. Ended up selling and going standard double route.
Fast forward to 2012, I hadn't made a whole lot of progress with the regular double pedals and frankly, the music I play doesn't require machine gun doubles. So I decided to pick up a used Duallist to give it a second try. Ending up getting another 1st generation model. Over a few months my playing with it progressed enough that I was liking it a lot then came across a sweet deal on a triple model. Best of both worlds!!
First thing I noticed about the new triple model was that it was much more responsive due to heavier springs, but still wasn't using the slave enough to justify keeping the triple.
Updated the springs on the older model and all I can say is wow!!! I can now do single foot rolls. Works great playing rock, old school thrash, and punk due to triplet patterns. Not so great for doing steady sustained 16th / 32nd patterns.
Great pedal, but it takes time to figure out all the settings and to get it balanced for what you are trying to play.
Final note: Heavier or tighter springs = faster response. Also, the first gen models have no chrome, but appear to be built better (machined aluminum vs cast).

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Don't Buy

I tried this pedal out a while ago at a friends house--he had gotten it for free from another drummer who didn't want it. Even as a single pedal it was pretty...Read complete review

I tried this pedal out a while ago at a friends house--he had gotten it for free from another drummer who didn't want it. Even as a single pedal it was pretty bad, the double part was horrible. You might be able to adjust it, but the way it was setup you had to to bring your foot entirely of the pedal for the second beater to swing completely forward. I would go with a real double pedal instead of this if you are looking to do some speedy foot-work--this one is just bound to frustrate you.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Bad

By Merddyn

from Washington state

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

You know, everybody says that this pedal is cheating, or that people who use it are too lazy to learn double bass. What nobody takes into consideration is, what about folks like me who used to be able to play double bass, but now I can't due to nerve damage in my left leg. I use this, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Waiste Of Time & Money

By chuck wheeler

from Missouri

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I've bought this pedal used it for a month ,returned the pedal.. I contacted the duellist company told them the pedal isnt all that etc.. After thinking what they said I went and bought another pedal, contacted Duellist again , set the pedal up step by step directions, and it still sucked ,, just read all these reviews and you'll see the problems..

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal

By Robert J. Zampedri

from California

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I like the way this pedal plays. I didn't find it difficult to set up or use. It is well engineered.
I bought two of them (one for each bass drum) , and once I master these pedals (which is
not that hard) , I will be able to perform double bass drum rolls. The construction is of excellent
quality and these pedals will open up new vistas for me. I would highly recommend them and
for anyone who says it's "cheating" , well , that's a matter of perspective. I find it "challenging" ,
and well worth it.
I love the features.
The materials used appear to be of exceptional quality.
A little pricey but worth it for what you get.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Long time on and off user

By Justadrummer

from USA

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I first bought one of these back in 2004, used it for a few years but had trouble tweaking it to my needs which is Rock, Thrash, and Punk. I just couldn't get consistent power out of the secondary beater. Ended up selling and going standard double route.
Fast forward to 2012, I hadn't made a whole lot of progress with the regular double pedals and frankly, the music I play doesn't require machine gun doubles. So I decided to pick up a used Duallist to give it a second try. Ending up getting another 1st generation model. Over a few months my playing with it progressed enough that I was liking it a lot then came across a sweet deal on a triple model. Best of both worlds!!
First thing I noticed about the new triple model was that it was much more responsive due to heavier springs, but still wasn't using the slave enough to justify keeping the triple.
Updated the springs on the older model and all I can say is wow!!! I can now do single foot rolls. Works great playing rock, old school thrash, and punk due to triplet patterns. Not so great for doing steady sustained 16th / 32nd patterns.
Great pedal, but it takes time to figure out all the settings and to get it balanced for what you are trying to play.
Final note: Heavier or tighter springs = faster response. Also, the first gen models have no chrome, but appear to be built better (machined aluminum vs cast).

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't Buy

By Winston

from The Hood, OR

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I tried this pedal out a while ago at a friends house--he had gotten it for free from another drummer who didn't want it. Even as a single pedal it was pretty bad, the double part was horrible. You might be able to adjust it, but the way it was setup you had to to bring your foot entirely of the pedal for the second beater to swing completely forward. I would go with a real double pedal instead of this if you are looking to do some speedy foot-work--this one is just bound to frustrate you.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not an owner of this

By cfaul

from chicago

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

if you are a double bass user you should know there is a footing technique to hit a single pedal easily at double bass speed. add to a double bass pedal and you now have triple bass. It seems as though this pedal is a waste of money and energy due to the difficulty of mastering it.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very unnecessary!

By LMSXC

from Undisclosed

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

This pedal is pretty pointless. With a single pedal you are able to stick the pedal with your heel than toe to get the same sound and speed as this over priced and pointless pedal. Same goes for adding the second pedal to this. Learn to play with your heel and toe on a singe beater pedal!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

lol...

By thedrummer1

from Rixford, PA

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

This is a nice idea, but is not very practical. There is really no chance of doing triplets with this thing... On the contrary, if you're looking to impress the ladies with how fast you play with one foot, this might be for you. -Other than that, get a double.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Difficult beast to tame

By Wraithborne

from Wayne, WV

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

First off, I don't think it's a cheater pedal. I think a lot of people are looking at this (and hating on it) for the wrong reasons. If all you want is something to do your 16ths for you you'll likely be disappointed. It needs a lot of adjusting and really good foot technique to get smooth strokes. I would not recommend this pedal for beginners at all. It is much better suited to someone who has been playing a good while and is ready to push musical boundaries and really expand their foot independence. It really should come with some sort of guide or manual explaining the basics of some of the adjustments, since basically you just have to tinker with it and use trial and error until you get it right. It took me an hour or two of tinkering to get it to do reasonably smooth 16ths and after several weeks I'm still fine tuning the adjustments. My biggest problem is that I have wide feet and sometimes hit the control switch by accident.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Needs further improvement

By Chris from Long Island, NY

from Long Island, NY

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

A great concept but very difficult to get to work as you want. I started by reading everything given, then examining it to understand how it works. Then I spent about 6 hours adjusting every possible way to get optimal performance but in the end it's just not advanced enough. I would like to see it with chains instead of straps and also more control over the secondary beater. Not a good pedal for highly advanced drummers.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gave it a try

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

Ok...CHECK THIS OUT!!! I demoed this pedal at the Winter NAMM show '07 and I must say it was fun to play. Yes not as easy as you may think but not hard to figure out either. After playing it for about 20 min. I got it down. Very cool and fun product. The one BIG benifit I'd say is you still have full control of your high hat while playing double bass which is very cool and you can really fool a lot of people. Built as well as a Pearl pedal?? I don't think so but it is a fun to play. Priced a bit high I'd say cuz you can purchase a Pearl Eliminator for about the same price but hey. If this pedal is good enough for Charlie Bennante, Chris Slade, Robert Sweet and many others, then it's good enough for me. I'm gonna get one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Pedal!!

By romenydrummer64

from Rome, NY

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

Let me start by saying this pedal is awesome!! Now, here come the details. The Duallist is extremely light and yet very strong. The action on it is smooth and very responsive. It ships from the factory with its optimum settings already dialed in. I did have to tweak it just a tiny bit, but that didn't take long at all.It does take a little getting used to, and for any drummer it may take a bit of practice to retrain your right foot. For the value I'd say it's worth it for old dogs to learn new tricks. It is fun to play. The only complaint I have, is that the duallist is SUPPOSED to come with 2 videos to guide the user through setup, and a demo video. My Duallist arrived with no video at all. For this, I am quite disappointed, and I will be writing to the company to obtain my videos. All in all....a great product!! Well done!!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Its not as it seems

By Chuck Wheeler-vp4g.

from Columbia Missouri

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

2 yrs ago I bought this pedal, I couldnt get it to work right..I contacted the company back n forth and that didnt do any good...I sold it to a pawn shop 100.00. So July 09, I bought another here off M.F...The pedal has problems. when you go into double mode ya got to push hard (as that stretches the rubber on the oposite beater) in order to get the primary beater to even hit the head. Primary in singlr mode works great, when ya go into double mode I have to really PUSH, it sure dont glide..I dont recomend this pedal at all.. I bought it twice just to make sure it wasnt me on the first pedal..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Cheater pedal? No.

By Revelene

from Kentucky

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Electronic Drum Sets

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

Seen this pedal thinking it would free up a foot for the hi hat for certain situtations. Played around with it trying to get the right settings but I just cannot seem to get the second beater to hit even remotely hard. I do have to say that the single part was fluid and powerful. If you have an electronic drum kit, this will work wonders... not so much with an acoustic set. It is fun to play with some times but does not perform that well and is just a toy. An expensive toy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bitter sweet romance

By smakdaraverdrummer

from Hampton Va

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Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I recently bought this pedal , and I am pleased and disapointed at the same time. The ability to have a hi-hat pattern and a 16th note bass drum roll going is great. I have been unable to tweak it to get a lot of speed out of it, I play a double bass drum set and leave the super fast stuff for both my legs . The spring pressure is moderete in double mode . The shifting takes some getting used to, but really you dont need to shift out of double mode if you have good foot control . Great pedal for 2 bass drum set up , I wouldnt make it my main pedal on a single bass drum set up

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good pedal

By Corey-IA1Ax

from Lisbon, NY

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I got this pedal tow weeks ago, it takes some getting use to, but when you do get use to it, it is very fast and easy to use. When I first set it up I was going to return it, just give it time its a really good pedal. But it does get some getting use to.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!

By Arihest

from Pacfic Northwest

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I have to say that this pedal is AWESOME! Do NOT listen to these guys who wrote that this this is a 'cheater pedal' or that you can't play it hard or that the single beater down stroke is not fast enough... it's NOT true! First the quality is very good. Second unlike the technically challenged guy that couldn't get his to work right, I spent a couple of hours making adjustments and I have to tell you that this thing ROCKS!! On single beater it is fast and and you can hit hard. When on double mode, you can get the second beater to hit as hard as you want! It only takes some adjustment and skill to make it happen. I don't what that one guy is talking about?? BUY THIS PEDAL! As far as a cheater pedal, that's just not true. I can play a double pedal like a machine gun and I can make this pedal do that and more and still play my Hats! If you're a metal drummer than get 2 of this and turn your double bass drums into GE MINI GUNS!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Breeds creativity

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I found the duallist to be a pedal that I needed to work at getting the hang of, but give it a week and you'll blow everyone away. Plus, you can play stuff on this thing that you cant play on a regular twin pedal. I also noticed my single pedal technique improved alot because I had to think more about where beats are landing and I feel like I am playing alot more "in the pocket" as a result.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Pedal

By Hottstixx

from Adelanto, CA

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

I have been playin for nearly 30 yrs. I have played and used many pedals over the yrs. Once you tweak the pedal to your liking, it will take your footwork to a level that you never imagined possible. I am using (2) pedals on a double bass configuration, All I can say is that this pedal can and does leave all the rest behind.Thanks Dualist.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By Jason-5dDQa

from Roseville, MI

Comments about The Duallist Single-Foot Double Pedal:

Got the pedal and love it. Both my friends and myself can't believe what you are capable of doing with it. Very easy to use, constantly coming up with new patterns that weren't possible before.

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