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Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

An affordable option to get into double bass techniques.

This Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal has single-chain drives with fully adjustable spring tensions. It features duo-tone felt/ABS plastic beaters, footboards with compact stabilizing radius rods, an independent universal linkage adjustment, and retractable floor spikes.

This kick drum pedal is made of solid steel components and was engineered to be reliable, durable, and, most important, playable. Adjustments are made quickly and easily, keeping you going during gigs night after night.

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

Double the kick power for half the cash.

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Mapex500 Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (20)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (3)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    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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    4.0

    son likes it

    By dbo

    from richmond, va

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Price
    • Works Now

    Cons

    • Chain Was Backward Out Ofbox
    • Hubby Had To Work On It

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      Bought for my teen who is a great drummer. Out of box chain was put on backwards so hubby did a little work on it and so far so good. My son loves it!

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      5.0

      works well, smooth

      By mewannarock

      from here

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          Only had it for about a week, works well, smooth, appears to be of good quality, made sure everything was good and tight before using

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          5.0

          Inexpensive Double Bass Pedals

          By Budro

          from Austin, TX (The Capitol of the World)

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

            I have been playing since I was 14 and I am 32 now and all the while I never needed a double bass pedal. I was able to get by without. Then out of the blue my guitarist emails me a song and tells me that he wants a double bass incorporated into a certain part. "Don't compensate with a another tom and bass drum type of beat" he said. So I found these had the best rating at the cheapest price and I was even able to get one that had been previously used (probably from "Rock-N-Roller" who had a previous bad review that you can see 2 reviews previous, Thanks BTW) for 3/4's of the price. I practiced for about a week then went to lay a track over the guitar track. My Guitarist loved it and I love these double bass pedals.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            2nd time not good!!

            By Rock n Roller

            from Emporia, Ks.

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • There Is None

            Cons

            • Double Kick Cheap Quality
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Paper Weight

            Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

            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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            2.0

            It's a cheap pedal.

            By Rock n Roller

            from Emporia, Ks.

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

              I'm not a seasoned drummer, I am a lead guitar player. I bought the double kick pedal for the drums I use in my studio. When I set them up I noticed the 2nd kick pedal didn't have much action. I didn't have time to adjust it at the time so when i got around to it it turned out the thing was stripped out. Now I am waiting for the exchange, I'm trying the same pedal again hopefully I get better results the 2nd time...

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent

              By Giddydrummerboy

              from Bonners Ferry, Idaho

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Great Value
              • Very Comfortable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Electronic Friendly
              • Practicing

              Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

              Excellent build quality and a great price. The performance is great and the stock beaters are not bad. Save some money versus buying those crazy expensive axis versions. This thing rocks!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome!

              By mike

              from edgar, NE

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                i bought this cuase i wanted a double bass pedal and when i got it i was very excited. I got it set up and was very pleased with the sound and the quality!

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AWSOME PEDAL

                Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                i played the dw 9000 double bass pedal and if i compare it to this the dw 9000 and mapex 500 play the same. this double bass pedal is the 3 best ive played and i played the pearl elimenator. you should definately get this
                this double pedal is cheap but great

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT PEDAL - VERRRY HAPPY

                By Pam Gabrielson

                from California

                Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                This is my first double pumper. I am very impressed as the pedal works fast and fluid. Time will tell if it works as great as my DW 9000 but so far it is great.
                I was very impressed with the action.
                Excellant price especially if you wait for the 15% off sale and free shipping.

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                (2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Gift!

                By Sirlei Farley

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                My niece was thrilled when she got this for Xmas!

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