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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
  • Solid steel components

Double the kick power for half the cash.

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Mapex500 Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (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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4.0

My first double pedal set up

By 

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

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    5.0

    ITS A GOOD SET

    By 

    from Mishawaka, In

    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.

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      5.0

      Double Pedal for Double Savings

      By 

      from Louisville, KY

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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.

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        5.0

        Good pedal

        By 

        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.

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          4.0

          Good deal for the price...

          By 

          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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          son likes it

          By 

          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 

            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 

                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 

                  from Emporia, Ks.

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                  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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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  It's a cheap pedal.

                  By 

                  from Emporia, Ks.

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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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