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Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal  

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This Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal has single-chain drives with fully adjustable spring tensions. It features duo-tone felt/ABS plastic beaters, f...Read More

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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 27 reviews)

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67%

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 (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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    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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    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.

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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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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Awesome pedal!!!!!!!!!! For a really great price

              By Tyler Rice

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              Comments about Mapex 500 Double Bass Drum Pedal:

              This is truly a great pedal! Fast, if you want it to. not so powerful as other expensive pedals, but can get pwoer if needed. durable, easily portable for gigs or whatever. i had the beater fall out one time during a show, very easy to fix, no problem. light. fast. tough. and for a very very very AMAZING price!!!! Don't miss out on this opportunity!

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