• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal  

  • Write a Review
SKU 
#580561000000000
Top Rated
Overview
  • Duo-Deck longboard—shortboard to longboard pedal in seconds
  • Two-position beater stroke adjustment
  • Two-position direct link adjustment
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $529.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $230.00
  • Your Price:
    $29900
1 Used From $263.12

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
+ Add to Wish List
See All Pearl Single Drum Pedals
Pearl

Heavenly feel. Wickedly fast.

The Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive is a bass drum pedal that was engineered to create the most seamless link between the player's musical ideas and their execution on a bass drum. Whether seeking to deliver lightning-fast blast beats or deep, rock-solid grooves, this Pearl pedal offers the adjustability to maximize your playing in any style.

Play a Demon Drive and the first thing you'll notice is its smoothness and speed that comes through the use of ultra-precise hardware components. Self-aligning spherical bearings are used to insure the footboard and Direct Link Drive are always in perfect alignment, and special super high speed Ninja bearings on the axles all work in perfect sync to create one of the smoothest and fastest kick drum pedals on the planet.

The most unique feature of the Demon Drive pedal is Pearl's exclusive Duo-Deck, the world's first convertible footboard. Through a simple adjustment, the Pearl Demon Drive pedal can be adjusted from a traditional shortboard to a longboard pedal in seconds, offering a slightly lighter, quicker feel that is the preferred setup when speed is a necessity.

This drum pedal includes the world's first two-position Beater Stroke Adjustment and two-position Direct Link Adjustment. Both adjustable features allow the player to create a slightly lighter or heavier feel of the pedal depending on their preferred setting. Adjusting the Duo-Deck in combination with the Beater Holder and Direct Link Adjustments yields 8 possible Pedal Configurations, allowing the player to truly create their ideal drum pedal configuration.

More key features include a Click Lock Spring tension system that prevents the tension knob from loosening. An Adjustable Traction Plate, which has aluminum traction dots that are fully adjustable to vary the amount of slip or grip for your playing. Its footboard height adjustment capability enables drummers to loosen and rotate the footboard to desired height. And finally the Pearl Eliminator Demon comes standard with a road case to protect it from the wear and tear of travel.

Features
  • Duo-Deck longboard—shortboard to longboard pedal in seconds
  • Two-position beater stroke adjustment
  • Two-position direct link adjustment
  • Ninja bearings

This pedal offers the adjustability to maximize your playing in any style. Order today.

 
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
PearlEliminator Demon Drive Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fastest Smoothest Pedal On The Planet

    This is the smoothest pedal on the market. I was never quite satisfied with any pedal with a perfect reaction time while playing double bass. This pedal is true to the beat fast and...Read complete review

    This is the smoothest pedal on the market. I was never quite satisfied with any pedal with a perfect reaction time while playing double bass. This pedal is true to the beat fast and on time. Get this one for sure. Nothing compares.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not What I expected

    Ok I fell for the hype. My Pearl 2000C pedal is way better. The feel of the pedal is not like they hyped up. I tried the settings right out of the case...Read complete review

    Ok I fell for the hype. My Pearl 2000C pedal is way better. The feel of the pedal is not like they hyped up. I tried the settings right out of the case and they were terrible. I have been messing with this pedal ever since and with no luck. The price is steep for a pedal that so is not worth it. I should have waited but I fell for the hype.

    Reviewed by 18 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the money

    By Ken in WV

    from West Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Speed
    • Very Fluid

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

      I read the negative reviews and scratch my head for I personally have found this the absolute best pedal for the money. I will transport this pedal with me when playing on other kits. The numerous amounts of adjustments on this pedal is perfect to make the pedal fit ME.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fastest Smoothest Pedal On The Planet

      By Otaku

      from Sasebo, Japan

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

        This is the smoothest pedal on the market. I was never quite satisfied with any pedal with a perfect reaction time while playing double bass. This pedal is true to the beat fast and on time. Get this one for sure. Nothing compares.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        the best pedal there is

        By nitro nick

        from indiana

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

          this pedal is what pearl says it is

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow

          By Rick

          from Houston

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

            Absolutely amazing. Smooth as silk and fast as lightning. It is the greatest thing my foot has ever touched. Pardon my hyperbole, but I put aside my beloved Iron Cobras to give this a shot. 2 days after this pedal came, I put my IC's up for sale.

            Understand that the Iron Cobras are chain driven, while these are direct drive, so they are really two different animals. But I have played other direct drives and always gone back to the IC's. Not this time. My foot has never moved so fast or played so easily. They are expensive, but I haven't been this happy with a purchase since I bought my first Zildjian A Custom. Both brought an immediate improvement of sound to my playing.

            I will be saving up to purchase the double pedal version also.

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            If Your A Drummer In Search of Different Kick Drum Tones... Get This Pedal!!!

            By NDNplanner

            from Albuquerque, NM

            Ask me a question

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

            I have been using this Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive pedal for several months now, and I couldn't be happier. I am a single pedal bass drum player who drops his foot on the kick drum like a brick hitting concrete. It has always been difficult for me to achieve different kick drum tones because I always hit the kick so damn hard. This pedal solved all of that. Because it has sooo many different ways you can adjust the force, speed and intensity of the pedal, I don't have to change the way I play my kick drum. When I'm playing in my jazz/blues band I can switch my pedal to attack the kick drum very lightly, or when I'm doing the big rock show I can adjust it to hit the kick drum harder than hell, ALL without changing the force my foot drops on the pedal, all the mechanics of the demon pedal do the work for me. If your a drummer like me, or if your a drummer in search of physically expressing that kick drum tone thats in your head, get this pedal.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GET IT

            By Ken in WV

            from West Virginia

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

            The smoothest pedal out there right now!
            Made this purchase to replace a Pearl regular double pedal. With the various amounts of adjustments, this pedal becomes made for you. Extremely responsive and fast. I'm able to do everything on a single demon that I was doing with the older double pedal. The only negative I have is the soft beater that is included, I will be purchasing the optional wood beater. This pedal does come with a case for moving from home to gig with another kit.

            Comment on this review

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            JUST AWESOME

            By Barry D.

            from louisville, Ky

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

            I've had this for 1 year & waited to write this review even though i knew it was great from day 1. I dont trust a review that say's (I've had it a week & it's great or terrible) use the product then tell us about it. SO HERE GOES. I've never played a pedal that felt like an extension of my body until i played the PEARL DEMON DRIVE. This pedal is nothing short of amazing, infinitley adjustable does'nt explain how great this pedal truly is. It's cool to just look at, then put your foot on and it and it's Love at first....kick, Drumming never felt sooo good. I dont know anything about skateboards but these NINJA BEARINGS are awesome. As for the price i'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" & this is worth every cent. If your a serious drummer you owe it to yourself to own this incredible pedal. Thanks Pearl for another QUALITY product

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This pedal is THE BOMB!!

            By Chris-6IfQG

            from Kansas City, KS

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

            I've never played with a pedal so smooth! I've played chain-drives, strap-drives and other direct drives. I just moved from a Pearl eliminator and the Demon blows it away. Triplets and quads are no problem with it (with some practice of course). It's also infinitely adjustable - from a light jazz touch to a heavy rock drumming feel. You definitely WON'T be disappointed with this Pearl if you can get your hands on one!

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SUPER SMOOTH!!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

            I have played DW 5000's and Sonor pedals and this is by far the smoothest pedal I have ever played. It's a little pricey but if your a serious player it's worth every penny!

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Silky Smooth

            By Scott-srsRL

            from Danville, Va

            Comments about Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Pedal:

            This pedal is fantastic! I have been playing a DW 5000 and felt it was time for a change. At first I was sure a DW 9000 would be my next purchase but after doing a little research this Demon Drive really peaked my interests. I was especially impressed with the idea of being able to convert the pedal from short board to long board form, because I've been wanting to try out a long board but wasn't sure if I'd like it. With this pedal you can try out the long board option and if you don't like it you can change it back! Switching from a chain drive to direct drive scared me a little too because so many people say there is a long learning curve involved; let me just go ahead and tell you right now ITS NOT. This pedal blows away my DW in terms of smoothness and speed and there was no long learning curve involved. Immediately after adjusting the pedal to my liking (which is easy to do with this pedal) and playing with it, I was able to play patterns that normally require quite a lot of effort with ease. Some people complain about the price of this pedal but when you figure in all the adjustments that can be made, the ability to convert form short board to long, and the ability to go from a single pedal to a double the value is clearly there. It pains me to say it being a DW guy but this pedal is just simply more advanced than anything else out there right now. You will not be disappointed if you buy this product

            Comment on this review

            Displaying reviews 1-10

            Back to top

            Previous | Next »

            You are changing the Ship-To country.

            Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.