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The Eliminator Demon Drive bass drum pedal was engineered to create the most seamless link between the player's musical ideas and his or her execution on a bass drum. Whether seeking to deliver lightn... Read More

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Overview

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

Play a Pearl Demon Drive and the first thing you'll notice is its smoothness. The Demon Drive gets its incredible smoothness and speed through the use of ultra-precise hardware components. Self-aligning spherical bearings are used to insure the footboard and the Direct link drive are always in perfect alignment. Its zero-latency Z-Link Drive Shaft's U joints, and special super-high-speed Ninja bearings on the axles all work in perfect sync to create one of the smoothest and fastest pedals on the planet.

The most unique feature of the Demon Drive drum pedal is Pearl's exclusive Duo-Deck, the world's first convertible footboard. With a simple adjustment, the 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 bass pedal includes the world's first two-position Beater Stroke Adjustment and two-position Direct Link Adjustment. Both 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 feel.

The Click Lock spring tension system prevents the tension knob from loosening. The Traction Plate, which has aluminum traction dots, is fully adjustable for the amount of slip or grip you want . Its footboard height-adjustment capability enables you to loosen and rotate the footboard to the desired height. And finally, the Pearl pedal comes standard with a Carrying Case to protect it from the wear and tear of travel.

Note: Slave pedal may need stabilization with the PS-85 Pedal Stabilizer.

Features
  • Duo-Deck longboard—shortboard to longboard pedal in seconds
  • Two-position beater stroke adjustment
  • Two-position direct link adjustment
  • Ninja bearings
  • Direct link Adjust
  • Click Lock
  • Two beaters (both black with orange stripe)
  • Z link drive shaft
  • 8 possible Pedal Configurations
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Warranty Information
The Pearl Lifetime Warranty is a statement of confidence to our customers to the reliability of Pearl products. Pearl drums, stands and hardware are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in quality, style, appearance and playing performance. This lifetime warranty reflects a tradition of excellence and a commitment to superior engineering and craftsmanship dedicated to you, the drummer. The Pearl lifetime warranty is our pledge to you that we will proudly stand behind our product for as long as you own it. Buy it once, play it for life.
WARRANTY COVERAGE/WARRANTY PERIOD:
General: Pearl drums, stands, pedals, parts and accessories except as noted herein, purchased from an authorized Pearl dealer are warranted to the original retail purchase and shall be valid by item as indicated below and is not transferable.
DRUM SET HARDWARE - LIFETIME WARRANTY:
Pearl warrants foot pedals, hi-hat stands, cymbals stands, boom cymbal stands, snare drum stands, floor-standing tom stands, floor-standing cymbal/tom stands, racks and rack accessories, cymbal holders, multi-clamps, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, spurs, tom brackets, tom holders, strainers, and nuts and bolts to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original owner subject to the conditions and limitations set as follows. Pearl will, at its option, either repair or replace any of the aforementioned Pearl pedals, stands, and drum parts purchased from June 15, 2009 that proves defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials. Replacement pedals, stands, and drum parts will be provided by Pearl on an exchange basis and will be either new or refurbished for the exact model under warranty. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or any damage to this product that results from improper installation, accident, abuse, misuse, natural disaster, repair or modification. This warranty also does not apply to any product on which the original identification information has been altered, obliterated or removed, has not been handled or packaged correctly, has been sold as second-hand or has been resold contrary to the US export regulations. As a condition to the obligation of Pearl to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to the original authorized Pearl dealer where purchased together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Pearl. The warranty applies to the original purchaser and is non transferrable. All freight to and from Pearl is to be paid by the customer.
EXCEPTIONS:
Cables for cable hi-hats are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase. Any electronic devices are subject to their individual warranty.
DRUM SET SHELLS - LIFETIME WARRANTY:
Pearl warrants drum set wood and metal shells to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original owner subject to the conditions and limitations set forth below. Pearl will, at its option, either repair or replace any drum set wood or metal shell purchased after January 2007 that proves defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials. Repaired or replaced drum set wood or metal shells will be provided by Pearl on an exchange basis, and will be either new or refurbished to be functionally equivalent to new or in the event Pearl discontinues the product model, a comparable current model shell will be substituted at the discretion of Pearl. Colors often fade with age and/or can be affected by sun, smoke, or other factors; therefore color matching cannot be guaranteed. Discontinued colors cannot be reproduced. This limited warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or any damage to this product that results from improper installation, accident, abuse, misuse, natural disaster, repair or modification. This limited warranty also does not apply to any product on which the original identification information has been altered, obliterated or removed, has not been handled or packaged correctly, has been sold as second-hand or has been resold contrary to the US export regulations. As a condition to the obligation of Pearl to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to the original authorized Pearl dealer where purchased together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Pearl. The warranty applies to the original purchaser and is non transferrable. All freight to and from Pearl is to be paid by the customer.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Shells (Marching): Wood marching shells are guaranteed against material failure or going out of round for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.
Drum Hardware (Marching): Drum hardware such as lugs, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, strainers, and nuts and bolts are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase.
Drum Hardware (Concert): Drum hardware such as hoops, lugs, claws, tension rods, swivel nuts, tom brackets, tom holders, strainers, and nuts and bolts are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.
Marching Carriers: Marching carriers are guaranteed against material failure and manufacturing defects for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase.
Marching Cases: LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY! Pearl rotationally molded marching cases are covered by a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY and are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship to the original owner. Pearl will, at its option, either repair or replace any rotationally molded case that proves defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials. Replacement rotationally molded cases will be provided by Pearl on an exchange basis and will be either new or refurbished for the exact model under warranty.
Educational Percussion (Snare Kits/Bell Kits/Percussion Learning Centers): Pearl Educational Kit products are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase.
Adams Products: All Adams Products are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Mallet bar sets are entitled to one (1) free tuning during the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Individual bars may be exchanged as often as necessary during the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. For rosewood and padouk bars, Pearl/Adams highly recommends waiting for nine (9) months from the date of original purchase before exchanging or tuning the bars.
Pearl Percussion Products: All Pearl Percussion Products are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of original purchase with the exception of rims, lugs, tuning plates which are warranted for one (1) year. Cajon shells are warranted for two (2) years excluding the playing surfaces which are not warranted. The head on the Fun Drum is not warranted.
Pearl Taiko heads are warranted to the original owner for (1) one year from the date of purchase. Breakage prior to (1) one year is covered under warranty. It is the owner’s responsibility to adequately package the drum and send it to a Pearl authorized service center for repair at the owner’s expense. Pearl will repair the damaged head(s) as quickly as possible and prepay the return shipping. Breakage due to normal wear and tear or abuse is not covered under warranty.
Finish: Except for “special finishes" (see below), both the lacquer finish and covered finish on Pearl drums are guaranteed for one (1) year; however, Pearl does not guarantee against deterioration by reason of corrosive atmosphere, extreme temperature or other external causes.
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY
This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance. Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following: a.) Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original. b.) Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation. c.) Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed. d.) Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity. e.) Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use. Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes. The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.
Owner’s Responsibility: It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place. Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.
To Obtain Warranty Service: Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased. Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department. This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused. Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt. All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner. Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty. Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.
Warranty Limitations: This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Note: This WARRANTY applies to the United States only and may vary in other countries.


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4.5

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The best pedals ever made

I have taught double bass for many years. I have personally purchased several double bass pedals in the quest to find the perfect pair. I have performed many bearing upgrades on my pedals and...Read complete review

I have taught double bass for many years. I have personally purchased several double bass pedals in the quest to find the perfect pair. I have performed many bearing upgrades on my pedals and my students pedals to make them more playable. I can honestly say that these pedals are the very best right out of the box. Once dialed in whatever is in your heart to play can come out of your feet without compromise. No matter what your style it is designed to adapt. Thank you Pearl!

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THE DIRECT DRIVE SAGA

With the 12yr.old IC's getting older, I decided to go new. Direct drive is far from new (the 70's)but marketing has demands so re-enter the era.I think the reason these pedals...Read complete review

With the 12yr.old IC's getting older, I decided to go new. Direct drive is far from new (the 70's)but marketing has demands so re-enter the era.I think the reason these pedals went out in the first place is the lack of power. The demons are super smooth but cheap feeling under the feet.I don't care what any one says, they will NEVER feel like chain driven eccentric cams.These increase power as they approach the head which makes your job as the drummer easier.The directs assist with the rebound allowing for a quick second strike.I want both in a pedal and the demons are built for speed only.Problem is, chain drive doubles all have serious play in their linkage.Side by side with a Trick proV,the demons got smoked.Sorry Pearl lovers but it's true.Develop your technique and you can play on ANY pedal but it's either got power or it doesn't.Both have serious adjustments and I got the Trick to have power, couldn't with the demon. Both linkages are great with zero and I mean zero play.But the Tricks were better balanced(slave to master), smoother and yes, faster due to the compression spring.Sliding the track assembly back farther gave it chain drive feel with direct drive speed.I will have to get used to the Trick's quickness,it's that fast. Sorry Pearl, I can't believe all these people love your pedals...they are weak with only TWO beater stroke adjustments-1) fast and 2)heavy and slow, with lack of power in each.Nice features but my guess is they aren't really being used by endorsees.Axis has the variable drive for power and the Tricks are just absolutely ridiculously awesome all the way around.You decide but don't say you weren't warned. if you have to play Pearl, I'd check out the Eliminator instead.Otherwise Tricks will make your left foot stronger and is the closet thing I've experienced to a comprimise between direct and chained offset cam. No way Jordison REALLY uses Demons, no way...couldn't get that heavy strike like he gets with his Cobras(BTW, still great pedals).Don't believe the hype with the Demons.Try them next to a Trick, spend hours with both(for adjustments-you will need the time)and tell me I'm wrong.I hear Trick customer service is unparalled as well. Good luck with what ever you decide and rock on!

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5.0

Best thing I'll ever own

By Kristian

from Martinsville, Indiana

I saved for months to buy this pedal and all I can say is that this thing has to be beyond any gods creation. It is a masterpiece. When I got the pedal set up my feet played so easily and fast that it was pathetic. I had to take a day to learn how to control myself because all previous pedals I've played on took so much power and when I tried to apply "normal" to this pedal, I couldn't even keep time because the pedal was so easy and great. I would tell anyone to buy this pedal and that it is the best thing there ever going to rest their feet on no matter what they've had before. This pedal allows you to stop worrying about power and feel and let's you focus on your music. BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0

slave lag is zero

By Tami Kyre

from Columbia SC

Actually, maybe like one of the reviews says, it's more responsive. That's based on my iron cobras that overbuilt my left side to make up for the extremely sluggish IC slave. The Demon makes you feel so connected to the bass drum with NO loss of power. Do you experience loss of power playing live? It's called a microphone.

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2.0

Not worth it

By Steve Floor

from Utah

This demon drive is fast the first month you have it. After that it gets dusty and not good. I didn't feel any power just light taps not powerful hits.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Heel down players

By KEVIN LENHART

from Minneapolis, MN

I have played DW 5000, Iron Cobra's, Camco and the Ludwig Speed King starting out and this pedal by far provides the smoothest action with the direct drive link (all of these other pedals are great for heel up I believe). It is really hard to describe the feel for heel down players, but all I can say is whatever I am thinking about playing I can pretty much pull it off with this pedal due to the action. The first day I had the pedal I could not play it at all, then I removed the factory beaters, put on my Iron Cobra beaters and loosened the spring tension and have never touched the pedal. The pedal also provides endless settings for: heavier/ligher feel, footboard height, beater stroke angle, spring tension, etc., all independent of each other. One thing I would suggest is loosening up the allen screws on the primary pedal and sliglty move it to the right. The direst drive may sometimes rub against the double pedal seconday beater holder depending up how the pedal connects to your bass drum, how heavy you play the pedal, ect. Chain drive pedals are great, but for whatever reason if you play heel down, the action is so much smoother with the direct drive linkage. I can say I was looking for a new pedal for quite awhile, never considered this and was shocked at how great it feels. I struggled with the chain drive systems but really feel my playing has improved 100% since getting this direct drive pedal.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

get to know it!

By MITCH LAYMAN

from white city, oregon

I first bought this pedal and thought it was fine, then little things I didnt like started to crop up so I went back to my other pedal. One day I decided I was going to work through ALL of the adjustments until I am happy with it. It took about 3 weeks of playing it, tweaking it and not only is it dialed in completely to the way I am most comfortable, but I found about 3 other settings that would work for me. This setting has more power, this setting has more speed, ahhh this setting is juuussst right!!! Take the Bull by the horns and take the time to explore this pedal's possibilities, you wont be sorry. If you cant get comfortable on this pedal you'll need to work on your feet!

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

What YOU Need to Know - by BPhil

By Brian Phillips

from Fairfax Va

I got this pedal about a year back and was pretty happy with the performance. The adjustment ability is immensely superior to other pedals (in my opinion). Play around with the adjustment settings to find what works best for you. I play with the long board configuration because I use heal-toe but that's all up to preference. Before buying this pedal you MUST know 3 things. 1 the beaters aren't up to the quality of the pedal..They don't produce enough power and distort shape from circular to semi circle shapes. I bought two Gibraltar wood beaters and they seem to be working great for sound and a slight "heavier" feel. 2 There is a screw that grinds up against the double beater holder that slightly effects its efficiency(you might have to go look at the pedal to know what I'm talking about). And finally don't just buy into the hype of this pedal (even though I did), go test it out and see if it fits you !

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5.0

Pearl Has Done it Again!

By Kyle Weinzetl

from South Bend, IN

I just received my pedal yesterday, and WOW! I'm blown away by the responsiveness the pedal has. It's the smoothest, fastest and most versatile pedal I've yet to play. It's easy to set up and dial in to personal preference, the overall look is great, and most of all its built for to adapt to the musicians' preference, not the musician adapting to to it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Brandon Gonzalez

from Dallas, TX

Ok so let me start by saying I went in to try out the dw5000 accelerator pedal and compare them with the Mapex Direct Drive pedal as well as the Yamaha Direct Drive pedal as these were all in my price range. I played with the 5000 for about 20 minutes and although it felt very smooth its seemed a little slow, granted this is without really being able to adjust them much. I liked the Mapex Direct drive pedal but wanted to compare it to one of the higher end pedals and see the difference. I grabbed the demon drive pedal that was on display and got it set up on the kit and immediately knew these were the pedals I wanted, super fast and smooth. Icing on the cake.. the double pedal I tried out happened to be used but in excellent condition so I got them for about half the price.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Long Term, Please Read

By Carter Nivens

from Huntersville, NC

I have played this pedal for 2 years and all I can say is that I will never use any other pedal. As far as power issues, this pedal plays true to the player. A chain drive may seem to deliver more power, but the drummer is having to use more energy to drive the pedal. With these, you have to work on your footwork, and I mean work HARD. I can play these with ease and produce the same power as a chain drive. Everything is extremely light so speed is not a problem. The lifetime warranty is another thing to be noted. IF by any rare chance there is something wrong, Pearl will fix it no questions asked. I love this pedal and would recommend it to anyone. The feel is wonderful, and if it feels off, it most likely is due to the habits of the drummer. The slave may feel "weak", but it mainly has to do with the left foot being weaker. The pedal is as powerful as it is fast and caters to any player's needs due to the customizability of it. If you are unsure of what is right for you or how to adjust it, pearl's website breaks EVERYTHING down for you. Buy this pedal and you will love it for life, bar none.

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5.0

Great! Best Pedal EVER!

By Emilio

from Platte City, MO

I got these pedals At the beginning of this year(2011) and they are probably the best pedals I have ever played on. You can Adjust prety much everything on these pedals, so you can make them have whatever feel you are going for. You can also change them to two single pedals!

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