Home » Instrument Accessories » Pedals » Top 10 Best Double Bass Pedal For The Money 2019 Reviews

Top 10 Best Double Bass Pedal For The Money 2019 Reviews

You’re definitely in the market for the best double bass pedal if you’re reading this article. And it’s a good thing you’re here because we’ve got lots to show you. From reviews of our favorite double bass pedals, to an incisive buying guide, we have everything covered here.

Because the truth is that even though the bass pedal is most often overlooked when it comes to drumming hardware, it is super important. As you know, the kick drum is central to the sound of your drum set. And this won’t be possible without a good pedal and of course a good foot technique too.

So, how exactly do you get to select the very best foot pedal considering the thousands currently available in the market? Well, you’re right on time. We’re just about to begin this article. So, sit tight and enjoy the ride.

Double Bass Pedal reviews

Top 10 Best Double Bass Pedal To Buy In 2019 Reviews

NameFootboardOrientationChainDimensionsWeightColor
Footboard
Longboard
Orientation
Right
Chain
Single
Dimensions
16 x 8 x 9 inches
Weight
9 pounds
Color
Chrome
Footboard
Not specified
Orientation
Right
Chain
Not specified
Dimensions
18 x 9 x 15 inches
Weight
18.05 pounds
Color
Chrome/Black
Footboard
Duo-deck longboard
Orientation
Right
Chain
Double
Dimensions
115.5 x 17 x 9.5 inches
Weight
6.5 pounds
Color
Chrome
Footboard
Not specified
Orientation
Right
Chain
Dual
Dimensions
7 x 13.5 x 8 inches
Weight
12 pounds
Color
Multicolored
Footboard
Not specified
Orientation
Right
Chain
Double
Dimensions
9.5 x 15.5 x 17 inches
Weight
9 pounds
Color
Silver
Footboard
Not specified
Orientation
Right
Chain
Double
Dimensions
10 x 8 x 15 inches
Weight
8 pounds
Color
Black/Chrome
Footboard
Not specified
Orientation
Right
Chain
Direct drive
Dimensions
16.5 x 9.1 x 14.6 inches
Weight
15.84 pounds
Color
Black
Footboard
Longboard
Orientation
Right
Chain
Double
Dimensions
17.4 x 7.4 x 11 inches
Weight
10.36 pounds
Color
Chrome
Footboard
Not specified
Orientation
Right
Chain
Single
Dimensions
10 x 12.8 x 8 inches
Weight
17.64 pounds
Color
Not specified
Footboard
Not specified
Orientation
Right
Chain
Single
Dimensions
12 x 12 x 30 inches
Weight
9 pounds
Color
Not specified

1 Pearl P932 Demonator Double Bass Pedal

First up, we have the Pearl P932 Double Bass Pedal. This is an excellent pedal for the money and it is also quite affordable too. We also love the looks of this pedal. In its chrome finish, it looks really visually appealing. But there’s more to a pedal than its looks, right? Keep reading!

Alright, to the features of this pedal… This one comes with a longboard which means that you find the hinge at the tail end of the footboard. So, the entire length of the pedal is available to you as a playing surface.

This is a really great feature if you plan to use pedal with rocking motions. That is, if you intend to use the heel-toe technique a lot to achieve really fast double bass patterns.

Furthermore, we look at another feature of the Pearl P932, this time the single chain. Although this is a single chain pedal, it still gives a pretty good response that we like. This gives the pedal a decent level of control.

Now, this feature isn’t much of a deal breaker for us because most beginners and even intermediate players might not even notice the difference. If you’re an expert player though, you will. But altogether though, it’s not half that bad.

More so, we love how the Pearl P932 gives you a fair amount of options. For instance, there’s a turnable beater, the beater height is adjustable. And additionally too, there are the configuration options as well.

Lastly, we like how the user gets to adjust spring tension with a simple click rather than a laborious screw. Makes things a whole lot simpler and less frustration. Also, the cam here is interchangeable. So, you can switch from a linear to an offset whenever you need more velocity.

Pearl P932 Demonator Double Bass Pedal
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • Comes in a tasteful design.
  • Longboard footboard is great for heel-toe players.
  • Click lock makes it easier to adjust spring tension.
  • Cam comes interchangeable between offset and linear.
Cons
  • Single chain doesn’t make it the best option for those who like to play really fast.

2 DW 9000 Double Bass Pedal

Our next double bass pedal on review is pretty pricey. It comes at a price tag higher than $500 which expectedly places it out of the reach of most beginners. This is something for the experts to use. Anyway, let’s get right into the features of this pedal.

First off, the DW 9000 is from DW’s 9000 series. It’s a solid piece even from the looks of it. The price should also suggest the level of quality DW has put into the making of this pedal.

Anyway, moving on… The DW 9000 features three rubber feet which swivel 360 degrees. Plus, the brand also uses its patented Tri-Pivot Toe clamp technology on this pedal too. What this do? Well, it ensures that your pedal attaches well to any bass drum circle.

This is great because it ensures that there is a much better contact between your pedal and the head of your bass drum. Of course, this in turn enhances your playing experience as well.

Next, check out the Dual-Bearing Spring Rocker spring suspension. With this innovation, DW gives this pedal a much better flexibility.

In addition, this pedal also features a stabilizer plate. This stabilizer plate comes with a non-slip coating. Plus, the bat also features two striking surfaces, one being felt and the other being plastic.

Altogether, we think DW did a fantastic job on this pedal. The construction is high quality and it also boasts several sophisticated features. So, if you need a double bass pedal that will last, then check out the DW 9000 Double Bass Pedal.

DW 9000 Double Bass Pedal
Our rating:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Pros
  • Comes with EZ infinite adjustable cam.
  • Also features a floating swivel spring.
  • The tri-pivot toe clamp is another feature we like.
  • For a better grip, this pedal features a non-skid rubber pad.
Cons
  • It’s a tad bit pricey.

3 Pearl P3002D Eliminator Demon Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal

The Pearl P3002D is an upgrade to the Pearl P932 Demonator we saw first. It’s pretty pricey coming at the price tag pretty similar to that of the DW 9000 we just reviewed. So, once again, we have a pro level double bass pedal on review.

Now, what’s up with this advanced pedal?

Well, the Pearl P3002D is super awesome when it comes to the level of control and sensitivity the pedal offers. We found the quality of engineering Pearl put into the making of this pedal to be so impressive. Hence, it’s easy to see how this pedal is one of the fastest, smoothest, most versatile in the world.

The Power Chain you find on this pedal is super lightweight, plus, it also features low friction rollers as well. This is really great as it ultimately enhances the speed of this pedal. Moreover, with a double chain construction, the pedal also delivers not just on speed, but on power as well.

The Pearl P3002D features a circle cam so it gives you a linear response. As you know, a linear response translates to consistency and control. In fact, Pearl looks to have drawn its inspiration for this cam from racing as its speed and power control balance is fantastic.

Now, to improve speed even further, this pedal also features the NiNjA precision skateboard bearings. By micro-polishing this, the pedal reduces the friction here to nearly zero. Plus, since the footboard here is duo-deck, you can easily convert this from a longboard to a shortboard in a snap!

Finally, our assessment of this pedal is that it is worth every dime you’ll put into purchasing it.

Pearl P3002D Eliminator Demon Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Super lightweight chain enhances speed.
  • Circle cam gives the pedal a better feel and control.
  • Also features a duo deck footboard which allows you switch between a shortboard and a longboard in snap.
  • Construction is sturdy and durable.
Cons
  • This is a pricey model.

4 Drum Workshop DWCP3002 Double Bass Pedal

The Drum Workshop DWCP3002 Double Bass Pedal comes at a price point that’s more within the reach of beginners. So, if you’re on a budget and you can’t afford the DW 9000 but still want something from DW, here it is.

This pedal is really nice for the price. You get excellent performance and you don’t even have to spend so much. The best of everything is that the metal construction here is solid. This assures you that this pedal will stick around for a long time to come after your purchase.

Now, DW might have made this pedal with the beginners in mind. However, we did find that experts will also find it quite satisfactory as well. Yes, it might not boast as many features as the DW 9000. But then again, we said “satisfactory” not “awesome”.

Anyway, moving along, the pedal is super responsive, fast and versatile. Plus, we also love the accuracy and precision you get with the pedal thanks to the linear cam here.

So, finally, we think DW did a fantastic job bringing a balance to the price and feature ratio here. It’s a great option for the drummer on a budget.

Drum Workshop DWCP3002 Double Bass Pedal
Our rating:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Pros
  • This peal works for both beginners and expert drummers alike.
  • Price and quality ratio is well balanced.
  • Sturdy and durable metal construction.
  • Pedal comes fully adjustable.
  • Operates really smoothly without requiring a lot of energy.
Cons
  • Hingers are a little too noisy.

5 Pearl P2052C Eliminator Double Bass Drum Pedal

The Pearl P2052C also features the PowerShifter that we saw in the Pearl P932 pedal we earlier saw. This means that you’ll be able to change out the cam however you want. Actually, this comes with 4 cams. And you can also buy two additional cams to make them six!

With these cams, you can adjust your pedal to fit your playing style, mood, or genre of music per gig. Think of it as having about 4 or 5 or 6 different pedals all for the price of one!

Besides that, we love the double chain feature here. It’s a sprocket-less double chain so it gives a beautiful level of power and precision to the pedal. The NiNja Bearings (bearings used by professional level skateboarders) also enhance these benefits, giving the pedal an altogether smoother feel.

With Zero Play Hinges, this double bass pedal will not give any unwanted movement in between the footplates and the heels.

Plus, the Control Core Quadbeater heads also provide you with four separate surfaces with each achieving different sounds. And to eliminate the vibration, each of these surfaces features elastomer centers which is great.

Furthermore, this pedal attaches firmly to nearly any bass hoop thickness thanks to the Roller Hoop Clamps. Plus, with the tightening wig nuts which you find on the side, you’ll be able to manipulate them without ever leaving your throne.

Lastly, this pedal comes in a nice carry bag to protect and transport your investment.

Pearl P2052C Eliminator Double Bass Drum Pedal
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • Comes with 8 interchangeable cams (6 included, 2 optional).
  • Sprocket-less double chain delivers power and precision.
  • Click-lock spring adjustment makes it easy to adjust spring tension.
  • Comes with a carry bag.
  • Solid construction.
Cons
  • A few complaints about quality control.

6 Tama Iron Cobra 600 Double Pedal

The Tama Iron cobra 600 Double Pedal is another decently priced pedal. It comes at a sub-$300 price tag. There are loads of features to check out here. So, we’ll just dive in without further ado.

Firstly, we will check out the cams here. The Tama Iron Cobra 600 features two cams – the Power Glide cam as well as the Rolling Glide cam. And with the Duo Glide, you’ll find it super easy to switch between both cams.

We love how these cams are really nice giving the pedal smooth feel throughout the stroke.

Furthermore, for players who love to play it fast, the double chain arrangement here makes it super achievable. The pedal feels smooth and accurate as you play which enhances your playing experience.

Also, the Tama offers you a newly designed hinge on this pedal. The hinge is pretty sturdy as the makers used a tough, cylindrical brass sleeve to protect the pin. This ensures that no damage, pressure, or fluid motion gets to your pin.

Finally, to ensure that this pedal remains fixed to the ground, there’s a feature called the para-clamp. The para-clamp rotates with the angle of the bass drum hoop. This way, the pedal stays put and you can concentrate on the business of performing to the amazement of your audience.

Tama Iron Cobra 600 Double Pedal
Our rating:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Pros
  • Excellent metal construction.
  • Double chain makes for accurate, smooth, faster playing.
  • Interchangeable cams.
  • Para-clamp feature ensures the pedal remains firm on the bass hoop.
Cons
  • Might not be a great option for expert drummers with many gigs to play as some screws tend to come loose sometimes.

7 Yamaha DFP-9500D Double Foot Pedal

The Yamaha DFP-9500D Double Foot Pedal stands out from our other bass pedals so far in a profound way. It comes with a direct drive. Others so far came with a chain pedal.

So, what happens here is that instead of a flexible chain, there’s a metal piece which connects the beater to the footboard. Now, in contrast to the chain drive, the metal bridge gives the pedal a perfect connection throughout the stroke.

In other words, the same power you apply to the pedal is what you get when the beater finally strikes your bass drumhead. Trust us, the experience is so much better than even a double chain pedal.

So, is a direct drive the gold standard for pedals? Well, if you ask drummers that play super fast double bass (think over 250 beats per minute), then you’ll most definitely get a yes.

However, if you’re more of a slow tempo guy, then a direct drive pedal might not be best as it becomes harder to control. Especially if you play heel-up.

Heel down players, on the other hand, often love to play with a direct drive pedal. This is because such pedals give the speed and power that playing heel down naturally lacks.

Besides the direct drive, the Yamaha DFP-9500D is a basic double bass pedal. Its beater height and spring tension are completely adjustable. Plus, you can turn the beaters such that you play with the plastic or the felt surface as you please.

Finally, although this pedal is somewhat high end (even slightly overpriced to us), it is still perhaps the most affordable double bass pedal in the market.

Yamaha DFP-9500D Double Foot Pedal
Our rating:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Pros
  • Perhaps the most affordable direct drive pedal available.
  • Configuration is super straight forward.
Cons
  • Cam is not changeable.

8 Tama HP310LW Speed Cobra Double Bass Pedal

If you’re in the market for something that makes you go super fast but you’re also on a budget, then check out the Tama HP310LW Speed Cobra. This pedal will not disappoint you. As the name suggests, it’s definitely going to speed you up good.

So, how exactly does this pedal speed you up? Well, for one, it features a cobra coil. You find this spring (the cobra coil) under the board and it has its function, of course. By accelerating rebound, this cobra coil helps the drummer achieve even faster tempos.

If you want to go really fast, like over 250 beats per minute fast, then this is a feature that will help you.

Now, with a longbaord, this bass pedal is fantastic for heel-toe players. Since the footboard is longer, the drummer is able to leverage on the extra length to get super fast heel-toe action.

Now, what’s even more special about the footboard is that the makers moved it back just a little bit. So, what does translate to for you? Well, you’ll be glad to hear that now, you only need to apply little force. With just a little force, the Speed Cobra helps you achieve a powerful kick!

Moreover, the sprocket here is also lighter than normal. And this also contributes to the less force more power shebang going on here.

Finally, the Speed Cobra, just like other pedals, features an adjustable beater and spring tension too. You’ll also be able to change your beater from plastic to felt.

Tama HP310LW Speed Cobra Double Bass Pedal
Our rating:4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Pros
  • Footboard is recessed with a light sprocket which increases speed.
  • Longboard os also great for fast heel-toe techniques.
  • Double chain also increases the responsiveness of this pedal.
Cons
  • Cam is not changeable which is super important for fast players.

9 DW 2000 Double Bass Pedal

The DW 2000 belongs to DW’s line of entry level pedals. It is quite affordable at a sub-$200 price tag. So, it’s a great option for beginner drummers. Plus, it’s coming from DW the masters in the business. Hence, there’s every assurance of quality, entry-level or not.

Firstly, the construction here is all metal and it is pretty solid too. This is a pedal that will definitely last pretty long. The DW 2000 was made to last that’s for sure. Also, from an aesthetic standpoint, this pedal looks good. Definitely something you’d be proud to own.

We also like the balance between both pedals. You’ll find that you can hook this to your bass drum once you get it out of the box and begin playing right away. So, DW did a fantastic job in the factory, that much is clear.

Besides that, all “adjustables”, that is the spring tension, beater and all that are easily adjusted too.

In all, this is a pretty basic pedal. It works for the beginner. And even professionals can find use for this as a great spare.

Totally impressed!

DW 2000 Double Bass Pedal
Our rating:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Pros
  • Decently priced.
  • Solid construction.
  • Comes ready to play out of the box.
Cons
  • Not a great option for the pros.

10 PDP by DW 400 Series Double Pedal

The PDP by DW 400 Series Double Pedal is great for beginners and intermediate players. However, there’s no reason for you to doubt the quality of construction here. Plus, there are loads of options to customize your options here.

The first thing we love about this pedal is that it comes with 2-way heaters. Plus, it also features a single chain drive and then there’s the offset cam.

Well, a single chain drive might not make the most responsive pedal in the market, but this is still pretty decent. Plus, the offset cam gives this pedal velocity. So, if you’re the fast tempo drummer, this pedal with the offset cam is great for you.

Definitely, an interchangeable cam with a dual chain might have been more preferable too. But keep in mind that this is an entry-level pedal and you’ll see that it’s actually pretty decent.

Altogether though, the PDP by DW 400 series is a pretty good pedal with an impressive versatility. Its low price tag is also great too. In fact, most customers agree that this pedal outperforms its price tag. Plus, the customizable options have got fans all over singing the praise of this pedal.

DW 2000 Double Bass Pedal
Our rating:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Pros
  • Comes with a left-handed version as well.
  • Great pedal for the money.
  • Lightweight with a solid construction.
  • Movement is consistent and smooth.
Cons
  • Might not be uncomfortable for taller players.
  • Might not sophisticated for the pros.

Best Double Bass Pedal Buying Guide

So, what really is a double bass pedal? How does it work? And how can you select the best one from the plethora of options? Well, this guide will attempt to answer all that. Just stay with us. Now, the first question we will be answering is…

Why Do I Need A Double Bass Drum Pedal?

Well, the truth is that you don’t exactly “need” a double bass drum pedal. Emphasis on “need”. However, you could want one depending on what kind of drummer you are and what genre of music you favor. It’s really just a bonus item, sort of.

That said, for drummers within the metal genre of music, a double bass pedal is quite desirable. This is because it helps the drummer achieve some pretty exhilarating rhythms, most of which would be unachievable with a single pedal.

Double Bass Pedal

So, if you’re looking to play pieces with 64th note bass parts, then you can’t be using a single pedal. You absolutely need a double bass pedal.

Now, here are three factors you need to consider when considering getting a double bass drum pedal or any bass drum pedal for that matter.

Footboard

Bass drum pedals can either come with a shortboard or a longboard. The truth is that the dimensions of your footboard determine how you play the pedal. Well, that and the where your foot’s sweet spot is (your foot’s sweet spot is the part of your foot that feels the most comfortable).

Now, what’s the difference between both footboards? Obviously, one is longer than the other. Plus, the shortboard model has an immoveable heel plate while the entire length of a longboard pedal is playable.

Anyway, most bass drum pedals come in the shortboard style. However, longboards have become increasingly popular especially in the last decade. So, which is the best of the two styles?

best Double Bass Pedal

Well, really, it’s a more a matter of personal preference than anything else. You can play like an expert using any of the footboard styles. You can also play super fast and accurate too using either pedal. So, like we said it depends on which you prefer.

That said, people with longer feet might be better off with a longboard, naturally. Also, if you use the heel-down technique a lot, then your best buddy would be a shortboard bass drum pedal.

If you can’t decide, there are pedals that come convertible. That is, you’ll be able to switch between the shortboard and longboard styles out of the box. On the other hand, you can also get an extra footboard which allows you switch between both styles without necessarily changing the entire pedal.

Drive

There are three types of drives when it comes to bass pedals. Talking about them and the differences between the pedals could take a whole day on its own. However, we will try to make it brief for the purpose of this guide.

Chain Drive

Chain drives usually give the pedal a bit of lag, however, it’s not too much that it’s annoying. Also, they are quite durable with a sturdy construction, yet they remain quite adjustable too. So, generally, this drive gives a pretty good balance of features. However, there’s a catch.

You’d have to clean your chain drive regularly. Plus, chain drives tend to make a lot of noise which could interfere with your drumming. Of course nobody likes that.

Belt Drive

Belt drives are faster than chain drives. Plus, they are quite lightweight which makes them easier to transport from place to place. But then again, with a light weight also comes the challenge with durability. Again, belt drives tend to give a bit more lag to the pedal than any other type of drive.

Direct Drive

Pedals with a direct drive usually do not give any kind of lag. Plus, they are also quite durable and they don’t need as much attention as other drives. In other words, they are low-maintenance. But what’s the catch?

Well, direct drives are not easily adjustable, plus they tend to feel a bit mechanical too.

Cam

What is a cam? No, it’s not short for camera, at least not in this case. A cam is that part of the pedal which connects the beater to the drive. The cam controls the acceleration of the beater onto the head of the bass drum. And there are three types: the linear cam, the offset cam, and the mixed.

Linear Cams

For linear cams, they maintain a constant radius while the beater travels to the bass drumhead. This, therefore, ensures that there is no change in speed from the beginning to the end of the stroke.

Now, with linear cams (aka round cams), you get better consistency and control. Hence, regardless of the length of your footboard, you can be sure that movement will always be consistent. So, if this is what you’re looking to achieve, then don’t miss a pedal with a round cam.

Offset Cams

The design of offset cams makes it such that they accelerate the beater as they approach the bass drum head. They come in a nautilus shape which is different from the round shape you find standard cams in.

The offset (aka flat) cams are best for fast double bass drumming. They are also great for quick double or triple strokes.

best Double Bass Pedal review

Mixed-Shape Bass Drum Pedal

Some cams come as a mix of both shapes. So, in part they are round and in part they are also flat. So, how do such cams work? It depends on where the chain rolls. If it rolls on the round part, you get consistency. And if it rolls on the flat part, you get velocity.

Adjustability

The adjustability of your pedal is another important factor you need to consider when picking your pedal. You want to have a good range of options when it comes to using your pedal.

For instance, you’ll want to be able to change the distance between each pedal easily. You’ll also want to be able to easily adjust the height of your beater as well as the spring tension.

Now, there are some cases where a brand includes a special drum key for the pedal which allows you adjust it easily. Nonetheless, you might be better off choosing a drum pedal that works with your general drum key.

We advise this because it reduces the risk of you getting stranded due to the loss of the special pedal key. Plus, you also eliminate the need to carry extra accessories for your kit as well.

Balance

You want to make sure that there’s balance between your left and right pedals in terms of tension and height. If there’s an imbalance in both pedals, you would be giving more work to one foot over the other. Thankfully, you can easily fix this by adjusting the settings.

On the other hand, if it’s really difficult to balance both pedals, then it might be a sign. A sign that the pedal is a low-quality one not worth your money. If you get such, it’s best to return as soon as possible.

Conclusion

Overall, our best double bass pedal today is the Pearl P932 Demonator Double Bass Pedal. We love it because it comes with excellent features that both beginners and skilled drummers can use. However, it’s still decently priced so it’s within everyone’s reach. We think Pearl did an awesome job here!

Top 10 Best Double Bass Pedal For The Money 2019 Reviews
5 (100%) 41 votes

Leave a Comment