I bought the Pearl Demon Drives about nine months ago after hearing that they were one of the best longboard pedals on the market. As a duplicate pedal player myself, I new that I needed a pedal featuring a longboard construct to be able to effectively execute heel-toe technique. Although I had played the Iron Cobras for a number of years, I felt increasingly petite by their construct as I tried to execute more involved patterns with my feet. It was time for an upgrade.
So after doing a bit of research and talking to a number of people, I ultimately placed on the Pearl Demon Drive duplicate pedal. I was impressed by their features and adjustability, and loved how flat they were when I played them in the music shop. However, as I had never of course played a longboard pedal prior to the Demon Drives, I was uncertain either I would of course like the longboard construct after all. However, I was reassured by the pedal’s duo-deck footboard, which allowed the Demon Drive to be adjusted for either shortboard or longboard design.
So when I brought them home, I immediately set out turn them to a longboard pedal. I was ready to spend a petite while making some finicky alterations to the pedal, but was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. It was simply a matter of removing four screws from the lowest of the pedal and sliding the hinge back to allow the heel plate space to slide in between, thus expanding the size of the footboard. No special tools were required, as all the adjustments can be done to the pedal with Pearl’s special Multi-Function Drum key. It was a painless process that took five minutes at most.
Pearl Demon Drives As Longboard Pedals – A impart of the Demon Drive’s Longboard fabricate
When I of course sat down to play the Demon Drive as a longboard pedal I immediately noticed how flat it was to play still. And as far as playing goes, the extra consolidate of inches made a huge contrast in executing heel-toe technique. I was able to get enough power out of each stroke of the beater and found the pedal to be both incredibly fast and exceptionally smooth.
After a few weeks of playing the Pearl Demon Drive as a longboard pedal, I felt a drastic growth in my playing capabilities. I was able to execute increasingly involved and fast duplicate bass parts which would not have been possible on my Iron Cobras. For anything that wants to take their duplicate pedal playing to the next level with first-rate longboard pedals, I extremely recommend the Pearl Demon Drives.