This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the February 2016 issue, which is available here.

Shop Talk

Thinking of Going Double Bass?

4 Killer Double Pedal for Under $250

There are products in the drumming world that can be classified as a fad. Trash stacks, piccolo snares, concert toms, racks, and 20″-deep kick drums come to mind. Double bass drum pedals also top the list of things some drummers are apprehensive about purchasing. This month we’ve gathered excellent double pedals that are extremely affordable, to help sway your opinions toward picking one up, even if you end up using it only in the practice room or for the occasional accent or flurry on the gig.

Over the past decade, some of the top hardware manufacturers have put out awesomely affordable pedals without compromising integrity or functionality. Here we take a look at four specific models, the Pearl P-932 Demonator, the DW 2002 series, the PDP 502, and the Tama Iron Cobra 600. All are high-quality, sturdy pedals with nice features, and they’re readily available for under $250. Check out a video demo and then hop over to your local drum shop to give them a go for yourself.

Check out a video demo below.

Nate Bauman

For the complete article, check out the February 2016 issue, which is available here.

Learn about the February 2016 issue of Modern Drummer featuring Adam Deitch