PDP Pacific Drums and Percussion DP402 Double Bass Drum Pedal : BGugino のユーザーレビュー (content in English)
I first bought my PDP 402 double pedal about a year ago. I was going to my local drum shop, looking for a nice double pedal, with the same nice price. I came across this PDP 402 and first thought “Wow, that’s a sleek looking pedal for that price”. I was also impressed with the fact that PDP is made by one of the best drum companies, DW. So the combination of the price, look and brand, all caught my eye and I decided to buy it. As I was going home, I realized that there were no instructions as to setting up the pedal, but I ended it up finding out on my own, and it being very easy. So once I got home, I went upstairs to my drums, set the pedals up, and started to play. The first thing I noticed was that the pedals seemed very “weak”. I tried to adjust the spring tensions, but I just couldn’t shake the feeling of this “weakness” that this pedal held. After tightening my bass drum head, messing with the pedal springs, and trying to play with no shoes on (to get more power), I ended up giving up on the pedals. They’re overall very weak pedals because the chains are only single drive. If you want more of a powerful, fast, more responsive feel, you should go with some sort of strap pedal or double chain drive pedal. So about a month after buying it, I decided that I just wanted to sell it and get a little bit of money out of it. I sold it to a friend, telling him about how weak it felt, but despite that, he bought it. About a week later, he called me back and told me that he had broken it! He was playing it and the beaters just snapped off. Over all, I would NOT go back and buy this one again; I would go to a more expensive, high quality one.