I upgraded from a CB Drum single pedal to this about a year ago, and to date i still believe this the best purchase ive ever made.
The response you get from the springs is right on the money, and i easily progressed through 8th note bass drumming through to 32nd, as the support it gives for your feet means its so simple to speed up your footwork.
As for contact with the bass skin, the beaters really hit the drum to give those bass noises, even without the most powerful of stamps. I tend to play heel down and this easily provides enough kick to drown out the snare and toms. The only probably maybe is the kickback from the springs. Its too severe for me, so i just bought new springs.
Even though these pedals are quite expensive, they are definately worth the money you pay, as over a period of a year they havent broke once, or malfunctioned in any way, and thats what consumers want for their money.
hello readers, i have a double bass pedal much like the one shown in the picture but mine is of a different make. this is a pretty nifty piece of hardware to have as it lets you achieve things impossible to do with a single pedal. however, as i am a left handed drummer it can cost as much as three times the price of a right handed one so be careful. they are generally of a very high standard and will serve you well for years and years to come if you take care of them properly. if you aren't sure what a double bass pedal is please research this on the internet becuase its definitely worth youre while buying it if you are really into drums and want to expand your kit. thanks please rate and leave comment. thanks once again.
Having now owned this piece of hardware for a year, I thought it was only fair that I shared my thoughts with others. I purchased this kit on the dusty london streets, Denmark Street to be exact. When I saw it in the shop it called out to me to buy it. Having listened to great drummers such as Vinnie Paul from Pantera, and the drummer from Fear Factory give the double bass a damn good thrashing, I thought i'd give it ago myself. I have studied and played drums for just over 10 years now, so I didn't think I would have much trouble getting to grips with it. However don't be fooled. You have to learn a totally different technique to drumming, it is not as easy as it looks. Of course though the features that the DPF 700 has makes life just that little bit easier. This is a list of the specifications given by Yamaha, followed by my comments: 1. Double chain drive pedal with baseplate - Solid as a rock, Baseplate can be firmly secured to the bottom of the bass drum, which in turn also steadys the whole drum and stops it from moving about if you already have dodgy supports. 2. Fast action - Self explanatory. Both pedals are very responsive. 3. Wide-ranging adjustment capability - I cannot express enough how easy these pedals are to adjust, if you're not comfortable with something, change it. 4. Natural feel - Feels like other good pedals, very responsive, and no great force is needed unless required. The spring is very natural. 5. Easy to position - Pedals can really be placed anywhere due to the middle piece (piece of metal that connects the 2nd pedal to the bass unit) being fully customizable. 6. Maximum durability - Ergonomicaly this pedal is huge. It is very steady once clamped onto the bass drum. And it looks like a mean beast to boot :) Now as you can imagine the pedal does exactly what it says on the
39;proverbial' tin. My main worry when I first got it was how long will it last? To be honest there is no point in worrying about the longetivity of this hardware because of the sheer size and durability of it, and durable it is, you'd expect nothing less for the amount it costs. If something goes wrong, simply tighten a nut or screw. The pedals are built to with-stand the largest of forces (fully tested by yours truly). If it feels too tight simply loosen a nut which gives more slack to the springs. I reccomend this pedal to any Rock, Punk and Metal fans around. Just don't expect to be able to pick it up straight away due to it's hard 'learning/mastering' curve. Also, what's more you get a tool with it which has its own neat little storage space on the base unit. This tool is great because it's used to make any adjustments needed, and hopefully you'll use it's little resting place so it won't get lost. Despite the high price tag, in my opinion this is money well spent. The main reason for this is because of how solid the hardware is. I highly reccomend this hardware to anybody that cannot afford another set of drums, also why take up so much more space when you can use this? However nothing beats watching a drummer go at two kits at once, a la Vinnie Paul style.