The DW 5002 AD4 Accelerator Single Bass Drum Pedal is the baby brother of the 9002 double pedal and is just as popular. An industry standard, this pedal features innovative features and a robust design that helped to establish DW’s reputation for innovation and quality.
DW 5002 AD4 Double Pedal
The DW 5000 series of hardware was designed to offer heavy-duty professional quality hardware at an affordable price.
DW 5000 is a stripped down version of the higher end 9000 series and features fewer bells and whistles to offer a simple, no-nonsense quality hardware range that won’t break the bank.
Unique Drive Systems
The DW 5000 double bass drum pedal is available in two different configurations. The most popular of the two is the accelerator. The two drive systems provide you with the ability to select the response of your choice. Whether you want increased speed or a more consistent feel, the different drive systems give you the option to choose.
The DW 5002 Accelerator double pedal, offered here, works to increase the velocity of the beater movement by shortening the length of the stroke, essentially accelerating the beater towards the head. This results in a response with increased speed and sensitivity.
There is, however, another DW 5002 pedal option in the form of the DW 5002 TD4 Turbo single pedal. This option maintains a consistent feel throughout the pedal movement and as a result creates a more solid playing feel with a powerful, consistent response.
Neither is better than the other, it’s simply a case of which you prefer the feel of. If you’re unsure which would be best for you, you can always visit one of our 15 stores around the UK to try out the pedals instore. You can find your nearest PMT store here.
Single Post Casting
Just like the DW 9002 pedal, the 5002 Double Bass Drum Pedal features a single post casting which allows the left pedal to be tucked close up to the hi-hat pedal.
This allows for ease of movement between the kick pedal and the hi-hat, creating a comfortable feel to optimise your playing.
The single post casting also enables the pedal to be played independently or simultaneously with the hi-hat pedal depending on your requirements.
The 5002 double pedal post casting that connects the two pedals is crafted from aircraft grade aluminium that has been precision ground, heat treated and honed to create the strongest, most robust double pedal rod.
It also features a memory lock to aid fast, precise set up for a consistent playing position every time.
Dual Bearing Spring Rocker
The DW 5002 Accelerator pedal features a dual bearing spring rocker that has been designed by DW to deliver ultimate smoothness.
The dual bearing rocker features one bearing at the top and one at the bottom of the bass drum tension spring.
This means that the bearings move freely at both ends of the tension spring to create the smoothest of responses when it comes to converting the movement of your foot into the beat of the bass drum.
This pedal has a seriously silky smooth response, which is why it’s one of the most popular bass drum pedals in the world.
Delta Ball Bearing Hinge
The DW 5002 double pedal also features a state of the art, lightweight aluminium ball bearing hinge that connects the footplate to the base of the pedal.
This adds to the smoothness of the pedal response by incorporating ball bearings on both sides of the hinge for a truly smooth footboard movement and a quick responsive playing feel.
Tri-Pivot Toe Clamp
One of the newest additions to the last DW 5002 upgrade was the addition of a tri-pivot toe clamp.
This design features a clamp that incorporates 3 rubber pads that move independently in a 360-degree rotation.
The pads allow the clamp to firmly grip almost any diameter and thickness of bass drum hoop with zero slippage, chance of movement or coming unclamped.
Once you’ve set the DW 5000 in place it will stay reliably and securely where you position it to ensure a consistent playing feel throughout your gig or rehearsal.
Non-Skid Rubber Grip
The second new feature to be added to the DW 5002 kick drum pedal is the non-skid rubber grip which has been applied to the base of the pedal board to ensure the pedal stays planted where you place.
This new addition works to increase stability and to create a stronger connection between the drummer and the bass drum.
There’s nothing worse than having to constantly reposition your bass drum pedal because it keeps coming loose.
With the toe clamp and the non-slip rubber base, the 5000 double pedal will remain in place no matter how vigorously you play.
Two Way Beater
As standard, this DW bass drum pedal comes fitted with SM101 two-way bass drum beaters which feature a plastic side and a felt side. The double-sided beater gives you the choice of the attacking, impactful tone of the hard plastic beater or a softer, smoother attack from the felt side.
There’s a reason why the 5002 double pedal is an industry standard that is well loved by drummers of all styles and skill levels.
It’s because it feels great to play. It’s really as simple as that.
From the ball bearing hinge and dual bearing spring rocker for improved smoothness to the tri-pivot toe clamp and non-skid rubber grip for increased stability, this bass drum pedal is packed with useful features.
A superb choice for drummers who want no-nonsense functionality at a great price. Buy yours now from PMT Online!
DW 5002 AD4 Accelerator Single Bass Drum Pedal Key Features:
- Unique Drive System
- Delta Ball Bearing Hinge
- Dual Bearing Spring Rocker
- Single Post Casting
- Universal Assembly with Memory Lock
- Tri-Pivot Toe Clamp
- Non-Skid Rubber Grip
- SM101 Two Way Beaters
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