Here are three generations
of bass drum pedal. Since they are all family, I love them equally
A DW 5000 double-bass pedal. FANTASTIC action. Don't think I've
ever played any pedal that was better.
A Slingerland "Yellow Jacket". Built like a tank. Played
many many gigs with this pedal. Like the DW's better, but this
still maintains a place in my heart.
A Ludwig "Speed King" pedal circa late 1960's. I still
have this pedal in my hardware bag as a backup (which I needed
one night when my friend "Dad" above broke a spring!)
A little silicone spray helps mute the famous squeak. Remember,
John Bonham probably did most of his most well known bass-drum
work with one of these.
A second picture
just to show the classic design of the pedal.