Bass pedals rely on the shape of the cam - round or offset, large or small - to give each pedal its characteristic action and feel. Some brands offer more than one shape to cater to the diverse style differences and preferences of the drumming public. Unfortunately, if you want another cam you have to buy a whole new pedal or install a new cam providing you can buy one separately in the first place.
Pearl’s PowerShifter Eliminator pedal comes standard with four cams, each with a unique shape and all interchange at the push of a button thus giving the Eliminator the action and feel of four different pedals for the price of one!
Interchangeable Cam System
The interchangeable cam system features four uniquely shaped cams. The Black Cam is Pearl’s original linear-feel cam for smooth, well-balanced action. The White Cam is also linear but larger in diameter for a lighter feel and increased power. The Blue cam is offset and starts with a light feel at the beginning of the stroke and accelerates with speed and power upon impact. The Red cam is radically offset and provides great response for sensitive footwork and extreme power upon impact. Two other cams are available for purchase separately: the Purple CAMPL and the Yellow CAMYL Cams. The Purple Cam has a feel that is in between the Blue and Red cams while the Yellow Cam has a unique "top heavy" feel that generates the most power of all the cams. All cams attach and detach easily at the push of a button.
Belt Drive and Dual Chain Drive
PowerShifter Eliminator pedals are available with either dual chain drive or belt drive. The belt is made from three plies of super-strength polymers for extreme dependability, smoothness and quiet action. Both chain and belt drives are adjustable to allow the angle of the footboard to be set to ones preference. Additionally, the chain (model #CCA-5) and belt (model #BCA-1), both available at your authorized Pearl dealer, can be quickly interchanged using only a drumkey and Phillips head screwdriver.
Traction Control Footboard
The footboard features Pearl’s Traction Control system that permits the user to alter the amount of slip-resistance on the footboard for optimum control and speed. The integrated Traction Plate features Traction Grip dots, rubberized disks, that can be removed completely or inserted one at a time and selectively positioned to provide just the right amount of slip-resistance where you want for your playing style. In addition, the Traction Plate can be rotated with the Traction Grip dots facing toward the front or the rear of the pedal for traction control near the ball of the foot or near the toes for additional customization of the feel.
Toe Clamp Height Adjuster
The PowerShifter Eliminator features a Toe Clamp height adjuster that accommodates bass drum hoop of all thickness. The pedal is secured to the drum hoop with a side mounted clamping system that allows easy attachment and removal.
The PowerShifter allows the footboard to move forward or backward to change the leverage for light, normal, or heavy feel. Combined with the Interchangeable Cam System, the PowerShifter Eliminator is the most adjustable pedal in the world.
Stainless Steel Universal Joints
All Pearl Double Pedals feature precision Stainless Steel Universal Joints. We made them 20% thicker than standard steel universal joints to make them the most dependable and precise on the market today!
Standard on all PowerShifter Eliminator and PowerShifter pedals, the QuadBeater features 2 plastic and 2 felt faces to create four distinctly different sounds.
Roller Cam Hoop Clamp
Side mounted for easy attachment and removal of the pedals.
Uni-Pressure Spring Clamp
Allows infinite beater angle for perfect pedal feel.
Floating Spring Pendulum
The Floating Spring Pendulum attaches to the rocker cam "in-line" (not off to the side) for significantly improved "waggle" (the number of times the beater oscillates before stopping). Roller bearings provide outstanding speed and smoothness.
Ergonomically Designed Footboard and Heel
Footboard surfaces are smooth for "power slides" but give ample resistance for control. The integrated hinge adds speed and increases reliability and the heel is tapered for comfort and control.