Why is it innovative?
The Demon Drive is a major departure from Pearl's Eliminator, and from the chain drive pedals that have ruled the roost since the 1980s. Why? Because it has a direct, rigid-link drive on a par with the well-established Axis pedal. But it’s the sheer versatility (there are eight basic settings) and use of NiNjA skateboard bearings that give the Demon its innovative edge.
“As each new generation emerges, with increasingly accurate skills, gear must keep pace. The Demon pedal is Pearl's comprehensive response to that challenge - adaptable, precise and mightily impressive - just be absolutely sure that direct drive really is the salvation you're looking for before shelling out.” (Read the full Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive P-3002D review)
“Give it to Pearl for the Demon Drive pedal because every drummer I know keeps banging on about how great it is. And I know a lot of drummers.” (Thanks, rabbitrabbit)
"The Demon Drive deserves some credit." (Thanks, Mark)