Pearl P-120P review

The cleverly designed P-120P is ready to be converted into one half of a double bass drum pedal

  • £69
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Our Verdict

A quality budget bass drum pedal - well worth considering.


  • Quick and responsive. Can be converted to a double pedal.


  • Nothing of note.

Long the pedal included with each Pearl Export kit, at first sight Pearl's P-120P could easily be confused with one of the company's Eliminator pedals. Since 2007 it has been equipped with Pearl's unique moveable Powershifter heel plate, which dramatically alters the feel of the action.

A round cam and chain drive make it quick and responsive to play, and improvements to the spring ensure a silent performance. The bottom of the base plate, meanwhile, features a foam coating that grips surfaces like a limpet. With future upgrades in mind, Pearl has also cleverly designed the P-120P ready to be converted into one half of a double pedal.

Tech Specs

Description• PowerShifter Bass Drum Pedal, adjustable from light, medium and heavy to suit your personal playing style • Standard equipment on Pearl's Export Series • Heavier DuoBeat Beater with a plastic (hard) and felt (soft) face for added versatility • Eliminator-inspired looks • Single chain drive offers speed and durability • True Round Cam offers smooth linear feel and balanced action • PowerShifter function allows the footboard to move forward or backward to three presets to change the leverage of the pedal and thus the feel from light, normal, or heavy
BeatersRubber and Felt