Darwin FTW CONFIGURATOR

During the last years, more and more options have been added to the Darwin pedal series. 
In order to make everything a bit more transparent, I have decided to update this section of the online shop and offer this "configurator". *Optional and additional parts are also here, please scroll to Additionals" at end of this page*

 

Select and the preferred option in each step to your cart, if you are considering some additional optionals, select and add them to your card as well in order to get an overview of your pedal configuration and proceed with the checkout. 

 

Step 2-5 can only be ordered in combination with a pedal (Step 1). "Additionals", such as additional footboard conversions, drive conversions, backpack or hardcase can be purchased individually as well and do not require Step 1 (except custom anodizing and laser engraving).

If you have any questions or if you prefer to oder directly via email, feel free to contact me anytime.

 

Some links worth sharing:
Darwin Pedal Series Overview

Darwin Availability List

Frequently Asked Questions

Darwin Setup Guide




PEDAL CONFIGURATION


Step 1: Pedal Type

 

Step 1:

Chose the type of pedal (Single Pedal, Double Pedal or Middle Pedal)

 

Important for Single Pedals:

RIGHT version - right foot

LEFT version - left foot 

If no further options are chosen, the selected pedal type comes in the following "standard" configuration:
- Longboard
- Strap Drive
- Dynamic Beater with regular Felt surfaces
- Backpack

 

 

All pedals come with regular and heavy springs and Beater memory lock

 

Every pedal is manufactured on order.  (check availability here)
For more information please follow this link: DARWIN FTW

 

550,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

Step 2: Footboard Type

 

IMPORTANT:  This "product" is part of the configurator and can only be purchased in combination with a Darwin drum pedal (Step 1). If you want to order footboards as an upgrade for your existing pedal, please scroll to "Additionals" in order to purchase parts independently.

 

Step 2:

Choose between Shortboard or Longboard. Both versions offer a durable black anodized surface to match the look of the pedal.

 

Shortboard:

The classic geometry. The foot board is expanded by a fixed heel part. The base plate is identical to the long board version.

 

Longboard: 
Its length corresponds to the short board plus heel part. Due to the altered lever it runs light-footed and offers the opportunity to experiment.

 

Short- and Longboard share the same base plate, which makes it easy to swap them. The heel block is supported by solid ball bearings guarantee a stable and smooth performance.

 

Every pedal is manufactured on order.  (check availability here)

 

0,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

Step 3: Drive System

 

IMPORTANT:  This "product" is part of the configurator and can only be purchased in combination with a Darwin drum pedal (Step 1). If you want to order parts as an upgrade for your existing pedal, please scroll to "Additionals" in order to purchase parts independently.

 

Step 3:
Choose between Strap Drive or Direct Drive
The Darwin is developed to offer a wide range customizable features, in order to fit a drummers very personal needs. Besides general adjustments, the FTW version can be switched between a StrapDrive and a DirectDrive setup within minutes. - If you want to get both, the additional drive is available as an option and can be selected later in this configurator.

 

Strap Drive:

The strap drive is the perfect alternative to conventional chain driven pedals. Due to modern materials, it offers more smoothness and less gyrating mass in comparison to a chain.

The belt was developed in collaboration with a German strap producer. It’s made of a thin mixture of nylon and kevlar and features a layer of neoprene on its support surface. The strap is smooth, high-tensile and absolutely wear-free and can be fixed at different positions on the foot board. Thus the height of the foot board can be optimized independent of the whole drive.

The geometry of the cam offers a defined tearing edge, which, if necessary, can be intensified or dampened by twisting the cam. By emphasizing the tearing edge, the beater is additionally speed up on the last part of its rotary motion.

Due to the belt drive you can’t just twist the cam, but you can also adjust it continuously from round to an eccentric pulley. In combination, both parameters offer many possibilities to alter the running characteristics to your personal preferences.

 

Direct Drive:

DirectDrive has developed a big fanbase and is a popular alternative to modern chain- or strap driven systems, with reason!

Set up as DirectDrive pedal, the Darwin uses the split cam to adjust the top leverage and cam-rotation. The former footboard height adjustment turns into a second way to change the drive's leverage with its very own characteristics. The length-adjustable DirectDrive link allows to set the preferred footboard hight independently from other parameters. 

Experimenting with these adjustments is not only lots of fun, it also offers a world of possibilities. 

 

Every pedal is manufactured on order.  (check availability here)

 

0,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

Step 4: Beater

 

IMPORTANT:  This "product" is part of the configurator and can only be purchased in combination with a Darwin drum pedal (Step 1). If you want to order beaters as an upgrade for your existing pedal, please go to "Upgrades" in order to purchase parts independently.

 

Step 4:

Choose between the Dynamic Beater or the n+1 Beater

 

Dynamic Beater:

A construction from aluminium with an optimized geometry and interchangeable rear weights and surfaces.

- black anodized

- fits all pedals

- incl. preassembled extra weight (stainless steel, behind the beater surface)

- Incl. one surface disc (felt, wood, or plastic,.. )

 

n+1 Beater: 

The n+1 Beater shares many similarities with the Dynamic Beater which has been proven to work great for various setups. Besides the optic, the main difference is the position of the locking screw that also allows to slide the beater head back and forward. Mainly to adjust the distance and to remain an ideal 90° beater shaft when the beater hits the drumhead. This setup option can be very beneficial when there's no hoop clamp adjustment offered on the pedal. The optional weight (pre-mounted) is hidden behind the beater surface and can be removed without any additional tools.  The n+1 beater is compatible with all optional beater discs.

 

Every pedal is manufactured on order.  (check availability here)

 

0,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

Step 4.1: Beater Surface

 

IMPORTANT:  This "product" is part of the configurator and can only be purchased in combination with a Darwin drum pedal (Step 1). If you want to order parts as an upgrade for your existing pedal, please go to "Upgrades" in order to purchase parts independently.

 

Step 4:
Choose between various option for the stock beater surface.
(additional beater surfaces are available separately here)

 

Depending on the surface discs there are several weight options possible:

Beater incl. standard Beater Disc: 78g (69g*)

(35mm aluminum base with felt, wood or plastic)

Beater incl. heavy Beater Disc: 96g (87g*)
(35mm stainless-steel base with felt, wood or plastic)


*total weight without the pre-assembled weight

Current Beater Disc lineup:
Felt: 35mm Disc with felt surface 
Wood: 35mm Disc with wood surface 
Plastic: 35mm Disc mit with contoured POM surface
Mr. Muff: 50mm Disc with thick soft fabric

 

Every pedal is manufactured on order.  (check availability here)

 

0,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

Step 5: Transport

 

IMPORTANT:  This "product" is part of the configurator and can only be purchased in combination with a Darwin drum pedal (Step 1). If you want to order a case as an upgrade for your existing pedal, please scroll to "Additionals" in order to purchase cases independently.

 

Step 5:

Choose between the Darwin Backpack or the Darwin Hardcase

(If you want to get both, the additional case is available as an option and can be selected later in this configurator)

 

Backpack:
Depending on how much extra space is needed, the pedal fits either completely "folded" along with personal essential, or just "traditionally" disassembled in this bag. The backpack comes with the "folding adapters" and also offers enough space for sticks and cables along with a separate 13" laptop section. The inside fitting is completely customizable to fit your personal needs. 

 

Hardcase:

For those who need even more protection during rough touring days, the Darwin can also be delivered with a hardcase. Customized foam inserts either fit a single, double or middle pedal along with all additional parts. I'm currently trying to implement the transport options in the online shop, until then I clarify the preferred option with the purchase confirmation.

 

Every pedal is manufactured on order.  (check availability here)

 

0,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

OPTIONALS


Option 1: Custom Anodizing

 

IMPORTANT:  This "product" is part of the configurator and can only be purchased in combination with a Darwin drum pedal (Step 1).

 

Option 1: Custom Anodizing 

The majority of parts is CNC machined from high grade aluminum (7075 & 6061) which allows a surface treatment called "anodizing". In stock configuration all aluminium parts get a durable black anodized surface. If you want your pedal to be even more unique, there's the option of custom color combination like the example below. If you are interested, please add this option to your cart and.  After your order, I'll get back to you to discuss your wishes and all possibilities to create a unique looking pedal.   

 

Every pedal is manufactured on order.  (check availability here)

 

250,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

Option 2: Laser Engraving

 

IMPORTANT:  This "product" is part of the configurator and can only be purchased in combination with a Darwin drum pedal (Step 1).

 

Option 2:  Laser Engraving 

Pick this option if you'd like to have your band logo or something unique engraved on the footboards or eventually anywhere else. If you are interested, please add this option to your cart and.  After your order, I'll get back to you to discuss your wishes and all possibilities to create a unique looking pedal.   

 

Every pedal is manufactured on order.  (check availability here)

 

50,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

ADDITIONALS


FTW Footboard conversions

IN STOCK
Can be purchased individually!

 

Shortboard to longboard or longboard to shortboard conversion for the Darwin FTW

 

The footboards are universal and compatible with all FTW drum pedal versions and hihat stands

Converting a Double pedal or a Middle Pedal requires 2 kits.

 

95,00 €

  • Available
  • IN STOCK - ready within 6 - 8 days

Footboard Griptape

IN STOCK

Can be purchased individually!

 

Self sticking skateboard griptape sheet. Laser cut to exactly fit your Darwin FTW Shortboard or Longboard.

Converting a double pedal requires 2 kits. 

 

8,00 €

  • Available
  • IN STOCK - ready within 6 - 8 days

Darwin FTW Hardcase (individually)

IN STOCK

Can be purchased individually!

 

For those who need even more protection during rough touring days, the Darwin can also be delivered with a hardcase. Customized foam inserts either fit a single, double or middle pedal along with all additional parts. I'm currently trying to implement the transport options in the online shop, until then I clarify the preferred option with the purchase confirmation.

 

80,00 €

  • Available
  • IN STOCK - ready within 6 - 8 days

Darwin FTW Backpack (individually)

IN STOCK

Can be purchased individually!

 

The backpack comes with the matching support adapter and velcro straps that keep the folded pedal protected.

Depending on how much extra space is needed, the pedal fits either completely "folded" along with personal essential, or just "traditionally" disassembled in this bag. The backpack also offers enough space for sticks and cables along with a separate 13" laptop section. The inside fitting is completely customizable to fit your personal needs. 

 

80,00 €

  • Available
  • IN STOCK - ready within 6 - 8 days

FTW DARWIN Direct Drive Kit

IN STOCK

Can be purchased individually!

Strap Drive to Direct Drive conversion for the Darwin FTW
Converting a Double pedal or a Middle Pedal requires 2 kits.

 

Left Pedal = Left Kit
Right Pedal = Right Kit

 

VIDEOS:
STRAP & DIRECT DRIVE CONVERSIONS (Youtube)

 

68,00 €

  • Available
  • IN STOCK - ready within 6 - 8 days

FTW Darwin Strap Drive Kit

IN STOCK

Can be purchased individually!

 

Strap Drive to Direct Drive conversion for the Darwin FTW

Converting a Double pedal or a Middle Pedal requires 2 kits.

 

VIDEOS:
STRAP & DIRECT DRIVE CONVERSIONS (Youtube)

 

68,00 €

  • Available
  • IN STOCK - ready within 6 - 8 days

Main Spring

IN STOCK

Can be purchased individually!

 

Replacement spring, available as regular or heavy version

 

6,00 €

  • Available
  • IN STOCK - ready within 6 - 8 days

Darwin Beater Memory Lock

IN STOCK

Can be purchased individually!

 

With this tool your beater are always on the same position, once you removed them for transportation.

The Memory Lock sits on the thread of the main beater clamp, so it remembers the hight and the correct rotation of your beaters. Like the Darwins in general, this tool works with all bass drum beaters.

 

VIDEOS: 

DARWIN BEATER MEMORY LOCK (Youtube)

 

9,00 €

  • Available
  • IN STOCK - ready within 6 - 8 days