Upgrades


The upgrades fit all drum pedals! No matter if Tama, Pearl, Axis, DW,.. these tools will help you to find the ultimate setup of your preference!


UNIVERSAL


Ultimate Drive Shaft

IN STOCK

 

The Ultimate DriveShaft has proven its benefits as an upgrade for other pedals or along with the Darwins for years. What not many know is that constantly maintain and try to improve the tiny little things on my products in order to create the ultimate tools without compromises.

 

This current version for Axis pedals has a true hex connection to the pedal along with the possibility to rotate the connection piece independently from the delta-extensions of the DriveShaft in order to adjust the slave footboard height (common problem with older Axis pedals)

 

- CNC machined high quality aluminium parts

- 8 strong ball bearings for a smooth transition of force

- Pure symmetrical double bass performance

- Steplessly adjustable DriveShaft length

Length 42-62cm (16 1/2" - 24 1/2") 

- specific version for Axis
specific version for DW

specific version for Trick

 

VIDEOS:
Videos of the current version will follow soon

Older version:
ULTIMATE DRIVESHAFT (Youtube)

ULTIMATE DRIVESHAFT HIDDEN ADJUSTMENT (Youtube)

ULTIMATE DRIVESHAFT COMPARISON (Youtube)

ULTIMATE DRIVESHAFT OPTIONS (Youtube)

SUPER LONG ULTIMATE DRIVESHAFT (Youtube)

 

Ultimate Drive Shaft

172,00 €

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

Ultimate Longboard Conversion

IN STOCK (Black)
Silver will be back in stock in about 4 Weeks (pre orders are welcome)

 

- turns your short board into a long board
- exchanges the whole footboard including the hinge part
- incl. a new hinge part with an adapter plate
- ball bearing supported hinge part for a smooth run
- ready to play within minutes

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

84,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time

Dynamic Beater

IN STOCK

 

- Dynamic Beater
- black anodized

- incl. beater shaft

- fits all pedals 

- incl. preassembled extra weight

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


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

Beater incl. standard Beater Disc: 78g (69g*)
(35mm aluminum base with feltwood or plastic)

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

 

Beater incl. Mr. Muff Disc: 89g (80*)
(50mm aluminium base with thick soft fabric)

*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

 

VIDEOS:

DYNAMIC BEATER GENERAL (Youtube)
DYNAMIC BEATER WEIGHT OPTIONS (Youtube)

 

Dynamic Beater

42,00 €

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

n+1 Beater

IN STOCK

 

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. 

 

- n+1 Beater
- black anodized

- incl. beater shaft

- fits all pedals 

- incl. preassembled extra weight

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


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

Beater incl. standard Beater Disc: 78g (69g*)
(35mm aluminum base with feltwood or plastic)

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

 

Beater incl. Mr. Muff Disc: 89g (80*)
(50mm aluminium base with thick soft fabric)

*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

 

VIDEOS:

n+1 Bass Drum Beater
n+1 Beater & Surfaces by James Chapman 

 

 

n+1 Beater

42,00 €

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

Optional Beater Disc

IN STOCK

 

Optional beater surface discs in case you want to experiment . *Beater not included!

 

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

 

VIDEOS:

DYNAMIC BEATER GENERAL (Youtube)
DYNAMIC BEATER WEIGHT OPTIONS (Youtube)

 

Beaterscheibe Optional

6,00 €

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

Beater Shifter

IN STOCK (Clearance/Sale)

Grab them as long as they are in stock, there won't be any more.

 

- shifts any beater closer to the drumhead for the best performance

- fits any Pedal

- works as memory lock
- super light thanks to an aluminum body

 

VIDEOS:
BEATER SHIFTER (Youtube)

 

32,00 €

20,00 €

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

On Trigger Gen. 3

IN STOCK 

 

- footboard based trigger sysrtem

- fits Darwin and any other Pedal

- easy to install

- Two triggers for double pedal or two single pedals 
- including spare sensor
- XLR or Jack (Mono 6.3mm)

 

125,00 €

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

Quick-Release units for ON Trigger (Pair)

IN STOCK

 

Quick-release system for ON Trigger (all generations)

Attached to a tray, the trigger unit slides into the base unit which is attached to the pedal's base plate by a single screw. A locking mechanism provides a secure fit.

The footprint of this system is identical to the bare ON Trigger. So this system can be used with any pedal that is compatible with ON Trigger. The base unit requires a 4mm mounting hole in the base plate of your pedal. Darwins and Darwin FTW pedals provide matching holes but you may need to drill one on other pedals (drill not included).

 

- allows to use on pair of triggers on multiple pedals

- works with Darwins and any other pedal
- allows to remove the trigger for transportation

- Gen 3 Triggers can be attached using screws

- older generations can be attached with using double sided tape 

- set for two trigger units or one double pedal
- incl. screws and tools.

- *Trigger not included!

 

48,00 €

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

ACD Unlimited T-Shirt premium Men

IN STOCK

14,00 €

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

ACD for TAMA


SALE Direct Drive conversion for Tama

IN STOCK (Clearance/Sale)
Grab them as long as they are in stock, there won't be any more.

 

- fits all Tama Iron Cobra HP900 & HP600 

- fits all Tama Speed Cobra HP910 & HP310 

- more direct feeling without losing power

- 2 geometry positions

- less weight for more speed

- converted within minutes
- CNC machined aircraft aluminium

- 2 ball bearings in each link
- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS (updated version, based on the DD-kit for Pearl P-2000):
DIRECT DRIVE KIT (Youtube)

 

62,00 €

50,00 €

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

Spring Geometry Upgrade for Tama

IN STOCK

 

- CNC machined upgrade.

- replaces the main spring setup. 
- makes the pedal more responsive

- several adjustment options

- fits all Iron Cobra & Speed Cobra Pedale, Dyna-Sync, HP30 models 

- regular or heavy Darwin spring included (Regular or Heavy)

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS:
SPRING GEOMETRY UPGRADE (Youtube)

 

32,00 €

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

Strap Drive conversion kit for Tama

IN STOCK

 

- fit all Iron Cobra HP900 and HP600 Rollingglide & Powerglide versions

- fit all Speed Cobra HP910 and HP310 versions

- smooth feeling

- less weight for more speed

- converted within minutes
- durable Nylon/Kevlar strap 
- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS:
STRAP DRIVE KIT (Youtube)

 

32,00 €

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

ACD for PEARL


Direct Drive Umbau-Kit für Eliminator P2XXX

SOLD OUT
Grab them as long as they are in stock, there won't be any more.

- fits all Pearl Eliminator P2000/2050 and P2002/2052
- replaces the stock strap or chain drive

- more direct feeling without losing power

- several geometry positions

- less weight for more speed

- converted within minutes
- CNC machined aircraft aluminium

- 2 ball bearings in each link

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS:
DIRECT DRIVE KIT (Youtube)

62,00 €

50,00 €

  • Sold out, sorry guys!

Spring Geometry Upgrade for Pearl

 IN STOCK

 

- CNC machined upgrade.

- replaces the main spring setup. 
- makes the pedal more responsive

- several adjustment options

- fits all Pearl P-2XXX, P-3XXX, Demon Drive, Eliminator models 

- regular or heavy Darwin spring included (Regular or Heavy)

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS:
SPRING GEOMETRY UPGRADE (Youtube)

 

36,00 €

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

Strap Drive conversion for Pearl P-2XXX

 IN STOCK

 

- fits all Pearl Eliminator P2000/2050 and P2002/2052 versions

- smooth feeling

- less weight for more speed

- converted within minutes
- durable Nylon/Kevlar strap 

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS:
STRAP DRIVE KIT (Youtube)

32,00 €

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


ACD for DW

Strap Drive conversion for DW9000

 IN STOCK

 

Note: sold as single pedal kits, 2 double pedal requires two kits!

 

- fits DW9000 series

- smooth feeling

- less weight for more speed

- converted within minutes
- durable Nylon/Kevlar strap 

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS:
STRAP DRIVE KIT (Youtube)

32,00 €

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

ACD for AXIS


Heel Block Upgrade für Axis

IN STOCK
 

- replaces the weak stock heel block

- no play for a smooth performance
- supported massive ball bearings
- converted within minutes

- comes with new mounting screws
- fits all Axis Longboard generations
- fits all Axis Shortboard generations (removes the heel plate)

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS:
HEEL BLOCKS FOR AXIS (Youtube)

 

56,00 €

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

Spring Geometry Upgrade for Axis

IN STOCK

 

- CNC machined upgrade.

- replaces the regular main spring setup. 
- makes the pedal more responsive

- several adjustment options

- fits all Axis models 
- doesn't fit in combination with Axis MicroTuners

- heavy or regular Darwin spring included

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS

SPRING GEOMETRY UPGRADE (Youtube)

SPRING GEOMETRY UPGRADE SETUP (Youtube)

 

36,00 €

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

Low Block Upgrade für Axis

IN STOCK

 

With the lowblock you‘re able to play a longer beater throw in combination with still a pretty low footboard setting as many of you wished. The kit also includes an extra adapter plate to get the board even one more step lower! The kit fits all Axis Longboard and Shortboard models!

The kit includes:
- main block

- mounting screws

- optional adapter plate 

- a double pedal requires two kits

 

VIDEOS:
LOW BLOCK UPGRADE FOR AXIS (Youtube)

 

18,00 €

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

ACD for TRICK


Spring Preload Upgrade Set for Trick

IN STOCK

 

The Spring Preload Upgrade for all Trick pedals is a simple and effective solution to gain more spring tension within the standard compression spring construction. Especially if your preferred setup uses narrow beater, maximal tension is often not enough and thicker springs have a tendency to break. In combination with the new Bias Rod Upgrade (especially R1 & R2 Version, see below) this upgrade has proven to work absolutely charming and harmonic.

 

- Fits all Trick pedals (Pro 1-V, Bigfoot, Dominator)
- CNC machined high quality aluminum parts
- Set of 3 different preload-cylinder

- Set for one single pedal. In order to convert a double pedal, two sets are required!

 

VIDEOS:

Trick Pro 1-V Spring Preload Upgrade by ACD 

 

Trick Spring Preload set

18,00 €

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

Bias Rod Upgrade Upgrade for Trick

IN STOCK 

 

This upgrade has its origin in many requests I have received over a longer period of time. People have experienced that the standard aluminum bias rod can develop a notch on its running surface caused by the ball bearing running and pivoting over the same spot for a longer period of time. This notch can cause a clicking noise in an early stage and, if developed even deeper, it also becomes easy palpable and distracting when playing the pedal. This Bias Rod Upgrade is machined from solid stainless steel offering a hard and permanent smooth running surface for the ball bearing.

 

The standard version features a straight bias rod and a flat running surface, identical to the stock geometry. R1 & R2 Versions feature a curved running surface that stretches the usually rapidly gain of spring tension during the beater rotation (which can result in a spongy feeling) for a more natural and "tension spring-like" feeling.

If you prefer having a tight spring tension, please consider also checking out the new "Spring Preload Upgrade" (see above) which is an easy and effective solution to gain some extra tension.

 

3 geometry options:

 

Standard:

This version features the standard geometry with a flat running surface. This option will give you the standard feeling with an improved and smooth running surface

 

R1:

This version features a slightly curved running surface that stretches spring reaction (prevent the usual rapidly "spongy" increasing spring tension trick pedals are known for) for a smoother and more harmonic feeling. On top, it offers the ability to play the pedal with a larger beater angle in combination with a more natural feeling pedal.

 

R2:

This version has a more curved running surface for an even more natural feeling (this version comes even closer to a regular tension spring assembly used by the majority of pedal developers) 

 

- Fits all Trick pedals (Pro 1-V, Bigfoot, Dominator)

- CNC machined high quality stainless steel parts

- Set includes a matching pre-assembled ball bearing and tools to swap out the bias rod

- Set for one single pedal. In order to convert a double pedal, two sets are required!

 

VIDEOS:

Trick Pro 1-V Bias Rod Upgrade by ACD

 

Bias Rod Upgrade for Trick

38,00 €

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

Hoop Clamp upgrade for Trick Pro 1-V & Bigfoot

IN STOCK


- replaces the stock hoop clamp

- great stability, no sliding anymore
- safe and secure fit between rubber supports
- spikes for  extra support of the main, and slave pedal
- converted within minutes
- fits Trick Pro 1-V and Bigfoot

74,00 €

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

Advanced Beater Cam Upgrade for Trick Pro 1-V

Will be back in stock in about 3 Weeks (pre orders are welcome)


Pictures showing the prototype, final version is going to be in black.

 

- replaces the stock cam
- allows the adjustment of the leverages between cam and footboard
- converted within minutes

 

VIDEOS:
ADVANCED DD-CAM FOR PRO 1-V & BIGFOOT (Youtube)

 

45,00 €

  • Available
  • please check description for delivery time