Reviews & Comments

aka. the little guestbook. :-)  - If you want to leave a comment about your experience with ACD, please feel free to share a few words. 

Comments: 13
  • #13

    Mikail Zakir (Sunday, 08 May 2022 04:24)

    Excellent customer service!!! Dennis was super helpful to answer my concerns and resolve the issue instantly! And I don't know how he sent my direct drive conversion kit so fast from Austria to Canada!!! It took me two days to receive it after placing my order! Thank you very much for the chocolate too!! Will bother you for a Darwin pedal in near future my friend haha

  • #12

    Igor Sim (Friday, 06 May 2022 15:44)

    So I got the driveshaft. Could not be happier. My old Pearl camshaft was worn out to bits. It felt like I am chasing it and the pedal is not coming back fast enough. All changed with this camshaft. It is one of those things where part for the pedal makes you play better immediately. Great product. Chocolate was good as well. Thanks, ACD.

  • #11

    Marcin Bruczkowski (Tuesday, 03 May 2022 19:40)

    The Darwin double pedal is an absolute joy to play and is a keeper, replacing my beloved Pearl Eliminators Redline (and I had pretty much all big names in the past, Axis, DW, Mapex, several Tamas, Pearls and a Yamaha). It took a while to get used to, especially the very slippery footboard, but this feature is teaching me to FEEL where my feet are in 3-dimensional space, instead of relying on the footboard surface friction as a "crutch". And it's bringing results: I've just reached sustained 160bpm, which, for me, an old man of 57, a late starter and a complete amateur, is a lifetime achievement :)

    I also want to comment on the incredible level of support I got from Dennis. I play a rather unusual setup, where my left "slave" pedal is to the LEFT of the hi-hat. This requires a long drive shaft to reach it. The standard Darwin shaft wouldn't reach it, so Dennis went out of the way to help me (although he was in the midst of a shop move and very busy) and quickly shipped a custom part to extend the shaft. It's perfect now and all I can say is: 99% of gear manufacturers from around the world should take lessons from Dennis on Excellence in Customer Service.

    Now here's a wish-list for future: a lineup of super lightweight, carbon fiber cymbal/tom stands (like the Drawin hi-hat), a hi-hat with much higher side links allowing the positioning of a slave pedal to the left and behind the hi-hat stand, a longer drive shaft option, an adjustable hoop clamp for various hoop thickness (with better grip of the top clamp and the rubber bottom pad glued inside a small depression so that it doesn't twist from the torque), an option of a LIGHTLY textured footplate (neither as slippery as the current perfectly smooth one, nor as gripping as the optional skateboard tape top available as option today). Mind you, I'm not complaining with what one gets today, I just like building wish-lists :)

    PS. If you can't afford the Darwin pedals yet, just get the beaters. They are the best in business, I've played them for half a year on my Pearl Eliminators before I decided to take the plunge and order the entire twin.

  • #10

    Kevin Kung (Friday, 22 April 2022 12:28)

    Dennis has provided the best products and upgrades for drummers all over the world. His craft, design and engineering is unreal. Brilliant! He's constantly in communication with his customers, keeping us updated on orders/status updates and answering our questions in a timely matter. Thank you Dennis for your up most professionalism and providing us drummers some of the best products and hardware out there!

    -Kevin K.-

  • #9

    Dean Romarine (Wednesday, 20 April 2022 06:31)

    Hello Dennis!

    I want to thank you again for the most amazing pedal ever made!! Your pedal design, features, and adjustability are far above any pedal on the market or ever produced. It’s likeness is unmatched!

    I am very happy with my double pedal and have been working with all kinds of variations and combinations between strap drive, direct drive, beater weight, etc. The possibilities really are endless, unlike anything I’ve experienced in any other pedal to date, (and I have pretty much played them all)! Your customer service and attention to your customers are top notch. I thank you and appreciate all your correspondence.

    Again, thank you so much for everything! I have told everyone I know about Darwin.
    My Darwin FTW double pedals are worth every bit of money spent!

    Best wishes to you for the future and success of what literally is the best pedal on the planet!


    Dean Romarine
    Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

  • #8

    Brian Collins (Wednesday, 13 April 2022 22:13)

    It was the pedals!! Really!
    I just put the Spring Geometry Upgrades on my Pearl Eliminators, which I like a lot, but was considering a new double pedal. Not now!
    The improvement to both sides is monumental. The slave side is crazy smooth and equally as fast as the main pedal. I highly recommend these. Thanks Dennis!
    PS,The shipping was amazingly quick.

  • #7

    Oliver Lutter (Thursday, 07 April 2022 08:35)

    Dennis hat sich so wahnsinnig viele Gedanken gemacht, wie man ein Fusspedal verbessern kann. Das ist eine Revolution. Seit 2020 spiele ich eine Darwin Doublebassmaschine und bin immer wieder aufs Neue begeistert. Seit März 22 ist eine Darwin Hihat Maschine dazugekommen. Auch hier sind es, neben absoluter Präzision und einem hervorragendem Service, die kleinen Details, die eine Darwin Maschine zum besten Pedal macht. Vielen Dank dafür!!!

  • #6

    David (Wednesday, 30 March 2022 14:39)

    Hallo Dennis,
    vielen Dank für den hervorragenden Service.
    Ich probiere seit ein paar Tagen mit den Upgrades herum und bin begeistert! Alle Teile fügen sich wunderbar in die bestehende Konstruktion ein. Alles top verarbeitet. Die Longboards machen mich noch immer sprachlos.
    So ist aus einer in die Jahre gekommenen Speed Cobra eine völlig neue, vermutlich einzigartige Maschine geworden.
    Der beigelegte Snack für zwischendurch hat auch seine Wirkung nicht verfehlt.:)
    Herzlichen Dank und bis bald!

  • #5

    Carsten Schubert (Thursday, 24 March 2022 13:37)

    Ich bin seit Februar 2021 Besitzer einer Darwin Doppelfußmaschine und freue mich jedesmal erneut , wenn ich das Pedal treten darf. Das Darwin Pedal ist die absolute Supermaschine. Kein anderes Pedal kann da mithalten. Die Maschine lässt sich äußerst präzise einstellen und lässt in puncto Spielfeeling keinerlei Wünsche offen. Nicht unerwähnt bleiben sollte auch Dennis´ vorbildlicher Service.

  • #4

    James Chapman (Sunday, 20 March 2022 13:41)

    The Darwin FTW pedals are not only the most well built pedals on the market, but are also the most well designed! You can dial in every possible feel with ease and every little detail is so amazingly practical that I could never imagine using another pedal again. Also, Dennis is an amazing guy who genuinely cares about his customers and works super hard to make sure you are happy!

  • #3

    Ash meadows (Sunday, 20 March 2022 00:44)

    Amazing pedals, amazing craftsmanship, infinite adjustability will never buy another pedal again from any other company,
    Weather you play axis or heavy iron cobra’s, these pedals can be made to mimic anything but far exceed the limitations of pedals mentioned.

  • #2

    Götz von Gemmingen (Saturday, 19 March 2022 18:01)

    Bin durch Drums&Percussion auf ACD aufmerksam geworden. Dennis hat mir ein Doppelpedal zum Testen geschickt. Es hat keine fünf Minuten gedauert bis mir klar wurde, das ich da das beste Pedal unter den Füssen habe, das ich je gespielt hab. Nun, mittlerweile sind alle Pedale bei mir von ACD und mir kommt nix anderes mehr ans Set. Die Cable Hat funktioniert mit ner 16er Hihat besser wie manche andere Standard Hihat Maschine. Zudem ist der Service von Dennis sowas von Klasse und kundenfreundlich. Mehr geht nicht! Absoluteste Empfehlung!!

  • #1

    Larue loris (Saturday, 19 March 2022 17:54)

    I got the ultimate driveshaft for my iron cobra a little more than a year ago, and when I saw the quality I decided my next pedal would be an acd darwin, still waiting for being able to afford it.
    Anyway, this shaft hasn't gain any play in one year, and is still smooth as new.
    I'm sure the whole pedal would respect this quality.
    Nice products here !