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: 72
  • #72

    Gabor Toth (Thursday, 07 September 2023 17:13)

    I forgot to mention a very important thing! The previous twin pedals has strained every time the outside of my ankle with more excessive double bass training and I had to wait at least 2 days regeneration to try again. These pedals do not do that at all! Just this fact in itself was well worth purchasing the Phantom pedals to me.

  • #71

    Gabor Toth (Thursday, 07 September 2023 17:09)

    The ACD 2 single Phantom pedals has arrived today! They are amazing, very much different feel, and for the first time ever in my drumming life, I was able to match the left side setup with the right! So much configuration options on these - and those can be done easily. Can't wait to try out and compare the drirect drive with strap and vice versa. :)
    The pedals immediataly helped to get better balance with my double bass drumming learning and also I was able to do lower bpm-s with the ankle technique, which I never could with my old pedals.
    Thank you Dennis!

  • #70

    Ron Mai (Wednesday, 06 September 2023 17:04)

    The ACD process of ordering may seem somewhat complicated at first glance.
    Ordering a replacement drive line for my Axis Pedals could not have been easier. Dennis interfaced during the fulfillment process, and I was impressed with his involvement. The order was on its way in a couple of days, from beginning to end less than a week from initiating, to install.
    Great company, I’m now looking to the double left Darwin line for a new set of pedals. ACD has many upgrade solutions for existing equipment that I am also interested in…

  • #69

    Erik Moulder (Thursday, 31 August 2023 23:30)

    Recently purchased the shirt, r2 bias rods, and spring upgrades for my trick pro-v1 pedals and instantly felt better to me than stock! The shirt is amazing quality too and I wish I ordered more!

  • #68

    Jaakko Vilenius (Wednesday, 23 August 2023 20:26)

    Been messing around for a couple of hours with the axis heel upgrade and for everyone thinking if they should buy it or not I'd say go for it. Pedal feels absolutely smoother than before and some techniques that had me struggling earlier came way easier with the upgrade. Customer service also seems to be top of the line, didn't have any trouble with anything after ordering. Thanks!

  • #67

    Johannes Westendorf (Thursday, 03 August 2023 12:46)

    Up to now I'm using the following products from ACD (in order of order ;-))
    - Ultimate Driveshaft (to replace the original one from my Speed Cobra which broke)
    - Gamechanger Triggers (to fit them onto the Speed Cobra)
    - Speed Cobra DD conversion kit
    - Phantom Righty Double Pedal (what can I say - best pedal I've ever played!)
    + Gamechanger Triggers (for the Phantoms)
    Every product is uniquely best in perfection. Especially the Phantom simply is a piece of art in mechanical engineering. On top of that Dennis is a very nice and humble person who cares about his customers most. Thank you for your excellence and I'm hoping for many more years and decades to come!

  • #66

    Arpad Fako (Saturday, 22 July 2023 14:19)

    Dennis Namesnik - an excellent person. ACD products - world class products.
    Life is good!

  • #65

    Alexander Papadopoulos (Friday, 21 July 2023 10:32)

    Was kann ich sagen. Ich kenne Dennis Arbeit von Beginn an. Genau wie bei den Trick Upgrades oder seinen Pedalen. Dieser Mann, nimmt die Probleme der Großen Firmen und macht innovative Lösungen!
    Lieferung ist immer Planmäßig und der Service im Falle von Schäden ebenfalls top!

  • #64

    Nathan (Wednesday, 12 July 2023 19:17)

    I ordered a pair of "Dynamic Beaters" (standard felt) for my double pedal, and immediately noticed a change in the feel of my pedal. Contact with the bass drum head feels much more direct and balanced, unlike the stock beaters I had used prior. Though I did notice a slight amount of peeling at the edge, it was quickly rectified with a bit of pressure to the area (and the hot weather seems to be to blame). Thankfully, Dennis also included a pair of replacement felt pads as well.

    This was a great experience—quick shipment and delivery, precise craftsmanship, and even a complimentary biscuit! Thanks again to Dennis for everything.

  • #63

    Alex Millard (Tuesday, 11 July 2023 21:11)

    I cannot wait to receive my beaters and driveshaft. Customer Service is beyond top notch. I hope to order a Darwin eventually!

  • #62

    Luca van Weerden (Thursday, 22 June 2023 00:29)

    Just years ago we discovered a great person, who made upgrades for various drumpedals. We ordered an Acd strap. Subsequently, our young drummer saved and bought a double bassdrumpedal from standard brand, however that played cumbersome and was asked of this father. The older ACD-strap, and oversized and high speed bearings were fitted. And another beater, which played a lot better. However Dennis designed a cool drum pedal.... Our young drummer wanted this pedal, but turned out to be priceless for him.... So he ordered an extra strap, and beaters from Dennis. That turned out to be a huge improvement. But that cool pedal kept beckoning. A long time later our son suddenly started saving money hard..... He had read something on Dennis' page. If only that could be affordable for him....? He saved and worked for only one thing. Until I got home for a while.... He enthusiastically showed me a pedal. Phantom! When the pedal was available, it was ordered, unfortunately just too late. But even now Dennis turned out to have an 'unlimited' heart. What a awesome guy !

    A box was delivered today. Was there a good pedal in it? No, and not a hyped pedal from brand x either. But we did see a cookie, and under the cardboard we saw something that was eye-catchingly beautiful. Once unpacked, the young drummer was staring at this splendour....
    As a technician, I watched what a quality and solidity radiates from that.
    With big happy eyes, the beater and pedal was mounted and the young drummer started playing. When I asked if the phantom's pedals played well, he shook his head. I looked surprised... Grinning our son said; “This is not awesome, but even better. I should have bought this pedal right away! What a different feeling, as if the beater is on your foot. Quick and easy to play.” No cumbersome feeling either, no delay. You don't even need extreme spring tension. “There seems to be even more sound coming out of the bass drum. The superlative of 'Awesome,' according to the young drummer.
    Dear Dennis, what a beautiful pedal, and also so very good to play. The finish is so hugely good. Clearly visible that Dennis have made an even better pedal, with less adjustments, but Dennis certainly made with out any concessions anywhere. Top class! Even simple small details in the laser engraving are clearly visible. Wow.

    No comments..? Yes but less important; we are looking forward to a suitcase for this showpiece. And maybe a Phantom hi-hat in the future. But first Dennis will have to provide the other patient fans with his great pedals. The young drummer here waits patiently, enjoys the cookie and plays with a huge smile for the first time on his long-desired Acd-unlimited pedals. With his name and year of birth subtly laser engraved into his phantoms.

    Thank you Dennis, these are pedals for life!

  • #61

    Kyle C (Wednesday, 14 June 2023 23:06)

    Just got the Direct Drive conversion for my eliminators. Amazing product man! As always! I have every upgrade possible for my eliminators now except for longboards. I recommend ACD to EVERYONE! My pedals feels so smooth thanks to Dennis. He's a nice dude, and takes care of his customers! Next, to get some Darwins! :)
    P.s The chocolate and sunglasses were dope!!

  • #60

    Tommy Resch (Thursday, 08 June 2023 11:51)

    I've had the pedals since 2018. A technical masterpiece!
    Product plus service are perfect and custom-made products are possible.
    Many thanks to Dennis!!!

  • #59

    Robert B. (Monday, 05 June 2023 06:21)

    Yes, as the last comment said, please don't forget your first customers. We would like them back.
    Thanks, from a 40 year old pearl enthusiast. :))

  • #58

    Anon (Monday, 05 June 2023 06:02)

    Love ACD, my only complaint is I wish that we could get longboards back. Been waiting for quite some time. (Close to a year.)
    Great products, quality. (Remember us old timers from back in the day please!)
    Sincerely, a tama and pearl player.

  • #57

    Devin L (Friday, 02 June 2023 06:56)

    I've been wanting to upgrade my axis pedals for a while. The new ACD heel blocks are a massive improvement in playability and speed. I definitely recommend them if your into axis pedals. Shipped super fast too.
    Thanks for the chocolate.�

  • #56

    Jason Borton (Friday, 12 May 2023 20:01)

    I scored a gig filling in for a tour and simultaneously my drive shaft gave out. Dennis shipped a new drive shaft out to me the next day, problem solved! Amazing customer service and response!

  • #55

    Kyle C (Saturday, 22 April 2023 13:39)

    Dennis was AMAZING! Easy to talk to, and a great guy! Love my driveshaft! Will be buying more from this man. Also, Dennis sent chocolate from Austria! Who else does that?! Phenomenal 5/5 or 10/10 however you'd like to call it! ACD will be the only brand I buy from here on out!

  • #54

    Julian Osterried (Tuesday, 18 April 2023 11:52)

    I ordered a double pedal (direct drive), a strap drive conversion, some triggers, and several other little things and i´m allways 1000 percent happy with ACD-unlimited.
    The shipment is fast, Dennis is a genius in his work, i allways call him the
    "Leonardo da Vinci of drums" when i talk about all the perfectly designed stuff he made.
    He put in a lot of hours to get the perfect "holy grail of drums" and could help you out instantly, if you have a problem or questions.

    I´m a customer since 2018 and i´m satisfied with every part i get.
    I love the "small" business and hope you have some breaks from time to time because of that.
    Best regards und Viele Grüße,

    Julian O.

  • #53

    antonio de braga (Tuesday, 11 April 2023 03:26)

    Wow received my n+1beaters with mrs Muff disc I use on my e-drums for noise it works very good and the feels of those beaters are awesome and the chocolate too � thank you Dennis you rock !!!!

  • #52

    Tyler "Swampman" (Friday, 07 April 2023 02:02)

    I bought a pair of Axis pedals a year ago, but the stock driveshaft is so miserable I went back to my beginner pedals. My ACD upgrade shaft arrived in two days, with chocolate! More importantly, my left pedal finally feels like the right. I'll definitely be buying a pair of pedals from Dennis in the future.

  • #51

    Stefan (Tuesday, 28 March 2023 11:33)

    Incredible customer service - and quality! I bought the direct drive upgrade kit for my Tama Speed Cobra double pedal. It is well-crafted and works amazingly well. I love it. And Dennis is just the nicest guy. I highly recommend ACD :-)

  • #50

    Manuel Lozano (Friday, 24 March 2023 10:49)

    Worth every penny to get the drive shaft upgrade for axis pedals.

    Check the comparison video on the link below.
    Axis Drive Shaft vs ACD Unlimited Drive Shaft - pretty much exposes the huge difference between axis driveshaft and ACD Unlimited.

    You are a genius Dennis!

  • #49

    David Espinosa (Wednesday, 22 March 2023 01:20)

    The pedal and hi-hat are FANTASTIC !!!
    They're super smooth, and the machining is gorgeous.
    I can't believe how light the hi-hat is, it's crazy.
    I came from a Trick hi-hat, which weighs a ton.

    I'm gonna start saving for a middle pedal and another hi-hat stand, so I can have a fully symmetric set-up !

  • #48

    Brandon White (Sunday, 05 March 2023 18:45)

    I have purchased many upgrades and such from ACD over the years and they are all thoughtfully designed as well as exceptionally made. Not only that, but Dennis is extremely responsive and responsible business owner who has helped out with any issues I had with anything.

    My most recent purchase is the CK a driveshaft/connection upgrade and boy, what a difference this has made. The left side feels absolutely effortless to play with this upgrade and is overall less taxing on the leg due to the weight reduction. But most importantly no more screws loosening. I would highly HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who has and loves the CK but wants a lighter and more secure slave side pedal.

    I hope to get another Darwin in the future but in the meantime I would recommend ACD upgrades to just about any drummer!

  • #47

    AD (Friday, 17 February 2023 02:52)

    I just wanted to say thank you for the amazingly engineered and manufactured pieces! They are true pieces of art that make these pedals play with no effort! My Axis pedal refurbishment is now complete after the installation of the Heel Plates and Driveshaft! Maybe some day I will be able to get into a set of Darwin's! Thanks Again!

  • #46

    Patric Squinobal (Wednesday, 15 February 2023 17:54)

    Ich bin mit dem Darwin doppel Pedal sehr, sehr, sehr zufrieden! Ich benutze es für mein akustisches Drumset (22" Bassdrum) sowie für Edrums (16" Bassdrum). Das Pedal lässt sich bei beiden hervorragend einstellen! Ich habe keine Sache gefunden die mich an diesem Pedal stört!
    Es gibt nichts Besseres!!!

  • #45

    Jonas (Saturday, 28 January 2023 13:13)

    Just tried my new Ultimate DriveShaft on my old Iron Cobra. The feel is fantastic, and I cannot recommend it enough.
    Top tier product and service!

  • #44

    Lawrence Martens (Friday, 27 January 2023 20:46)

    I ordered two products from my Iron Cobra HP600. A Direct Drive conversion and a Spring Geometry Upgrade. I install both parts in minutes and I wish I did this years ago. My pedal response is amazing - no chain slack slowing me down. Also the shipping was fast from Austria to Canada in 3 days. I definitely recommend upgrading using ACD products.

  • #43

    Jared (Sunday, 22 January 2023 06:13)

    I’ve ordered multiple times from ACD and I must say Dennis has that absolute best customer service.

    For my trick pedal I orders new cams, spring pre-loads and the R1 bias rod…finally my pedals felt perfectly responsive to my feet

    Then for fun I got ahold of a Tama speed cobra 910 and grabbed some of ACD’s strap drives, heavy springs, beater shifters and new drive shaft and honestly…I’m now worried I like my speed cobra more than my trick pedal. These products 100% change the pedal game. Highly recommend upgrading however you can using ACD.

  • #42

    WJS (Saturday, 21 January 2023 01:39)

    I recently purchased the bias rod upgrades for Trick pedals. One of my pedals had developed that dreaded 'notch' in the original rod and it was driving me insane! Once it basically felt like an emergency I HAD to do something about it. So I got the standard ACD bias rods and I am so happy that my pedals are fully functional again! Thanks Dennis!

  • #41

    Dan,Alberta Canada (Wednesday, 18 January 2023 14:05)

    Received my ACD Ultimate DriveShaft and couldn’t be happier! This thing is built by a true professional. Replaced my old Axis driveshaft and was blown away, perfect drop in fit and zero play. Rock solid design.

  • #40

    Ross Koderl (Friday, 13 January 2023 01:15)

    Dennis was extremely helpful, informative, and professional to work with. His attention to detail shines through in his product as the item I received is extremely well made to the highest level of quality. I purchased the Tama Iron Cobra direct drive conversion kit V3 and it is awesome in appearance, fitment, and sturdiness. The kit came in 4 days from Austria to Wisconsin, USA and included a hex key, warranty card, mini catalog, and even a bar of Belgium chocolate! You are top notch sir of the highest caliber! I will definitely be ordering 2 more kits for my Iron Cobra double pedal. Thank you so much for what you do!

  • #39

    Ruud van Dillen (Wednesday, 11 January 2023 08:57)

    I love the inventive idea’s that ACD came up with. So many smart details on their products.

    Super friendly service.

    Keep it up Dennis.


  • #38

    Michael Errico (Saturday, 07 January 2023 22:27)

    These Darwin pedals are the absolute best I've ever had the privilege of using, and the custom engraving is exactly what I had asked for. When I finally start playing shows, I'll be sure to add a Darwin Hi-Hat to my arsenal as well. Thank you Dennis for creating such amazing products!

  • #37

    Eric Miller (Thursday, 29 December 2022 01:51)

    Dennis you are a genius! The parts for my Trick pedal work perfect. Vielen dank.

  • #36

    Clayton Cini (Monday, 19 December 2022 20:08)

    Dennis is providing the ultimate quality when it comes to the Darwins. Once paired with the Game Changer triggers, the sky is literally the limit. The pedals are built like a tank, and truly feel like an extension of your foot. Couldn't be happier!

  • #35

    Luca (Friday, 16 December 2022 20:43)

    Ich habe mir den Ultimate Drive Shaft geholt da meine alte Kardanwelle viel Spiel hatte. Kurzgesagt: Das Produkt kam nach ein paar Tagen nach der Bestellung an und die Qualität ist einfach nur perfekt. War auch sehr gut verpackt. Würde und will auch wieder hier kaufen! Außerdem ist der Support auch sehr gut, man kriegt schnelle und vor allem ehrliche Antworten. Weiter so!

    Einziges Manko: zu wenig von dieser exzellenten Schokolade ;)

  • #34

    Nate Burgard (Tuesday, 13 December 2022 22:55)

    These pedals speak for themselves. Dennis was prompt as can be for a one man operation. He answered any questions I had and gave me the straight truth about wait-times and such. I’ve bought them all at this point (pedals) and hope this is the last purchase for a long time. ����

  • #33

    Mamoru Yamashita (Tuesday, 06 December 2022 13:29)

    I have been looking for a middle pedal and remote HH for a long time.
    The Darwin pedals are perfect for me.

    I also think ACD's support is excellent. Dennis is quick to respond to problems and I have stress-free relationship with him even from Japan.

    Thank you for everything, Dennis. I'm rooting for you!

  • #32

    Maksym Chernikov (Saturday, 26 November 2022 20:32)

    I'm very pleased with the quality and the feel of your products. I ordered belt drives and beaters for my 900 Iron Cobra pedals and the feel of upgraded pedals exceeded my expectations. Thanks a lot

  • #31

    Jason Dranger, southtowns of Buffalo NY USA (Wednesday, 23 November 2022 04:08)

    Always a pleasure with Dennis! Working on getting all 3 Trick upgrades from Dennis ( now have R2 and the springs ) , wish I knew about ACD before getting the Tricks but with the upgrades I still feel special lol! Keep doing what you do Dennis!

  • #30

    Joe (Wednesday, 16 November 2022 23:04)

    Converted my Iron cobra 600's with ACD's direct drive. Took a little adjusting to get dialed but they play just as good as some $1,000+ pedals! Customer service was exceptional, and to top it all off arrived at my door in 3 days flat (West coast USA). Amazing service and product, Thank you!

  • #29

    Jayson Calder (Monday, 31 October 2022 18:52)

    I upgraded my Tama Speed Cobra pedals with the ACD Direct Drive mod as well as the spring geometry upgrade and these changes have drastically changed my pedals for the better. The parts are great quality and the service from Dennis has been outstanding. I will be a return customer for sure. Thanks!

  • #28

    Lars-Erik van Elzakker (Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:22)

    After following the endeavours of Dennis and his company for some years, I finally saved enough to buy the ACD-Ultimate DriveShaft. A great piece of hardware, very well machined and meticulously build. And last but not least, very roadworthy! Above all it makes my slave pedal (Pearl Eliminator) react so much better. A purchase worth every penny! Dennis informed me about the order and shipment every step of the way. Communication was top-notch. Already saving up for buying a new upgrade from ACD-Unlimited!

    Lars-Erik van Elzakker
    Drummer for Julian Sas Band.

  • #27

    Lex van Wanrooij (Friday, 07 October 2022 09:06)

    Received the order in good shape, great communication, real quality stuff for the money paid. Keep up the good work and I will surely be back for more orders.
    Lex from Holland

  • #26

    Matthew Moonen (Tuesday, 04 October 2022 09:27)

    My cheap tama speed cobra 310 double pedal feels pretty damn nice with an ACD Ultimate DriveShaft... some beaters might be next :)
    Dennis sent me a little bar of belgian chocolate with my order; clearly he's a pretty cool fella.
    The shipping was almost absurdly quick considering it was from europe to the west coast of Canada, and I recieved several emails regarding the status of my order throughout.
    10/10, customer experience, 11/10 product.

  • #25

    Jeremy (Friday, 30 September 2022 16:45)

    I’ve placed a couple of small orders with Dennis over the past couple of years, and I’m always surprised with his level of kindness and professionalism. I shouldn’t be as anyone who browses the ACD Instagram page can clearly see his passion, and knowledge on display. Both he and his product are top tier, and I cannot wait to eventually place my order for a Darwin.

  • #24

    Rhyddian (Sunday, 25 September 2022 21:32)

    Purchased two unlimited driveshafts and couldn't be happier.
    In terms of build quality alone it's the best product I've ever bought and the functionality is very impressive.
    Also Dennis is a thoroughly good guy to deal with.

  • #23

    Michael Black (Tuesday, 20 September 2022 19:26)

    Thanks a million Dennis.
    I'm very happy with the beater shifter and beater I received from you this morning. Wonderful well made designs.
    Really well packaged and the included chocolate was a touch of real class that brought a big smile to my face.
    Hope to buy from you again in the future. All the best.