Part of a full line of 5000 Series specialty pedals, the 5000 Heel-less is a revolutionary design that offers drummer a low profile option that’s suited for both heel-up and heel-down players. It’s heel-less profile allows drums an uninhibited rocking motion that improves speed and makes for even, effortless double strokes on the bass drum. 

Other features include aluminum hex shafts, pedal plates, and linkages, dual side adjusting hoop clamp, 101 two-way beater, and built in spurs. These pedals can be customized to fit the needs of any player. (U.S. Patent Nos. 5204485, 4756224, 5431081, 5578777. Foreign Patents Pending.) 

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Join Mike Packer (the inventor) and Rich Sikra (DW R&D) as they demonstrate and discuss the benefits of the 5000ADH Heelless bass drum pedal. It's truly a feeling you must try yourself to fully appreciate, but the physics make sense. No heal means that you have a longer pedal stroke as well as an ultra-comfortable grounded feel. Double strokes feel stronger with less effort, and the sleek look can't be ignored. Mike and Rich spent many hours perfecting this pedal and even figured out a way to integrate DW's unique super-smooth ball-bearing hinge into the footboard of the pedal, while maintaining the low profile that makes the heelless feel so special. The 5002 Double Heelless pedal is also available.

DW5000ADH bass drum pedal


BASS DRUM & HI HAT DVD is a methodical, step-by-step approach that will have the viewer understanding the mechanics of the bass drum pedal and improving their playing immediately. "Mike presents a process that will revolutionize how you play and how you feel sitting behind the drum set" said world-renowned drummer and educator Ralph Humphrey. "I use this foot method every time I sit down behind the drum set. It has become essential to my ability to control all the elements of playing regardless of the musical style". This DVD is not just an educational product, it contains three soulful and passionate performances by the Brian Pezzone Trio. Yet another feature of this outstanding DVD is a booklet that contains all of the exercises performed by Mike on the DVD, plus hundreds of additional exercises for the student to help perfect this method.

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Bass Drum & Hi Hat Technique DVD by Mike Packer

          Feet Don't Fail Me Now

(Studies for developing drumset independence over foot ostinatos)

This book will help students develop confidence in playing and soloing in any musical style!  Feet Don't Fail Me Now explores common foot ostinatos that can be applied to a number of musical styles.  Mastering these ostinatos will build independence between the hands and feet, allowing drummers to solo, set up figures, and respond freely to any musical environment.  Great concept!


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Feet Don't Fail Me Know drum book by Mike Packer