REVIEWS

Brad Schlueter / writer, reviewer or product tester

If you were told there was an inexpensive way to improve the action of your bass drum pedal, you might be a little skeptical. Canopus offers just such a product called the Speed Star Bearing. The product is an add-on bearing/rocker hub that goes between the spring assembly and the pedal. By adding...

Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius) Review on Speed Star Bearing

Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius)

SS-2000EL (on Pearl Elliminator) Speed star bearing really made a difference on my Pearl Eliminators. I really enjoy the extra smoothness, speed and sensitivity that Speed Star Bearing gives me on my old good Eliminators!

Tutty Moreno (Joyce) Review on Speed Star Bearing

Tutty Moreno (Joyce)

SS-5000 (on DW5000) “Wow! Speed Star Bearing from Canopus is really a revolution. I tried it and immediately went back to using my DW 5000 pedal, which I had already forgotten about. Once more I would like to congratulate and thank Canopus for that.”

Matt Kane Review on Speed Star Bearing

Matt Kane

The innovative Canopus Speed Star Bearing I love my bass drum pedals from the 80s and the innovative Canopus Speed Star made them feel better than ever. Less resistance gives the pedal a free and swinging action that is quiet, smooth, and powerful. The Speed Star made a dramatic difference in...

Chad Elrod / Seattle Drum School of Music / Recording Artist Review on Speed Star Bearing

Chad Elrod / Seattle Drum School of Music / Recording Artist

I put one on my backup DW 7000 and it doesn't feel like my backup anymore. Plays like a top end pedal! Much needed improvement over factory standard parts, completely night and day! Can't wait to order one for my Pearl Eliminator.

Dave Mattacks Review on Speed Star Bearing

Dave Mattacks

the canopus speed star bearing is an excellent product ; if you're happy with your bass drum pedal , you'll be happier after installation - it really improves the action & feel .

Matt Starr Review on Speed Star Bearing

Matt Starr

SS-5000 (on DW 5000) The Speed Star Bearing made and noticeable improvement to the smoothness, speed and consistency throughout the stroke on my DW 5000 pedal. Looking forward to working with it some more!

Jess Birch (Steve Maxwell NY) Review on Speed Star Bearing

The Speed Star Bearing improved the power and precision of my Camco pedal. It is more responsive and has a smoother action. Thanks Canopus!

Mick Frangou Review on Speed Star Bearing

Mick Frangou

When I tried out my pedal on my kick drum with the Speed Star bearing I realised the return was significantly faster then with the pedal's original factory fitted bearing, almost too fast. I like a very light spring tension on my pedals and, at first, it was difficult to get the spring light...

Anthony Michelli Review on Speed Star Bearing

Anthony Michelli

SS-PBJJ (on Sonor Perfect Balance) I just installed Canopus' Speed Star Bearing on my Sonor Perfect Balance pedal. It makes this already amazing pedal even smoother, faster and effortless to play on. Excellent!

Joseph Gardiner-Lowe / John Henry’s Ltd Review on Speed Star Bearing

Joseph Gardiner-Lowe / John Henry’s Ltd

Within this industry, there is always the latest invention that will change the drumming world.. personally, the speed Star bearing sings true to this!

Michael Rose / Center Staging Review on Speed Star Bearing

Michael Rose / Center Staging

I normally play a Dw 9000 as my main pedal and I use a Dw 5000 as my back up. I have never liked the action of my 5000, it was always stiff and hard to play. I installed the Speed Star Bearing in my 5000 pedal and immediately noticed increased speed, smoothness and action that it never had before!...

Joey Klaparda / SIR Las Vegas Review on Speed Star Bearing

Joey Klaparda / SIR Las Vegas

So smooth, So fast, and So slick. Happy feet again!

Mike Baird Review on Speed Star Bearing

Mike Baird

SS-5000 (on DW5000) The Speed Star Bearing is a must for anyone using a DW 5000 pedal. The improvement in feel and response is huge. WOW!

Leon Ndugu Chancler Review on Speed Star Bearing

Leon Ndugu Chancler

The Canopus speed star bearing smooths out the motion of the bass drum pedal so it feels effortless.

Ulysses Owens Jr. Review on Speed Star Bearing

Ulysses Owens Jr.

SS-9500 (on YAMAHA PEDAL) The Speed Star is such a simple yet complex mechanism that can transform your pedal from ordinary to extraordinary, aiding you in being able to have more facility musically on the instrument.

Andrew Dickson Review on Speed Star Bearing

Andrew Dickson

I SERIOUSLY recommend all drummers check out the Speed Star Bearing. I've had one on my Pearl Eliminator for the last month - the improvement is AMAZING! The pedal, which already felt good, was instantly smoother and easier to play. I can play faster and with more control and sensitivity. It's...

Shane Kinney (Drum Center of Portsmouth) Review on Speed Star Bearing

Shane Kinney (Drum Center of Portsmouth)

Bicyclists, car enthusiasts, and many others enhance their stock gear with performance enhancing parts. Canopus has brought that to bass drum pedals. The Speed Star bearing will make your stock pedal fly!

Ian Croft (Editor of iDrum Magazine) Review on Speed Star Bearing

Ian Croft (Editor of iDrum Magazine)

I fitted the Speed Bearing to my Yamaha FP570 and it has made a remarkable difference to both the action and the response - far beyond my expectations I should add.

Michael Tocker (Daddy’s Junky Music) Review on Speed Star Bearing

Michael Tocker (Daddy’s Junky Music)

I am old school and generally don't go for new fangled drum and hardware gadgets. The Canopus Speed Star Bearing is very cool though, After a few minutes of easy installation, my reliable DW 5000 Pedal was magically transformed into a very smooth and fast pedal. The feel is changed greatly as there...