Need a new pedal, any thoughts

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  1. Castnblast

    Castnblast Very well Known Member

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    Have been playing a DW 5000 single for the last 20 years. Its been good but its done.
    Need a new one and have not paid any attention to what new or cool or worth checking out.

    Could get another 5000 any be happy. The only thing I know is I dont want an axis.
    Any great new pedals to look into?

    Appreciate it
     
  2. RogersLudwig

    RogersLudwig Very well Known Member

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    The new Rogers pedal will be the next one I buy.
     
  3. DrummerJustLikeDad

    DrummerJustLikeDad That's Me, The Silent Son

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    Ha, I'm at a loss. Having just come off one of my best practice days in a long time, where I saw a responsiveness in my foot I once thought I'd never see, I was all set to recommend you the Axis Long Board.

    Obviously we all have our preferences for the gear that suits us personally, but may I ask if you're sure you don't want to consider Axis?
     
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    EvEnStEvEn ~Lounge Lizard~

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    I've been using lightweight no-frills single pedals for the past several years and they feel perfect to me, my 2 favorites are:

    Pearl P-930 "Demonator"

    Tama HP-200 "Iron Cobra Jr"

    You'll find either one for about $50-70
    They pop up used on ebay every week.

    For heavy duty performance I like the Gibraltar Intruder chain & direct drive models
     
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    I've started using Yamaha's 1980's Recording Custom belt drive pedals. They're easily found for $50-$65 and rather fast/responsive imo. I love vintage stuff. If the pros could do it back then with these....then so can we. On my Tama kit I'm still using the pair of Tama Pro Beat double pedals I bought in the mid-1990's. Still plenty good for me.
     
  6. gwbasley

    gwbasley DFO Veteran

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    If you liked you DW 5K then buy a good used one online. I say "stick with what works for you"...and not what works for me or anyone else!
     
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    kb Very well Known Member

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    edge Well-Known Member

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    I have an Axis A Longboard for $125. it is almost like new. very light use. I too like vintage strap pedals
     
  9. RickP

    RickP Dan RH Jr.

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    Pedals are such a personal thing for drummers . I really dislike DW pedals and love Axis pedals . Most people Au have chatted to that are DW pedal owners are looking for different characteristics in their pedal than I do . I find DE pedals feel too heavy and are bereft of nuance and subtlety , then I mostly play heel down and lower to mid volume gigs .

    One pedal that I ha e found that is a happy medium between the smooth light feel of the Axis and the heavier more solid feel of the DW pedals is the Tama Speed Cobra. It is very adjustable and I am sure you can find an action you will like . It is also built very well too .
     
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    DW Direct Drive
     
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    I've been a DW user my whole life (5000, 8000, and 9000) and while I've owned other pedals I keep coming back to DW's as my main. That being said I've been gigging with either a PDP Concept long board or a Gibraltar 6700 for the past few years now and they both feel good to me and I don't want to pull my double pedals off my home kit to take to gigs where I don't need doublebass. They both come in chain or direct drive, it's really a matter of if you want longboard footboards or not. The only pain with the gibraltar is it needs a key to tighten on the bass hoop.
     
  14. DanRH

    DanRH Old guy, getting younger

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    For me, Speed Cobra.
     
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    Been using DW pedals ever since I traded in my speed kings. Have a DW 9000 on the home studio kit and a single 5000 for gigs. For an all around solid pedal I would go with the DW 5000 series. A bit heavy feeling but built like a tank. Tried various pedals, Pearl, etc, but went back to DW.
     
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    I've been a Camco, DW 5000, chain and sprocket player forever. I love that feel.

    I bought a new Tama classic in March......I'm absolutely in love with it. I can really control it and it has adjustment options that are easy to make on the fly.
     
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    I've stuck with the DW 5000. That's the one that continually feels the best to me and is as solid as any pedal out there.
     
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    I'm loving my Yamaha direct drive. It's every bit as good as my buddy's Trick, but for half the cost.
     
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    The Vector is really good.
     
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    If you don't want another DW look in to the Iron Cobras. Great pedals. The 900 series has a super smooth feel to it. Ypu can usually find them used at decent price.
     

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