Doing some research on these pedals, never played a DW before but i have a n old tama/camco, Wondering if the 6000 pedal would feel similar to it ? I'm also looking into the accelerator model, Any love/hate for this pedal ? thanks
i know this issue and am going to make a custom length strap for it like i've done with my floating action pedal for years....may be able to put another hole between the 2 on the oem strap also...I bought one but returned it. Nice feel, but I found the default footboard angle to be higher than I like, and when I lowered it to the next hole on the strap, the bottom of the footboard would tap against the hoop tensioning wingnut.
interesting, is it difficult to disassemble and covert these pedals ? is there a guide somewhere online ?I had a Tama Camco with the concentric chain/sprocket design many years ago. I've found I prefer a strap drive pedal with an eccentric or offset cam - considered an "accelerated" design.
I have a small stable of 5000/6000 pedals all of which are "NX" models - strap-driven with the accelerator cam. This is the pedal upon which I have standardized because it feels best to me and I cannot outplay it. Some of these pedals have been acquired quite inexpensively and converted to strap/cam drive. Drum Factory Direct typically has all the parts you could want for these pedals.
The 6000 pedal uses the radius rod base design. Some folks prefer this design for various reasons, including weight-savings in the hardware bag. I prefer the pedals to have a base plate for general stability and the hoop clamp adjustment/drum-key holder. Just this past weekend I converted a 6000 radius rod pedal by installing the base plate I picked up on a Black Friday sale.
If you're patient, you can pick up the chain/sprocket pedals on Reverb or Ebay for $60 and convert them for under $15. Better yet, some double-pedal models can be converted to two single pedals, which I've done as well.
I converted a 5000 chain drive to strap last year. Not too difficult at all. I followed these instructions below. I'd love to give credit to the original author, but I don't remember where I got the info from anymore.interesting, is it difficult to disassemble and covert these pedals ? is there a guide somewhere online ?