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Old 04-26-2018, 08:00 AM
Starship Krupa Starship Krupa is offline
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Default Oddball old DW5000 pedal

I picked this up at a music gear swap back in February and hadn't gotten around to posting a photo of it, but the thread about the vintage Camco inspired me.

Checking out CL and responding to ads that had older DW pedals for cheap, picking up distressed ones, etc, I have seen so many variations of the classic form. It seems that when I think I understand the evolutionary progress of the pedal from Martin Fleetfoot to today's cast behemoth, I'll spot some variation, dead end or other oddity.

This cost me $5. All it needs to become functional is a new spring assembly. To be as new, replacement bearings and maybe replace that sprocket cam with a strap cam.

If you are not a student of the Martin/Gretsch/Camco/DW5000 in its various forms, the weirdest thing about this baby is that hinge, which has bearings in each of those black housings on either side. Maybe a precursor to the current shiny red hinge?
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: Oddball old DW5000 pedal

That hinge is the immediate predecessor to the current red hinge. The ball bearings were housed in the little castings on both sides.
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: Oddball old DW5000 pedal

For some more Camco/Dw pedal evolution fun, check out Terry Bozzio's "inventions and prototypes" page on his website. He shows an original Camco 5000 pedal that he had modded to be a double pedal.
He says that this design was used when DW bought the camco dies and wanted to release their own twin pedal.

https://terrybozzio.com/about-terry/...ns-prototypes/
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: Oddball old DW5000 pedal

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That hinge is the immediate predecessor to the current red hinge. The ball bearings were housed in the little castings on both sides.
This is my opinion as well...
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: Oddball old DW5000 pedal

Howdy, I have no idea about the dates, model number, and order, but here are two more versions of early DW pedals. I am not trying to cloud the discussion, but thought folks might enjoy seeing some of the many variations of early DW designs. All of these are great pedals in my humble opinion. I enjoy reading about this stuff. Thanks, Joe
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