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Old 12-09-2019, 10:35 PM
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Default A new pedal for gigs

Hey everyone

I’m thinking of buying a new single bass drum pedal (never use a double one).

I always played a Speed King (WFL), but I feel and see that the pedal is wearing out on me, which I find ashame (because it’s a WFL).
I want to keep it at home, and use a more modern pedal for gigs and recording (It makes lots of noise… and it seems that it is becoming worse).

What would be better: a DW5000 or a TAMA Iron Cobra?
- There is the DW ‘Turbo’ or ‘Accelerator’.
- There is the TAMA ‘Rolling Glide’ or ‘Power Glide’.

I play a 26” x 14” bass drum (Ludwig Legacy maple). I don’t bury the beater.

What do you guys prefer?

It’s hard to find a shop, here in Belgium, that has these four pedals and a 26” bass drum in stock so I can try them all out…
I hate the rubber pads that the stores use for ‘pedal testing’.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: A new pedal for gigs

It's not on your list, but I like the Ludwig Atlas Pro pedal. It's very much like my old Speed King, but "better" in subjective feel. The two pedals you list above are good (I use DW pedals on my Slingerland and Precision sets) but if you get the opportunity, try out the Ludwig pedal.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:37 AM
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Default Re: A new pedal for gigs

If I Had To replace (my old faithful DW 5000 Nylon)

I'd look for the new version.
I (btw) have no interest in pedal plate

It's (now) Called DW 6000 (there's still a Nylon variant
Have to Click thru here to Get To it but it's there One of Three Variants. Perfecto (for me ; ) 6000 Nylon Strap (NX)

http://www.dwdrums.com/hardware/6000/pedals.asp

have to Click on Buy Online To see Best Pic:
https://store.dwdrums.com/p/dwcp6000...on-strap?pp=10
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:33 AM
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I've had a single chain DW Turbo since 1984....pretty much indestructible. The Iron Cobra is very similar to the DW 5000...again, almost indestructible.

I think you will adapt to any of these pedals pretty easily. To me, I think it's the type of linkage that really makes one pedal feel different from the next. I usually play a chain drive pedal, but I think I like the solid linkage SpeedKing better. But it seems to just take a few seconds and maybe some minor adjustments and almost any pedals feel fine.

The DW9000 is a nice pedal too....but maybe a bit too fancy....and don't like the spring on the inside. Great feel, though...I can't deny it.

The new Sonor Jojo Mayer pedal looks really nice....and priced not-so-nice!

I think my favorite pedal to play is the good old SpeedKing...but the only one I have left is the original one that came with my '69 Jazzette so I'll just use it in conjunction to that kit.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:45 AM
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Get the Dw 5000 accelerator. been using one for 19 years, My favorite pedal.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:45 AM
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Just get new springs for your wfl
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:48 AM
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I collect bass drum pedals and grew up playing a Speed King. Since you mentioned recording I would like to recommend that you check out a magnetic pedal brand called Drumnetics. It is a single person operation in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have used one for a while and absolutely love it. It is not cheap (around $300) but worth every penny and then some. It has no springs, only magnets and cannot make any extraneous sound. Plus it is infinitely adjustable and I think you will come to love the feel of it. Check them out on the web and best of luck in your quest.
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:19 PM
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I collect bass drum pedals and grew up playing a Speed King. Since you mentioned recording I would like to recommend that you check out a magnetic pedal brand called Drumnetics. It is a single person operation in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have used one for a while and absolutely love it. It is not cheap (around $300) but worth every penny and then some. It has no springs, only magnets and cannot make any extraneous sound. Plus it is infinitely adjustable and I think you will come to love the feel of it. Check them out on the web and best of luck in your quest.
Pedal_Pusher,
I just did a bit of googling concerning your pedal! Ingenious idea! I like to think "outside the box" so this idea is fascinating. Now, so many questions start to arise. Strength of magnets? Longevity? Friction? Placement? At any rate, I will surely do more research. Thanks for giving me the idea!
Brian
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: A new pedal for gigs

Like one of the guys above, I am a big fan of Atlas Ludwig pedals. I own and enjoy the Atlas Pro double, but play out with the Atlas Standard (less expensive) model. Both have lots of adjustments. My only beef with the standard model is the clamping mechanism for the bass drum hoop is a little dodgy at first. Many people swear by DW pedals and I've owned several. Good products at every level. Good luck with your purchase.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:40 PM
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Pedal_Pusher,
I just did a bit of googling concerning your pedal! Ingenious idea! I like to think "outside the box" so this idea is fascinating. Now, so many questions start to arise. Strength of magnets? Longevity? Friction? Placement? At any rate, I will surely do more research. Thanks for giving me the idea!
Brian
Brian, I am having a senior moment and cannot remember Mike's last name. His email is Mike @ Drumnetics.com. Did you see his web site? The magnets are very strong, in fact you have to be careful not to move them too much when you are doing fine tuning. It explains this in his video. Longevity is not a problem because of the nature of the mechanism. No friction and there is a pair of large rectangular magnets under the footboard and four small round magnets around the cam shaft. You are quite welcome, it is an amazing design and I think it deserves a serious look. Good luck.
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