Re: DW 5000
I traded off 4 octabans (short) on 2 stands for a pair of DW 5000 pedals to one of the many drummers from Roxxgang in 1990 and I'm still playing them. Only one of the chains broke. They replaced a pair of pearl P880 pedals that came w/ my "Tommy Lee" clone kit,,,Pearl MX series.
Before I bought a new kit in 87, I was using TAMA's kingbeat pedal,,,,,it's like a tank,,,,but it was the 1st good one I ever had , before that I had a slingerland from maybe 1970....lol