Re: DW 5000 help
That's why they changed it!
It used to go (from memory): 2000-4000-7000-5000-9000. Anyone can feel free to correct me on the numbers, it's been a while. The 8000 series were a pedal that slotted between the 5000 and 9000 in their range but they were only made for a couple of years - presumably because nobody bought them. With the 5000 and 9000 series, a lot of it comes down to personal preference (I like the 5000, the 9000 is too complicated for me) and the 8000 was too close to the 9000 to have a market niche.
The 7000 was actually a superb pedal. I really liked them and the only significant difference between the 5000 and 7000 was the hinge.
It was all very confusing but I'm confused by the new system because the 'old' system was in place when I made my first forays into drumming.