Originally Posted by sbrennt
....I have been playing with an old school DW 5000 for almost 9 years now....
If you've been satisfied with the DW 5000 for those 9 years, I'd say just replace it with another new DW 5000.
I've got two favorite single pedals right now - the Yamaha FP9500D and the DW 9000.
I like the Yamaha for its speedy, light feel, and the DW for its solid smooth powerful feel.