Originally Posted by mattvdh
yeah there's some truth to that but if you're using old chain driven technology you won't be nearly as fast as direct drive. It's like night and day.
I can play much faster on my DW 5000 dual chain drive than on a Demon Drive, or any other direct drive pedal that I have played, for that matter.
Originally Posted by PeniScott
I WOULD like to recommend the DW but there is one problem i find. Although it's just one problem, it's a disastrous one. The tension screws in the linkage very, very often come loose very, very easily rendering the left pedal useless halfway through a song or set. Half the time the screws come loose and come out but not enough of them come out for the linkage to disconnect, so sometimes i never find those missing screws.
That means that everytime i set it up and use it, the strength of that linkage has gone down from the night before.
It is a great pedal, it works well and feels great, it's horrible shame that i cannot recommend it.
My brother had the same problem with his DW pedals, because they weren't taken care of very well. I have NEVER had a problem with my DW 5000.
Here's a tip. Get a little Loctite, and put just a little drop on the threads. Problem solved. Use the blue Loctite, NOT the red stuff. You can find it at pretty much any hardware or auto parts store.