Re: DW 9000 or 9002?
Agree with Dre, at some point you will want the other pedal, might as well pick it up now and learn how to play with it.
My question would be, why the 9000? For a novice drummer there are a ton of other options for pedals that will cost you signifigantly less. Dont get me wrong, I play a 9002 and I think they are the best pedals on the market, but you might want to look at a set of 5000's or Pearl Eliminators and spend the money you save on other things you will need. I assure you either of those pedals will do just fine for somebody in the early stages of drumming.