Re: DW 9000 vs. DW 5000
Nothing wrong with getting a "better" pedal. But the cats you mentioned, Joey Jordison, Chris Adler, and Jason Bitner, they'd burn a hole in your kick drum with your own pedal. They're just plain fast. And they'd play fast with any pedal, even though I'm sure they each have their own "favorite" as well. Get your feet on as many pedals as you can. I played all the top contenders. Had both a DW 5000A3 and a Yamaha FP9410 (Flying Dragon Direct Drive - agree'd, stupid name) in my studio for over a month, and A/B'd them. The Yamaha won. Sold the DW and bought a second Yamaha. Only you'll know what feels best for you.