Re: DW 9000 vs. DW 5000
If you can't get it done w/ a DW 5000...It's not the pedal.
The same goes for any new pro pedal, generally speaking.
I have a 9000 at home and I gig w/ a 5000. The 9000 is smooth. I prefer the feel of the less expensive 5000 though, but the 9000 doesn't limit me in any way.
It's not the arrow (pedal), it's the Indian (drummer).