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Old 01-04-2011, 05:50 AM
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Default Re: DW 9000 vs. DW 5000

Originally Posted by KarlCrafton View Post
I think you should just get it over with and sell it, 'cause you're just going to put yourself through more misery--and you can get your money back out of it now if you don't wait and play on it more. Fancy "features" mean nothing if it feels like crap under your foot.

I felt the same way when I played it. It was supposed to be.... and it fell totally flat with me.

Back when they changed the 5000's foot board and heel, they didn't feel as good as the previous model for me either. That sucked big time because I really wanted a second 5000 strap pedal.

It worked out that I got speed, a smooth feel, and power from the IC Flexi, and the Eliminator (Red cam).
I stuck with the Eliminator because it just felt better under my foot, and the feel going each way was "the same" for me.
The IC Flexi with the change to the Cobra Coil is really nice now too (I got mine years ago), but being as I have 3 Eliminators...I'm not buying another pedal anytime soon :-)

Good luck!
Yep. I had the band over for rehearsal tonight and I tried 3 times to make the 9000 work. It's weak. I tried it w/ the DW beater...the IC beater...both with one, and then two counterweights. I tried raising the spring tension. Either way, it doesn't have the raw throw power that the 5000 has. I'm returning this's no good for me.

I love the 9000 hi hat stand's a big improvement over the 5000 I've been using for 4 years now.
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