Re: DW 9000 vs. DW 5000
I bought a DW 5000 Turbo single pedal 12 years ago, about a year after they first came out and I have beaten that thing into oblivian and it just won't die! Well, it's starting to and now I find myself shopping for a new one.
I toured in a punk band with this pedal (DW 5000 Turbo) for 4 years, played AT LEAST 500 shows with it and never even had to adjust it. It was flawless! The base plate is bent up on one corner, I have worn half of the teeth off of the sprocket and never had to change the springs and it is as smooth as the day I bought it.
Anyway, this thread has helped me confirm my next pedal purchase which will be the DW 5000 AD3 double. The last thing that I ever had to worry about since I bought this DW pedal is my DW pedal! I kept leaning back and forth between the 8000 or the 5000 and the apparent sprocket issues with the 8000 and 9000 have made up my mind to go for another 5000 model. So thank you!
The direct drive pedals scare me a little. I have a very heavy foot so durability would be my biggest concern.