Re: DW 9000 vs. DW 5000
I have an original DW5000, silver colored frame and footboard, from about 1980 with a DanMar red wood beater. This model has a centered sprocket with a single thin chain. It's set with a light spring tension
I've used this as my regular pedal for 30 years without a single problem on all types of gigs from rock to jazz to big band. It just works great.