Re: DW 9000 vs. DW 5000
Originally Posted by Paulpap
I first bought the 5000 series in both double and single and then got the 9000 series for studio use only and then used the 5000s for gigging. I hate to admit it but I prefer the 5000s. Dont know why just do. Just feels right.
You're not the first person who's said this, and now that I think about it, I kind of feel the same way... and then some. In fact, after my experience with the 9000s, I not only went back to the 5000s, I actually like the single-chain model better than the double-chain. The single-chain model has a smaller footboard, lower heel plate, and smaller baseplate. Not only does it feel like a lighter PLAYING pedal that seems to offer more control, it also takes up less of a footprint, as well as is easier to cart around. Lately, I've been thinking I'm due for a new set of double pedals, and have been considering Mapex's Falcons, which seem like a closer match in size to the old 5000s like I have, but I'm afraid I might not like the longer footboards. I'm now thinking about a DW5000 vs. Mapex Falcon thread. :-)
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