Re: DW pedals ... kind of crap?
I have a DW5000 pedal that works well and has done across many gigs. It's a reliable workhorse, but I bought some Yamaha pedals last year, & I think they're a much better engineered job. Same with Yamaha hat stands. I have two 2 x legged stands from two different series, & they're unbeatable IMO. Much better construction quality than anything DW, & cheaper too!