Re: DW pedals ... kind of crap?
The lesson here it that you should try before you buy.
What I consider to be the perfect piece of hardware for me may not be to your liking.
Price isn't always the answer either.
ATGNAT sampled the hardware and decided that it wasn't for him.
Just because you don't like something isn't reason to call it crap.
As you see from the responses other people like the dw hardware just fine.
I have no problems with dw pedals either.
The single chain dw 5000 pedal is modled after the famous Camco pedal I believe.
I play a Camco and I love it.
I also have a $50 Sonor pedal that I like and an Iron Cobra that I like.
I kind of like old drums:)