Re: DW pedals ... kind of crap?
I used a DW 5000 series for 2 months before the chain broke on it. I'm not a "heavy" drummer at all - chain broke during a gig! I've never broken a chain before or since. Seemed weird to me... I use a crappy Pearl pedal, whatever one comes with the Rhythm Traveler kit. 4 years, no problems. I also use the Iron CObra hi-hat stand, best I've ever used.