Re: DW pedals ... kind of crap?
I will vouch for the DW hardware. Over the years I've owned 3 versions of he 5000 and one version of the 9000. For me, the 9000 was TOO smooth, then I bought a Trick Bigfoot. Trick is a great pedal but recently I bought the lastest DW5000 AD4 and now Im back home! The hardware is NOT crap whatsoever....but...everybody has their own thing and I understand that. For me, DW pedals/hihat stands have served me very very well.