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Old 03-06-2018, 11:11 PM
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I've been running my iron cobras now for the better part of a decade. I use a cotter pin on one of the joints and its been holding strong for about 5 years. But recently the little screw thing that holds the piece that holds onto the hoop of the drum has stripped out.


Looking for the new iron cobra pedals and they're like 450$$$$$. is it worth it or should I just keep running this things?
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:11 AM
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When I wear out a piece of gear, I treat that as an opportunity to look at the other stuff that's come out in the time I haven't looked.

In other words, go shopping, see if you like anything else on the market, try the new IC which are a little different maybe than your model... You get the idea.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:20 AM
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I'm always up for buying new gear, but it seems like you just need a part or two. Is this it?
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:05 AM
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If you're really pleased with your pedal and want to keep it in service
I'd take it to a local machinist and have the screw hole retapped and
replace the broken parts with new hardware as needed.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:32 PM
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If you're really pleased with your pedal and want to keep it in service
I'd take it to a local machinist and have the screw hole retapped and
replace the broken parts with new hardware as needed.
^ This.

I like the simplicity of older pedals. If something goes wrong it's easier to fix.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:22 AM
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^ This.

I like the simplicity of older pedals. If something goes wrong it's easier to fix.
One nice thing about the latest generation of Cobras is that the significant upgrades (and they're fantastic) have not increased the complexity of the design as far as maintenance goes.
I agree with repairing an existing pedal if you're happy with it, on the other hand, if one wants to upgrade, the huge improvements to the latest Cobras at essentially the same price tag, make this a great time to upgrade.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:42 AM
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I've got Speed Cobras around 5yr old maybe. That was my upgrade from IC Jr. doubles. I like the long board design. I have a IC single I bought new in the 90s. Last week I was fooling around in the drum store and played some new IC Dbl. pedals. While I've always liked the ICs, these new ones felt really good. You should be able to fix the stripped set screw, and you can get a new set of u-joints too.The trick u-joints are really raved about. I think Pearl uses them on their Demon Drive pedals or at least have permission to use their dasign. When it's time for mine to be replaced, I'm getting them. Mine are a little sloppy now.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:24 PM
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I'm also in the camp of "fix it if you can." I have an 80s Tama ProBeat double pedal that from time to time gets put into use. I've had to replace some small parts on it here and there but it does the job and with a little lubrication, it doesn't squeak when played.
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