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Old 09-03-2010, 05:10 PM
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Default 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

I have these two options. what would you choose. both are turbo drive. The 7000 hasent been used much.



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Old 09-03-2010, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

Personally I would go for the 7000, mainly because it hasnt been used as much.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

Having played both I'd go for the 5000. It's a superior pedal. I currently play a 9000 on my home kit but there's a 5000 at the church I play at. I really like the feel of it. I used to own a 7000 and although it's a decent pedal, it's just not as nice as a 5000.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

I'm sure I'd choose whichever one is the cheapest, because I'd expect that both would work just as well for me.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

The new 7000 is probably comparable to the 7-year-old 5000 in quality and construction now, so it's completely up to which one feels better to you. I play a 7000 on my current church set and I never have any issues with it, it does precisely what I ask it to do. At my previous church I played a 5000 and it also had no issues, did what you asked. Both great options.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:48 PM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

That's a pretty clean 5000....I'd definitely go for it

(But I will brag about the DW5000 pedals to anyone who will listen....)
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:03 AM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

5000 :-) IT's a great pedal
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:16 AM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

The 5000, hands down. I have 5000s that I've been using for 12 years and counting. You would have to spend at least another 60 bucks just to upgrade that pedal hinge on the 7000, where the 5K already has it. You are also looking at an endangered pedal with the 7000, as DW is discontinuing them and replacing them with the 3000 series. The 5000s won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

Do you want steak or hamburgers?

P.S. I'm sure that some may scoff about the ball-bearing hinge, but it's nice not to have that side to side wobble in the footboard. Makes the feel much more solid.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

Ok, I am a pearl player and have several chain drive pedals that I love. This saturday night I played at an open mic and used the house kit. They had a dw5000 and I have to say, I am in love with that pedal! Power, speed, feel it has it all. I dont know about the 7000 but I cant imagine wanting anything else in a pedal that the 5000 offers. God luck with your choice but my vote is for the 5000.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

UNLESS they put total crap bearings in the side posts for the 7000, the 7000 is what that 5000 used to be some years ago.
Smaller (original) foot board, and the round, shorter heel plate.

If you like the feel of OLD DW pedals, put a Delta hinge on that 7000 and you're set.

Personally, I found when they changed the FB and heel, the 5000 pedals felt sluggish to me.
I was pretty bummed because I REALLY wanted another Strap drive 5000. But the action on the new version was awful compared to what I had.

Yes, the 3000 is replacing the number on the 7000.

You can get a Delta hinge for $37.79 new - Musicians Friend

That is, if you want to go that route. I'd go to GC and play both and see which one you like better first if you can.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: 7-year old DW5000td3 ore new DW7000 BD pedal

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If you like the feel of OLD DW pedals, put a Delta hinge on that 7000 and you're set.
Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that the delta hinge won't work with the DW7000 (or any DW pedal with the round/old-style heel casting) right out of the package. It's not impossible, but you will have to drill holes through the baseplate and find the right kind of screws to put it all back together. Not impossible, but it would require some work.

All that said, I'd just get the used 5000 and be done with it.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:10 PM
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Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that the delta hinge won't work with the DW7000 (or any DW pedal with the round/old-style heel casting) right out of the package. It's not impossible, but you will have to drill holes through the baseplate and find the right kind of screws to put it all back together. Not impossible, but it would require some work.

All that said, I'd just get the used 5000 and be done with it.

Really?

I have a Delta on my 5000 (older, smaller foot board/round heel), and other than the number, the 7000 appears to be the same as the old 5000 fb/heel.

I wonder why they would go to the trouble to change it?.............you'd think they would leave things "as is" so if people DID want to upgrade the regular hinge to a Delta they could do it.

Maybe it's the hinge (the two pieces the screws go in) that's different?

I put a Delta Hinge on my 5000 lighter weight hat stand (now it's a 3500 number) and I used an old round heel piece I had.

Interesting.....

Well, that blows the idea of getting a 7000 and putting a nylon strap cam and Delta hinge (have the cam/strap) on it to match my other older pedal....
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