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Old 10-12-2010, 10:52 PM
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right guys, ive got a pearl p9000 (i think) pedal. ive seen iron cobras and all the rest of the "uprated" pedals. i suppose im just fishing for advice really. whats the score with these. what do they do that a "bog standard" one doesnt. ive never used a uprated one so i genuinely dont have a clue.

are they worth the extra money to upgrade???

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Old 10-12-2010, 11:09 PM
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right guys, ive got a pearl p9000 (i think) pedal. ive seen iron cobras and all the rest of the "uprated" pedals. i suppose im just fishing for advice really. whats the score with these. what do they do that a "bog standard" one doesnt. ive never used a uprated one so i genuinely dont have a clue.

are they worth the extra money to upgrade???

cheers fellas
Ooh! Opening a can of worms here!

Here's what I discovered: once I got used to a certain feel of a pedal, every time I decided to get a better pedal, what I ended up doing every time was to make it feel like what my foot liked! Which means, why did I even upgrade at all?

If you are looking for a completely different feel because your current pedal isn't allowing you to do things you'd like, then by all means, upgrade. But if you're playing everything you need to play with what you have, that Pearl 900 is no slouch. I play a Tama Iron Cobra Jr. after having tried all kinds of pedals. And when I look back on owning a Trick Pro-1V pedal ($350) that I made feel just like a DW5000 (that I owned used for $80), I began to wonder what I was buying for the extra $270.

Now that I've realized this, I'm committed to the Iron Cobra Jr. Only you can answer if you'd like to upgrade or not, but think about it....
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:56 PM
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right guys, ive got a pearl p9000 (i think) pedal. ive seen iron cobras and all the rest of the "uprated" pedals. i suppose im just fishing for advice really. whats the score with these. what do they do that a "bog standard" one doesnt. ive never used a uprated one so i genuinely dont have a clue.

are they worth the extra money to upgrade???

cheers fellas


Generally more money means more adjustability and usually higher quality materials and tighter tolerances.

I can play a cheaper pedal and be OK with its 'feel' though I know its lack of durability will not be worth its cheap price.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:52 AM
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ive got a pearl p9000 (i think) pedal.
...and the big question, and only you can answer it, is, are you happy with it?
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ive seen iron cobras and all the rest of the "uprated" pedals.
You need to do more than "see" all the rest. You need to play any and every pedal you can get your foot/feet on. Then, you can make an "informed" decision. Every time I go into a drum shop, I look to see what pedals they have, set up to demo. And I try them out. So far, and for 5 years now, I'm quite happy with my Yamaha Direct Drive (Flying Dragon) pedal(s).
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are they worth the extra money to upgrade???
Again, only you can answer that. If you find a pedal that feels better than your Pearl, then you have to decide if it's worth switching to.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:16 AM
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straight forward stuff then eh :) im happy with my pedal, but i do feel like there is a tad more to be gained by upgrading, but i cant put my finger on what it is i would gain if that makes sense. i think i will have a play about with some.
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