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Old 06-15-2011, 05:25 AM
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Default Tama Speed Cobra

I recently ditched double bass by removing the slave pedal from my DW. Now to help me make a permanent switch, I'm looking for a good quality single pedal. I've heard very good things about the Tama speed cobra, and when I look at it's price, I can't help but want it.
Is it really as good as they say? Do any of you own one?
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

i had one... ditched it because i realised my feet aren't feet that play on longboards.

i've owned axis pedals before... but they broke....

currently playing on dw9000's. only borrowing them from a friend until the 2011 iron cobra hits australia/i can find a place in the states that has them and will ship them over.........

but yes... speed cobras are actually really good. if you're a longboard player you'll probably like them... i know other people who have gone from axis A long boards to speed cobras.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:57 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

I recently got two for my double bass set and fell in love immediately, just smooth as silk and everything just fells better speed power control, it all seemed to come together for me and I did audition all the others as well and used to use reg Iron Cobras, the longer foot board fits my feet better and gives me more leverage, I wear a size 10 shoe.best of all I got both of them new for 338 bucks, I hope this helps
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:57 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

Well I read longboards are good for people who have larger feet. I can wear size 11 and 12 shoes, so I guess my feet are a little on the large size. The DW pedals I was using before were rather small compared to my feet, so I'm hoping the switch will be good for me.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:32 AM
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I was very excited to get my Speed Cobra. It was OK. Didnt feel any better to me than my Flying Dragons. I traded it for a DW 9000.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:12 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

I hear the DW 9000's don't live up to the hype in quality. (They squeak and have play and such.) But for the price of the Speed Cobras (being much much cheaper than the DW 9000s, Axis pedals, Pearl Demon Drives). I'm sure the slave pedal quality lacks (as most pedals do), but since I plan on getting a single pedal, I'm sure it'll be incredibly worth the money.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:52 AM
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dw9000s are fine in quality... the beater is too heavy for me.

flying dragon direct drives feel freaking amazing! completely effortless they are...
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

I bought a Tama Speed Cobra single pedal november last year and like it, better than my Pearl Eliminator. Smooth action and it feels very solid. The only problem I had with it was that the felt of the projector beater (or what's it called) was worn out very fast, within 2 months. And I'm no heavy kick player, just some doubles here and there. I replaced it with an Iron Cobra felt beater and have been playing with no problems since.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

I may try 9000s. My budget doesn't support them, but I'll make room in my bucketlist for one if I like it. I try to avoid trying out to much equipment, because if I try it and like it, I tend to not stop thinkin' about it 'till I get it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:11 AM
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I may try 9000s. My budget doesn't support them, but I'll make room in my bucketlist for one if I like it. I try to avoid trying out to much equipment, because if I try it and like it, I tend to not stop thinkin' about it 'till I get it.
What I don't like about DW pedals is that ribbed bottom plate below the footboard, doesn't feel comfortable to me. I was also curious to try out the Mapex Raptor someday.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

ill say go for the speed cobra man i have the double and i finally got it close to even in speed but a little less power than the perfect main too not nothing to badd. im still loving it if u get a single this pedal set up good is amazing.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

I don't have much trouble with any of the DW stuff I've used. Even the lower end pedals seem pretty durable. As for the Speed Cobra, a lot of people I've talked to seem to think even if you don't consider the budget, the Speed Cobra is better than the Pearl Demon drive, or the Axis pedals.

I tried the Demon Drives at Guitar Center back when they first came out, and I thought they were awful. My feet kept sliding off of them, and the direct drive really made me feel like the pedal was delaying big time. I like strap and chain drives, but direct drives just feel clumsy to me.
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