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Old 06-19-2010, 02:31 PM
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http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/speedcobra/index.html

Hey, anybody knows what this is?
And when is the release date? Looks shiny

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Old 06-19-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

While I don't know anything about it, just from first glance it looks very similar aesthetically to the Mapex Falcon Pedals....

Hmmm I'd heard that Tama had a new pedal in the works, but I thought it was gonna be a Direct drive to compete with Pearls Demon Drive...

Looks awesome though!


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Old 06-19-2010, 08:45 PM
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I lock it.

TAMA is using what worked best for them in the past, the lightness of the CAMCO pedal along with the strength and adjustability of CAMCO's offspring, the IRON COBRA. I feel TAMA is avoiding a direct drive system cuz it'd take too much money to develop/patent/manufacture, they probably just figure "Why hassle designing a new part? The chain is working for us and we've got a warehouse full of em."

● Longer foot board is plus.

● The new cam (which will fit on a COBRA) is 40% lighter than COBRA's (Hallelujah!!!). CAMCO cam/sprocket is very light. DW five's and nine's suffer from their overweight cam design giving them that heavy/doggy feel, COBRA too.

● The new beater will be a money maker on its own. How bout a 'woody', it'd be an easy wood shop project.

● The double version's beaters can be set equidistant from the bass drum's head-center.

● Love the ability to access the main bearings easily, big plus for cleaning

● No more black paint, the look is more expensive while being cheaper to produce. Don't expect TAMA to pass savings on to the customer though.

● COBRA COIL get's forced on you. Sales are slow for COBRA COIL so they put them on the new pedal just to get rid of em.


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Old 06-20-2010, 12:23 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

This is the first I've heard of it. Are they going to phase out the Iron Cobra or carry both pedals? It seems odd to carry just one model of pedal. Look at DW; ton of options.

I hope they continue to carry the IC. I love mine.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:39 AM
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I love my Iron Cobras too... but a lighter pedal and feel is definitely what I'm looking for. I need to check this out and the Falcon for that...

And if I decide I like them, I think I'll have some Iron Cobras up for sale lol
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:00 AM
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Want lighter and faster? Buy Axis. You will not be sorry.

That pedal doesn't appear to be much of an improvement over the other Iron Cobras, and probably will sell for the price of an Axis. That is a nice beater though.

My .02.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:07 AM
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Want lighter and faster? Buy Axis. You will not be sorry.

That pedal doesn't appear to be much of an improvement over the other Iron Cobras, and probably will sell for the price of an Axis. That is a nice beater though.

My .02.
Well there are those guys who don't care for the feel of direct drive pedals
yet want a pedal that has a light action to it. Not sure how anyone can comment on whether it's an improvement or not over the cobra's just from a few pics. Can't judge it till you see it and play it ;-)
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:17 AM
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Well there are those guys who don't care for the feel of direct drive pedals
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Very true, konaboy. They do feel very different. I spent a month of very diligent practice with mine so I could get used to it. Since then though, I can do things with them that no other pedal can do.

It does look like a very good pedal though. I would certainly give it a go in a store!

Once one makes the transition to something like Axis or the Demondrive, few will go back to the old Camco style though.

I noticed looking at this one that the axle will just come out of the frame real easily. Do you guys and gals have to remove the axle from your pedals often? I only needed to do that once in 18 years with my DWs, and that was to replace the cam that I had worn the teeth down.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:39 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

I've recently bought an Axis and sold it after 3 days of use. It's so powerless comparing to the cobra.
I stopped playing the bassdrum during a song with my band and the guitarists didn't even figure it out because they couldn't hear the bass drum at the first place, lol.
I'm looking forward to this speed cobra.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

their already up for pre sale on zzounds and same day music with a release date of june 13, 2010 and a price of $399
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:31 AM
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I've recently bought an Axis and sold it after 3 days of use. It's so powerless comparing to the cobra.

No doubt you had it set all up in there wrong comrade.



I noticed looking at this one that the axle will just come out of the frame real easily. Do you guys and gals have to remove the axle from your pedals often? I only needed to do that once in 18 years with my DWs

Should douche all the bearings at least twice a year. From my experience being able to easily get at em is a big plus .
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:40 PM
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Yeah, I'm not a fan of direct drive pedals... at least none that I've played so far. A light and fast chain/strap driven pedal sounds perfect for me.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:12 PM
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This pedal looks like it'll be real nice. I still dig my old Camco pedal (--even with no base plate!).
I wish it would come with (at least an option) a strap style cam though.
If I see one in the shop, I'll for sure check it out.
If it felt really nice, I might get into one, but, I have 3 Eliminator singles that I love too.....

Of all the directs drives, I do like the Axis the best. Light and super smooth, but still a lot of power behind the stroke.
The Trick is nice, but feels stiffer than the Axis under my foot at all settings. I don't really like the DD (but I love the Elim, so go figure..).

I like the plain silver of this pedal over the black most pedals are too.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:41 AM
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I wish it would come with (at least an option) a strap style cam though.

Im sure SPEED COBRAS cam is not toothed. I still have a TAMA kevlar strap left over from decades ago, I bet I can make it fit on the SPEED COBRA.

I too liked the feel of the CAMCO, but it was too weak.

I want to like SPEED COBRA
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:42 PM
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It would sell ten times better if they came out with a matching hi-hat stand =)

I'm debating on whether that should be sarcasm or not..
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:34 AM
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It would sell ten times better if they came out with a matching hi-hat stand =)

I'm debating on whether that should be sarcasm or not..

The first drummer I told about SPEED COBRA (an x long time CAMCO user) said

"It'd be nice if they came out with a matching Hi Hat too."

A lot of drummers want matching foot boards.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

Found this on zzsounds:
More expected Saturday, September 18, 2010

Previously was 28 of June.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:04 PM
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TAMA SPEED COBRA vid



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Old 07-10-2010, 09:36 PM
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Tama quality without the Tama weight? I'm in. So far these are looking like they've got everything thing I want in a pedal.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:40 AM
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i really hope that the high demand for these makes the iron cobra price lower - ive always wanted one of those pedals. but im happy with my 5000 for now...
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:35 AM
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i really hope that the high demand for these makes the iron cobra price lower - ive always wanted one of those pedals. but im happy with my 5000 for now...

I wouldn't count on that ;-)

Have you compared the 5000 side by side with a Cobra?
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:58 PM
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Have you compared the 5000 side by side with a Cobra?
no i havent actually. i really like the cobras though with their cobra coil thing. reminds me of the older ludwig speed kings
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:36 AM
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Default Re: Tama Speed Cobra

I saw these online a few weeks ago. I loooove the polished look, it's like a big chrome pedal. I like IC's but they do feel a bit heavy. Love the longer foot board too. I'm just wishing it came with a direct drive option. They're going for about the same price as the cheaper Axis longboard , an new IC or a DW 5000.

I've been going between these choices and I think the Speed Cobra looks the most promising. Have to wait till I can try one out in a store though.
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I just saw a matching Hi hat stand at GC for the speed cobra, Yea

http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/product/ha...ar=2011&area=2
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:18 AM
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I just saw a matching Hi hat stand at GC for the speed cobra, Yea

http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/product/ha...ar=2011&area=2
when i got my speed cobras the 2nd time i actually posted that this would happen. and camco limited edition pedal.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:29 AM
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The first drummer I told about SPEED COBRA (an x long time CAMCO user) said

"It'd be nice if they came out with a matching Hi Hat too."

A lot of drummers want matching foot boards.
That's what I want...and got. Loving the SC's!!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:02 PM
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Nice looking pedal guranteed to cause problems. Like a few of you have noticed there is slack in the double pedal main drive shaft. The slack is from the bearing covers not seating properly and the split shaft having way to much play between the main and slave. Bad design! It doesn't take an engineer to figure out the Cobra will not last as we all highly hoped. Had my pedal since March and had a complete failure due to poor materials used and like I said, the main drive shaft not being held secure. Don't waist your money on the Cobra, buy a system with pressed bearings.
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