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Old 10-18-2014, 05:53 AM
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Default Early Vintage DW5000 Double Pedal

I'm talking about the double pedal with the main pedal with the second bent beater fixture attached to it with the left pedal on the left side of course. Does anyone have any experience using these? are they just as good as the current 5000's? Do they require more maintenance? I've seen some that go for cheap. They look well built. I'm just not sure if they're worth it. I'm looking to upgrade from my pdp double chain double pedal. Looking for a solid fast pedal. If I can stick to the double , great. If not I'll sacrifice and get singles for two bass drums down the road. Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: Early Vintage DW5000 Double Pedal

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I'm talking about the double pedal with the main pedal with the second bent beater fixture attached to it with the left pedal on the left side of course. Does anyone have any experience using these? are they just as good as the current 5000's?
No way as good. DW pedals didn't get worse, they got and are getting better. Plus you'll most likely have wear issues with pedals/hardware from the 80's
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: Early Vintage DW5000 Double Pedal

the dw 5000 single chain and sprocket design originated from the Camco pedal design that DW bought the Camco tools from. pedals that old may have very worn chain sprocket and worn bearings. DW's comparable pedal of today is the DW 6000 pedal. The DW 2002 double pedal would come close but would not have the ball bearing hinge.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Early Vintage DW5000 Double Pedal

The one I used was an add-on after I had purchased my 5000. The left pedal wasn't smooth at all. Attaching it to the bass drum was also a bit tricky if I remember correctly. I'm assuming the attached image is the model you're talking about?
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:07 PM
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No way as good. DW pedals didn't get worse, they got and are getting better. Plus you'll most likely have wear issues with pedals/hardware from the 80's
+1. I had one for several years and ultimately, the slave side lagged so much and got so sluggish, it was nearly impossible to play. The design is inferior to what is available today. The bent beater, the lack of smoothness in the slave pedal, all of the wear and tear on the older pedals by now, the inferior hinges, etc.

They were great when they first came out but that was all that we knew. DW and all of the other companies have refined everything so much. IMO, it's not like playing a beautiful, vintage drum. In this case the pedal actually may be working against you and that is truly frustrating.
If you are a collector, by all means get one but for playability, I say go new(er).

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