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Old 05-21-2014, 02:28 PM
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Default Iron Cobra 200 vs Pearl P-930

So I'm about to get my first pedal this Sunday... I've narrowed it down to just 2, since these are the only cheap, decent pedals around.

I've contacted the local dealer, and here's the prices :

Iron Cobra 200HP - RM 250 ( USD 77.78)

Pearl P-930 - RM 260 (USD 80.90)

I know I have to try 'em out in person before buying, but I wanted to know the how easy it is to adjust each pedal (since I have zero experience with pedals). Which pedal is worth more for the prices offered?
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra 200 vs Pearl P-930

Tama owners will hate me for this but Pearl never seems to wear out, the iron cobras I have seen, even the best ones seem to get weak after a while. I have three pearl pedals from the 1980's, all cheap one with a single chain and two strap drives, and each one is gig ready.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra 200 vs Pearl P-930

i use pearl p-120-p single chain pedals on my kicks and they are great older pedals, they look good too, and you can pick a used 1 up for 30-40 dollars on ebay,craigslist,guitar center,etc...
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra 200 vs Pearl P-930

Thanks for the replies, guys. Looks like I'll be going with the P-930...
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:45 AM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra 200 vs Pearl P-930

I've used both pedals extensively, and even though I'm a Tama guy, I'd take the P-930 over the IC 200 any day.

Definitely a good choice.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:17 AM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra 200 vs Pearl P-930

I sold off a lot of old stuff recently and with it my old Pearl Speedking lookalike. I replaced it with a Pearl P-930 and was very happy with the price and the features. It works just fine. I found it to be a big improvement over the antiquated Pearl I sold off.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:01 AM
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I sold off a lot of old stuff recently and with it my old Pearl Speedking lookalike. I replaced it with a Pearl P-930 and was very happy with the price and the features. It works just fine. I found it to be a big improvement over the antiquated Pearl I sold off.
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I've used both pedals extensively, and even though I'm a Tama guy, I'd take the P-930 over the IC 200 any day.

Definitely a good choice.
Are they easy to adjust? I don't have any experience with pedals...
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:13 PM
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Are they easy to adjust? I don't have any experience with pedals...
There are a couple of easy adjustments the spring is a thumb screw and the pedal rise is accessed with the drum key and it is located under the heel of the foot board. There are no cams to adjust or replace or any of that...

There is also, of course, the batter position adjustment which again is adjusted with a drum key.

The lock down screws and spikes are wingnuts.

I like the pedal, it is a straight forward pedal with nice adjustable features.... and its a huge step up from my Old Pearl (Speed King lookalike).
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Iron Cobra 200 vs Pearl P-930

I would go for Pearl, since they produce quality drum gears, my school uses the standard pearl single pedals(not sure what they called), they are cheap as, but they seemed to work really well, i also like my drum teacher's demon drive double pedal, they are really smooth, and they makes no clicking noises at all. I own a drumcraft double pedal, which feels pretty much the same as the demon drive!
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:36 PM
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UPDATE : So I just got the pedal... I tried out a test model in the store, and liked it a lot... but once I took mine home (I never opened the box) and tried to hit it, but the beater flew forward without ANY resistance at all, even with the spring tension way up. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:53 PM
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UPDATE : So I just got the pedal... I tried out a test model in the store, and liked it a lot... but once I took mine home (I never opened the box) and tried to hit it, but the beater flew forward without ANY resistance at all, even with the spring tension way up. Anyone know how to fix this?
Is the spring cam locked/secured on the beater axle? Drumkey bolt sticking off the top of the pedal frame to the right.

Check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVuluEdBUUc
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:53 PM
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Is the spring cam locked/secured on the beater axle? Drumkey bolt sticking off the top of the pedal frame to the right.

Check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVuluEdBUUc
No. But I already fixed it. Thanks for the help. :-)

Also, is there a way to stop the pedal from hitting the hoop clamp?
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:25 AM
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No. But I already fixed it. Thanks for the help. :-)

Also, is there a way to stop the pedal from hitting the hoop clamp?
Under the footboard is the Allen screw that attaches the chain to the footboard. You can take some slack out of the chain there.....

.....or you can loosen the drumkey screw on the spring adjustment at the upper right like alparrott mentioned earlier. This will change your beater angle and footboard angle at the same time.
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