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Old 11-15-2008, 05:54 PM
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:27 PM
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Putting aside the hundreds of threads already made on this topic...

Trick Pro 1-V.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:58 PM
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Yes search, search, search....BUt mine is best.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:38 PM
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there is no best pedal...

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Old 11-15-2008, 08:27 PM
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That question is completely opinion based. Some people will say dw 9000, some like the 5000 more, some like trick pedals. Its whatever feels best under your foot.

By the way this is the wrong forum for this, it should be in the other gear section.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:45 PM
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That question is completely opinion based. Some people will say dw 9000, some like the 5000 more, some like trick pedals. Its whatever feels best under your foot.

By the way this is the wrong forum for this, it should be in the other gear section.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:00 AM
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By the way this is the wrong forum for this, it should be in the other gear section.
soory i didnt know that. the thing is that im buying a new pedal and i want to here what people like:)
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:40 AM
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soory i didnt know that. the thing is that im buying a new pedal and i want to here what people like:)
Doesn't really matter what we like, everyone has different tastes and likes a different feel to their pedal. So what works for me or someone else may not work for you. You really need to get your feet on as many as possible to try them and see what pedal chooses you.

DW, Tama, Pearl Eliminator, Axis, Trick, Yamaha all make great pedals and all offer a completely different feel.

Have fun shopping for them, always exciting getting a new piece of hardware ;-)
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:51 AM
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Iron Cobra!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:07 AM
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:44 AM
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I've played the DW5000 for about 15 years. For price, durability, availability and function, it's hard to beat. They last forever and can be found used on eBay all the time. It's not a fancy pedal, but it will get the job done reliably and well for many years.

I use two DW5000s for my foot percussion. I use a Duallist for my main pedal and I have to say the action is better with the Duallist, and of course my right foot can play two beaters and that's very nice. I can play 240 bpm notes on my bass drum.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:55 AM
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DW and Tama pedals are both based on Camco designs which both companies had access to years back. The Iron Cobras are cheaper and, in my extended drum retail experience, DW's broke more often. They both play great though, and there's gotta be a reason other than marketing (at least I hope) as to why DW pedals are so popular, but my common sense makes me lean toward the Iron Cobras.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:37 AM
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I love the DW 8000. I would also check out the Pearl Eliminator.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:59 PM
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Speed King! havent tried already but it might be great
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:10 PM
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DW9000.... but hey that's just me...
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:01 AM
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Well.... I bought single pedal iron cobra today. it wasnt new so i didnt spend lot of money. it works pretty cool. im very happy!!!!!:):):)
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:52 AM
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There is no best drum pedal, per se. What feels good to you and is smooth, quiet, quick and reliable?

I've used a number of pedals over the years, including some classics such as the Rogers Swivomatic, and the even lesser known Fibes.

But of the bass drum pedals I've enjoyed playing the most are these two, used primarily in small ensemble jazz settings the super-smooth, quick Ghost, and my trusty 50-year old Ludwig Speed King Twin Spring, which are still being made. I also have a matching Ludwig Speed King Hi-Hat stand from the mid-50's. All of these pedals still work flawlessly.





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Old 11-22-2008, 09:58 AM
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I know the Speed King is still manufactured, but were you referring to both pedals? That Ghost pedal looks interesting... Gonna search the 'net for more info on that company.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:30 PM
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The Ghost is gone. But here's a cool link to info about it.
http://www.billyrhythm.com/drums/ghost/index.html

I remember these from back in the day. I always wanted one but I think they were a little pricey, so I ended up with a Rogers Swivomatic.

Nowadays, I like the Iron Cobra.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:00 AM
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I like this old Remo pedal that is designed just like the Yamaha 9000 pedal that was never available in the U.S. I replaced the big chain with a leather strap and this pedal has a balance to it that you wouldn't believe. It is so easy to play it's almost illegal.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:24 AM
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I like this old Remo pedal that is designed just like the Yamaha 9000 pedal that was never available in the U.S. I replaced the big chain with a leather strap and this pedal has a balance to it that you wouldn't believe. It is so easy to play it's almost illegal.
IIRC, Yamaha made a very nice strap-drive pedal in the 90's. It used a very tough fiberglass strap. It was smooth, silent and as quick as stink. I see no reason why it isn't viable now, the strap is as strong as chain.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:42 AM
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i used to use a Gibraltar double i got as a present and it was great, built well and nice action. it is a nice cheap alternative to some of the more costly pedals.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:43 AM
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I was in japan in the Army Band in the late 70s and played the Yamaha 9000 strap-drive pedal in a Yamaha music store in Tokyo. It came out in Japan along with the 9000 Recording Custom drums. It was a fantastic pedal, so smooth, quick and had an indescribable balanced feel to it, along with a really wide footboard. I promised myself that I'd buy one of those when I got back to the states, but Yamaha never introduced it here, preferring instead to market their 8000 pedal as their top pedal in the U.S. Now this old Remo looks and feels like the same pedal. I called Remo the other day and asked about it. They named a Japanese manufacturer that had supplied it to Remo, and methinks that same company supplied that same pedal to Yamaha. The only difference was that the Remo came with a humongous chain rather than a strap, so I put a leather strap on it. It has a single post on the right which is adjustable for height, and a large wing nut sticking out of the cross rod on the right that moves as you play the pedal and is used to adjust the beater angle.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:08 AM
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OK, I just got a call from Greg at Yamaha in California. The pedal wasn't called the Yamaha fp9000, it was called the fp910. Here it is, and now it turns out that beside just a couple of minor differences, it's the same pedal as this Remo of mine--


http://www.digimart.net/inst_detail...._id=DS00515970
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:49 AM
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OK, I just got a call from Greg at Yamaha in California. The pedal wasn't called the Yamaha fp9000, it was called the fp910. Here it is, and now it turns out that beside just a couple of minor differences, it's the same pedal as this Remo of mine--


http://www.digimart.net/inst_detail...._id=DS00515970
Yep, that be the thing. When Yamaha was producing that, I was on temporary assignment to Kadena Air Base (Okinawa) They had that, with Yamaha's then-new electronic drums. This was circa 1988. Great pedal!
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:29 AM
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As a heel-toe player I have come to love the footboard on my Axis AL (took me a solid month to really get the feel for the pedal though), but when I start playing some lighter heel-down I switch it out for a Sonor pedal I picked up at a garage sale.

Even as a single drummer there isn't one pedal for me, much less a universal best.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:56 AM
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As a heel-toe player I have come to love the footboard on my Axis AL (took me a solid month to really get the feel for the pedal though), but when I start playing some lighter heel-down I switch it out for a Sonor pedal I picked up at a garage sale.

Even as a single drummer there isn't one pedal for me, much less a universal best.
For me, the Axis longboard was quite uncomfortable and I bought them based on so many other people's opinions without trying them myself. Although it is a great pedal in general, it isn't gonna feel right to everyone.

I went out recently and bought a pair of Pearl Eliminators and right out of the box, they felt amazing. THEN I started to mess around with the million or more adjustments you can make on them... I finally have a pedal that is "ideal" for my playing and I don't think there is any reason for me to change... even to a Trick pedal with all the great reviews they get. I can do everything I want on the Eliminators, including heel-toe and can go as fast as I want too...so if it's not broken don't fix it :)
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:07 AM
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groove really can you do anything.. can you go 300bpm?
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Trick 01-v detonator bigfoot.

Compression spring action. Only other pedals with this action: Premier ?? and Ludwig speed king (1937 design, never updated)

Silent operation.

Advanced space age alloys

I have owned a yamaha 8215, a tama iron cobra, a DW 5002 and 9002, Ludwig speed king. The trick pedals blow them away for features and adjustability. Total customizable position and action. The only "feel" you cannot achieve with this pedal is "assist" the way a DW 5002 "leads" you.

The only "flaw" i have with mine is that the pedalboard is too flat and polished and i can't get traction near the heel for heel-toe methood. (i solved this by wrapping the heel with tennis-grip:

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Trick 01-v detonator bigfoot.

Compression spring action. Only other pedals with this action: Premier ?? and Ludwig speed king (1937 design, never updated)

Silent operation.

Advanced space age alloys

I have owned a yamaha 8215, a tama iron cobra, a DW 5002 and 9002, Ludwig speed king. The trick pedals blow them away for features and adjustability. Total customizable position and action. The only "feel" you cannot achieve with this pedal is "assist" the way a DW 5002 "leads" you.

The only "flaw" i have with mine is that the pedalboard is too flat and polished and i can't get traction near the heel for heel-toe methood. (i solved this by wrapping the heel with tennis-grip:


I can't see your photo (anything not an attachment is blocked here) but I have a pair of bigfoot v2's on the way for my new kit in january. I have a medium carpet and was wondering: do those pedals have spikes or just velcro on the bottom to stop them from sliding?
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:29 PM
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The Ludwig Speed King. As far as double pedals go the Pearl gear and the Tama cobra are king in my book.
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I can't see your photo (anything not an attachment is blocked here) but I have a pair of bigfoot v2's on the way for my new kit in january. I have a medium carpet and was wondering: do those pedals have spikes or just velcro on the bottom to stop them from sliding?
I forget! LOL!! i'll take a look when i go to the studio today. I'm pretty sure it uses both, the base plate definitely has and needs velcro because it's mirror flat aluminum and highly polished. I think there's also 2 spikes that screw down from above the base plate but i'll double check that and get back to you
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diosdude why have u got a double kick kit plus a db on a pad just curious probably obvious
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diosdude why have u got a double kick kit plus a db on a pad just curious probably obvious
The pad is triggered out to an alesis D4. I can play a wide variety of percusive sounds with the pedal and still play the bubinga bass drums.
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The one you like ;-)
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:11 PM
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I myself own Tama Iron Cobras, but I think that Axis pedals are the most smooth and feel best. It's all a matter of opinion!
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I know the Speed King is still manufactured, but were you referring to both pedals? That Ghost pedal looks interesting... Gonna search the 'net for more info on that company.
No, I was referring only to the Ludwig Speed King. Sorry for the confusion.

The Ghost pedal is worth searching out if you're interested in a true classic built like a truck.

There are many copies of the original Camco chain drive pedal out there, too. It was also a workhorse back in the day.
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ahh thanx for clearing tht up for me diosdude
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:39 AM
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groove really can you do anything.. can you go 300bpm?
ha ha yeah right...no, I can go comfortably at 240 and occasionally close to 250, but that is as fast as I really want or need to go and I can do it the same on the Axis or Eliminator.

As for iplaydw, I will probably be selling them as a pair (2 singles) but not sure if I'm gonna just sell them local on craigslist or throw them on ebay. I have to borrow a camera to get some pictures up and haven't had the time.
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