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Old 02-19-2009, 02:20 AM
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Default My new DW 5000s

My DW 5000 Accelerator AD3 double pedal just came about half an hour.
I set it up, adjusted it, and snapped some pictures.
First impressions:

-The hardware itself is ROCK SOLID. Nothing moves, everything is sturdy.
-It looks GREAT with my kit. Seriously. Red and black, red and black, red and black.

Everything feels very smooth, except not one million times better than my PDPs.
I definitely need to get some new beaters, because one of these is completely worn away (just the felt side) but it's still 100% playable.
There is one problem, however:

Basically, on the slave beater, something seems broken.
When I use the pedal slowly, it moves forward, then kind of mechanically rocks back and forth a bit, then keeps going.
It feels like something is loose, but I have all of the nuts and bolts tightened.
EDIT: After some experimenting, I discovered that the problem is the little thing that connects the beater to the main pedal is loose, and it wobbles.
I'll take a video of the problem if nessecary, and it'd be awesome if you guys could help.

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:52 AM
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Nice. I am not a double bass fan myself, but it looks good altogether.
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Is the pedal new or used.??
Are you talking about the connecting shaft or bar??
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:57 AM
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Just use the plastic side. I do, and my BD is so.......(theres just no other word) BAM!!!

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Basically, on the slave beater, something seems broken.
When I use the pedal slowly, it moves forward, then kind of mechanically rocks back and forth a bit, then keeps going.
It feels like something is loose, but I have all of the nuts and bolts tightened.
EDIT: After some experimenting, I discovered that the problem is the little thing that connects the beater to the main pedal is loose, and it wobbles.
I'll take a video of the problem if nessecary, and it'd be awesome if you guys could help.
I think that you are talking about the clamp that connents the beater to the shaft of the pedal. You can use an allen wrench to tighen it.
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I think that you are talking about the clamp that connents the beater to the shaft of the pedal. You can use an allen wrench to tighen it.
Ummm...that might be it. Let me draw a picture:



See the one on the left? It's slightly loose...it might have to do with the fact that there's no drum key knob thing, there's only one on the right. There is a little black thing sticking out of it, but no knob.
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Is that black thing an allen screw that needs tightening with an allen wrench??
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Is that black thing an allen screw that needs tightening with an allen wrench??
Dude, my dad just helped me fix it with an allen wrench and now it ROCKS!
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I happy for you young lad. Enjoy.
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Ha! That's only the second pic of a delivery truck I've seen on the forum. That translates to "super excited to get some gear." Many of us can relate to that.

Nice to see the forum help you and your Pops tighten it up. Good work Gruntersdad.

Also, you are dead right about the looks, though. It makes the pedals look custom matched to the drums. Curious, since the pedals and drums are both DW, is there much difference in the tint of the red or is it spot on?

Cool stuff.
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Dude, my dad just helped me fix it with an allen wrench and now it ROCKS!
does it really ROCK????

haha well my hats came faster than your double pedals and tomorrow my new avedis sweet ride is coming!!!
Now that ROCKS!

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Old 02-19-2009, 10:53 AM
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now you just need a new hat stand to match :P

but it looks like that bass skin is knackered
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nice pedals!

i was the same when i was waiting for my iron cobras!
" are they here yet?"
and then the next day i would angry when they weren't here! lol


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There really aren't any pedals better than the DW 5000's. They are a solid investment. Just be sure to keep all the connections good and tight, and clean it with some WD-40 every once and a while. It will serve you well. I suggest (when you're comfortable) taking it apart, cleaning it, and putting it back together to get yourself familiar with how it functions. Then you can adjust beater position, spring tension, etc and get it to feel PERFECT.

Also, flipping the beaters around is a good suggestion. You'll never have to replace them, but your bass head will wear a bit faster.
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now you just need a new hat stand to match :P

but it looks like that bass skin is knackered
He's right. Buy a kickpad.

But apart from that lookin good! I think half the forum members on here must have one of those pedals, be it the single or double version, including me ;). Mine came with it's own case though.
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Ha! That's only the second pic of a delivery truck I've seen on the forum. That translates to "super excited to get some gear." Many of us can relate to that.

Nice to see the forum help you and your Pops tighten it up. Good work Gruntersdad.

Also, you are dead right about the looks, though. It makes the pedals look custom matched to the drums. Curious, since the pedals and drums are both DW, is there much difference in the tint of the red or is it spot on?

Cool stuff.
That's interesting question. I tried using the Photobucket color-picker to find out. Since the lighting was different, I don't know for sure, but my best guess would be yes.

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now you just need a new hat stand to match :P

but it looks like that bass skin is knackered
Don't even get me started, haha! If there's one thing that's not on my priority list, it would be that!

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There really aren't any pedals better than the DW 5000's. They are a solid investment. Just be sure to keep all the connections good and tight, and clean it with some WD-40 every once and a while. It will serve you well. I suggest (when you're comfortable) taking it apart, cleaning it, and putting it back together to get yourself familiar with how it functions. Then you can adjust beater position, spring tension, etc and get it to feel PERFECT.

Also, flipping the beaters around is a good suggestion. You'll never have to replace them, but your bass head will wear a bit faster.
I already flipped the beaters around (haven't had a chance to play it), but which part exactly should I clean with WD40? The chains, or the shaft, or what?
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That's interesting question. I tried using the Photobucket color-picker to find out. Since the lighting was different, I don't know for sure, but my best guess would be yes.



Don't even get me started, haha! If there's one thing that's not on my priority list, it would be that!



I already flipped the beaters around (haven't had a chance to play it), but which part exactly should I clean with WD40? The chains, or the shaft, or what?
Clean and lube any moving parts, chain, sprocket, shaft, universal joints, etc. Your set has come a long way in the past few months, good work, Is looking great.
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See if you prefer the sound of the felt side of the beater over the plastic side. I personally really don't like the sound of plastic beaters, so I always use the felt side.
If you don't want to buy new beaters you might try putting the PDP beaters you have on this pedal - they should be exchangeable without any problems since they're both DW. Or was your PDP pedal a single? I forget...

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Congrats on your pedals! They look great, and are played by some of the greatest drummers too, so now you can never blame your equipment again ;-).
I hope your new kickhead will arive shortly, and then you can show us all what you can do with your new pedals...

As Drumsword said, your kit has come a long way. Have fun making it even more special then it is already. (more cowbell?)
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Congrats on your pedals! They look great, and are played by some of the greatest drummers too, so now you can never blame your equipment again ;-).
I hope your new kickhead will arive shortly, and then you can show us all what you can do with your new pedals...

As Drumsword said, your kit has come a long way. Have fun making it even more special then it is already. (more cowbell?)
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You should run all Ebony or Black Suede (BS, haha) heads. Now THAT would be mean.
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does it really ROCK????

haha well my hats came faster than your double pedals and tomorrow my new avedis sweet ride is coming!!!
Now that ROCKS!

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There really aren't any pedals better than the DW 5000's. They are a solid investment. Just be sure to keep all the connections good and tight, and clean it with some WD-40 every once and a while. It will serve you well. I suggest (when you're comfortable) taking it apart, cleaning it, and putting it back together to get yourself familiar with how it functions. Then you can adjust beater position, spring tension, etc and get it to feel PERFECT.

Also, flipping the beaters around is a good suggestion. You'll never have to replace them, but your bass head will wear a bit faster.

I couldn't agree more. I got my DW 5000's in 1994 and haven't looked back. They really are great pedals. I'll occasionally try different pedals at the drum store, but keep going back to the 5000's. I have never had any problems in the 14 or so years I have played them.
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I couldn't agree more. I got my DW 5000's in 1994 and haven't looked back. They really are great pedals. I'll occasionally try different pedals at the drum store, but keep going back to the 5000's. I have never had any problems in the 14 or so years I have played them.
wow, that really says a lot about quality gear. If you bought cheaper pedals you might have had to replace them two times already... Makes it more expensive in the end to buy cheap :-)
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See if you prefer the sound of the felt side of the beater over the plastic side. I personally really don't like the sound of plastic beaters, so I always use the felt side.
If you don't want to buy new beaters you might try putting the PDP beaters you have on this pedal - they should be exchangeable without any problems since they're both DW. Or was your PDP pedal a single? I forget...

Best wishes with the new pedals!
Thank you! I'm not sure which side I like better, but I was considering getting some Trick beaters. I've certainly never heard anything bad about Trick!

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Congrats on your pedals! They look great, and are played by some of the greatest drummers too, so now you can never blame your equipment again ;-).
I hope your new kickhead will arive shortly, and then you can show us all what you can do with your new pedals...

As Drumsword said, your kit has come a long way. Have fun making it even more special then it is already. (more cowbell?)
Haha more cowbell? I have a cowbell! I just don't like the look of it on a kit, but sometimes I use.

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You should run all Ebony or Black Suede (BS, haha) heads. Now THAT would be mean.
Just one more 18" Ebony to top it off...you can't put one of those on the snare!

Also, in my next video, I'm gonna have three camera...one overhead, one front view, and one kick pedal view! It'll be rad!
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How about this?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Remo-Bla...99-i1402496.gc


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How about this?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Remo-Bla...99-i1402496.gc


I don't know how it will sound but it'll look great!
It got a great review in Modern Drummer, and I will try it one day, but for now, I'm gonna focus on the stuff that I need.

Speaking of money, I just sold my PST 3 crash for $40! Now I have $111...yay.
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nice double kick - deedubs make good everything. love how your kits developed over tIme (and money) keep it up!
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Just a quick update:

I sold my PST 3 hi hats for $44.

I sold my PST 3 crash for $40.

I sold my PDP double pedal $75.

And my snare stand...it BROKE IN HALF! Can you believe it?
So I called DW, and they said they'd send me a new one because it's still under warranty.

And I have my Superkick III coming in the mail!
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Just a quick update:

I sold my PST 3 hi hats for $44.

I sold my PST 3 crash for $40.

I sold my PDP double pedal $75.

And my snare stand...it BROKE IN HALF! Can you believe it?
So I called DW, and they said they'd send me a new one because it's still under warranty.

And I have my Superkick III coming in the mail!
Haha, it never stops with you, does it :-). I am very curious where you will be in 3 years, kit-wise and drumming-wise.

You are a promissing grasshopper...
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Haha, it never stops with you, does it :-). I am very curious where you will be in 3 years, kit-wise and drumming-wise.

You are a promissing grasshopper...
Haha yeah, this whole thing is pretty crazy...

Problem is, in three years, I'll be off to college. I don't know what's gonna happen drumming-wise then.
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Nice! congrats on the pedal man. I Like How it kinda accents your red hardware.
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