DW 5000 AD4

whatsam

Member
Hey all, I picked up one of these pedals a couple of days ago and thought I'd share my thoughts. It is a joy to play and has a great, solid feeling when it makes contact with my bass drum. The motion is smooth and fast but the pedal remains sensitive however I play. the only problem I seem to be having is the spring tension, I assume I'm just being an idiot but I can't figure out how to change It. Overall this is a great pedal and I can tell you it's worth buying!!!
 

charliedrummer

Senior Member
I'm glad the AD4 came out because it let me pick up a brand new AD3 on clearance for a great price. I'm glad you're enjoying the new model!
 
Hey all, I picked up one of these pedals a couple of days ago and thought I'd share my thoughts. It is a joy to play and has a great, solid feeling when it makes contact with my bass drum. The motion is smooth and fast but the pedal remains sensitive however I play. the only problem I seem to be having is the spring tension, I assume I'm just being an idiot but I can't figure out how to change It. Overall this is a great pedal and I can tell you it's worth buying!!!
I just went "back" to DW5000 and purchased the AD4. I love it as well. I'm back "home" now. Ive had multiple DW5000's over the years, then a DW9000, then a Trick Bigfoot. The 9000 was to smooth for my tastes. The Trick was great and adjustable..but I guess it didn't have the same feel as my 5000's that I've used over the years.

As far as the spring tension, look at the very bottom of the spring, you should see a round "nut"...loosen that up first. Next loosen the bottom nut underneath the round nut - this one kind of looks like a long rod...and loosen to the desired tension. After you figure out what tension you need, re-tighten the round net on top. It's pretty easy. Hopfully Im describing it correctly.

Good luck
 

whatsam

Member
Ah thank you very much for explaining, I didn't want to try loosening the bottom nut too hard because it felt a little stuck but now that I know.
 
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