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Mapexian
10-25-2005, 07:54 PM
Ok time for a double pedal. I am torn between the TAMA iron cobras.....or the DW500's.
What are your thoughts on each????


.....I'm leaning towards the 500's

Mista Bob
10-25-2005, 07:56 PM
Both great pedals. It all comes down to which you prefer really.

Drum Phil
10-25-2005, 07:57 PM
i beleive 5000's are higher quality

Permanent Solution
10-25-2005, 07:58 PM
Try them out. In fact, try out all the different ones you can at the local shop. You might find you like something entirely different even better behind a kit.

aznriceball
10-25-2005, 07:58 PM
pearl eliminators

borge
10-25-2005, 08:00 PM
Yamaha Flying Dragons, Janus Ergo Double Drum Pedal

XAQ
10-25-2005, 08:00 PM
I'd go ICs because the DWs feel too flimsy to my feet

edit: and tila tequila is an ugly skank :thumb:

Tim
10-25-2005, 08:04 PM
the 5000 and the IC's are both high quality, like bob said, its really what you prefer. try them both out. you cant go wrong with either one

Quickdrop
10-25-2005, 08:06 PM
I've never personally tried 5000's, but i love my Iron Cobra, i'd recommend it.

Ill Mitch
10-25-2005, 08:08 PM
pearl eliminators
Yamaha Flying Dragons, Janus Ergo Double Drum Pedal

He asked about the DW and Tama pedals, so these posts really have no relevance at all.

I myself prefer the DW, but I hear the Tama is great too. You really should just go to a drum shop and try 'em out, that's the only way you can decide.

aznriceball
10-25-2005, 08:09 PM
the thread is hardly relevant at all, its best that he just tries em himself anyway

Mapexian
10-25-2005, 08:12 PM
Obviously I will try them both.... i was asking about quality and such

Ill Mitch
10-25-2005, 08:15 PM
the thread is hardly relevant at all, its best that he just tries em himself anyway

Well then why didn't you post that, instead of mentioning a pedal he wasn't even considering?

GooseFilms.net
10-25-2005, 08:23 PM
5000s

Caleb3221
10-25-2005, 08:38 PM
I have played them both extensively(I own Iron Cobras and play 5000s every day at school). I personally prefer the feel of Iron Cobras, but many prefer 5000s. Neither is superior to the other in terms of craftsmanship, both are excelent and built like tanks. Ultimatley, it's going to be a feel thing that will decide.

Double Bass Jim
10-25-2005, 08:49 PM
Try em try em try em

Get your feet on the pedals before you buy ANYTHING.

wolvesnrp
10-25-2005, 09:18 PM
I think the IC's are a better value

officer doofy
10-25-2005, 09:23 PM
I think the IC's are a better value
yea, i think they're like 30 bucks cheaper.
You can't go wrong with either, both awesome pedals.

playwithfire
10-25-2005, 10:13 PM
Personally, I prefer DW5000's. You're not me though, so try them out.

On a side note, I love when people spell Tama with all caps... I find it hilarious.

chickensandwiches
10-25-2005, 11:37 PM
DW all the way!

rockindrummer
10-25-2005, 11:49 PM
I'd go for the dw's but make sure you try them out before you buy, that is the most important part with all drum gear.

Finch88
10-25-2005, 11:50 PM
ive never tried cobras but ive tried the 5000 and i love it


but im too poor to buy either one so whatever :P

aznriceball
10-26-2005, 01:23 AM
Well then why didn't you post that, instead of mentioning a pedal he wasn't even considering?


becuz everyone else was going to say it anyway. looks like im right too

dedard9fx
10-27-2005, 02:08 PM
Try em try em try em

Get your feet on the pedals before you buy ANYTHING.
Yeah! That's right DBJ!

Try them, compare them, then choose the one you prefer the most!

stevoibanez
10-27-2005, 04:29 PM
i beleive 5000's are higher quality
Wrong.

Ask practically any COMPETENT shop owner or someone who has actually tried both pedals (Most of the people saying giving their opinion here havent tried any), and they will say that the IC is the most solid pedal of the big four, no argument.

playwithfire
10-27-2005, 04:45 PM
Agreed. The Iron Cobra is more rugged, but you shouldn't be breaking pedals anyway, so it's not really relevant. The Iron Cobra has two screws attaching the chain to the footboard, as well as two supports under the footboard, whereas the 5000 only has one screw and one support.

Brokensticks
10-27-2005, 06:26 PM
Try before you buy.

Pantellica
10-27-2005, 06:39 PM
^^^yeah try em out
i own the IC's and they're great pedals, dependable, and have lots of ADJUSTMENTS

Double Bass Jim
10-27-2005, 11:47 PM
but you shouldn't be breaking pedals anyway, so it's not really relevant
Exactly, if you break pedals.. Well lets just say you should take up something new like clog dancing.

Bone
10-28-2005, 12:15 AM
Wrong.

Ask practically any COMPETENT shop owner or someone who has actually tried both pedals (Most of the people saying giving their opinion here havent tried any), and they will say that the IC is the most solid pedal of the big four, no argument.


Ask anybody who knows high end drum pedals and they'll tell you something along the lines of - They are ALL highly over designed and built.


Every single high end pedal is overdesigned and built by a long shot. They all use bearings in every place you would, and some you wouldn't. All are adjustable to such finite degree's one has to wonder if anybody would really notice such differences.

It basically comes down to looks and price. They all do a fantastic job, non will break, they all are smooth as a babies butt. If anyone says one or another is smoother.. that's just simply differences from the pedal setup, there mood that day or whathave you. No human can physically messure such things in such an arbitrary way. (Such as randomly hitting random pedals in a shop).

Facts to keep in mind.

Tama has notoriouslly bad customer service.
DW has been known for longevity in hardware.
Yamaha is known for having great customer service, and dependable products across the board.

Also some pedals feel different, the acceleration ratio on the cam is slightly different from DW, Yamaha etc. As are the pedal board lengths and pivot point ratios.

Some use solid connection drives, a totally different feel alltogether. Yamaha, Axis and PDP offer those.

Whatever you choose on the highend. There will never be a debate on quality of construction, the product lasting and overall friction reduction issues.

metallas
10-28-2005, 08:58 AM
yamaha flying dragons, and let everyone else spending money hoping that the expensive pedal will make them machineguns

DxRocker
10-28-2005, 10:18 AM
Out of those 2, I'ld prefer the Cobra's.

But my feet feel different then yours probably, so go to a store, try them out and decide for yourself wich ones feel most natural to you.

And just in case you doubt between those two because they are well known names: try out others as well!

ToMsK
10-28-2005, 10:40 AM
go for DW5000's if you got money to burn, i prefer them to ICs

The Ska Man
10-28-2005, 10:50 AM
yamaha flying dragons, and let everyone else spending money hoping that the expensive pedal will make them machineguns


Yesh. FDs rock.

drumbumman
10-28-2005, 02:48 PM
thats a toffy

I have DW 700's and they kick *** but i do know guys who only play iron cobras and nothing else