DW 5000 specialty pedals -- heal-toe

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Post Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:50 pm

I'm in the market for a new double bass pedal.

Up until this point, I've played heel up, but I'm not exactly blazing fast. My feet are also too big to do heel-toe on a standard pedal.

I don't even know if I want to try heel toe stuff, or just be patient and get the speed out of heel up, but I'd at least like to have the option.

I was looking at DW's stuff, and they have some specialty pedals that might do the trick for someone wtih big feet. The 5002ADS http://dwdrums.com/pedals/5000Pedals.htm

But I've never seen one of these in person so I have no idea if it would be would I'm looking for or not. Could be a cheap answer for bigfoot wanting to do heel toe?

Axis Longboards are too expensive for me btw.
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Post Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:59 pm

nope. I can't do heel toe on my 5000's. I wear a size 12. I've been working on constant release which is pretty cool.

longboards are pretty much the only answer for big feet doing heel-toe. the 5000's are great pedals, though.
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Post Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:37 pm

Yeah, get some Axis Longboards, or some Trick Bigfoots.
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:48 pm

Thanks for the responses, but I can't afford the Axis or Trick unless I find one used.

Isn't there another technique, like a foot swivel or something you can do to roll the bass pedals? What's that called?
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:40 pm

Miketh wrote:Thanks for the responses, but I can't afford the Axis or Trick unless I find one used.


Can't or WON'T afford?

Anything worth doing is worth doing RIGHT!

How long could it possibly take to save up 729.00 for the Trick Double? Put 75 bucks a month aside for 10 months and you'll have a no-comprimise solution! If that won't happen, then save 37.50 for 20 months!

You could spend the next two years trying to master a technique that would be easier with equipment that is better suited for the job!
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Post Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:53 am

zen_drummer wrote:
Miketh wrote:Thanks for the responses, but I can't afford the Axis or Trick unless I find one used.


Can't or WON'T afford?

Anything worth doing is worth doing RIGHT!

How long could it possibly take to save up 729.00 for the Trick Double? Put 75 bucks a month aside for 10 months and you'll have a no-comprimise solution! If that won't happen, then save 37.50 for 20 months!

You could spend the next two years trying to master a technique that would be easier with equipment that is better suited for the job!


Zen, he broke the mold after you.

Miketh, I had one of those ADS pedals by accident when I bought my kit almost a year ago. It has a way different feel. I dont know if it will work for you
but I do know it was weird having the heel part of a bass drum pedal move upwards when your pushing on the toe part of it. I would guess that pedal
was designed exclusively for heel/toe technique and nothing else.
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Post Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:08 am

Get a Trick big foot!!
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Post Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:38 pm

Some people just can't afford expensive gear. I know I can't most of the time, and I definitely can't afford to be putting loads of money aside.

You don't need longboards to do heel toe. Just get a pedal you feel comfortable with and like playing, and then perfect your technique on that. There's no point spending huge amounts on something simply for one technique that isn't even that good anyway.
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Post Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:00 am

[quote="zen_drummer"][quote="Miketh"]Thanks for the responses, but I can't afford the Axis or Trick unless I find one used.[/quote]

Can't or WON'T afford?

Anything worth doing is worth doing RIGHT!

How long could it possibly take to save up 729.00 for the Trick Double? Put 75 bucks a month aside for 10 months and you'll have a no-comprimise solution! If that won't happen, then save 37.50 for 20 months!

You could spend the next two years trying to master a technique that would be easier with equipment that is better suited for the job![/quote]

The money I'm spending is from a bonus I got at work, so I'm on a fixed amount, and that has to include some other equipment as well.

As far as monthly savings go, I'll just say I have a mortgage and my first child on its way.

So, for the time being CAN'T afford.

But point well taken.
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Post Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:57 pm

zen_drummer wrote:
Miketh wrote:Thanks for the responses, but I can't afford the Axis or Trick unless I find one used.


Can't or WON'T afford?

Anything worth doing is worth doing RIGHT!

How long could it possibly take to save up 729.00 for the Trick Double? Put 75 bucks a month aside for 10 months and you'll have a no-comprimise solution! If that won't happen, then save 37.50 for 20 months!

You could spend the next two years trying to master a technique that would be easier with equipment that is better suited for the job!





well said ZEN, I ALWAYS WAS TAUGHT TO GO W/ THE BETTER OPTION BUYING CHEAP REALLY DOESNT PAY OFF IN THE END!
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Post Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:44 pm

Well I would suggest workin on swivel technique as it works out for me great. I Wear a 13.5 and play on PDP 402 pedals up to the 260 bpm range using this technique. Sure you could buy an expensive pedal, but it will only do so much good if you don't/didn't have a developed technique to begin with. (Not saying you don't, just making a point)
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Post Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:46 am

Damn ya'll got some big feets....I wear a size 11 and don't have a problem on any pedals....oh well, that's lucky for me I guess. One thing that i do like about the DW's though is the optional toe stopper! It lets you get a little more bite on the toe action.
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Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:46 pm

These are new! Cant find reviews on them anywhere.

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Post Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:55 pm

I have a size 12 foot and have trouble with heel-toe on 5000's
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:35 am

oops, I meant I have no trouble with heel-toe on them.