DW 5000 Pedals?

masonvonritchie

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Right now I have a DW 7000, which is working fine for me but I'm looking at the 5000 series. The reason being I've heard they're better in that they're smoother and have more adjustments. My 7000 is quick but it's not as smooth as I'd like it to be. My question is what is the difference between the Turbo and Accelerator models? They're both the same price on musiciansfriend but the Turbo has a higher customer rating. I've fiddled with them at Guitar Center but never played them behind a kit. Can anyone share their experience with them?
 

Dale

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I used to have a DW 5000 strap pedal and I must say it was as smooth as silk. Someone else must've thought so because it got stolen.
 

tamadrummer321

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i have tried them at guitar center that arnt bad at all but the only thing is they are heavey pedals and if i am going to have a heavey pedal then it has to get alot of rebound , and i think thats what the dw 5000 lacked. but it was also on an eletric drumset so mybe that is why it didnt rebound as much
 

Will

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Very nice pedals, my mate went from 7000s to 5000s and I played both quite a few times and I must say the 5000s blow the sh!t outta the 7000s.

Which one to get?

Completely up to you and how you play, if you want an aggresive pedal go for the accelerator as it has an offset cam the turbo has an on set cam so its like a smoother feel I guess.
 

G-Rad

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Every DW Pedal I ever had broke in some form or another... :( I still use'em though, I guess i like them reguardless....
 

Alcyon

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What's the difference between the 5000, 9000, and 7000 series? Since the 7000 series is a higher number I always thought that it was a better pedal than the 5000 series, but noone seems to play 7000s. What's the deal?
 

Will

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4000, 7000, 5000, 9000

Thats the "order" though some people dont like the feel of the 9000 and stick with the 5000 as both are professional range and it just depends on what kinda feel you want from it
 

Copelandesque

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Heard through the grapevine that the 5000's will be discontinued soon. got a 5000 delta double had it for about 8 years.. and the pedal must be at least 12-15 years old. still solid. and any other pedal i play feels like a brick.
 

Will

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Surely not?

They're what made DW!

Would be such a shame if they did, like if Zildjian discontinued Avedis Series!
 
Alcyon":1vc2l8y0 said:
What's the difference between the 5000, 9000, and 7000 series? Since the 7000 series is a higher number I always thought that it was a better pedal than the 5000 series, but noone seems to play 7000s. What's the deal?


i have the 7000 and its works out fine for my type of playing. i will get the 5000 in a couple years as soon as the 7000 wears down in like 3 years or more
 

DeVile15

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i bought the 5000 a few months ago and i hafta say that it really is the most comfortable pedal i have ever played. i personally think that it blows tama out of the water and that it really is a better quality pedal than the 7000 and 9000
 

syntaxerror

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I like the 5000 accelorator double, tried it out a few weeks ago. It was smooth, fast and I could play it using the techniques I use (swivel, heel-toe, etc) without any problems. I like it so much Im selling my pearl eliminators to get the 5000.

£170 if anyones interested :D
 

metalhxcdrummer

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i played the 9000 and it just puts them all to shame. i have an iron cobra and i wanna sell it and save up to get the 9000. that pedel is the shat
 

Drummer_chum

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I play the 9000 series and its hands down the best pedal I have ever used. Although when I first started playing them it took me about a week to get used to but thats because you get used to your old pedals, But i dont see myself playing anything else for a long time.




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X Day-mow X

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i have a 5000 accelerator. sweet pedals. smooth and very balanced. i think there great.
i believe the difference between the acc and the turbo is the acc is is alittle more even in power and speed. were as i think the turbo is more speed. could be wrong tho.
 

writheindecay

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i just sold my iron cobra double and got the dw5002 i ouldnt be more happy. ive owned a pearl eliminator, iron cobra, axis a2's and the dw 5000 is the pedal for me.
 

iatemygoat

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when i first got this pedal i loved it. now, not so much. i dont know if i just havent taken care of it correctly but lately its been sluggish, and feeling very strange. my rolls are a lot harder to play and have been thinking of buying some Longboards with my tax return haha.

also DW needs to rethink the linkage system. Copper is a soft metal, so why did they make the joints out of them? ive gone through one linkage already and the other one is about half as bad as the other one now.

ive also replaced a loose heel joint. i stripped about 4 of the nuts too trying to get the fucker off and had a blister in the palm of my hand from the screwdriver.

so for me its been nothing but a hassle. Hopefully Axis can provide better for me.
 

Pinage

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When I went to purchase a new pedal just under a year ago, I knew it would have to be a long thought out decision. I spent 2 days going into Just Drums testing out pedal after pedal after model after model.

I was about to purchase the Yamaha direct drive system, when I was recommended to try the latest DW 5000 Accelerator pedal. It was smooth, Adjustable, and strong. I was in love instantly, and haven't looked back.

I know a lot of great drummers, and their first comment after playing my kit is "I love that pedal."

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