Woah! Hmm, I feel like ive been playing a childs toy with that description. Im definatly going to make another trip to the local music store and test a couple of them out again. I do like the axis to so... i dont know what i am going to do! all i can do is play them more i guess.tomeleefan":320uyq5b said:i would recommend it! I just got mine about 6 weeks ago with the 9000 two leg hi hat as well. it is way better than the 5000. there isn't as much extra transfer play on the auxilary side, it is almost perfectly even. it is a way better pedal than the iron cobra. the key characteristic is the smothness on the 9000, it takes a while to get used to but it is just great. heavy duty foot plates and no teeth for the chains so the teeth wont grind up and be worn down flat within a year like the 5000 does. the only other pedal I would say that might be better is the axis but that boils down to preference. as for that pearl, trash it, not even in the same ballpark and yes I have played it too, hell I like the yamaha double pedal more than the pearl.