Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal

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Fastball Bearing

Based on the super accurate bearing used in PC hard drives, ABS systems in automobiles, and so on. This ultraprecise machined technology produces highly accurate revolving movement and high durability in even the toughest environment.

LiteSprocket

Tama adopted a true round-shaped "LiteSprocket" for a natural feel and smooth action. Compared with Iron Cobra's sprocket, this version decreases its weight by 40%. It revolves naturally and smoothly, providing a lighter feel.

Projector Beater

Specially designed for Speed Cobra to give the bass drum more sound projection and rich resonance. The convex shaped head focuses the power generated by the beater stroke's action to the smaller surface area. This angle gives you a more focused attack and punchy sonic penetration. Rotate the beater head for larger surface contact and get a fatter sound with extremely powerful volume.

Super Spring

The newly developed Super Spring needs less momentum in the beginning of pedal action. When the beater rebounds from the bass drum head, you can easily feel a quicker response, and by adjusting the Cobra Coil underneath the footboard you can acquire a smoother feel.

Features

  • Fastball Bearing
  • Lite Sprocket
  • Super Spring
 
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TamaSpeed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
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5.0

great pedals!

By Kevin Ardrey

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Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

These are only the 2nd double-pedals I've ever owned. My first pair were the pearl p-122 powershifers. After about 6 years of abuse, they got pretty rickety and dilapidated. When looking at possible replacements, I knew I wanted to go with tama, cuz I've played my friend's iron cobras regularly at his house and I really liked them, but I wanted to try these newer models out instead.

My first impression was not entirely favorable, they felt akward and unbalanced. The style of music I play is pretty demanding and requires precise response and blazing speed. If you just play mid-tempo to moderately fast beats, then the factory setting is probably fine, but I have adjusted these things countless times, trying to find that golden zone where your feet can fly almost effortlessly (which I definitely had with my cheap pearls). After playing these pedals every day for about 2 and a half months now, I've got it. Here are the the adjustments/alterations I made:

1. Removed the cobra coils. They were slowing down the beater speed and attack as they approached the drumhead.

2. Replaced the whack felt beaters with wooden ones made by gibraltar. I needed more of a sharp and piercing attack. Much better sound for metal!

3. Experimented with many, many, different combinations of spring tension and beater distance to the head. The winning combination for me is a pretty tight spring setting (probably around 70% tension) and somewhat close distance from beater to drumhead (about 4 inches).

To summarize, these are great pedals. I like the longer footboards, I feel like they give me more control. Also, the construction just feels very solid and durable, just as good as the iron cobras. I have a feeling these will last me longer than my pearls did. I would like to make the point that you don't need expensive pedals to play complex double bass. My pearls did the job great when they were in good condition. It comes from the player, not the hardware. Optimum performance is attainable with almost any pedal, it's just a matter of adjusting them properly. If you're looking to spend less money, get cheaper pedals, they'll do you fine. I went with these because I know they will last a very long time. Thanks for reading my long-winded review!

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5.0

Absolutely amazing

By Kent Yeoman

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Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

I honestly think the pedal is just amazing. I've been playing with an Iron Cobra Powerglide, and I didn't think the Speedcobra would be that much better, but when I actually tried playing it, I felt like my feet had wings attached to it. I was able to play double bass beats much faster on the Speedcobra than on the Iron Cobra, and it was very noticeable. My feet didn't tire as quickly either. The pedal feels very light, and it's a terrible habit to play the Speedcobra a lot, because when you go back to playing on an ordinary pedal, it suddenly feels much slower, heavier, and more difficult.
Speedcobras are pretty expensive, but if you're willing to seriously play double bass, then the Speedcobra would help you a lot. It is much better than any of the pedals I have ever tried. Well worth it. I'm not the type to exaggerate either. The product really is amazing. It feels very weird at first, because it's so light and quick, but it's easy to get used to it.

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5.0

Underdog of pedals that could rival the DW 9002

By Max Stratmann

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Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

Right out of the box, this pedal is awesome. Ridiculously smooth and responsive. I wasn't much of a fan of the beaters, just because I like a little more click, so I switched them for the Pearl Duo Beaters. I wear a size 12 mens shoe, and I can actually fit my entire foot on the pedal board! This pedal doesn't really need much or any adjusting at all from the factory settings to feel good. The Cobra Coil helps the pedal board rebound a little faster, and it really just sticks with your feet. The slave pedal feels EXACTLY like the main pedal. It was a small learning curve from have some crappy old Pearl Powershifters where the left pedal always had a little lag, but this is a great pedal. I've played on tons of pedals. Axis AL-2, DW 9002, DW 4002, DW 5002, Pearl Demon Drive, Iron Cobra, Iron Cobra Jr., and Pearl Powershifters. This is by far my favorite pedal, surpassing in my opinion the industry standard DW 9002 pedal. Certainly not cheap by any means, but it will save you a few buck from the 9002 or Axis and Demon Drive type pedals. Do yourself a favor, check these out whenever you can.

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