Drum Workshop has announced upgrades to its line of 5000 bass drum pedals.
Among the improvements to the new 5000AD4 pedals are a Tri-Pivot toe clamp that includes 3 self adjusting, rubber coated pads that securely anchors the pedal to a variety of bass drum counter hoop sizes, a Dual Spring Rocker that improves the feel and recoil of the pedal and a non skid rubber pad under the base plate designed for wood, carpet and other playing surfaces.
Rich Sikra (DW director of research and development) comments: “This pedal has had incredible longevity in the marketplace and part of the reason for that is that we’re always improving the pedal’s functionality. There’s a world of difference between this latest incarnation of the 5000 and the pedal that became popular in the 70’s and 80’s. Of course, if you still want the original design, we offer our 6000 Series pedals. We’re always thinking about how we can make these pedals better. How can we make a product that can further the art of drumming? We think this new 5000 is our best yet.”
Other standard features include, Delta ball bearing hinge, 101 2 way beater, lightweight aluminum base plate, Turbo or Accelerator dual chain and sprocket drive cam, single post casting (5002), precision universal joint (5002), road worthy, all metal construction and more.
5002 pedals include a free, upgraded ballistic nylon pedal case and all DW pedals include a limited 5 year warranty.
Don Lombardi (DW Founder), comments about his flagship product: “Our company was basically founded on the 5000 pedal and we’ve always considered ourselves a pedal company first. I’m really proud of this new pedal and we’ve only improved upon an already good thing. We were really careful not to reinvent the wheel. Drummers are really comfortable with this pedal, so we wanted to maintain the basic feel and keep it as reliable as ever.”
(In America, the 5000AD4 Series single pedal retails for $316.99 and the 5002AD4 Double version retails for $699.99)