Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide Pedals Reviews 5

I purchased my Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide twin pedal from Musician's Friend for about $269 dollars and my Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide Single Pedal from The Drum Shop (online store) for about $119 dollars, tax and shipping not included on either of the two items. I purchased the Iron Cobra Rolling Glide double pedal when I needed a new double pedal for two of my favorite drummers both played that pedal, Mike Portnoy and Raymond Herrera. Another factor in this was that so many great drummers use tama Iron Cobra Pedals.

I like the smooth flow of these pedals, the ease of adjusting them to your required tension and stroke length, and the overall durability of the Iron Cobra pedals. When matched up with the DW 5000 series pedals, I would say that the two are equals.

The only thing that I don't like about the double pedal is putting the damn thing together. The only problem that I had with the single pedal was trouble with the spring ring not holding correctly to the pedal, thus throwing it off. This problem was easily overcome by simply tightening the spring a slight bit.

Top notch, top of the line, great. These pedals are superb and can outflow anything else out there in its class. Of course, there are only two pedals out of its class, the Axis and the DW 9000 series, but those two are also a couple hundred dollars more. Tama has proven with these pedals that they are indeed the "strongest name in drums."

As just a little note - Buying the Iron Cobra Power Glide pedals to make yourself faster isn't a panacea. To each his own, as it were. Speed comes from the drummer, not the pedal. The Rolling Glide Pedals are more smooth than the Power Glide pedals, but I would not say that they are any less quick. Consider this when trying to decide on your Iron Cobra pedals, as I did.

Brad Wicks rated this unit 5 on 2004-01-11.

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