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Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide Twin Pedal
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The debut of the indestructible Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide Twin Pedal was nothing short of a revolution in bass pedal technology. Every adjustment d...Click To Read More About This Product
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Quick and quiet as a cobra.
The debut of the indestructible Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide Twin Pedal was nothing short of a revolution in bass pedal technology. Every adjustment drummers have ever wanted”and many they've never even thought of”is incorporated into the radical design. The Power Glide features a double-chained offset cam which increases power and speed as the beater reaches the end of the stroke for dynamic live music performances. It also offers the silence and sensitivity needed for professional studio recording.
- Tons of adjustment flexibility
- Super-quiet, super-smooth action
- Peerless durability
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Good action, but screws don't stay tight
After considerable research, I found the Iron Cobra to appear to be the most solidly constructed pedal among its peers. Operation is smooth and the level of adjustment is terrific. I like the...Read complete review
After considerable research, I found the Iron Cobra to appear to be the most solidly constructed pedal among its peers. Operation is smooth and the level of adjustment is terrific. I like the solid, heavy baseplates and the big spike assembly on the slave pedal.Unfortunately, I?ve been having a lot of trouble with the linkage and, at times, the beaters coming apart during play due to the screws loosening. Virtually all screws involved in the linkage have loosened, but the most critical point is at the universal joint. I am tightening all screws before play, as far as they will go without potentially sheering off the lug heads. On the beaters, I?ve attached the Tight Locks, and those have rattled off along with the beater screw. Tama?s linkage design appears to be par for the course with every other manufacturer I?ve looked at, so I doubt this is a problem that is unique to Iron Cobra. I?m simply dismayed at all the engineering effort that goes into making pedals smooth and adjustable, but the most critical part ? the linkage between pedals ? is left with an unreliable screw-pressure attachment! Why can?t a more positive locking mechanism be implemented? At the very least, lock washers of some sort could be used. On the universal joints, I think that something like a cotter pin should be used to ensure that the joint stays attached to the pedal.One other annoyance ? the aluminum shafts on the linkage become seriously gouged through adjustments and tear down for fitting into the case. I understand the desire for a lightweight design, but it sure seems like steel would be the better choice here. I anticipate having to replace the aluminum shafts at some point in the future.Even with these faults, there doesn?t appear to be anything on the market with a more solid design. Currently, I have to reach down and make sure that about 10 screws across the linkage and beaters are tight every 3-4 songs I play. Not fun! I am a pretty big guy at 6? and 235 lbs and I do hit pretty hard, but this is ridiculous! I am about to the point of using some Lock Tight on all screws, but then that defeats the compact break down of the pedals.
Most Liked Negative Review
Good pedal, but could use some fine tuning
The Iron Cobra is one of the best pedals out there. It's very durable and is adjustable from just about every angle. I've had mine for about two years now and the only problems...Read complete review
The Iron Cobra is one of the best pedals out there. It's very durable and is adjustable from just about every angle. I've had mine for about two years now and the only problems I've had is that ever since I really started to play it for metal purposes, the slave pedal started squeaking. It's not a huge "we'll have to re-record that entire song" squeak, more of an annoying red headed step child squeak. Along with that, the only other problem I've had with it is that the slave pedal doesn't have as much rebound as the main pedal. I've tried tuning everything on it to try and fix it, but have had no luck. Anyway it is great for beginning drummers who want to get up to some pretty reasonable speeds, but it has its limits. Overall, It is a definite buy if your looking for a great double pedal that can take abuse and still keep going, though I recommend an Axis pedal if you already have a background in double pedal playing and are looking to increase your performance.
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This pedal is excellent. It's completely adjustable to anyone's taste of setup (except the cam which is as far as I know, only adjustable on the Pearl Eliminators). It's really heavy duty. This thing wont break. The threads won't strip. It has great response. It's not only good for metal drumming. Double Bass is practical in nearly all genres of music. It's an amazing pedal. A lil expensive, but worth every penny
This peddle is worth every penny. I have owned this peddle for a year now and it works wonders. I also purchased the Hi-Hat stand not much longer after getting this product and it just makes everything feel so much smoother with these two. It feels like a cloud when you place your foot on top of the pedal. You become a floating drummer. I love this pedal and I recommend it to every drummer that's breathing right now. IT ROCKS!!!
These pedals are freakin awesome! They are fast smooth and powerful. I was blown away by the sheer weight of them. This is not a bad thing though because they will not move all over the place when your using them like some other pedals I've used including DW 7000 pedals. Underneath the base plates are rubber plates with ridges that are safe for floors and provide extra grip. The cobras also come with these cool little weight balancers to put on the beater shaft. I put mine on the very end closest to the beater for maximum impact sound. I cannot wait to try these at our next band practice! Definitly worth the weight and cash!
I'm in love this the Tama Iron Cobra chain drive pedal. It's the best, no doubt about it. It's the smoothest pedal I've ever played on. You'll be amazed at how much more you can do with this pedal. No joke!
Smooth, quiet, swift, powerful. Need I say more? Seriously, these are the best pedals that have graced my feet.
Okay so i just got this thing for christmas, its amazing! its so smooth and its fast my only complaint about this pedal is that its VERY bouncy and if you take your feet off too fast you're very liable to get smacked by the returning beater it doesn't really hurt or anything its just a mild annoyance. I love this pedal and recomend you get it. Wanna play fast hardcore? buy this thing.
I have tried DW pedals, toyed around with axis (complete trash) and tons of others, nothing can come close to the speed feel and the durability of these pedals, the axis are quite fast but are just utter trash and break, these are high quality, affordable pedals, that any drummer, especially heavy stuff, should have, use, and praise.
I bought one of these a couple months back, and it is by far the best double bass pedal I've ever played. A buddy of mine has a dw9000, which is good but is kinda of flimsy and not as fast. Sadly it was stolen from me, and I'm scared to buy another cause I don't want to lose it again.
I am using this pedal and im just blown away by its responce. its such a good pedal if your a new drummer id recomend getting this because dont waste 168 on the Jr just spend that little bit extra cash and get it youll love it same with pro level drummers
I only recently bought a set of my own (again) so I've been used to playing on my friends set, with Pulse double bass pedals. Another friend of mine has these pedals, and after i played on them one time I never went back to the Pulse ones. These are incredibly smooth, fast, and loud. I measured at 240 bpm on the pulse pedals, and 285 on these ones!Unless you're on a budget, these are the pedals for you.