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    Iron Cobra response at an affordable price.

    The Iron Cobra Junior double bass drum pedal has a sharp-looking redesigned footboard but retains the Iron Cobra series' offset Power Glide cam, beater angle adjustment, and movable hoop clamp of the Iron Cobra line. The Iron Cobra Junior offers the innovative design and response of the main Iron Cobra line at affordable prices. The 2-sided beater provides full volume and punchy attack.

    Features

    • New attractive footboard and Power Glide cam design
    • Improved base plate and hinge for better control and stability
     
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    TamaIron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal
     
    4.7

    (based on 32 reviews)

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      (26)

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      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Functional (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (3)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      You must know how to adjust!

      Okay all, I have owned one of the old versions of this, and they have improved it significantly with their new model [the one with the bare metal foot plates, not the black...Read complete review

      Okay all, I have owned one of the old versions of this, and they have improved it significantly with their new model [the one with the bare metal foot plates, not the black ones].

      First off, please let me state that this is probably the best double pedal out there in my estimation.

      It's low in price, adjusts very good [The new spring nuts lock, which takes away some of the adjustability, but if you know how to adjust the cams and the beater distance it's no biggie], and plays smooth. I can confidently play along with some of the fastest musicians out there on this pedal and keep up with them. However, I had to adjust it right, and it takes a little bit of previous knowledge: The TWO main adjustments are beater distance and foot pedal hight. To adjust beater distance, you can actually do it by loosening the spring joing [on top of spring, use drum key it's right on top] and the cams should just adjust by hand power. For the Pedal hight, the slave pedal is adjustable by hand so long as you loosen it from the connecting rod. Now, the main side is tricky because for some reason Tama welded the cam and the holder TOGETHER [which is why I lowered the rating a little bit] so if you want a high pedal and close beater, you might have to take some links out of the chain [on the new cam it's also a drum key, I'm unsure of the old model].


      Other than that though, awesome stuff, but please read on:

      Even the MOST EXPENSIVE double Pedals I've played STILL don't have the "two bass drum feel." If you are looking to spend a lot on a double pedal, I recommend just getting another bass drum and using two singles, because you will most likely have a better feel and flow that way and it will be cheaper. I've played for the Apostolic church many a time, as well as many other large gigs [up to 5,000 people, usually about 100-300 people] and this pedal hasn't ever given me gig problems. Other models have [DW Cheaper stuff is not recommended by me].

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      Too Heavy

      This is a very heavy pedal with some flimsy parts, (very disappointing because all my other experiences with Tama have been excellent). Overall it's ok, I'd save up for some higher end...Read complete review

      This is a very heavy pedal with some flimsy parts, (very disappointing because all my other experiences with Tama have been excellent). Overall it's ok, I'd save up for some higher end pedals though. You can definitely tell it's a low end pedal
      This pedal is WAY too heavy for me at least, if you want a heavier pedal this is the one for you
      The screws on the slave pedal stripped within days, and I played it twice. The single chain is kind of flimsy, but holds up alright. The base plates are heavy duty and ready for battle! Everything else seems ok, just not what I expected from Tama.
      For what it is, I can't help but feel I paid too much

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      5.0

      Perfect for me

      By Playpower

      from Wicsonsin

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

          I was trying out electric drum sets at a store and I was moving through all of them. I got to this one that I just loved the pedal on. I needed this pedal right away. Probably one of the nicer pedals Ive played on.

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          2.0

          No Iron in this Cobra

          By jimzcarz

          from San Jose Ca.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            Shipped quickly and showed up in one piece. Pedal frame weak and bending already after about 4 hrs of use.Probably ok for kids and beginers or as a back up.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            The Title Says It All

            By HawkinsFan9

            from Portsmouth, OH

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • For Beginners
            • Functional

            Cons

            • No Room For Heel-toe
            • TOO HEAVY
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Beginners

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            These pedals are best suited for beginners. You can't reach very fast bpm with these. They're too heavy. Once venturing into metal with sustaining double bass, or metalcore, with fast spurs of double bass, these pedals are not reliable.

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            4.0

            Very good Beginner/Intermediate Pedal

            By Rick

            from Houston

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • High quality

            Cons

            • Lacks Adjustability

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Learning Double Bass
            • Practicing

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            Great pedal for beginners, and those who want to get into double bass for the first time. Very solid pedal, don't be concerned about the single chain. This thing will hold up. If you want to experiment with double bass def. get this pedal. Do not waste your money on the cheap SP double pedal. It is junk. This pedal is literally 1000x better.

            However, my biggest complaint is that there is no independent foot pedal height adjustment. The foot pedal and beater are inseparable, so if you want a higher or lower pedal, you must change the beater angle. You can take links out of the chain, but I didn't want to deal with the hassle and risk ruining my chains. I really like a steep pedal, but it was unattainable with this pedal bc I have to pull the pedals back to my shins to get there.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Too Heavy

            By C B

            from over the hills and far away

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            This is a very heavy pedal with some flimsy parts, (very disappointing because all my other experiences with Tama have been excellent). Overall it's ok, I'd save up for some higher end pedals though. You can definitely tell it's a low end pedal
            This pedal is WAY too heavy for me at least, if you want a heavier pedal this is the one for you
            The screws on the slave pedal stripped within days, and I played it twice. The single chain is kind of flimsy, but holds up alright. The base plates are heavy duty and ready for battle! Everything else seems ok, just not what I expected from Tama.
            For what it is, I can't help but feel I paid too much

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good, Solid Pedals!

            By OneBadMan

            from Manhattan, Ks

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            Should be a 10, but I wish the foot boards were a little longer. I have a size 12 foot, and I am having to re-learn the heel/toe method. *Note to TAMA, please make the same model but hinge the footboard at the back, and lose the heel plate... please.
            Powerglide cam is awesome! Would rate higher if it shipped with the Cobra Coil, but truthfully I dont need it, these are really responsive. Super easy to adjust spring tension and beater angle.
            Solid! Had a squeak out of the box that I was going to try to oil, but it went away about 30 minutes into use.
            Cant afford the original Iron Cobras? Get these! They are almost as good and 10 times a better value!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A fantastic entry level double bass pedal

            By Cooper Valin

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            This is a great first double bass pedal. it's smooth, fairly easy to adjust, it's done me very well. it is also affordable, which is great. out of all the entry level pedals out there, I highly recommend this pedal.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great value and quality!

            By James Mitchell

            from Stuttgart, Germany

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            I bought this not having tried one out in person, but based upon Musician's Friend reviews, other reviews and the Tama brand name. I found it easy to assemble and adjust, and am impressed with its responsiveness even while playing at low volume levels. I recommend this pedal to any drummer at any playing level...I assure you won't regret buying it!

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            You must know how to adjust!

            By Jordan Barnes

            from Phoenix

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            Okay all, I have owned one of the old versions of this, and they have improved it significantly with their new model [the one with the bare metal foot plates, not the black ones].

            First off, please let me state that this is probably the best double pedal out there in my estimation.

            It's low in price, adjusts very good [The new spring nuts lock, which takes away some of the adjustability, but if you know how to adjust the cams and the beater distance it's no biggie], and plays smooth. I can confidently play along with some of the fastest musicians out there on this pedal and keep up with them. However, I had to adjust it right, and it takes a little bit of previous knowledge: The TWO main adjustments are beater distance and foot pedal hight. To adjust beater distance, you can actually do it by loosening the spring joing [on top of spring, use drum key it's right on top] and the cams should just adjust by hand power. For the Pedal hight, the slave pedal is adjustable by hand so long as you loosen it from the connecting rod. Now, the main side is tricky because for some reason Tama welded the cam and the holder TOGETHER [which is why I lowered the rating a little bit] so if you want a high pedal and close beater, you might have to take some links out of the chain [on the new cam it's also a drum key, I'm unsure of the old model].


            Other than that though, awesome stuff, but please read on:

            Even the MOST EXPENSIVE double Pedals I've played STILL don't have the "two bass drum feel." If you are looking to spend a lot on a double pedal, I recommend just getting another bass drum and using two singles, because you will most likely have a better feel and flow that way and it will be cheaper. I've played for the Apostolic church many a time, as well as many other large gigs [up to 5,000 people, usually about 100-300 people] and this pedal hasn't ever given me gig problems. Other models have [DW Cheaper stuff is not recommended by me].

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Lots of Fun But With A Fatal Flaw

            By Tim-I3X-f

            from Santa Rosa, CA

            Comments about Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Twin Bass Drum Pedal:

            Let me start by saying that I LOVE this pedal. It does it all in terms of double bass pedals. I played drums with a single pedal for three years before deciding to dive in. This thing is perfect for a beginner... or at least it would be.My first problem with this pedal was that the screws holding the rod for the left pedal continually kept coming loose. Then I had to stop what I was doing, unscrew everything to readjust it, and then re-tighten correctly. When that got tightened, the screw to the spring came loose. When I readjusted and tightened that, the screw connecting the rod to the left pedal came loose. And so on. This may have been a personal fault but why do they come loose so easily? And this was happening daily. Withing a minute of readjustment and tightening something else came loose. Oh, and one of the screws broke after a week. One of the length adjustment screws on the rod, so it didn't really affect playing but it was annoying and made the thing seem poorly made. After that, I had no problems with the pedal for about two months, and I had absolutely no regrets about buying it. I only used it about 4-5 times a week for maybe 30 minutes to an hour so I didn't expect any problems after the initial.So two months into playing the rod fell out during a session. I put it back in and tightened it and it happened again. One the same day. With examination, I found that the grooves in the piece connecting the left pedal to the rod was wearing away. It was stripping with less-than-regular use! So in short this thing is either not tight enough or stripping the connectors. Pick your poison.Why!? This is such a good pedal. So much fun, looks well made, from a respected brand no less! Save your money or look somewhere else if you are a beginner and don't know much about pedals.

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