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Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal   

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The Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal has numerous features that make it one of the smoothest, natural feeling pedals available. Its Projector ...Read More

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The Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal has numerous features that make it one of the smoothest, natural feeling pedals available. Its Projector Beater is designed for the best sound projection and resonance. It features a convex head that focuses the power of the beater to a smaller surface area of the bass drum. A punchy attack is the result. For larger contact with the bass drum and a bigger sound, the beater head can be easily rotated. The Super Spring requires less momentum at the beginning. When it rebounds, you feel how quick its response truly is. By adjusting the Cobra Coil underneath the footboard, an even smoother feel can be achieved. This pedal' Fastball Bearing system provides accurate revolving movement with remarkable durability. Modeled after ABS systems in cars and PC hard drives, this system is exceptionally accurate and reliable. Finally, the Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal features the LiteSprocket whose round shape gives it a natural feel. It is comparable to Iron Cobra' sprocket except it weighs in at 40% less.

Lightning fast, total adjustability, and serious power.

FEATURES
  • Fastball Bearing
  • Lite Sprocket
  • Super Spring
  • Projector Beater
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TamaSpeed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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5.0

Great pedal- quick action

By AEB

from Pittsfield MA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

      the speed cobra has a great feel and quick action

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      5.0

      King Cobras

      By Marc Bolger

      from Central California

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

        Like a lot of people I have played several pedals on the market. I just returned DWs latest direct drive creation. I don't like DW pedals. I once tried 5000s, 9000s and now these and I could do nothing more than I can on my Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct drives. I also have a set of original Iron Cobras with Kevlar straps that have always been keepers and the Hihat to go with it. Just lately I was considering Trick again and then when I was at the drum shop I noticed the Speed Cobra. At first I didn't notice it was made by TAMA. I stepped on it and noticed a smoothness that caught my attention. Then I noticed it was a TAMA Cobra family pedal. So after feeling it and researching it a tad I simply bought two for the twins and 1 Hihat to match! I am glad I did. The footboard is a bit longer which makes a difference with that recessed setting the way it's connected to the chain in position with the sprocket. The sprocket threw me a bit on sight at first because I lean towards Cams as opposed to sprockets. But this sprocket is advertised as a special light sprocket that is approximately 40% lighter. So the position pulling on it plus the ABS bearing system makes this pedal different than all the others I have owned slightly. And the final punch simply put, It feels easier and more responsive and for me that's what it's all about being the way I can play the bass drum with it. I'm surprised at the price a bit. Two of these and the Hihat to match is still cheaper than 2 American made Trick pedals. All pedals are very nice by today's standards, I went with These.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An amazing piece of workmanship

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        By ShibusaSound

        from Washington State

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        Pros

        • Feels Smooth
        • Feels Very Natural
        • Functional
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Impressive Quality
        • Longer Footboard

        Cons

        • Didn't Like The Beater

        Best Uses

        • All Styles

        Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

        I bought this pedal after my DW5000 broke (base plate snapped completely in half) and I have to say I am very impressed after using it for a couple months. Right out of the box you notice its impressive build quality and cool "sci-fi-esque" look, but that doesn't even do justice to how well this pedal actually plays. After using 5 different pedals over the past 6 years from brands like DW and Pearl, I have to say I've never used a pedal that even compares to this one. It feels like a direct drive but costs much. It has a bunch of easily adjustible parameters, most of which actually lock (unlike every other pedal I've used), smooth motion moving to and from the batter head, and a great long footboard that works very well for heel-toe and toe-toe techniques. Overall I am quite impressed with this product, as I don't give out 5 star ratings very often. The only flaw I find with this pedal is the beater, but that is both personal preference and easily fixed.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice and smooth

        By beezer56

        from Jackson Tennessee

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        Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

        After 40 years of Slingerlands, Rogers, Speed Kings and for the last 30 Ghost pedals I was ready for something different. This is a very good pedal smoothest I recall playing ever. Faster than me for sure.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

        By Drummer18

        from King William, VA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast And Powerful
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Includes Case

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

          I got these pedals(i bought 2 singles for double bass kit) last summer and have had them ever since so i figured why not review them now... well right as u begin playing them they're pretty heavy and sluggish.. it just takes time to get used to and tune to your settings but trust me once you do these pedals are insanely fast and powerful! you can easily do slow and insanely fast beats with ease with these pedals.. The cobra coil is something fun to play around with and change to different parts on the pedal.. i also like how you can use every inch of the pedal like all the way up where the chain is to all the way down where the heel plate is at almost.. and i love that it comes with a handy case.. these pedals are PERFECT for ANYBODY! you guys at tama nailed it! Great pedal and well worth the money!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          so smooth!!

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          By shrek

          from apopka,fl

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          Pros

          • Built well
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Light weight
          • Quality
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Need Options On Beater

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

          So smooth and fast. Right out of the box all I had to do was tighten down the spring and I was finished! The long board really helps with my speed and endurance. I have owned a pair of the older "iron cobra" and I couldn't hold a steady 32nd beat. With these bad boys I can jam for hours and never get half as tired!!! They are so much more sterdy and lighter than "iron cobra". The bearings really are better. I would recommend these to all levels of drummers and metal heads to jazz players. Best pedals hands down!!!!!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This should be number 1

          By Bobby1820

          from Orlando, FL

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

          Make no mistake. This is an improvement from any pedal no matter what your level of playing. I love the way it makes my drum sound so much fatter and solid. There are awesome foot positions up and down this pedal without interference. I love it.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hard to explain but... they are faster

          By Jeffrey Scheidt

          from Tampa, FL

          Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

          It really is faster, and gives me more control, than any pedal I've ever used before.
          I love how easy it is to adjust. I love the way it attaches to the bass drum.
          Seams like it will last forever.
          Not the most expensive kick you could buy but not the cheapest either. I cannot imagine spending more on a single pedal.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It Works.

          Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

          I'm not an expert on foot pedals. I'd been using an old middle-of-the-road Tama petal for 20 years and needed an upgrade. All I can say is that this pedal is sweet. The light weight of the beater took some getting used to (and I like the sound of the flat part of the beater better than the pointed part), but once I adjusted, my footwork has never been better. In the past, the pedal I had limited my skills. Now I have to work my skills up to the level of the pedal. And, as a size 13, I love the long board.
          It's got everything you could possibly want and is easily adjustable.
          I've only been playing it a couple of weeks, but it is SOLID and built to last.
          It's a bit pricey for someone who doesn't play professionally, but it you plan on playing for a long time, it's a good investment. With the sale discounts, I got an excellent price.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best single bass pedal for the price!

          By Mark Holloway

          from Tennessee

          Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

          Over all it's awesome couldn't ask for more (well I could but you know how it goes) I love this pedal if your considering it just buy it trust me you will REALLY like it I can tell the difference from it and my old pedal immediately I could do fills with my foot significantly faster! Highly recommend!
          TONS of features! I like the bearing on the spring, smooth as butter, it's addicting, I want to go play just because of how smooth and responsive this pedal is! I also like the cobra coil I had no idea was on it, that's the only reason was even considering iron cobra.
          The quality is awesome, it feels like a rock, so sturdy! I can't say how pleased I an with this product. It really surprised me I'm deffenetly a speed cobra fan from now on! I can't find a quality flaw on this thing! I recommend over any other pedal!
          I put a 10 because for this caliber of pedal it's a good price but everyone likes to gripe about the price could be lower.

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