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Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal  

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Fastball BearingBased on the super accurate bearing used in PC hard drives, ABS systems in automobiles, and so on. This ultra-precise machined techno...Read More

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Lightning fast, total adjustability, and serious power.

Fastball Bearing

Based on the super accurate bearing used in PC hard drives, ABS systems in automobiles, and so on. This ultra-precise machined technology produces highly accurate revolving movement and high durability in even the toughest environment.

LiteSprocket

Tama adopted a true round-shaped "LiteSprocket" for a natural feel and smooth action. Compared with Iron Cobra's sprocket, this version decreases its weight by 40%. It revolves naturally and smoothly, providing a lighter feel.

Projector Beater

Specially designed for Speed Cobra to give the bass drum more sound projection and rich resonance. The convex shaped head focuses the power generated by the beater stroke's action to the smaller surface area. This angle gives you a more focused attack and punchy sonic penetration. Rotate the beater head for larger surface contact and get a fatter sound with extremely powerful volume.

Super Spring

The newly developed Super Spring needs less momentum in the beginning of pedal action. When the beater rebounds from the bass drum head, you can easily feel a quicker response, and by adjusting the Cobra Coil underneath the footboard you can acquire a smoother feel.





FEATURES
  • Fastball Bearing
  • Lite Sprocket
  • Super Spring
  • Projector Beater

The essential features of Tama's vaunted Iron Cobra, boiled down and engineered for blinding speed.

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TamaSpeed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Concerts (3)
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    5.0

    King Cobras

    By Christian Ludwig

    from Fresno 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

      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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              so smooth!!

              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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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice bass pedal, nothing to complain about except the price

              Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

              Nice feel, like a Ludwig Speed King, but with more bells and whistles for adjustments.
              A lot of adjustments like other pedals.
              Solid metal parts, no plastic pieces like some pedals.
              A bit expensive but there's manufacturing tooling costs for new equipment and R&D costs to the Tama people.

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