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DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal

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The DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal features a host of refinements and upgrades to its original, performance-proven design. That's wh...Click To Read More About This Product

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The industry standard for over a quarter of a century.

The DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal features a host of refinements and upgrades to its original, performance-proven design. That's why the legendary DW 5000 Series bass drum pedals have remained "The Drummer's Choice" and the standard of the industry for over a quarter of a century. The 5000AD3 features an aluminum hex shaft, pedal plate and linkage, stackable heel plate, dual/side adjusting hoop clamp, 101 2-way beater, built-in spurs plus all the versatility, adjustibility and reliability that allow players to customize the feel and performance to fit the way they play. Includes pedal bag.

FEATURES
  • Includes double-chain and sprocket for conversion
  • Aluminum hex shafts
  • Pedal plates and linkages
  • Stackable heel plate
  • Dual/side-adjusting hoop clamp
  • 101 2-way beater
  • Built-in spurs

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DW5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 52 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nothing else compares

It took a while, but I found the best pedal on the planet. I replaced my Tama Camco re-issue with first the DW 9000, which was too much pedal for me. I then...Read complete review

It took a while, but I found the best pedal on the planet. I replaced my Tama Camco re-issue with first the DW 9000, which was too much pedal for me. I then got the Pearl Eliminator. Nice pedal, but it just didn't do it for me. I then ordered the DW 5000 AD3 pedal, and right away I knew it was simply the best pedal on Earth. You can't go wrong with this one, as it is built like a tank but plays like an old Ghost pedal or Speed King, which is to say, whatever you can imagine, it will play. You no longer have to 'think' about playing the bass drum or the notes you want to play, because with the DW 5000 they just come out naturally. From strong funk/rock thumps to light feathering notes, it covers them all. Well worth every penny, especially the single version. The double version is pricey, but I hope to one day graduate to it and buy the add on slave unit, which is also pricey, but must be worth it. Give it a try; I think you'll love it too.

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Sub-Par

I bought this pedal 3 years ago, and within a few months of getting it, i started noticing a few quirks. 1.) The Tension rods holding the beater holder and chain in...Read complete review

I bought this pedal 3 years ago, and within a few months of getting it, i started noticing a few quirks. 1.) The Tension rods holding the beater holder and chain in place fall off constantly, and i have lost the two for the chain because of it. When the tension rods become loose, the pedal looses all of its smoothness. My friend has the iron cobra and I have used it over the past several weeks and it is much better. I would not recommend this pedal to anyone. DW is nothing more than a name that drives up prices. Their kits and hardware cost far more that they should. I also own a heavy duty DW throne, and the wing nuts on that always come loose as well. DW is way overrated.

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5.0

You Can't Go Wrong

By morecowbell106

from Albany, Ga

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

Great feel, speed, and reliability. This pedal is amazing and worth the money. I'm not saying Iron Cobras are bad, but I think these are just as good or better.

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5.0

Good Invesment

By Akinfemi Akinwale

from Los Angeles

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

Great quality pedal. It does not take alot to adjust it. Its almost ready to go out the bag. It's a littel pricey, and the heavy beater may not suit everyone. But I am very pleased with its performance. The 5000 is a top-rank workhorse pedal.
Gives you what you need...plain and simple..no overkill
Rock Solid. Engineered to perform OVER TIME....not ment to be a star today and a dud tomorrow
It is kind of high in price in the immediate sense...but you only need one and you're set for a while..and a good while at that

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

B.E.A.UTIFUL

By barkerman1214

from Blairsville, Ga

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

i got this a set i bought from a friend a couple of years ago. ive beat it like a red headed step child and ive never had to do one thing to it other than take it off when im moving my set. its perfect in everyway. I love DW everything. Dont buy a pdp pedal cuz its basically the same brand. less than half the quality. DW sometimes is over priced nut amazing. pdp drums are decent knock-offs though. this pedal is perfect.

 
5.0

Must Have for All Drummers

By CHOP master 2000

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I heard about this pedal from my buddies. They told me that I have to get this pedal. When I got it, my foot felt like it was in heaven while playing. This pedal beats the Tama Iron Cobra and the Pearl Eliminator by a landslide.

 
4.0

Go with an Iron Cobra

By Shockmount

from Los Angeles

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Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I use two of these regularly. One that is brand new and my own and an older (but still the new style one) at my school. In comparison to my Iron Cobra, I would recommend getting an IC. The DW isn't as smooth as the iron cobra and takes a lot of adjustment to get a comfortable feel. Although it is sturdy, everything gets loose over time and causes the pedal to basically not work. The Iron Cobra is a far better pedal AND it costs less.

 
5.0

Amazing Randy

By Amazing Randy

from VERDUNVILLE, WV

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I own the original and have played the new model. Can't say enough about it. It allows me the speed and agility for the most demanding music and musicians that I have had the privilege to work with. And the new pedal with it's improvments is equally remarkable. I traded in my Gibralter double for the single DW5000 and have no regrets.

 
5.0

KILLER! KILLER! KILLER!

By JESUS CHRIST RULZ!

from Charlotte, NC

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Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

Ok, let me say that if you are somebody like me who does not like a lot of clutter around their feet while playing drums, you will love this. My bandmates wanted me to invest in a double-petal, but I told them that I would rather get this one because I had heard so many great things about it and to save space. Moreover, I use to play bass in another band, and my drummer used a DW double-bass petal. I was blown away at the quality and durability of that petal! Well, after getting this single petal, I can do the same double / triple patterns on this single that I did on my old drummer's double! This petal is simply amazing! Buy now, folks! Buy now!

 
5.0

Solid, fast pedal that doesn't sacrifice power

By Billy-_3zag

from East Hampton, NY

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I traded in an older Iron Cobra double kick for this pedal to simplify my setup. I can practically do the same double kick patterns and triplets on this single pedal as I did on the double. It's highly adjustable and attractively designed. Unlike my old Axis, it has a meaty punch that sounds gorgeous. Really awesome pedal!

 
5.0

DW Accelerator`s = Awesome!

By NTIME Pearl Drummer

from West Frankfort, IL

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Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I`ve been using DW pedals for a few years now and I can say that they are the best pedals that I`ve used. I had been playing a 7000 double pedal and wanted to go back to a single just to get back to basics. I got the Accelerator and was immediately impressed. It`s smooth, fast and powerful. I was so impressed that I called my friend at the drum shop and asked him to make me a deal on the Accelerator double pedal. I traded my 7000 double for the Accelerator double. They are awesome pedals, plain and simple!!!

 
5.0

WOW

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

All i can say is wow i bought this the other day and it is so smooth. on top of the smoothness it gets such a powerful tone. I know it will last because my drum teacher who gigs atleast once a day has had his for a long time and it still running great. This pedal is a must have.

 
5.0

Pretty Good

By VicFirth_xdude

from St. Louis MO

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Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I have used a lot of pedals playing drums, trying to figure out what would be the best, well this pedal gave a lot of control and power. The only flaw is that it's a bit too pricey for bargain hunters but really good quality.

 
5.0

Nothing else compares

By leonardface9

from Red Banks, MS.

See all my reviews

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

It took a while, but I found the best pedal on the planet. I replaced my Tama Camco re-issue with first the DW 9000, which was too much pedal for me. I then got the Pearl Eliminator. Nice pedal, but it just didn't do it for me. I then ordered the DW 5000 AD3 pedal, and right away I knew it was simply the best pedal on Earth. You can't go wrong with this one, as it is built like a tank but plays like an old Ghost pedal or Speed King, which is to say, whatever you can imagine, it will play. You no longer have to 'think' about playing the bass drum or the notes you want to play, because with the DW 5000 they just come out naturally. From strong funk/rock thumps to light feathering notes, it covers them all. Well worth every penny, especially the single version. The double version is pricey, but I hope to one day graduate to it and buy the add on slave unit, which is also pricey, but must be worth it. Give it a try; I think you'll love it too.

 
5.0

Smooth pedal built to last!

By L. Smith

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

This DW 5000 Accelerator pedal is the best pedal I have used in my 32 years of playing. It felt good right out of the box!! I can forget about my foot for a change. Really strong design. Well thought out! Best money I have spent!!

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By Silent Bob-UeC0S

from Fairfax, VA

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I play in a speed metal band, and these pedal has held up through many different gigs and practices over the course of two years. I used to use the TAMA Iron Cobra Pedals, but the DWs blow the TAMAs out of the water. The Tension is perfect for fast footwork, and I haven't even had to change the springs after two years! These things are the best, and I will never trust anything other than DW.

 
5.0

.....Awesome

By the_drummer18

from Florence, SC

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Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

This Pedal is absolutely amazing. I've had a DW 7000 Single pedal for about four years now and it was time to upgrade. So I looked around for a little bit but was pretty shure I wanted to get the 5000. Man am I happy I did. I tried Tama, Pearl, and Yamaha's pedals and to me they just couldn't compare to the durablity, strength and overall quality of DW. Granite DW is more expensive, but I'm always willing to pay a little more for a much better pedal. The 9000 is a nice pedal, but I don't think the price justifies the upgrade. To much a price jump for me. Anyway it is an awesome pedal. I encourage you to buy it. Single or double it rules.

 
5.0

Awesome pedal

By drumbum2288

from Miami, FL

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I recently bought a DW Accelerator single pedal and it rocks! The thing I love the most is that there is so much freedom I can get from this pedal. All the features are changeable, and even though it takes a while, I get the best performance from my pedal just the way I like it. I cna't seem to compare this pedal to any other pedal out there because, between the Iron Cobra and the Pearl Eliminator pedal, the DW Accelerator is the pedal that stood out the most. Now we all know why it is so famous with drummers and percussionists all around the world.

 
5.0

Speed demon

By Maddog Mike

from Nokesville, VA

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

I have a Double Bass DW set, and I use two of these 5000 series pedals. They have great spring to them, which is good for the black metal that I play, going to about 900 bpm. If you are going to get pedals, I highly suggest these. Don't waste your time or money with a cheap pedal which will just break. I love to hit my bass drums super hard, so if you do the same, I definitely recommend these. Plus it is freakin' DW man.

 
5.0

Buy it. Don't bother shopping around.

By Steve-U_xZH

from Grand Junction, CO

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

Two months ago, I finally broke the chain on my Camco pedal after fifteen years. The next day, I bought this one. Man, is it solid! Just a little tweak to the spring and it was there. Like a natural extension of my foot. Wonderfully smooth and built like a tank. I'm quite sure it will out-live me. Great features include the extra-grabby spurs and the built-in key holder.

 
5.0

Great Pedal, but I don't like it...

By Jon-QMFqj

from MA

Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

This pedal is great, but I can't get my 2 to feel the same. One is always faster or one is always smoother. I can play a lot faster and more accurate with the Turbo's or the 9000's. The Turbo's are 6 or more weeks away and the 9000's are a lot more money.

 
5.0

Satisfyingly solid.

By ODWO

from La Canada Flintridge, CA

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Comments about DW 5000AD3 Accelerator Chain-Drive Single Pedal:

This pedal is infinitely adjustable and produces a very booming "thump". It can make your bass drum better. I used to play with a Pearl P100 single chain and they are worlds apart. From the looks of it so far, I expect this pedal to last me forever.

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