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9000 Series "Floating Rotor" bass drum pedals


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Following the success of its limited edition 9000 "Titanium" bass drum pedals, Drum Workshop introduced the DW 9000 single and 9002 double bass drum pedals at winter NAMM 2003. The production line series offers the Titanium's floating rotor and independent drive shaft along with a full complement of the limited edition's innovations and designs as well as many of the features of DW's current state-of-the-art 5000 Series Delta II pedals.
To create the pedal's smooth action, the rotor is not permanently affixed on a horizontal drive shaft but is mounted on an free-floating drive shaft using friction-reducing ball bearings. In addition, the 9000 rotor can be infinitely adjusted in a variety of positions from center (turbo-style) to eccentric (accelerator-style) to achieve the desired balance of power and precision in any playing situation.
By moving the location of the spring from the end of the hex shaft to the center of the pedal, and maintaining the vertical alignment of the moving parts, the indirect transfer and loss of energy is virtually eliminated. In addition to DW's Delta ball bearings at the hex shaft and hinge, the 9000 utilizes friction-reducing ball bearings in the rotor, rocker and spring connector.
The 9002 includes a custom-designed, injection- molded case with special compartments for pedals, beaters and accessories.
The 9000 Pedals also incorporate several of the 5000 Series' most popular upgrades, such as a stackable heel plate, dual/side adjusting hoop clamp, 101 two-way beater, built-in spurs and lightweight aluminum pedal plates and linkages.
Drum Workshop 9000 Series Pedals
02/2003 Pro-Music-News

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