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Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal  

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Based on the super accurate bearing used in PC hard drives, ABS systems in automobiles, and so on. This ultraprecise 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.

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TamaSpeed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (18)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (13)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Metal (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best pedal, hands-down!

I went to my local GC a few weeks ago and was shocked to find one of these there. I was really excited to try one out, since I loved the Iron Cobra so...Read complete review

I went to my local GC a few weeks ago and was shocked to find one of these there. I was really excited to try one out, since I loved the Iron Cobra so much. I immediately could tell a difference between this pedal and the Pearl Demon Eliminator. While the Demon Eliminator is very smooth, it doesn't give you the power you need when going really fast (200+ bpm). The Speed Cobra is just as smooth, even with a chain, and delivers power unlike any other pedal I have ever played. And, at almost half the price of the Eliminator, it's a great value, too. Can't wait to pick up one of these things for myself

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as impressed as I thought I'd be

I bought a Double Speed Cobra after trying one out in a shop that was set up on a Roland V-Drums kit. The feel and balance was extremely smooth and the quality of construction...Read complete review

I bought a Double Speed Cobra after trying one out in a shop that was set up on a Roland V-Drums kit. The feel and balance was extremely smooth and the quality of construction seemed to be very high. It impressed me enough to go ahead and purchase one. The problem I had with it was not evident until I got them back home and started using them on my acoustic drum kit. The design of the Double Speed Cobra is such that it has the beaters striking the head unevenly centered on the drum. The main beater hits the drum in the center and the slave hits the head off to the left. The result is a different tone and feel from each beater. It's certsinly not what I would have expected from a high end double pedal. I feel like it's a design that should have been different and could have been easily made so that the attack and feel would be the same. I sold the Speed Cobra and went back to my Pearl Double Eliminator which I am still happy with. After all these years the Eliminator is still a very nice pedal, especially for the money, when most of the high end pedals are now going for $400-$600.

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1.0

Don't buy this

By Dexter the musician

from Edmonton Alberta

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      I just stripped the screws to my pedals. I got one off and noticed it was glued in there making it impossible to change out lefty kicks to righty kicks. Don't support this scam for extra money!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dont understand how there are any bad reviews.

      By Djohn Mema The Drum RKOer

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Fast
      • Heel Plate
      • Long Board
      • Slave Pedal Has No Lag

      Cons

      • Stock Beater

      Best Uses

      • Anything Drums

      Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      I use this on both my e-kit and my Tama imperialstar. YES you need a patch to protect your head for the stock beater. (DUH) But if you buy the rubber or wooden IRON COBRA beaters and replace them it makes the pedal 100 times better. Ive never had ANYTHING break with my pedals. No springs, no heads, and do not tire me out. (seriously? tire you out?) Things breaking my be a factory defect, but let me just say NEVER TIGHTEN SPRINGS ALL THE WAY FIRST!!! Its bad for it! Stretch that spring out first!

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      3.0

      Good Durable Pedals, with a downside

      By Aaron

      from Texas

      Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      Im going to be as short and sweet with this review as i can. Ive owned my speed cobras for 3 years now. overall the pedal is good for mid level drummers. they are extremely heavy and sometimes tire you out when playing long shows. Ive had to replace both sets of springs 3 times now(Good customer service from Tama) The beaters are very bad, ive busted i dont know how many heads just because of the beater, i had to change the angle of the beater head and add a protector on my kickdrum to stop my head from breaking. If you are looking for pedals that wont break(besides the spring) then id recommend these. If you want to spend the extra money and get a way better product. Buy DW 9000 pedals. PS. the Cobra coil is useless

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Like playing on a cloud...

      By Devin

      from Duluth, Minnesota

      Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      As an experienced double-petal player, I was looking for something to expand my expertise. I was at the point where my old petal was holding back my ability, in speed and accuracy. I had been looking at Iron Cobras, and this one stood out. Literally 20 minutes into using this petal, I noticed a huge difference in my playing. I've had this now for about 2 weeks, and I am faster and more accurate than ever. Not to mention these petals SOUND amazing on a dampened, tight bass drum! I don't know if I would go all out with this product as a beginner looking for your first double petal, but compared to any other petal, these will feel like playing a cloud! Your money will not be spent in vein. Not to mention all the awesome adjustable features of this petal, including the beater head angle. If you are looking for a step up in a double petal, look no further.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Busted spring in less than a year. Boo!

      By ThrashPunk73x

      from Framingham, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

      • Broken Spring
      • Poor Quality
      • Spring

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        This review is coming from a fan of Tama for some 20+ years and an owner of an Iron Cobra for 10+ years. Tama has made and continues to make fantastic drums and insanely tough hardware. I never broke anything on any of my Tama equipment. I've owned my Speed Cobra since April 2013 and the pedal never left the house. In fact, I never even changed the factory settings on anything except the beater height, as they played great right out of the box. I practice progressive speed punk/metal about an hour a day on my 2Box kit. The spring broke from the master pedal in the middle of my regular practice. Really disappointed given Tama's reputation, the other reviews I've read reporting broken springs, and especially as I don't have a spare spring handy. Luckily I didn't liquidate my Iron Cobras which have never failed me, so they're back on the kit. And to top it off, I couldn't even find the HP910-7S on MusiciansFriend.com. Poop! OK, I'm done whining. Good pedals though, and definitely an upgrade from my Iron Cobras, but buyer beware! \m/

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        amazing except for 1 small problem

        By jez

        from milford pa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

            amazing smooth pedal. perfect for everything. the 1 minor flaw is that within 2 weeks of using this pedal I snapped both of the springs .. easily replaced with a standard tama replacement spring. no problems since. I have heard others say the stock springs do tend to snap

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not a fan of these.

            By Childersdrums

            from Phoenix Az

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poorly Built
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Pedal Boards Are Nice
            • Practicing

            Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

            Ive owned a few pedals in my time. Eliminators, Iron cobras and dw9000s.

            A buddy of mine i toured with had gotten a brand new pair of these sent to a venue we were playing at "as back up's".
            He let me use them for the rest of the tour due to my eliminators breaking. I absolutely fell in love with how these pedals felt. The pedalboard felt nice and they were easy to set up and adjust. However, 2 shows into playing with them. The right beaters and cam assembly as a whole just became extremely loose. I could almost touch both beaters together. And the pedals itself would actually start to lose their feel.
            For the buck? I would suggest them for a beginning player learning footwork. If you're looking for a pedal that will deliver top performance every night and withstand abuse, I would recommend Dw9000s. Of all pedals I've played, Those are my favorite.
            With those, I would get some grip tape for the pedalboards.
            But yeah, Hope this helps you guys out!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I like it

            By guitmesa

            from Covington, LA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                Went with this after spending a lot of time reading reviews and contemplating what pedal to go with. Price-wise I am glad I chose this one. It has alot of adjustability and is really smooth. It won't make you faster but it is alot easier to achieve faster speeds and better control than my other cheap PDP double bass pedal.

                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Great pedal, but not totally satisfied

                By Beezner777

                from Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Beaters Are Punchy
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality
                • Long Foot Board
                • Looks Cool
                • Quick
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Beaters Arent Centered
                • Unbalanced Feel

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                This pedal is built solid, but in my opinion it could've been design better.
                Springs, cams, bearings, hinges have the same great feel of a cobra. Longer recessed footboard takes a little getting used to if you're not used to a longboard, but it gives more power and aids when you pull your feet back to play really fast 16ths.
                The beaters have a strange balance/feel that I'm not used to from my old cobra, but they do pack a good punch!
                My only real complaint is that you aren't able to make the beaters centered to the head if it is naturally clamped to the kick. When normally clamped, the right beater is centered, but the left is off to the left. If you play alot of double kick this puts a damper on speed and consistency, because you're getting less rebound off the head with the left than the right beater.
                I've been a huge Tama fan for 11 years now, but this was kind of a disappointment. I had to modify the clamp so the beaters were centered to the head. I shouldn't have to do that to a "Pro-grade" piece of gear.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Smooth as Silk, Fast as Lightning

                By JUKES

                from New York

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                  I bought this pedal with the intention of increasing my speed! (My previous pedal had been lagging and was starting to effect my live perfomance.) This pedal has not disappointed me at all!! The springs on the bottom of the pedal are really effective for increasing speed and the pedals are so smooth and comfortable on your feet. I definitely have noticed the difference in my speed and think you will too!

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