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Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal  

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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.





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  • Fastball Bearing
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  • Projector Beater
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TamaSpeed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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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

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tama has done it again!

      By Shawn

      from Beckley WV

      Site Member

      Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

      Tama has yet again built a masterpiece, this pedal is incredible, feels great smooth and powerful! You have so much control with this pedal it's crazy! TAMA RULES! Awesome Awesome ! Can't say enough great things about it!

       
      5.0

      King Cobras

      By Christian Ludwig

      from Fresno California

      About Me Experienced

      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.

         
        5.0

        The Perfect Pedal

        By Mark Cherrington

        from Pelham, MA

        Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

        Over the past 50 years, I've used dozens of brands of pedal, from my old Ludwig Speed King to Ghost pedals and models from Yamaha, DW, and Gibraltar, among many others. And this Speed Cobra is by far the best pedal for me I've come across. The promotional material talks about how they found a way to combine speed with power--qualities that couldn't coexist. I'm usually skeptical of manufacturers claims, and I tried this one not expecting much, but it really does manage to be both blazingly quick and have plenty of power. More importantly for me, that combination means that the pedal is extremely dynamic. I can play large gradations in volume and punch from one note to the next. That means my playing can be more expressive and more propulsive. For the longest time, I was feeling frustrated by situations where I would hear a part in my head and go to play it as part of some combination with other drums, and it wouldn't come off. I thought it must be my technique wasn't good enough--a feeling that was reinforced when I tried every kind of adjustment on my pedals. And as a result, I had to edit my playing, staying away from those trickier parts. But after an hour playing the Speed Cobra, I now know that my technique is just fine. In fact, the real problem was that my technique was running ahead of those other pedals' ability to keep up. But with the Speed Cobra, there's nothing between the idea and the sound--anything I think of, I can play. And knowing that means that I no longer have to edit myself. My musical imagination and inspiration can have free reign. It's like somebody removed a veil between me and the things I want to play. It also means my rhythm is tighter. Everything is better with this pedal. And I've only just begun to explore the various settings.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An amazing piece of workmanship

        By ShibusaSound

        from Washington State

        About Me Professional Musician

        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.

         
        5.0

        TAMA Speed Cobra ALL DAY!

        By David-Jonal Simpkins

        from CA

        Comments about Tama Speed Cobra Single Bass Drum Pedal:

        I was looking for a pedal that was a little easier to play. I never had a problem with my technique with other pedals but, I was tired of feeling over worked by pedals after practicing, rehearsing or performing for long periods of time. So I tried to look for a professional quality pedal at an afford price. I've heard some good things about the speed cobra. After talking about it with a guy in drums I decided to get it. It?s such a great pedal right out the box. It looks fresh, it has all the necessary adjustable features, and most importantly the play-ability of this pedal is almost too good to be true. I never owed a dw 9000 pedal but, I have performed with them quite a few times in church and I would say that the speed cobra is just as good if not better. It?s also a lot faster, lighter, and quicker than the regular iron cobra. It?s a very smooth, an extremely responsive pedal, it has a light yet solid feel, and has plenty power behind. It?s built very sturdy and it?s very durable. This pedal is effortless and you don?t have to work as hard to get power you want even with doubles. The longer footboard is also a plus; I wear size 13 in shoe so I?m also very pleased with the footboard. Overall I give it a 10/10. It?s made for the modern drummer and for any style; Gospel, RnB, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Metal etc. Now stop reading this review and go buy one right NOW!

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice and smooth

        By beezer56

        from Jackson Tennessee

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        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.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

        By Drummer18

        from King William, VA

        About Me Experienced

        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!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          so smooth!!

          By shrek

          from apopka,fl

          About Me Experienced

          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!!!!!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This should be number 1

          By Bobby1820

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          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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