DW 9000 Single Bass Drum Pedal
DW has long been associated with the very best in drums and hardware with their DW 9000 single bass drum pedal reigning at the top of the pyramid. It is the smoothest pedal I've ever played as it allows the player to produce fast doubles with ease. Most DW pedals have a rather large beater that can feel heavy to the foot, but the 9000 feels as light as a feather. It's incredibly responsive at all dynamic levels, while still allowing for consistent loud strokes. The 9000 also stands out for featuring a fully adjustable cam which makes it easy to customize the pedal to a feel specific to your liking. Although one of the quietest pedals for recording situations, one drawback of this pedal is it's difficult to adjust the tension of the tension spring. The main structural arm blocks the tension spring which makes it difficult to reach the tension screw on the spring. While more expensive than other pedals, this pick well worth it for the smoothest pedal available. As a bonus, this pedal also includes a strap so it can be switched from chain to strap driven.