There are just a handful of bass drum pedals that can claim to be classics. Camco, DW and Ludwig have all produced such beasts, as has Japanese drum giant Tama with its legendary Iron Cobra. But now comes a new pretender in the form of the Speed Cobra, with features borrowed from its well-regarded older sibling and a host of innovative design tweaks to boot.
If you're looking to upgrade from a mid-level unit, or for metalheads desperate for the last word in kick drum velocity, as of now your 'to check out' list isn't complete without the Speed Cobra.
FULL REVIEW: Tama Speed Cobra
Also impressing with kick pedal innovation this year was Mapex and its Falcon bass drum pedals. Plenty adjustable but still effortless and not as daunting or expensive as Pearl’s Demon Drive, we’re sure you’ll come to love them, too.