NAMM 2019: DW’s classic 5000 pedal gets single chain drive option

NAMM 2019: Drum Workshop’s 5000 Series pedal is a stone cold classic. Despite being launched almost 40 year ago it’s still a popular choice from weekend warriors to stadium pros. For 2019, the Californian company has introduced a single chain option.

The new model brings the distinctive feel and playability of classic single chain pedals, alongside a retro 5000 footboard shape that harks back to the original 5000. 

The pedal, available in single and double configurations, is loaded with plenty of modern features too, including the Tri-Pivot Toe Clamp, lightweight aluminum bass plate with new rubber grip surface, a Dual-Bearing Spring Rocker, Accelerator cam and 101 two-way beater and more.

On the new model, DW founder Don Lombardi commented: “The 5000 pedal is the very foundation of our company.  Since the early days, we’ve released many new models, but through it all, the 5000 has remained a top choice.  That’s the greatest compliment we can receive.  This new model gives players the feel of the original single chain-and-sprocket 5 with some of our latest advancements.  We think drummers will love it!”

See DW for more info.


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Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.