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All user reviews for the Tama Iron Cobra HP900PSN

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 7 reviews )
 2 reviews29 %
 4 reviews57 %
Value For Money : Correct
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FateFelledVictim10/06/2008

FateFelledVictim's review

Tama Iron Cobra HP900PSN
I owned the Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide Kick Pedal for a little over a year, and I ended up replacing it with the Pearl Eliminator. The pedal is very solid, and has nice action, but not for very long. After constant use at practices and gigs, the action slowed, and the pedal became less smooth. It was very well built, but even after I greased all the hinges and such. It still wasn’t as good as it was.

This was the pedal I played when I switched from a single chain driven pedal to double chain driven one, and there is a large difference in the action. But when comparing this to other double chain drives, it falls short to the DW 5000 and the Pearl Eliminators, in my opinion. The action on these two pedals is much smoother than on the Iron Cobra. I believe this may be resolved by buying the Rolling Glide, but I have never personally played on those.

The weight and the overall longevity of the pedal is where I have problems. The attack and intensity of the pedal are amazing in the first stages of use, but over time the action gets less smooth and the pedal starts to squeak, causing for it to be a handful while recording. The weight isn’t a big problem, it just weighs more than others, but that is the price you pay for having a pedal built like a tank.

The Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide kick pedal is an good pedal. It has sleek looks and plays relatively fast, it just doesn’t stand up to some of the other pedals in it’s price range. If I had to choose again, I would play the Pearl Eliminators from the start. Iron Cobra’s are better when they are played as a double kick pedal.
Drummerguy03/31/2008

Drummerguy's review

Tama Iron Cobra HP900PSN
This pedal is amazingly versatile. Although it has gained a reputation for being a 'hard rockers pedal,' the sheer adjustability of this instrument makes it applicable to almost any musical situation.

I personally have been playing this pedal for about 3 years now in situations ranging from acoustic jazz gigs (Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson style piano trio- played mostly in extremely volume sensitive restaurant style situations) to louder fusion settings, to private party top 40 gigs (HIGHLY amplified and requiring maximum volume), and I can say without a doubt that this pedal has functioned beautifully in each situation.

I have to hand it to the Tama people for developing such an adaptable piece of hardware. The bass drum beater can be adjusted to rest farther back from the drum (for louder situations) or closer to the drum (for softer, more acoustic situations). This is easily achieved in seconds with the custom drum tool securely mounted to the side of the pedal. If all of this shifting of the beater has risen your foot board of your pedal to your navel, not to worry- the foot board is independently adjustable from the beater angle, so you come out with the perfect pedal feel every time.
One thing I do not like about this pedal, however, is that the heel plate is raised about a half inch from the ground (as opposed to tapering down to be flush with the floor). This part of the design obviously betrays this pedal as being designed for playing with the heel up, as it leads to some problems when playing with the heel down. The edge is set at a sharp angle, so when played with the shoes off the edge can press into the flesh of the heel of the foot in an uncomfortable manner (when the foot is shifted towards the back of the pedal). Conversely, playing with shoes can cause a problem because the heel of the shoe can slip off the back edge of the pedal while playing and can be frustratingly difficult (sometimes) to return to its original position.
Truffle02/27/2007

Truffle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tama Iron Cobra HP900PSN
I've had 8mois mnt and I can say that the pedals is perfect.
I had the opportunity to try their equivalences and pearl gibraltar DEFINITIONS but the iron cobra is best for me. I play the heel as the point (dpend of any musical style that I play) and I have not encountered the problem previously.

Although sr, I took the time to test the various possibilities of the pedals perspective rglages: spring - Bat angle - height of the "floor" and finally s'avre rglage the plant is the most versatile and dc forcment the best for me.

But every product has its default ... but I confess that I have the not yet found. ^ ^
lord stolas07/09/2006

lord stolas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tama Iron Cobra HP900PSN
I had a good shot on the OCCAZ. I wanted to buy two beginners axis pedals (for my dual gc) but the price really too silent lev (about 650 two pedals). I came across this OCCAZ two iron cobra pedals (a kevlar strap) in their box has nine state 200 euro (it is not the power they are flexi glide glide)! they are really well imppecable have say that they leave the factory! Its been three weeks environt that I use and I'm really happy trs (I had a double pearl PEDL p100 before) I can tell you that I feel the diffrence! I use a technique of double PEDL flat foot and it is really perfect for that. The game is flexible trs, trs enjoyable without acout or delay the return of the sole and the bat. for the game to a point, I also find them enjoyable to play trs back it is really flawless really great EHJV! My only fear is that it breaks, J'tait a concert and have had arrter in the middle because the drummer had ptt the sole of his pedal! (Big drunk!) So I go on the molo game tip! In comparison it's really nothing to Vallent axis pedals which are really great even (to my taste) the perfect pedal for the drummer of death or black looking for speed and impeccable precision, but you have to pay the price ! But even when this is exellent for pdl. The report quality price relative to the OCCAZ I got is pretty good for me. With a budjet I like mine Do not hesitate to repeat the same choice
09/01/2005

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tama Iron Cobra HP900PSN
I use the pedals for about a month and a half, it suits me perfectly, its only default is that it is not flexible to trs the game leading on the other hand for the game possible when the foot is flat on the pedals, it's perfect, it feels like a "slipper"! I did not try a lot of pedals before this one, and I find the report qualitprix correct, and of course I would do this choice with the experience!
max-pol01/07/2005

max-pol's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tama Iron Cobra HP900PSN
I bought it without being able to try (I live in Runion) I use it for three months and in fact I find it much slower than the "Rolling Glide". To play a flat heel will still play but it's not a point a. In any case it does not justify its price.
absolutelymuse6207/17/2004

absolutelymuse62's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tama Iron Cobra HP900PSN
I just buy this apreda the twelve o'clock
such a monster
hyper flexible
slight ds game
d in e c e try pedal the only one for me
attention to the pearl p-100 s refrain lol