DW 9000 Series Pedal Review (Including 9002 Double Bass Drum Pedal)

DW 9000 Double Pedal


Value for money






Build Quality



  • Amazing build quality
  • Very smooth to play
  • Nice adjustable cam
  • Cam supports chain or nylon straps (included)
  • Single post design on the second pedal (for double pedal version)


  • A little pricey for some!
DW’s 9000 series are a premium model of bass drum pedals that come in both single pedal and double pedal versions. These are high-end pedals that give very good flexibility and very smooth motions.

The DW 9000 series pedals have particularly good build quality. The main benefits of the pedal are an adjustable camshaft, good adjustability, support for chain and nylon straps, and a single-pole second pedal (for the double pedal version).

Another thing worth mentioning is the floating swivel spring. This spring gives you tension when being pressed. It was moved to the center of the pedal, giving you a better vertical response and smooth playing all the way.

As for the DW 9002 (the double bass drum pedal), it offers, apart from the same mechanisms as the single pedal, a single post design on a second pedal, which helps it fit nicely next to your hi-hat pedal.

The Different Versions of the DW9000 Series Pedals

1. DW 9000 Double Bass Pedal
The double pedal version
2. DW 9000 Double Pedal (Extended Footboard)
The footboard is one inch longer

Differences Between DW 9000 and DW 9002 Pedals

The 9000 model is the single pedal, while 9002 is the double pedal. Apart from that, they are pretty much the same considering the build of the pedals, as they are made from the same materials and have the same playing mechanisms.

Adjustable Cam—Accelerator vs Turbo

You can adjust the cam using a drum key. This drum key is used to easily unlock the shaft, which can then be moved up and down, locking it back in place with the key. A key holder on the side of the pedal is another useful feature included in this model.

This way, you will never have to worry about having the drum key with you, as it will always stay attached to your pedals.

DW has coined two different terms for modes of your adjustable cam:

“Accelerator mode” is for faster playing with more control

“Turbo mode” is for more power

Considering your playing style and the type of music you’re playing, you can easily switch, making your drumming much easier for specific songs. This is a great feature for going on the road or recording in a studio setting.

Chain or Nylon Strap

This cam supports either chain or nylon straps. Pedals will come with the chain straps on, but nylon straps are included in the packaging, and you can easily convert to them instead.

Even though there are no significant differences between playing with nylons or chains, people tend to have their own preferences.

Apart from the player’s preferences, the differences are quite subtle. Nylon as a material is much lighter and can feel lighter when playing, while the chain is used as standard and gives you a bit more power when playing.

All in all, it comes down to what you like more.

Clamps Properly to the Bass Drum Pedal

It’s pretty surprising how many cheaper bass drum pedals simply do not attach properly to the bass drum hoop.

In this case, DW has used a very nice clamping system, called the “Three Pivot Toe Clamp,” where the pedal stays nicely connected to the bass drum.

Fits Nicely Under Your Hi-Hat Stand

The 9002 double pedal uses a single post on the second pedal, which means that it can fit much better next to your hi-hat pedal. This might not seem like a lot, but when you want to get the perfect pedal placement, this can make quite a difference.

This system also allows for an easy switch from playing both of your pedals independently or simultaneously. Complete with the clamps, this system ensures that your pedals will stay in place all day long, giving you the best possible performance for your playing.

9000XF Version

Many people have asked for a longer version of the pedal. There are many reasons why you would want a longer pedal—you have bigger feet or just have a better feel when playing a bigger pedal. This is why DQ offers 9000XF—a version of the 9000 pedal which is the same as the original, apart from being one inch longer.

Alternative Pedals

If you want to check out other options on the market for premium double bass pedals, you can check this article.

As you can see, there are lots of alternatives, such as the Tama HP200PTW, PDP 400 Series, or Axi Longboards Classic Black. All of these have their pros and cons, both in their build quality, smoothness, and adjustability.

1. DW 9000 Double Bass Pedal

The double pedal version

1. DW 9000 Double Bass Pedal

The double pedal version

1. DW 9000 Double Bass Pedal

The double pedal version

2. DW 9000 Double Pedal (Extended Footboard)

The footboard is one inch longer

3. DW 9000 Series Bass Drum Pedal

The single pedal version


The DW 9000 series pedals are a top-of-the-line bass drum line from DW. They are incredibly well built, with all of the features you can expect from your drum pedals.

With good pedals, you can play very precisely and give everything you have when it’s your time to shine. DW 9000 is highly adjustable, and you can make your perfect fit for the pedals, either when using the single or double pedal version.

These high-end pedals are sure to give you years of outstanding drum-playing experience.

Mike O'Connor
Mike O'Connor

I've been playing drums for over 18 years. I work as both a session drummer and a drum teacher, and I love to share my knowledge and tips on this site. You can also find me on the Electronic Drum Advisor YouTube channel.

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