Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW) has launched a Limited Edition 5050 pedal to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The 5000 pedal was revolutionary when it launched in 1977 and rapidly became the industry standard bass drum pedal. Decades later, the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the release of a limited edition of this iconic pedal, the 5050 featuring a DW50 signature logo carbon fiber footboard and heel plate, making it both durable and lightweight.
It also incorporates the same innovative specifications synonymous with the 5000 series of pedals including, the Accelerator™ (AD4) drive system for increased speed and sensitivity, Tri-Pivot™ Toe Clamp for improved bass drum hoop grip, the Dual Bearing Spring Rocker which delivers ultimate smoothness and the new textured rubber grip pad on the base plate to reduce slippage while playing. DW’s patented Delta Ball-Bearing Hinge, 101 two-way beater, clip-in drum key and built-in spurs all come as standard.
Available in both a single and double pedal options. A limited edition DW50 pedal bag is included.
“Our limited edition 50th Anniversary 5050 pedal possesses all the speed, precision and durability drummers have enjoyed for decades with the added advantage of reduced weight,” said Don Lombardi, chief product officer and co-founder. “We are excited to offer this new take on the original DW pedal that inspired what has become DW Drums and Hardware today. We are honoured to be considered The Drummer’s Choice for the past five decades and are looking forward to continuing to innovate.”