Originally Posted by dusted_drummer
Have you played a few different brands of pedals and if so, how do the yamaha's rate in comparison??
I tried Iron Cobras, Eliminators, DW 5000, and DW 9000 as well as the Yamaha's when I was shopping around. My favorite were the 9000s but they were out of my price range, and the Yamaha's came close in smoothness and control.
I would try first though, some people hate direct-drive. And I wouldn't blow cash just for the brand if you are happy with the 5000s.