The idea is not bad but nobody has exact numbers. Modern pedals would have clear advantages. In the end it is also subjective and not objective. So I think it is better to stick to the subjective assessment. If you want, you can of course do both.I guess you could break it down into two sub-categories:
Most Popular/Widely Used Pedals of All Time and My Favorite Pedals of All Time.
The precursor to the Floating Action was the Martin Fleetfoot.The one most successful design is the Gretsch Floating Action, which became the Camco, which became the DW 5000, which became ~95% of pedals on the market. I forget if there was another model using that mechanism before the GFA. All the others are kind of tied for last, if popularity is any guide.
From Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge:The one most successful design is the Gretsch Floating Action, which became the Camco, which became the DW 5000, which became ~95% of pedals on the market.
In 1977, Drum Workshop (DW) and Hoshino Gakki (the parent company of Tama Drums) jointly purchased Camco's assets. DW would receive Camco's inventory and manufacturing equipment, while Tama would receive the Camco name, the original design blueprints, and engineering rights.
Tama briefly used the Camco name in the late 1970s for so-called Tama/Camco drum kits which varied between US-made Camco shells and sometimes Japanese-made shells with a rounded lug similar, though not the same, as the Camco lugs. They also produced, more famously, a "Camco by Tama" bass drum pedal which utilised Frank Ippolito's modified-Camco chain-drive pedal drive and this design has since become an industry standard for most bass drum pedals. Tama re-issued the now classic pedal in 2011. Drum Workshop adopted George Way's original round lug design with virtually no change and uses the iconic lugs to this day.