Prior to purchasing this pedal, I have owned several couple pedals; DW 3000, DW 5000, Tama Iron Cobra, Mapex Falcon, and a few cheap imitation pedals. Not one of them can compare to the craftsmanship and engineering put into this pedal. I have never played on a pedal that is comparable. It is the most well built, with the smoothest action, and the quickest response. As if that wasn't enough, you can use it as a douple pedal, or as two independent single pedals without purchasing any additional hardware. Definitely worth every penny.