The Iron Cobra continues to evolve! TAMA's innovative Cobra Coil pedal spring accelerates the return of the footboard to its original position. The result is unbelievably effortless action that sets the already smooth Iron Cobra apart from all other pedals on the market. The Cobra Coil is a standard feature on all Iron Cobra models. Power Glide off-set cam pedals are typically chosen by players who want steady, powerful, and speedy action.
Power Glide Cam
The best-selling Iron Cobra of the series, the Power Glide features a double-chained offset cam which increases power and speed as the beater reaches the end of stroke.
Cobra Pedal Housing
Iron Cobra pedals come equipped with nylon insulators for the bearing housings inside the pedal frame. The insulators keep the bearings centered in place and secured in the most stable position. This ensures proper bearing support for the drive shaft without unnecessary stress. The end result of these improvements is the smoothest pedal action possible.
Oiles Bearing Hinge (US PAT.NO.6100460)
Offering even less friction than standard ball bearing, Oiles bearings also eliminate side-to-side motion and provide superior durability (which is why they're used in the aerospace industry).
Iron Cobra Beater (US PAT.NO.5317946)
The Iron Cobra beater adjusts the beater head angle to guarantee a flat hit to the bass drum head every time, translating your strike into maximum power. In addition, it's easy to obtain different bass drum sounds simply by changing the beater head.
Para-Clamp II (US PAT.NO.6011208)
Para-Clamp keeps your pedal flat on the floor no matter what your bass drum angle. The Para-Clamp is tightened from the side so you never have to insert your finger under the footboard. And since you can clamp your pedal to hoops up to 14mm (9/16") in thickness, Iron Cobra will fit just about any bass drum in the market.
To keep left-side double pedals from walking, a special stabilizer is mounted to the outside frame. This augments the stability of the floor anchor bolts.
Connecting Rod (US PAT.NO.5994635)
The Aluminum made connecting rod has made the light weight and smooth adjustment possible. Instead of the screws fixing the inner rod directly, the small plate inside spread the pressure appropriately and tightens more securely without damaging the rod. Also the new design prevents the inner rod coming off from the outer while adjusting the length, which reduces the trouble during setup and teardown.
Cobra Coil (US.PAT.NO.7408104)
Until now, the only way to adjust your beater stroke action was to tighten the pedal spring. Sometimes that did the job. More often the action just felt sluggish and heavier. TAMA's latest innovation, the Cobra Coil simply and easily solves the problem. A special steel spring quickly returns the footboard to its original position so the feel of Iron Cobra becomes even more unreal. Even better, the Cobra Coil can be adjusted to different positions on the new Iron Cobra footboard base plate.
TAMA eliminated another source of friction by replacing the traditional nylon rocker cam with the Speedo-Ring, a rocker cam with a high quality built-in ball bearing rocker.
Spring Tight (US PAT.NO.5365824)
Twisting springs severely reduce pedal smoothness. Spring Tight, a clever half-moon shaped spring tension rod, keeps the spring from twisting so there's never any loss of power transmission.
Vari-Pitch Beater Holder (US PAT.NO.5297467)
Vari-Pitch beater angle adjustments are completely independent of footboard angle. The Speedo-Ring allows you to adjust the angle of the footboard link independently of the beater angle. And with the combination of the Speedo-Ring and the Vari-Pitch, you can achieve any kind of stroke and also enjoy improved playability.
Tight Lock makes sure the beater shaft stays put by fixing and locking the square head bolt which fixes the beater shaft.
Quick-Hook (US PAT.NO.6137040)
Quick-Hook not only allows rapid spring attachment and reattachment for rapid set up and tear down, it also eliminates wobbling and allows maximum power transmission to the Speedo-Ring. And you never have to worry about it slipping off during performance.
Carrying Cases (US PAT.NO.D438006)
You know what pedals go through night after night. After being stomped on over and over, they get thrown in bags and road cases where there's more hard rock and roll than the gig itself.
That's why precision instruments like our Iron Cobras come with a specially designed protective carrying case. It's amazing no one thought of it before.
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