One of the most celebrated and esteemed bass drum pedals in the world, Tama’s Iron Cobra has set the standard through dedication to three key principles: Smoothness, stability, and adjustability. After more than 20 years of constantly proving itself in service to numerous drummers worldwide, the Iron Cobra continues to evolve and lead the industry in quality, innovation, and design.
The Iron Cobra HP900RN Rolling Glide is a single kick drum pedal for the serious player. The pedal’s solid foundation can be attributed to its Super Stabilzer design that incorporates a wider base plate and frame for absolute stability. At the pedal’s heel, the specially designed 3-piece Hinge Guard Block provides a more durable hinge point and also lengthens the footboard for increased leverage.
At the heart of the Iron Cobra is the Rolling Glide cam, which has been upgraded to the lighter, smoother, more natural feeling “LiteSprocket” design. This cam is an offset double-chained Rolling Glide cam, which delivers an evenly paced stroke from start to finish as it travels towards the bass drum head. The Speedo-Ring rocker cam is yet another example of streamlining, eliminating spring friction with a high quality built-in ball bearing rocker. The Quick-Hook spring attachment eliminates wobbling, provides maximum power transmission to the Speedo-Ring, and helps facilitate quicker setup.
To further improve speed and beater stroke action, the adjustable Cobra Coil spring-return constantly works to push the footboard back to its original position, tightening the relationship between player’s foot and the pedal. Perhaps one of the most ingenious developments of the HP900PN is its Swivel Spring Tight tension locking mechanism, which is designed to rock or “swivel,” allowing freer spring movement and a smoother overall feel. The smartly redesigned Power-Strike Cobra Beater provides a fatter, yet more focused sound and optimizes beater action for strong, precise impact.
Finally, the Iron Cobra brings an end to makeshift methods of trying to protect the bass drum hoop: the Para-Clamp II Pro holds the pedal securely to the bass drum hoop without scratching it or slipping, thanks to an enlarged rubber padded clamp piece. The Iron Cobra HP900RN includes a custom hardshell carrying case for safe transport.
This thing truly kicks. I can feel the importance of every movement in my calves and feet and every strike feels like the direct consequence thereof. For the first time in my life I feel fully responsible for what happens between foot and sound.