Designed to fuel speedy footwork, TAMA’s precision engineered Speed Cobra pedal now enters a new era. The credo under which it was first forged: “Extreme Velocity. Serious Power,” has been honed to add yet another playing characteristic to its already daunting personality. Unprecedented Velocity, delivered with minimum work.
Lighter & Faster
Maximum speed. Minimized effort. Not only was this the original Speed Cobra design mandate, it continues to drive our engineering improvements to this day. The Speed Cobra’s new pedal-board hinge assembly and spring treatment illustrate, once again, TAMA’s commitment to creating the fastest, lightest, most responsive pedal ever made.
A Solid Foundation for Speed
As pedal play reaches top speeds, even a small amount of instability limits performance. This generation of Speed Cobra’s new wider frame, wider under-plate, and redesigned Para-Clamp II Pro hoop clamp combine to provide absolute stability and maximum playability. Even under less than ideal playing circumstances, these improvements bring noticeable support to your musical endeavors.
Clear Articulate Sound
The incredibly fast, smooth action inherent in the Speed Cobra would all be for naught if we didn’t give equal care to the development of a beater head that delivers outstanding clarity, attack and tone. After testing numerous designs and varying materials, we arrived at something exceptional. The new Accu-Strike Cobra beater head is made using Butadiene rubber, known for its use in fabricating highly durable automobile tires. Narrower, yet thicker and more projectile-shaped than before, the Accu-Strike Cobra beater head far surpasses even our own expectations in achieving superior articulation, attack, tone and durability.
The new Cobra Beater was developed to bring out maximum potential of a bass drum. Butadiene Rubber has unique characteristics. It offers strong resistance to wear, lighter weight and providing consistent and articulate sound with strong attack. And because of the thicker rubber part, the sound is fat yet focused even at lower volumes.