The Iron Cobra achieved its legendary status because of its ability to strongly support both the artistic and logistical requirements associated with the art of drumming. Since its inception…smooth, effortless performance and unparalleled response have been hallmarks of the Iron Cobra.
In its efforts to expand the boundaries of this original design, TAMA has continued to work at improving the Iron Cobra, always with an eye towards bringing drummers closer to their own creative objectives. Now, through meticulous analysis of the Cobra’s performance under the most demanding conditions, and input from some of the world’s best drummers, TAMA proudly introduces the smoothest, best performing, and most reliable Iron Cobra ever.
The offset shape of the original Power Glide cam provides TAMA’s signature pedal action, which increases the beater’s power and speed as it reaches the end of the stroke. With 40% less weight than our previous sprocket, the new Iron Cobra offers faster, smoother, more powerful performance than ever before.
Power Strike Cobra Beater
The constant evolution of Iron Cobra has always been driven, in part, by TAMA’s passion for sound or more precisely, TAMA’s passion to bring the best out of each and every bass drum on which Iron Cobra is played. The latest version of Iron Cobra features a smaller diameter but thicker beater head, a combination that delivers more attack than previous designs. Also the distance between the beater head’s face and the shaft has been increased. Drummers found this alteration improved their sense of control during faster passages.
Extended Footboard Length
While the overall size of the pedal hasn’t changed, we’ve slightly extended the footboard’s length by repositioning the hinge closer to the rear of the heel plate. This adjustment increases the sense of ease and control the player has over the pedal, especially when exerting downward pressure on the footboard.