I changed 5 bass drum pedals in 3 years. They all broke and where not very comfortable to play... I did my beat to get better one - but It wasn?t enough... by that time I risked to invest to DW 9000 - it was like a new beginning and completely different experience as a drummer... Using while playing POP, Hip-Hop, Rock music with different artists - noticed how much articulation I was missing from the previous pedals... also - the build quality is so amazing - every detail is designed so perfectly and so in place - You can see it, feel it and enjoy it...