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Steven P 04-20-2013 12:33 PM

Axis VDL adjusting?
 
Hello. I have had my axis a longboard for some time now and I can't adjust the vdl for some reason. I have tried loosening it but it just feels stuck. I have my VDL nearly at the top like it was to start off with. I'm just curious as to what it would feel like if I had it in the middle or so.

Thanks

ricohorton 04-20-2013 02:56 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
most drummers set it in the middle. some say the setting higher up is for more power and all the way back down for speed. I am curious how it is stuck? more detail please. you should be able to turn with a key and slide it where you want.

Steven P 04-20-2013 04:03 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ricohorton (Post 1131790)
most drummers set it in the middle. some say the setting higher up is for more power and all the way back down for speed. I am curious how it is stuck? more detail please. you should be able to turn with a key and slide it where you want.

I have no idea. I have the the silver version of this. http://www.rainbowguitars.com/images...alcb-xl-01.jpg


The one with the silver screw thingy. I have tried loosening it but it for some reason wont let me move it. Am I missing the trick or something? is there some special way to adjust it?

scorch whammin 04-20-2013 09:20 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven P (Post 1131800)
I have no idea. I have the the silver version of this. http://www.rainbowguitars.com/images...alcb-xl-01.jpg


The one with the silver screw thingy. I have tried loosening it but it for some reason wont let me move it. Am I missing the trick or something? is there some special way to adjust it?

You should be able to just loosen screw and then slide the part either fore or aft...maybe try a little wd-40 on it...I keep mine at about the 2/3-3/4 up mark...the farther back (i.e., down) you are on the slide the quicker the beater returns and the less power you have on forward stroke....

beyondbetrayal 04-21-2013 01:59 AM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
i keep mine at the top for speed... pairs up nicely with maxed out springs..

its probably been over tightened and scored the bar it slides on.... loosen it as much as you can and grease it up..... if it still wont move id try tapping it down with a punch or something. mine doesn't slide as much as it used too from over tightening it... but i don't want that sucker to move..

also. if you bought used some guys thread lock em so they stay put

ricohorton 04-21-2013 06:32 AM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
the other thing you can do is call technical support at Axis. They may offer some good suggestion since they probably deal with these kind of things all the time with their pedals.
1-(310)549-1171

Steven P 04-29-2013 06:20 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
I'm in the UK so unfortunately i can't ring the US cheap. What sort of greese should I use?

ricohorton 04-29-2013 11:11 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven P (Post 1134613)
I'm in the UK so unfortunately i can't ring the US cheap. What sort of greese should I use?

good brand of lithium grease

schist 04-30-2013 11:48 AM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40

Steven P 05-08-2013 03:16 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by schist (Post 1134956)
WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40 WD-40

I thought WD-40 was bad for pedals? Or so I heard...

JohnnySomersett 05-08-2013 04:00 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
WD-40 loosens things but should NEVER be used as a lubricant as is dissipates and leaves joints bare. By all means use it to help free up a stuck joint but only if you intend to grease it properly afterwards.

I've seen many people ruin tools and car parts by relying on WD-40 instead of oil or grease to keep things good.

Steven P 05-08-2013 05:33 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
YES, got it. I just tapped a small block of wood with a hammer on the edge VERY lightly and it budged ^_^


Thanks anyways guys :)

beyondbetrayal 05-08-2013 06:15 PM

Re: Axis VDL adjusting?
 
I WIN!!!! hahaha jk... i had a feeling that would help... its been over tightened or thread locked i guess... my axis are burred up too... time to upgrade to the a21's :)


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