Originally Posted by Bo Eder
Hmm. Usually, there should be a small rubber band on the rod where the threads are. It acts like a rubber washer keeping the rod from unscrewing. Perhaps you lost yours? I think on my DW5000 hi-hat I had one.
I bought it used for about 1/3 of buying a new one. Maybe they guy took it off.
The short rod doesn't have a rubber band on the thread either.