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Old 03-08-2008, 05:47 PM
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Default DW Double Bass Drum Pedal problem

I have a 9002 DW pedal. I love it. I have the right pedal set up so I can do fast doubles and triples. The left side is a whole other story. I have adjusted the spring on the left beater to match the right side and it's still "dead". It seems that when I attach the long connecting rod is when it goes dead.

Is there any adjustments I can make to make the Left side match the right?

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Old 03-08-2008, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: DW Double Bass Drum Pedal problem

my iron cobra does this, and i lost interest in playing double bass stuff primarily because of this.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: DW Double Bass Drum Pedal problem

They all have this problem because the single spring has to move both the beater and the shaft. It's OK for learning and accenting various things but if you use your double bass a lot like moi, having two kicks will solve the problem. The only solution is the middle kick from Sonor, but at that price you could buy two kick drums.

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Old 03-13-2008, 01:49 AM
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Default Re: DW Double Bass Drum Pedal problem

It shouldn't be THAT much of a problem..I use my double pedal all the time for slow and fast tempos, quads, & other fancy stuff. It's not perfect, but it shouldn't get in your way unless your trying to play 16ths at 250bpm or something(unless you can do heel toe or have and are proficient with axis).

For more power try setting the beater a little farther back than the right beater, maybe about 1/2 to 1 inch. Also try making the spring tension slightly higher than that of the right beater.
If your beaters are up high, try lowering them down (hight-how much they stick out from the cam). Lower beaters should be more responsive.
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:58 AM
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Default Re: DW Double Bass Drum Pedal problem

what happens if you put the right pedal on the left bass drum? (swap).

What I'm really saying is...why not put the "dead" pedal on the right bass drum, set it up so you can play it like the "good" pedal...than you know it isn't your left foot that is jacking up your brain...
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