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Old 07-11-2008, 09:36 PM
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I can keep my hi-hat stand still. I have the spike all the way out but the the stand continues to slip away from me. It has velcro on the bottom but it does not seem to catch the carpet I am on. Any suggestions? Duct tape the bottom to the carpet? I have tried putting a weight behind it but I end up moving the hihat stand and the weight.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: My hi-hats are afraid of me

Tie a thin rope between your throne and the hi-hat stand.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:23 AM
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Tie a thin rope between your throne and the hi-hat stand.
ive seen alot of 'microkits' with nylon straps between the throne and kick, and throne and hats.

something like that should work just fine.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:21 AM
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or get a brick and put it behind the pedal...either solution.

also you say you have the spike all the way down- that could be a problem. If it is down so far that it is taking most of the weight off the 3 legs, then it will move. I've found my hats stay the most still if I keep the whole pedal off the ground and rely on the legs to hold it- and i set it so that one of the legs is in line behind the pedal.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:20 AM
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Thanks everyone. I'll give it all a try till they settle down.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:00 AM
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Is your stand single or double braced?
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:12 AM
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I've found my hats stay the most still if I keep the whole pedal off the ground and rely on the legs to hold it- and i set it so that one of the legs is in line behind the pedal.
Thats the trick. Lifting it slightly off the ground help the tripod absorb impact evenly.

...Unless you're using a very old model of hi-hat or stomping on it in an unsual manner.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:04 PM
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Moving the legs around has made a big difference. After about a 50 minute thrashing they only moved about half an inch. Thanks.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: My hi-hats are afraid of me

My drums are set up on wood flooring. Obviously I don't use the spikes. I basically ended up doing the spits after about 15 minutes. So I went out and bought a drum mat.

Great piece of kit. Really useful. Not only at home, but on the road too. After all, you never know the surface of where you'll be next. It's just like another part of your kit.
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