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Old 03-05-2009, 03:59 AM
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Default Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

Like? As soon as I started using them I was sold! Kind of surprised DW doesn't make a kit like this.

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Old 03-05-2009, 04:03 AM
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Ok... who made them...?? More info please...
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:22 AM
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DMC? I know he made a prototype. I think dw really makes these but they cost !!!!! Lots lol
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:13 PM
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Designed, manufactured, and repeatedly tested by me. :)
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

now THAT is custom :-). Did you use a 9002 ?
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:35 PM
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Looks more like a 7002.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

http://dwdrums.com/pedals/5000Pedals.htm

at the bottom dw 5000 longboards
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:44 PM
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Default Re: Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

I'd probably like those cuz i play heal up n i really "put so leg into" so to say, n i always cut my toes n foot up in the chains because i have so little room to work with so im thinking a longboard could solve that out for me.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:25 AM
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http://dwdrums.com/pedals/5000Pedals.htm

at the bottom dw 5000 longboards
Interesting, wonder how much it costs? And is it available as a conversion to a standard pedal or do you have to buy the whole thing?

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I'd probably like those cuz i play heal up n i really "put so leg into" so to say, n i always cut my toes n foot up in the chains because i have so little room to work with so im thinking a longboard could solve that out for me.
I am a recent convert from heels down to heels up (and haven't looked back). These boards help encourage me to stay that way.
If you are heels down, and want to stay that way, then I wouldn't recommend these.

BTW, I am on the fence on whether I want to try and market these. Anyone have an opinion on this?

Oh and they are just DW7000's, but from just looking at pictures, it appears they would work on most of the DW pedals. Anyone know for sure? The only thing that really matters is the bolt pattern on the hinge plate.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:10 PM
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duno just found the thing :P
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:08 AM
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Default Re: Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

[quote=BTW, I am on the fence on whether I want to try and market these. Anyone have an opinion on this?[/QUOTE]

Try and you'll most likely be hearing from DW's lawyers.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:40 AM
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Interesting, wonder how much it costs? And is it available as a conversion to a standard pedal or do you have to buy the whole thing?



I am a recent convert from heels down to heels up (and haven't looked back). These boards help encourage me to stay that way.
If you are heels down, and want to stay that way, then I wouldn't recommend these.

BTW, I am on the fence on whether I want to try and market these. Anyone have an opinion on this?

Oh and they are just DW7000's, but from just looking at pictures, it appears they would work on most of the DW pedals. Anyone know for sure? The only thing that really matters is the bolt pattern on the hinge plate.
did you spent alot of time and money making them>?? by the way they look awesome!!!

and could you do it with other pedals like COBRAS??? or elimantors??
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:13 PM
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Try and you'll most likely be hearing from DW's lawyers.
I doubt that. No different than making aftermarket parts for a car.

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did you spent alot of time and money making them>?? by the way they look awesome!!!

and could you do it with other pedals like COBRAS??? or elimantors?
I wouldn't say alot compared to some other projects. I think it could be done with pretty much any pedal, all you need is the bolt pattern for the hinge block. And thank you!
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

Dw just introduced the 8000 longboard at NAMM.

http://www.dwdrums.com/pedals/8000Pedals.htm

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Old 03-10-2009, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

Very good work and execution. I have converted a DW5000 to a longboard by joining the board and heel plate and relocating the hinge, but this is very sophisticated work. I assume you used aluminum billet for the pedals? You must have access to a very good machine shop. I'm impressed.

You can see what I did at http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...t=23501&page=3, April 20, 2008.
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:38 AM
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Very good work and execution. I have converted a DW5000 to a longboard by joining the board and heel plate and relocating the hinge, but this is very sophisticated work. I assume you used aluminum billet for the pedals? You must have access to a very good machine shop. I'm impressed.

You can see what I did at http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...t=23501&page=3, April 20, 2008.
I saw your mod, and I had considered going that route. The pedal I grew up using hinged in that area (I think it was a Premier pedal), switching to the standard dw style board was quite an adjustment for me. I commend anyone that isn't afraid to change what the factory put out.
I am happy with the hinge at the back though, it forces me to keep my heels up, and I think it has helped me.
My machine shop is in my garage ;) quite handy if nothing else. Unfortunately I don't get to play drums full time (wouldn't that be a dream), so my real job is at a machine shop also.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:34 AM
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I saw your mod, and I had considered going that route. The pedal I grew up using hinged in that area (I think it was a Premier pedal), switching to the standard dw style board was quite an adjustment for me. I commend anyone that isn't afraid to change what the factory put out.
I am happy with the hinge at the back though, it forces me to keep my heels up, and I think it has helped me.
My machine shop is in my garage ;) quite handy if nothing else. Unfortunately I don't get to play drums full time (wouldn't that be a dream), so my real job is at a machine shop also.
I can believe that you work in a machine shop. The level of workmanship on those pedals is OEM-quality and shows a high level of skill, better than anything I can do.

How did you inscribe the logos? How did you cut and mill the metal? I have seen a lot of mods here and I have done many myself and this is the most professionally done one yet.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:11 PM
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How did you inscribe the logos? How did you cut and mill the metal? I have seen a lot of mods here and I have done many myself and this is the most professionally done one yet.
CNC all the way!




Note that the part being cut here has nothing to do with the pedal. Unfortunately I didn't take any pics while I was cutting the pedals.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:54 PM
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You have a CNC in the garage... Nice!
5 axis? Just kidding!
Excellent work!
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:08 PM
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You should set up a business as a custom hardware maker. There are custom drum makers, so why not custom hardware makers?
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:46 PM
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What kinda C.N.C. machine is it you used?

Do you have a technical type drawing? (Even N.T.S.)

Better yet, do you have the program saved in a TXT file with a tooling list you could email me? I have access to a couple of Haas units at work with some good Hass trained programmers. I ran CNC's up until I became an industrial mechanic, but I only ever ran canned cycle drilling and straight line milling.

I am week in "I" and "J" coding...

Now for your hing I am guessing you just used a pin/bushing type?

I pick up my New in box DW 5002 AC3's Friday or Saturday, and really would like to try this out!
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:46 PM
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Hmm, custom hardware maker... That would be a good excuse to invest in a better set of drums.... all I have to do is sell the wife on it. :)

I'm undecided on giving out the code at this point, ask me again in a couple weeks.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

Very cool, nice work! Just had a thought - could a Ludwig Speed King be classed as a longboard due to the fact that the heel plate design?
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:31 AM
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Hmm, custom hardware maker... That would be a good excuse to invest in a better set of drums.... all I have to do is sell the wife on it. :)

I'm undecided on giving out the code at this point, ask me again in a couple weeks.
Will do. Very cool pieces
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: Check out my custom Longboard DW pedals!

I am wondering about the thickness of the plate of the longboards. I was going to bring my vernier caliper home from work and stop by the local music store. Its still in my box at work, and thats 40 miles from my girlfriends and 45 miles from the music store... I can eyeball its, but a number is better. I think I am going to try the low tech approach next week, but I would like to get material over the weekend. My boss is good about us using the shop after hours for "Government Work".

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Old 03-13-2009, 08:43 PM
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I used .25" thick, seems to be plenty sufficient. A stock pedal will measure heavier, but they are recessed in the middle area. Good luck!
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