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Old 07-07-2013, 09:42 AM
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Default Question about issues with DW 9000 Hi-Hat stand.

Hi all,

So I have been having a hard time lately with my DW 9000 series Hi-Hat stand. I am wondering if anyone has come across this or if I am just one of the unlucky few.

A little while back I noticed that my hi-hat action seemed pretty sluggish. I checked all the usual suspects. The rod seemed to be in good order so I took that off the usual suspects list. I got low to take a look at the sprocket and the tension dial. Immediately I noticed that the chain was coming into contact with the dial, thus preventing the sprocket from making its required movements without bottoming out.

So I decided that I needed to take a look at what was going on and adjust the spring tension. I backed off the tension lock with my drum key and went to adjust the tension dial by turning in. The dial piece then dropped down, clear of the stand body. There is still the chain linkage that runs through it that kept it in place.

Well, I fiddled around with it and it popped back into place. I thought that I had fixed it, but today we played an impromptu show and it did it again. The tension dial fell away from the body and was bottoming out the chain/sprocket assembly. I messed with that thing for a solid twenty minutes with no avail... The dial would not seat back in place, and was jibbering up the whole operation.

To my eyes, this dial should reseat flush with the body, but it just isn't happening. I sort of got it to work tonight, but the dial is not flush, but it was the best I could salvage given the situation. I kept waiting for the "AH HA!" moment where the thing would snap back into place and allow itself to be threaded back into the stand.

This has not given me a lot of confidence in my hi-hat stand. I hope that I am just being slow and that there is a simple fix besides looking for a new stand...

Have any of you had issues with the DW 9000 series Hi-Hat stands?

Should this dial sit flush against the base of the stand?
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:37 AM
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Default Re: Question about issues with DW 9000 Hi-Hat stand.

So I got a chance to swing by a GC and take a look at another DW 9000 hi-hat stand. It seems that the tension dial is supposed to have the chain cam come in contact with it. Based on appearances alone, it seems that it is that way by design. This seems odd to me, but whatever.

I still need to determine just how the dial threads back into the base. It might be something beyond what is obviously apparent, but it seems to be a resistant PITA.

That Tama Lever Glide is looking better and better...
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Question about issues with DW 9000 Hi-Hat stand.

When I had that stand, I don't recall the chain ever touching the tension dial. Could it be possible there's something broken? Maybe it's time to have DW look at it.

Anyway, after a while I lost my honeymoon moment with all things DW and switched out to Tama and Yamaha. The simpler the better for me. I can play pretty hard, but I don't need to be using a hi-hat I can jack my car up on. I hated how heavy that thing was with the hi-hats on it. But that's a whole 'nother discussion.

Good luck!
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: Question about issues with DW 9000 Hi-Hat stand.

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When I had that stand, I don't recall the chain ever touching the tension dial. Could it be possible there's something broken? Maybe it's time to have DW look at it.

Anyway, after a while I lost my honeymoon moment with all things DW and switched out to Tama and Yamaha. The simpler the better for me. I can play pretty hard, but I don't need to be using a hi-hat I can jack my car up on. I hated how heavy that thing was with the hi-hats on it. But that's a whole 'nother discussion.

Good luck!
The only think I have to go on is the two that I have seen so far. Both mine and the one at GC had the chain cam touching the tension dial. I will give it another look on Wednesday at practice, but it just seems odd.


*EDIT*
OK, I looked at the DW website. Their pictures show that the cam and the dial are free and clear of one another. This makes me think that somehow the dial got disconnected and is a bear to get back into it's proper home.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:26 PM
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Default Re: Question about issues with DW 9000 Hi-Hat stand.

I has a separate issue with the 9000 hi hat. I could never get it to be stable enough no matter how I worked the settings. It always wobbled to one degree or another. Back it went. I have the ludwig atlas pro hi hat stand. Problem solved. To me good hardware is something you should have to set and forget. It should do its job. Period.
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