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Old 03-01-2014, 06:33 PM
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Default Slave Pedal Making Clicking Noise

So I've noticed that the slave pedal on my gibraltar intruder has a fair amount of lag compared to the master pedal. I've read that many double bass pedals are like this. I'm not really sure what urged me to do this, but by pressing lightly on the cam, I noticed it makes a loud "clack!" sound, but the master pedal does not. I recorded a short video comparing the two. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 03-01-2014, 06:48 PM
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Check to see if all linkage is tight, pedal is tight underneath. That would be my first look.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:47 PM
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All bolts are tight as can be. The linkage itself as well as the heel plate have some play, but I don't think those are causing the sound.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:58 AM
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There could still be play in the drive shaft linkage with the bolts tightened. I had some play in my iron cobras and speed cobras (both new) and I couldn't pinpoint the source to save my life. Installed a Trick shaft, problem solved.

You might have a completely different issue though. That click has me stumped. Can you "feel" the click?
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:31 PM
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It could be the rocker hub. That's what happened to mine. The pedal wasn't smooth and made a squiky noise.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:17 PM
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There could still be play in the drive shaft linkage with the bolts tightened. I had some play in my iron cobras and speed cobras (both new) and I couldn't pinpoint the source to save my life. Installed a Trick shaft, problem solved.

You might have a completely different issue though. That click has me stumped. Can you "feel" the click?
I believe I can slightly feel the click. Was that Trick shaft the retrofit? I've been thinking of getting it..
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:18 PM
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It could be the rocker hub. That's what happened to mine. The pedal wasn't smooth and made a squiky noise.
I noticed mine was squeaking today too, and is a bit loose. How did you fix it?
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:29 PM
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I believe I can slightly feel the click. Was that Trick shaft the retrofit? I've been thinking of getting it..
Trick retrofit, correct. It's a great investment as long as any future pedals you own are compatable. That wouldn't be difficult to accomplish. Mine works with Tama, Yamaha, Pearl, Gibraltar, Sonor, Ludwig, and possibly more that aren't listed. I think the other model fits Trick and DW.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:44 AM
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Trick retrofit, correct. It's a great investment as long as any future pedals you own are compatable. That wouldn't be difficult to accomplish. Mine works with Tama, Yamaha, Pearl, Gibraltar, Sonor, Ludwig, and possibly more that aren't listed. I think the other model fits Trick and DW.
Cool, thanks for your input!
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:53 AM
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I noticed mine was squeaking today too, and is a bit loose. How did you fix it?
I just bought a new rocker hub from dw (I have a DW pedal). It was only 5 dollars.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:13 AM
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I just bought a new rocker hub from dw (I have a DW pedal). It was only 5 dollars.
Whoops. I got the rocker hub mixed up with the heel plate hinge because on my pedal it's called the "rock stabilizer plate" haha. Maybe this hub is worth looking into too, though. Thanks!
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