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Old 10-02-2014, 08:38 AM
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Default Can my beater angle be adjusted?

I have a rhythm traveler that came with basic hardware. I want to adjust my beater angle but I'm not sure if I can on my pedal. I watched videos to compare but all seem to have adjustable screws etc that I don't think I do.


Here's an imgur link to an album of where I think the adjustment might be for my pedal.

The pics are a little blurry but I think you can tell I would need a phillips head screwdriver for most of the screws. My drum key only fits in the tension rod in the last pic but I know that's used to tighten down the pedal connecting to the bass drum.


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Old 10-02-2014, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: Can my beater angle be adjusted?

can't tell from your pic.
look for a screw on the metal block/piece that holds the beater. not the obvious screw holding the beater in place, but a screw at the bottom of that piece. loosening this screw/bolt allows you to rotate the beater angle independent of the cam.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:44 AM
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can't tell from your pic.
look for a screw on the metal block/piece that holds the beater. not the obvious screw holding the beater in place, but a screw at the bottom of that piece. loosening this screw/bolt allows you to rotate the beater angle independent of the cam.
Thanks, I'll check tomorrow.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: Can my beater angle be adjusted?

Where the spring attaches, it looks like there may be a hex/allen bolt where you can adjust the pedal/beater.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:15 AM
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Default Re: Can my beater angle be adjusted?

Here's a YouTube video I made to try to show my pedal.

http://youtu.be/xnve2pkB-jk
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:53 AM
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couldn't tell from your vid either. look at the pedal footboard head on, see the metal piece holding the beater with the chain on it? underneath or on the side of that may be a screw bolt that adjusts your angle. if no screw there, then you can't do it.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:18 AM
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couldn't tell from your vid either. look at the pedal footboard head on, see the metal piece holding the beater with the chain on it? underneath or on the side of that may be a screw bolt that adjusts your angle. if no screw there, then you can't do it.
yeah there's not:( Oh well, it's already set at a decent position.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:00 AM
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Default Re: Can my beater angle be adjusted?

ok, if you're new to all this, you can also fiddle with the pedal spring tension, and get that set at a tension that works best for you. i wish i had learned that in my first year of drumming.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:30 PM
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Default Re: Can my beater angle be adjusted?

I have a tama speed cobra and everything on that thing is adjustable. Looks like you have a cheap pedal where none of it is possible.
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: Can my beater angle be adjusted?

post a video of your pedal, instead of the floor, ceiling, your arm and carpet, and it might make helping a little easier

that, or look at removing one of the chain links with a tool from a bike store
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:43 AM
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post a video of your pedal, instead of the floor, ceiling, your arm and carpet, and it might make helping a little easier
This. In a 2 minute video, the pedal is only visible for about 15 non-consecutive seconds.

It looks like it may be a Pearl P-100, and if it is, the beater angle is not adjustable.

On this style of pedal, beater angle adjustment is usually done by loosening the cam on the right side, the one the spring attaches to, setting the angle, then re-tightening. This is the assembly shown in your first picture.

Even if you can't adjust the beater angle, you can play around with beater height and spring tension. I had a P-100 and the factory beater angle was pretty good to begin with.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: Can my beater angle be adjusted?

Hope Im wrong, but it looks like its not adjustable. Pic is of a PEARL P100 (left), the closest model to yours, note the spring rocker has a key adjustment on top, that spring rocker (bought as a separate part) could be adapted to your pedal (pic right) 'if' the main shaft extends out far enough, which is the part I hope Im wrong about- I don't think the main shaft sticks out far enough. ☹

You might need to upgrade, P100's are pretty cheap.

Loosening the hex screw on your spring rocker will let you tilt the beater back, but it'll be incrementally tied to the 4 flat spots on the hex shaft, you'd have to slide it off the shaft and replace on the next rear flat spot and then it'll be too far back.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: Can my beater angle be adjusted?

on these pedal there is an allen nut on top of the rocker arm that the spring attaches too. an Allen tool of proper size is needed to make the adjustment I believe.
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