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Old 04-29-2015, 05:43 PM
eheller eheller is offline
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Default Hihat Footboard Swivels When Playing

Having an odd problem and I cannot find any other posts about it - I've got a Mapex hihat stand (I think it's an H600) and it has a footboard that swivels for better placement. Problem is that it swivels uncontrollably while playing - which is a huge drag. I've got everything tightened up, but perhaps a lug or a nut is missing....

It's basically this guy here: http://mapexdrums.com/us/products/ha...t-stands/h600/

Do hihat stands provide a way to tighten the footboard swivel?

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Old 05-01-2015, 01:24 AM
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Default Re: Hihat Footboard Swivels When Playing

the legs would swivel not the foot board itself, you must have a loose screw or bolt
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Hihat Footboard Swivels When Playing

The hi hat stand you pictured is not specified as a swivel-leg stand. (I know it's possible to make it swivel, but that's not how it was intended.) You will notice that the three leg braces are attached to the bracket just above the foot board area, and that bracket is attached to the main tube by a phillip's head screw. This screw typically extends very slightly into the main tube so that the tri-bracket cannot move. This is likely where your problem is. I would remove that set-screw and make sure that it is anchoring the tri-plate firmly to the main tube. Once you are sure that this is the case, the wing bolt at the height adjustment clamp should have more than enough clamping force to stop the swivelling problem. Hope this helps.

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