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Old 05-06-2007, 07:46 AM
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Default Bass Drum Clamp Woes

My Yamaha Flying Dragon double pedal has quite a bit of trouble clamping to my Bass drum. The stock BD hoop has a lowered section in the middle, and the clamp doesn't quite grab on. Is there anything I could do to fix this? Would a small piece of wood smashed in the middle help at all?

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Old 05-06-2007, 09:57 AM
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I would test the "smashed wood" theory first, and if that proves successful, you might want to glue a wood strip into the channel.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:43 AM
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Nothing quite works right... I used some cardboard but it just slides around... I'm thinking about buying a new hoop or sawing part off part of that hoop...
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:24 AM
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Might try taking a wood rasp/file to just that raised outer lip, before you go to the expense of a new hoop.
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:24 PM
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Can you get some strips of rubber and glue them into the channel? Those will provide grip, raise the height up, and they won't slide around.
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:43 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Clamp Woes

if the indentation for the hoop is only at the bottom part then you can switch the hoop around to the regular part and ahve the original place of connection on some other part of the drum and just have the pedal hook up to a regualr side of the hoop.

IF that made any sense, you might want tot ry it. beacuse it kind of confused me
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:56 PM
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if the indentation for the hoop is only at the bottom part then you can switch the hoop around to the regular part and ahve the original place of connection on some other part of the drum and just have the pedal hook up to a regualr side of the hoop.

IF that made any sense, you might want tot ry it. beacuse it kind of confused me
it's all the way around.

I found a wood file and will work on that on wednsday or thursday night...

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Try a popsicle stick or a tongue depressor.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Clamp Woes

I dunno I'd say using a piece of wood in there should temporarily work with minimal or no slippage. But the rubber and glue would offer a more long-term solution. P.S. GREAT Paint job bro. It is the best, and that program hasn't ever changed. You'd think they'd add a 4th spray can size but why mess with a good thing.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Clamp Woes

Use Velcro. Use as much as you can - cover the top and bottom jaws of the clamp, then put corresponding amounts on the hoop. Velcro will take up space and adhere at the same time.

I use Velcro for everything - I have even velcroed the individual bass drum claws to th hoops, so if I remove the hoop, the clamps stay attached to the hoop.
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That is a fabulous, yet hilarious image. Well done!

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Old 05-13-2007, 07:37 AM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Clamp Woes

This is a great thread because I think I've been ignoring this problem of my own. I have a pearl eliminator on a mapex mars hoop that is shaped that way and I have thought about what would happen if I got a flat hoop like the newer mapex models. Maybe it would feel much better. I don't know. Let me know what happens..
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:31 PM
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A new hoop = $$$$ = the most expensive part of a bass drum!


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Old 05-18-2007, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Clamp Woes

I ended up clamping down as hard as I could with two pieces of cardboard under the clamp it's self. The quick release clamp is the real problem. It keeps popping up because of the high pressure I had to use. I ended up taping the quick release down. Problem solved.
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