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Old 11-13-2008, 04:08 PM
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Default DW 9002 double pedal - Foot board spring position up or down?

I noticed the other day that the footboard springs on my DW9002 double bass pedal aren't installed the same between the left and the right pedals. The left side has the bee-hive top of the spring facing the floor, and the right side has the bee-hive top facing the ceiling. Perhaps it doesn't make a difference, but whenever I see a spring with a bee-hive type taper, I always think progressive springs rates. If they are progressive springs, it would make a difference from side to side of this pedal if they were installed differently. I corrected the condition, but Im wondering if it was necessary, or worse - DW installed them that way for a reason. Any thoughts?

I found pictures on-line that show the spring installed both ways. Check it out...

This double pedal here, both springs have the bee-hive at the top -

http://www.dwdrums.com/pedals/9000/9000-Pedals.jpg


While this single pedal has the hive top facing the floor -


http://www.pmtonline.co.uk/media/dw-9000.jpg


From one pedal to another it wouldnt matter much, but when they are both on the same double pedal and installed differently, I wonder why it is. Any thoughts? What does your pedal look like?


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Old 11-13-2008, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: DW 9002 double pedal - Foot board spring position up or down?

I.m sorry but I dont understand. Maybe I'm stupid but what bee-hive footboard spring ???

Edit: now I got it on second view. On my DW7002, mine are on top. I'd say it wouldn't change much but I think the original position is on top, but what do I know...
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: DW 9002 double pedal - Foot board spring position up or down?

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I.m sorry but I dont understand. Maybe I'm stupid but what bee-hive footboard spring ???

Edit: now I got it on second view. On my DW7002, mine are on top. I'd say it wouldn't change much but I think the original position is on top, but what do I know...
The taper on the return spring (when viewed alone looks like a honey bee hive) is facing upward on one pic and downward on another pic.

I do not believe there is any significance, performance wise, to having the spring "upside down" or "right-side up."
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: DW 9002 double pedal - Foot board spring position up or down?

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The taper on the return spring (when viewed alone looks like a honey bee hive) is facing upward on one pic and downward on another pic.

I do not believe there is any significance, performance wise, to having the spring "upside down" or "right-side up."

Thank's, although I've reedited my post probably when you were replying to mine...
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:22 AM
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Default Re: DW 9002 double pedal - Foot board spring position up or down?

Thanks guys - just wanted to make sure I wasn't working any harder than I had to!
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