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Old 06-18-2009, 06:23 PM
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Default Hi Hat pedal problem

My pedal pushes down too far. It doesn't stop when the hi-hats are closed, and doesn't seem to take up the slack.

Think something has happened in transit. The pedal swings around freely - maybe I don't fold it adequately....

Help! Got a gig coming up!!!
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

Silly question, but is your top cymbal tightened to the hi hat rod? (The wingnut on the clutch...)
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

yes, and that bit works ok. And they will close, but not as tightly as I'd like.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

Hmm... Does the rod function properly without the hi hat attached to it? This is tough to diagnose without seeing it. Maybe you lost a spring?
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

Is the top pole extended far enough out of the bottom pole section? try raising this section then try
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

Yes I've extended the pole as far as it will go. How can I find out if I've lost a spring?
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

It [i]kind of[i] works ok without the hats, but it feels a bit stiff. Any ideas?
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

Wahey! Fixed it myself. Had a fiddle about, and realised that the pole had come unscrewed (or nearly). Didn't even realise it was screwed in in the first place. Shows what I know. Anyway, thanks for the concern everyone. It's nice to know people care.

Happy drumming!
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

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Wahey! Fixed it myself. Had a fiddle about, and realised that the pole had come unscrewed (or nearly). Didn't even realise it was screwed in in the first place. Shows what I know. Anyway, thanks for the concern everyone. It's nice to know people care.

Happy drumming!
It is good to fiddle with your gear every now and then. If you're familiar with how stuff works you can fix it, sometimes on the spot at a gig, which is when stuff breaks down most anyway.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:54 AM
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Default Re: Hi Hat pedal problem

Yeah, it's good to fiddle. Last night I was sorting out my church drum kit and wondered why the hats were not sounding like they should. I discovered the the bolting arrangement around the top hat was coming loose. Just wound it hand tight and that solved it.

Don't be scared. What could possibly go wrong?

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