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Old 02-10-2010, 07:30 PM
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my hi hat was acting funny a while ago, so i took off the two cymbals and the rod......i then put the rod back on, it seemed okay. i proceeded to put on the two cymbals ( the hi hat rod still went up and down when i moved the pedal). but when i attach the clutch, my pedal is going down and the hi hat and rod are not..?

when i try and put my rod back in, there are two sort of slots, i can either lay it on the top of the rod that controls the pedal, or i can slide it inbetween the pedal rod and the outer pipe.....when i put it inbetween the pipe, it jams.....and when i lay it on top, it isn't properally connected to the foot rod

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:35 PM
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Maybe some pictures? It's a bit hard to visualise the problem this way.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:58 PM
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the problem is that i can't upload any pics! i'll try it another way....when i put the rod in, it gets stuck and doesn't work, and when i just gently place it in, the pedal works, but doesn't stop when the two cymbals meet...thats all i can do! it's in it's simplest form!
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:06 PM
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spring tension adjustment off. i 'broke' my pearl hat stand like this messing with the tension and it fell apart inside the stand was a bugger to put back together.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:08 PM
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Based on your initial description, it seems you aren't screwing it down into the pedal rod, so it just stands on top of it. It definitely shouldn't be placed in between the pedal rod and the pipe.
If your hi-hat stand doesn't function this way, I can't help you without pictures.
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Default Re: Hi-hat rod???

I use beginner hi-hat stands on my practice kits. I had a stand that was doing the same thing. Someone gave it to me because it was binding up while playing and they couldn't figure out why it didn't work properly.
Upon inspection and experimentation I found that the lower rod was unscrewing from the locking nut at the base where it bolts to the pedal chain. I turned the lower rod to a position where the hat cymbals would work properly when I fully assembled the stand. I then welded the lower rod into the nut in that place where it worked. I have been using the stand for years now like that with no problems. I unscrew the upper rod for transport and I reassemble the stand after every use.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:27 PM
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Sounds like you have a camera problem :)

Hihat pedals are probably the most mysterious and complex part of our hardware I'm guessing.

If I were having a problem like that and couldn't figure it out after dissecting my hihat stand, I'd toss it and buy a new one... Just a good ol' capitalist answer for ya'.

After re-reading your initial post I wonder if you are not screwing the rod in at all. It should tension up in an obvious way if you screw it in. I've had stuff come loose in the pipe before and taken the whole thing apart. Its a crazy world in there. Make sure everything is screwed together in the pipe properly.

I'm using pipe to refer to the hollow parts of the stand.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Hi-hat rod???

i managed to fix it, kind of stupid how i didn't do this at the start....i just un-screwed the actual pipe to see what the problem was, and yes the rod had to be screwed into another sort of rod....? understand?

this actually happened to me before, i just forgot how i fixed it! i'll remember from now on, thanks for the replies!
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