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Old 02-20-2011, 09:05 AM
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I use the DW 3000 series double pedals, and whenever I screw in the toe clamp onto the hoop, they either end up going crooked, or I can move it to the left, but it's off-center.
I don't crank it down, and I can just not screw them down, but sometimes when a show I play doesn't use sufficient carpeting, it moves around.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:25 PM
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Hmmmm. Cheeky Chung has toe clamp problem.

I suggest warming up and stretching before you play.

Sorry. I couldn't resist.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:27 PM
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Do you have the screw down spikes extended down from the base plate far enough?

Also, make sure that there is no twisting to the pedals and connecting rod. If they are sitting just a little crooked, then playing the pedals will make them want to shift.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:19 PM
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There's two adjustments to the DW toe clamp, one being the wingscrew on the side forward of the drumkey holder, and the second being the circular nut at the rear of the toe clamp. If you've tightened the wingscrew but are still not getting positive clamp, try adjusting the circular nut.

Also, bringing your own carpet is beyond a good idea, it's almost a rule. Don't leave pedal stability to chance on gigs. Go to WalMart and pick up a cheap 3x5 area rug, it'll run you less than $20, and the surface works extremely well with the DW baseplate velcro. In fact, I usually have to pry my pedal loose from the carpet after playing it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:27 AM
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Default Re: Toe clamp

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There's two adjustments to the DW toe clamp, one being the wingscrew on the side forward of the drumkey holder, and the second being the circular nut at the rear of the toe clamp. If you've tightened the wingscrew but are still not getting positive clamp, try adjusting the circular nut.

Also, bringing your own carpet is beyond a good idea, it's almost a rule. Don't leave pedal stability to chance on gigs. Go to WalMart and pick up a cheap 3x5 area rug, it'll run you less than $20, and the surface works extremely well with the DW baseplate velcro. In fact, I usually have to pry my pedal loose from the carpet after playing it.
I know of the actual clamp screw on the right side of the pedal, but are you talking about the circular nut/bolt that's directly under the board? I thought that was just for when you loosen the clamp screw, it pops up by a spring,so it doesn't snag on the hoop.

I usually bring my own rug, but i only play local areas that I know well that I know has their own rug, but after actually playing it, it's just cheap carpet they probably had left over from construction of something.

I'll get to you guys and let you know what's going on
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: Toe clamp

I usually take the toe clamp off of mine as it gets in the way and I don't need it
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