I've been fighting this effing pedal for four days now. I can't get footplate to stop hitting the claw screw when I stomp a beat. I have raised the footplate, but then it causes angle of the beater to go waaaayy back to like 70 degrees. And then it still hits the screw when I stomp, but just less so. I think ideal is like 45 degrees right? Anyway, the best I can do is to get the footplate to smack the claw screw at the same time as the drum head, which still produces an audible "click." I will try to post photos but the photo size limit on this site is ridiculously small. This is a Ludwig factory pedal that came with my new Ludwig Evolution Maple 6-piece kit.