If you want to make a more permanent strap drive for the Speed Cobra do the following:wanted to try my chain pedal as a strap/belt drive .. so I made 1 out of duct tape
technically strap has to be a bit longer than the chain .. one end of the chain goes into a little groove and the screw goes through a plate like 1/2" further away . but i'll have to check into that. It was just something i wanted to f around with .. used cheap tape too .. but have 15 layers of it ( 5 pieces of tape folded into 3rds) feels pretty damn sturdy to me. worried about the holes ripping though . that belt won't snap in the middle I'd bet on it. gonna get some trex or gorilla tape and try again. that will be stronger and stiffer than the cheap stuff.If you want to make a more permanent strap drive for the Speed Cobra do the following:
1) Locate a used automotive serpentine drive belt. A good source is a wrecking yard. Ensure this belt is the exact same width as the Speed Cobra drive chain. Buy two if you can. Should cost about $5.00
2) Cut to the same length as the Speed Cobra drive chain. You must use wire cutters to do this as most automotive serpentine drive belts are reinforced with Kevlar -- scissors wont work. Drill holes in the ends for the attachment screws. Install on the pedal and enjoy.
3) I made 6 belts for approximately $5.00 I carry the spares in my drum tool box.
i used 5 pieces folded in 3rds 15 layers of cheap duct tape not the good gorilla or trex tape .. they are the next attemptCool. Ahh the wonders of duct tape. Trial and error to use 3 pieces...or 4?
I did wonder how it would do on a really hot daytime gig out in the sun.
fun experiment. never had a belt drive. converted my eliminators to direct drive.. wanted to try a belt without spending $40 for 2 chunks of kevlar .. said F-THAT! made it out of duct tape. I also made a stick bag out of duct tape.. sould make a vid on that .. and how I converted my eliminator to direct drive ..Nice Mcguyver move. I doubt a normal direct drive belt would break, but if it does, that's a fix that would work. Nice idea.
don't have any leather .. and i'm a spaz with duct tape ... add bass pedal belt and stick bag to the list of things you can make with duct tapeBingo. That's what I did, just used a scrap piece of veg tanned leather that I had laying around. If you don't have a leather punch, just use a drill.
Not impressed. Now make a studded vest out of duct tape, that'll be impressive!wanted to try my chain pedal as a strap/belt drive .. so I made 1 out of duct tape