Kick pedal heel plate won't lay flat when attached to bass drum.


Silver Member
From the picture you sent, it looks as if the claw of the pedal isn't engaged enough on the hoop and could be tighten way more.
I have these "heel up effect" (but not as dramatic) with my Tama pedal when I use the Pearl floor Tom conversion and when I play my Arbiter Flats. But they aren't normal hoops, just thin plates and the pedal is still usable, still I prefer pedal without stab plate for they align themselves, in a way.
The Morrisman solution is anyway the better, get a thin piece of wood, it'll help you to get it more parallel and will protect the hoop as well.


Platinum Member
Yea, it's the carpet and padding under. Happens at a buddies house too... You might need to lay down a wood flat or make a small platform as we did.


Silver Member
I played with every conceivable kick angle to no avail. Heel is still WAY up in the air & has a left lean. I even played with moving the pedal left & right on the hoop.

Maybe the pedal mount is bad?