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  • #16
    OK, thanks for the input guys! I'm gonna go down to my favorite drum shop and get me a spare! .... along with a spare hi hat clutch for those not-too-infrequent house kits that are missing it!


    Good playing can hide a crappy drumset, but even the best drumset can't hide crappy playing.

    Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.- Salvador Dali

    Some of the best players that I know really can't play the drums well, but they play music superlatively well. - Jim Chapin

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    • #17
      OK, thanks for the input guys! I'm gonna go down to my favorite drum shop and get me a spare! .... along with a spare hi hat clutch for those not-too-infrequent house kits that are missing it!


      Good playing can hide a crappy drumset, but even the best drumset can't hide crappy playing.

      Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.- Salvador Dali

      Some of the best players that I know really can't play the drums well, but they play music superlatively well. - Jim Chapin

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      • #18
        Never had a bass pedal spring fail. but years ago with my first pedal with my B-grade first set (Maxwin by Pearl) the spring would fall off the top post eyelid and I would have to keep reattaching it. Until I got a heavy duty paper clip and staightened it out and then used it to safety wire the top hoop of the pedal spring into place.



        Later on, I got a used Ludwig Rocker II pedal with a chain drive and in the middle of a garage practice session, one of the links just broke and no more bass pedal and it was easier to buy a new pedal then fix the old one. That was 20 years ago. Other than that, has been no problem except today my foot work isn't near what it used to be. LOL
        "As in drug rehab? or derhh, I crashes muh motorcycle rehab??" (Cross Eyed Mary) *** One of the founding members of The Geezer Guild***

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        • #19
          Never had a bass pedal spring fail. but years ago with my first pedal with my B-grade first set (Maxwin by Pearl) the spring would fall off the top post eyelid and I would have to keep reattaching it. Until I got a heavy duty paper clip and staightened it out and then used it to safety wire the top hoop of the pedal spring into place.



          Later on, I got a used Ludwig Rocker II pedal with a chain drive and in the middle of a garage practice session, one of the links just broke and no more bass pedal and it was easier to buy a new pedal then fix the old one. That was 20 years ago. Other than that, has been no problem except today my foot work isn't near what it used to be. LOL
          "As in drug rehab? or derhh, I crashes muh motorcycle rehab??" (Cross Eyed Mary) *** One of the founding members of The Geezer Guild***

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          • #20
            I use maximum tension whenever possible. Have for decades. What happens is the eye hole on the spring anchor starts to wear and actually squeak. Regular siliconing takes care of the squeak. The wear; maybe it gets retarded somewhat. That setup in industrial use - (kilo oodles of alien hrs) - WILL fail.

            I stomp on 'em daily but not very aggressively. I just keep an eye on 'em.



            On that note, pedals should have a swivel on the bottom spring attachment. The stress there is just rong.
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            • #21
              I use maximum tension whenever possible. Have for decades. What happens is the eye hole on the spring anchor starts to wear and actually squeak. Regular siliconing takes care of the squeak. The wear; maybe it gets retarded somewhat. That setup in industrial use - (kilo oodles of alien hrs) - WILL fail.

              I stomp on 'em daily but not very aggressively. I just keep an eye on 'em.



              On that note, pedals should have a swivel on the bottom spring attachment. The stress there is just rong.
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              • #22
                Yes, have had failures of both the spring (breaking at the end which connects to the hook) and the hook itself.



                I've been using the same design pedal (the first-gen strap-drive Tama model based on the classic Camco design) for more than 20 years at this point. Perhaps that's a flaw of the design, but I like the pedal, I've got 4-5 of them, and switch among them for gigs and rehearsing. A new pedal model isn't in my immediate future now, and certainly wasn't back when I had those failures. So I bought 2 full spring assemblies, from top hook to bottom attachment, plus a coule spare springs and hooks, and kept them all in my stick bag just in case. Better safe than screwed at a gig.





                Haven't had a failure of any part in a long time now, but I also have swapped out springs alone before, as they seemed to become less responsive over years of use. Probably due for that again now.
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                • #23
                  Yes, have had failures of both the spring (breaking at the end which connects to the hook) and the hook itself.



                  I've been using the same design pedal (the first-gen strap-drive Tama model based on the classic Camco design) for more than 20 years at this point. Perhaps that's a flaw of the design, but I like the pedal, I've got 4-5 of them, and switch among them for gigs and rehearsing. A new pedal model isn't in my immediate future now, and certainly wasn't back when I had those failures. So I bought 2 full spring assemblies, from top hook to bottom attachment, plus a coule spare springs and hooks, and kept them all in my stick bag just in case. Better safe than screwed at a gig.





                  Haven't had a failure of any part in a long time now, but I also have swapped out springs alone before, as they seemed to become less responsive over years of use. Probably due for that again now.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!<br />
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                  • #24
                    Had a double DW300o that went thru like 3 springs in a matter of about 6 months then all of a sudden it stop breaking them.. Yeah have about 6 extras ...

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                    • #25
                      Had a double DW300o that went thru like 3 springs in a matter of about 6 months then all of a sudden it stop breaking them.. Yeah have about 6 extras ...

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                      • #26
                        I've got an old Pearl pedal that would break a spring about once a month. Lickily it was always at practice, but I got too paranoid to trust it at a show.

                        Ended up buying an old Camco over a year ago and haven't had a single problem. I still keep a couple springs in my cymbals bag though.
                        Don't Sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things
                        I make pedalboards - https://www.facebook.com/puddleboards
                        I make music - http://commonlycourteous.com/

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                        • #27
                          I've got an old Pearl pedal that would break a spring about once a month. Lickily it was always at practice, but I got too paranoid to trust it at a show.

                          Ended up buying an old Camco over a year ago and haven't had a single problem. I still keep a couple springs in my cymbals bag though.
                          Don't Sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things
                          I make pedalboards - https://www.facebook.com/puddleboards
                          I make music - http://commonlycourteous.com/

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