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No. 1 Posted on Mar 29, 2005 1:24 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
does ne1 no if u need to oil the drum pedel to keep it workin well


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No. 2 Posted on Mar 30, 2005 3:23 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
only if it starts queeking


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No. 3 Posted on Apr 1, 2005 9:10 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
or just spray WD40on it every once in awhile1 like every 3-4 months maybe!


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No. 4 Posted on May 16, 2005 1:11 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
just keep a eye on it really, if it squeaks put oil on, if it doesn't don't worry, unless it is sticking. don't be afriad of put oil on.


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No. 5 Posted on May 17, 2005 2:53 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Do not store drum equipment in places where there can be a sudden change in temprature

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No. 6 Posted on Jul 20, 2005 12:13 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I have this thing, my pedal doesn't squeak but the spring does make this strange sorta stretching sound every once in a while, at least I think Its the spring, although I might be something near the spring....
Either way, this is very vague, and I was just wondering if anyone had any possible solutions, aside from buying a new spring?




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No. 7 Posted on Jul 26, 2005 2:11 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
That sound could be coming from your Doc Martin's ....


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No. 8 Posted on Apr 24, 2006 4:38 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I am a firm believer in preventative maintenance. I apply it to much of the things in my life, not just my drums. I like to keep my pedals oiled regularly. If you have relatively expensive pedals, they probably have ball bearings in some of the moving parts. Ball bearings will last almost forever if you keep them maintained, i.e. oil them. However, once your pedal starts squeeking, then the bearings are already damaged. Oiling them will stop the squeek, but it will not repair the damage to the bearings. Over time, you will notice that your pedal may drag or seem a little aloof and unresponsive. If this happens, you have worn out the bearings and need to replace them or get a new pedal. I would rather spend a few bucks a year on oil then a lot on new bearings or several hundred on a new pedal (or pedals if you have a double). Anyway, not to slam on anyone else's suggestion, that's just what I would do. Take it or leave it!!!!!


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No. 9 Posted on Apr 10, 2008 1:19 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I agree with MR Porter. Dont be afraid to fix your stuff. I have an Iron Cobra. A great gigging pedal. It gets run down. Any pedal does. Tighten and adjust as needed, and when you put your pedal in its carrying case, DISCONNEST THE SPRINGS! Dont bend your beaters back, it messes up the integrity of the spring. WD40 is safe as far as i can tell. a lil dab will do ya.


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No. 10 Posted on Apr 20, 2008 4:47 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I use white Lithium grease. It is waterproof, lasts forever, cheap and is easily available.



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No. 11 Posted on May 8, 2008 5:42 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
but where do u oil it at?


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No. 12 Posted on May 8, 2008 6:12 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
jack21 wrote:
but where do u oil it at?


Bearings, shafts, basically anything that moves.




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No. 13 Posted on May 9, 2008 3:36 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
ok thx


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No. 14 Posted on Aug 19, 2008 12:19 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
If you want to be able to sell your hihat and pedals later on with a resonable price i think it is a good idea to oil them now and then. Not to much at a time, dont leak on the drumsheels Wink

That will keep the mooving parts in a good shape, the pedal will be smooth to play on and they are gooing to be easier to sell.



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No. 15 Posted on May 7, 2009 11:29 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I use silicone spray. It doesn't run or get on anything else.


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No. 16 Posted on Nov 9, 2010 11:31 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Hello I am new to this. Ive been drumming for almost 6 years now. I am in an engineering program in highschool. I would like everyone and anyone to take part in our simple 8 question survey about the bass pedal. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qoWfGtIaBmyMEsaMh12HFw%3d%3d#q1


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No. 17 Posted on Jun 1, 2011 6:41 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Clong321 wrote:
Hello I am new to this. Ive been drumming for almost 6 years now. I am in an engineering program in highschool. I would like everyone and anyone to take part in our simple 8 question survey about the bass pedal. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qoWfGtIaBmyMEsaMh12HFw%3d%3d#q1


Hi Clong

I've completed your survey. I hope it helps.

I have some experience of survey compilation and interpretation, and I would say the following about yours:

1. Rating some of the bass drum pedal characteristic in order of importance is a little bit like asking if I think air is more important than food, or water than food. We need them all to survive, so it is a little difficult to see what you are getting at.

2. I have answered the question about uneven tension for a two-bass drum setup, whereas you may be interested solely in double pedals, but do not say so. I do not have a double pedal at the moment




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