How are your pedals adjusted?

The MP

New member
How are your pedals adjusted? what kind? whats the best spring tension you guys play in? i keep my pretty tight with my cobra powerglides, thinking of loosening them.
 

Rob Crisp

New member
The MP":1izmt8e0 said:
How are your pedals adjusted? what kind? whats the best spring tension you guys play in? i keep my pretty tight with my cobra powerglides, thinking of loosening them.
Been having a few discussions with people about this lately. I have my pedlas pretty much as loose as they go. I try to work the head.

I also have the beater angled far enough back so I can reswt my foot on pedal without contacting the head and the beater as high as it goes for the fullest arc.
 

drumur

New member
Been having a few discussions with people about this lately. I have my pedlas pretty much as loose as they go. I try to work the head.

I also have the beater angled far enough back so I can reswt my foot on pedal without contacting the head and the beater as high as it goes for the fullest arc.

This is pretty much how I do it too.
The spring is adjusted to where it first becomes "active" ...where the spring is engaged.
Another words, before that, the beater still flops on its own without the spring. Once it's at the right tension, the spring is working even in its resting state. I hope that makes sense.
I remember reading a Vinnie C article that said, his beater flops back and forth about 12 times if he pulls it back and lets go.
 

pow3rtr1p

New member
I have mine the way it came out of the box. It works for me, and I haven't gotten down the nuances of pedal work well enough to start adjusting.
 

EOTE_drummer

New member
pow3rtr1p":2j4oiodv said:
I have mine the way it came out of the box. It works for me, and I haven't gotten down the nuances of pedal work well enough to start adjusting.
completely off topic, but how is that saluda 19'' crash ride?

im about to get some saluda's, and i want a crash ride. does it make a good ride? and how does the crashing sound?
 

screamkevin

New member
My Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide double is set heavy. Real heavy. The most common comment is that when drummers try to play my kicks, they tell me it feels like they are trying to run barefoot through a muddy swamp. I gots da heavy feets.
 

Homki890

New member
I like my pedals a little tight, but I hate tight Hi-hat's. Piss me off when they just bounce right up. So, somewhat tight pedals, somewhat loose hats.

Homki890
 

Rob Crisp

New member
Homki890":1vqjtyfp said:
I like my pedals a little tight, but I hate tight Hi-hat's. Piss me off when they just bounce right up. So, somewhat tight pedals, somewhat loose hats.

Homki890
Interesting. I like mine to be all the same tension so it feels as similar as possible..
 

DGFITZ

New member
Rob Crisp":evfa7nge said:
Homki890":evfa7nge said:
I like my pedals a little tight, but I hate tight Hi-hat's. Piss me off when they just bounce right up. So, somewhat tight pedals, somewhat loose hats.

Homki890
Interesting. I like mine to be all the same tension so it feels as similar as possible..

Same here.
 

okjohne

New member
The tight thing is great for one purpose (as I see it), Tight leg , tight towed speed playing. Pro players that play more than one style play light to medium. Let me ask a Q?. How tight are the springs on your hands???? I'd say if you want your feet to play a specific
beat at a specific speed you could come up with a bunch of ways to pull it off. Now, if you want to be a good drummer you wil,learn how to perform a propper stroke. This envolves you entire leg as it envolves your entire arm. A hurry for results produces skewed results. In a pinch do anything. If you wanna be good it takes time and lots of it.

Your feet (eventualy) can feel the bounce of the head just like your hands can.
 

Homki890

New member
Rob Crisp":y97wzwhl said:
Homki890":y97wzwhl said:
I like my pedals a little tight, but I hate tight Hi-hat's. Piss me off when they just bounce right up. So, somewhat tight pedals, somewhat loose hats.

Homki890
Interesting. I like mine to be all the same tension so it feels as similar as possible..
Aww dude, pisses me off! lol. Like, every time I'm laying down a jazz groove, and the hats are on two and four, like, if their tight as hell, the minute I close them they'll open just a bit from the friggin' spring, and instead of a nice Cchk! I get this washy, open hi-hat sound that sucks. However, if they are two loose, then they won't pop up for a good sound either,and I'll end up playing it early because of the no give feel. Hats are a tricky bastard to deal with.

Homki890
 

Homki890

New member
okjohne":qe9c9yq8 said:
The tight thing is great for one purpose (as I see it), Tight leg , tight towed speed playing. Pro players that play more than one style play light to medium. Let me ask a Q?. How tight are the springs on your hands???? I'd say if you want your feet to play a specific
beat at a specific speed you could come up with a bunch of ways to pull it off. Now, if you want to be a good drummer you wil,learn how to perform a propper stroke. This envolves you entire leg as it envolves your entire arm. A hurry for results produces skewed results. In a pinch do anything. If you wanna be good it takes time and lots of it.

Your feet (eventualy) can feel the bounce of the head just like your hands can.
Dude, I play Heel-Down. Screw the leg thing man, too much effort.

However, for hats, I play Heel Up. Interesting. Well, It's comfy, and I think the jazz 2+4 gets a better sound from Heel-Up than Heel-Down, because of the weight.

Homki890
 

pow3rtr1p

New member
EOTE_drummer":w4l3o46g said:
pow3rtr1p":w4l3o46g said:
I have mine the way it came out of the box. It works for me, and I haven't gotten down the nuances of pedal work well enough to start adjusting.
completely off topic, but how is that saluda 19'' crash ride?

im about to get some saluda's, and i want a crash ride. does it make a good ride? and how does the crashing sound?
I have one of the Rock weight. It's a great crash, and the bell sounds great, but it swells a bit much. I think having a lighter weight, like a Medium Thin, would probably fix that problem. I love mine. Just talk to Jamie and he can figure out what works for you.
 

dbkman

New member
my pedals are pretty far back from the head to get a good smack. and the tension is loose for the most part. just enough spring to fling it back at me quick enough. thats somethin you really just have to feel out.
 

tri_zombie

New member
I practice w/heel down and tight springs for stamina and speed. For gigs and studio work, I'll play very loose with very little spring tension and the beater midway in the arc (if that makes sense) as far as heal up or down that depends on my mood or the song.

Hi-Hats are another animal all together I like them loose and slow.

<p>/albums/j146/tri_zombie/<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i79.photo
 
I have dw 7000 double pedal i have them just above medium tension or or a bit more than half way u the thread on the spring bolt. The beaters have a 1 inch of the metal pole bit poking out the bottom of the beater clamps. where the springs are dw have put i device that allows u to move the beaters freely without effect sping tension i have moved my beaters closer to the head about 6 inches rather than the being really far fro the head. I found setup is the only i can get these pedals to stick to my feet when playing fast with the pedals but u loose a lot of power but i hit hard anyway so it dont bother me. as long as my hi hat doesnt have really loose spring tension and its not so tight it clunks when u open quick its good enough for me
 

DrumsPlus

New member
The MP":2ymhmtow said:
How are your pedals adjusted? what kind? whats the best spring tension you guys play in? i keep my pretty tight with my cobra powerglides, thinking of loosening them.
I use Pearl Double Pedals and I have mine set pretty loose. My left pedal is heavier than my right because I am right handed, it is easier for me to double with my right foot. If my left pedal was as loose as my right, it tends to bounce.
 

dahlgrendrummer

New member
Axis Longboard user here, maximum spring tension, VDL set in the center, stock sonic hammers have about 1/3 of an inch of the shaft sticking through the bottom of the beater hole on the cam, and the actually beater is postion in the center of the shaft. This setup+decent technique=fast with power! I can hit 220ish with power, none of that spaz wiggle BS!!
 

dbkman

New member
<img src="http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/610/dsc01250yk3.jpg" width="480" height="640">

After all the messin with my pedals over the years, this is how i set them up now. pretty mid rangy, far enough back for the whip, and close enough for speed.
 
Top