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Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Rusty cases = rusty gear?
« Last post by skn on August 31, 2014, 02:32 AM »
So as it turns out, YES.


Bummer for a lot of people out there. These are what I picked up also. Luckily I stopped using them after about a week, but still there is a noticeable degradation to my hardware :(
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: DW 9000 double pedal spare parts
« Last post by skn on August 31, 2014, 02:29 AM »
I've looked around and found new ones Bart, I just thought there may be a cheaper option out there.

I don't mind 2nd hand gear, but these connecting bars are victim to a lot of punishment and I'd be up for another one sooner rather than later.

Nature of the beast I suppose.

Peace out.
General Board / Re: Is it legal to drum in public?
« Last post by Steve Phelps (Shoeless) on August 29, 2014, 08:43 AM »
I remember when I lived in San Diego there was a spot out by Jack Murphy stadium (now Qualcomm stadium) where I would see folks set up and play. There was nothing around except freeways, underpasses, overpasses, etc. You'd park your car on the side of the road under these bridges and it would sound enormous. The only people around were slow passing cars, getting from one on ramp to another. Find an industrial area, still accessible to the public, no noise ordinance because there is no one around to bother
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: DW 9000 double pedal spare parts
« Last post by Bart Elliott on August 28, 2014, 04:17 PM »
Have you tried contacting Drum Workshop directly?

Another idea is to purchase an old, used DW pedal off eBay (or the like) that you can use for parts.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / DW 9000 double pedal spare parts
« Last post by skn on August 24, 2014, 06:32 AM »

I'm trying to find a DW 9000/9002 connecting bar (part DWSP211) - I've found a few on the internet for about US$100, though I'm in Australia, and the postage makes it about US$150 - not really ideal. I'm calling it a connecting bar, it's the adjustable bar that connects the slave and primary pedals to use both beaters.

These connecting bars tend to wear at the pivot points; mine has a fair bit of use and there is quite a bit of play before even moving the slave pedal.

Just looking for cheaper alternatives - I realise this part isn't exactly a 2nd hand item; you'll never know what it's like until you get it and it may be too far gone.

Anyway, perhaps there are some good alternatives out there? Does anyone know if Iron Cobra bars or even 5000 series bars work? Or a website that has these for cheeeeap?

Thanks for the assistance in advance,

Take a look at this Glen Velez video if you haven't already


Right at approx. :48 seconds he starts doing a triplet pattern that starts getting faster while he does some pitch changing on the head.

Does anybody really KNOW how he's doing it?
My best guess is using Kanjira technique like Pete Lockett but somehow throwing in the the thumb

I'd like to start working this up but want to make sure I'm not building on flawed technique.

Anyone want to chime in?

You could build yourself an expandable jig that could be used on any lathe. The company who made the lathe may already have one built for use with that lathe. If you have any metal shop experience a jig would be easy to build. Three screw type arms inside the drum would be all it would take. Plus that type of arms could be used on many sizes of drums. But I would use the lathe on a rather slow speed as higher speeds would throw your jig and drum off balance.   ;)
Hey folks! I'm an independant drum builder, and have a question for someone that is a tad more "tool-savvy" than I am. I'm wanting to cut down on all my manual sanding time, and make my life a bit easier. I have seen some folks set up wood lathe machines to mount drums on, and spin them for quick and easy sanding, staining, and so on. Nobody ever explains how to actually mount the shell onto the lathe, and give any info on whether or not a special jig needs to be made. Also, I believe to spin a 22" or larger drum, I believe only certain lathes will accommodate for this. If anyone can help me out with some info, I'd be ETERNALLY grateful! Cheers! :)
Percussion Parlor / Re: timpani pedal problem
« Last post by Bart Elliott on August 20, 2014, 08:46 AM »
Pat ...

What you have is a tympanum (aka kettledrum) with a friction clutch (aka post & clutch system). It uses a clutch that moves up and down along a post. Disengaging the clutch frees it from the post, allowing the pedal to move without restraint ... so you can tune.

It's the nature of the beast. Not a fantastic design, but it was the first design to come after having to tune timpani with a chain system around the outer rim ... meaning you had to tune by hand ... making it even MORE difficult to tune while playing.

My recommendation is that you look at sitting on a high stool while playing, which allows you better balance when working the pedal. You don't have to do this, but if grabbing the drum while tuning is of no interest to you, that's going to be your only choice.
Percussion Parlor / timpani pedal problem
« Last post by Pat Brooks on August 14, 2014, 05:35 PM »
Hi, I recently bought an old Slingerland 23inch timpani so that I could practice using the pedal. The pedal rides up and down on a metal post which brings to my problem. At it's lowest pitch the pedal is 6 0r 7 inch's off the floor, when I start to depress it I feel like I have to hold on to the drum for balance.
Is there a fix or should I start practicing Tai Chi stances?
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