#1
The kick trigger on my Alesis DM6 kit keeps slipping and it's really putting off my playing :/.

Is there anything I can put under it to keep it still? It's on quite thick carpet and theres nowhere else in the house I can put it.

Cheers.

Last edited by Afroboy267 at Mar 20, 2012,
#2
I small rubber mat if you can get one? That's what I put under pedals sometimes if they're slipping.
#4
Quote by whoomit
I small rubber mat if you can get one? That's what I put under pedals sometimes if they're slipping.

Ok cool, thanks. I've ordered some rubber flooring sheets to see if they will help. Should be fine.
#5
Quote by FrauVfromPoB
Doesn't your kick pedal have those stabby things on the bottom that you can screw out? My Roland kick trigger does, and it looks like your does too.

Yeah, the pedals have them too but it just drags through the carpet :/
#6
Quote by Afroboy267
Yeah, the pedals have them too but it just drags through the carpet :/

Ugh yeah, they tend to be shite on carpets. They just tear them up

You can always screw them into the rubber mats when they arrive though. Means the pedals even less likely to slip on the mat, and the mat will stay secure on the carpet from all the friction anyway
#7
Quote by whoomit
Ugh yeah, they tend to be shite on carpets. They just tear them up

You can always screw them into the rubber mats when they arrive though. Means the pedals even less likely to slip on the mat, and the mat will stay secure on the carpet from all the friction anyway

Yeah, I'll probably do that. Cheers .
#8
Ok, so I've got another problem now :/.

The pads have arrived and I've just tried them out. The actual pedal and trigger arn't moving but the pads are moving across the carpet itself. Can anyone help me out with this?

Cheers.
#10
Quote by Afroboy267
Ok, so I've got another problem now :/.

The pads have arrived and I've just tried them out. The actual pedal and trigger arn't moving but the pads are moving across the carpet itself. Can anyone help me out with this?

Cheers.
Uh, try putting something on it to hold it down?
#12
Quote by Steve08
Uh, try putting something on it to hold it down?

This might be an idea actually. Maybe some weights or something?

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Dude, just had a great idea. Check the last item on this page:

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Mammoth Carpet Fix tape!!

Mmm, good idea but parents just had the upstairs recarpeted and it was pretty expensive :/. I'm barley allowed to walk on it let alone tape something to it aha. Good idea though!
#13
How about putting some velcro on the pads so that the "hooks" face the carpet. Maybe that would help with the friction.
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#14
I had this same problem, I just put my amp in front of the pedal, since it's an electric kit.
#15
I've tried adding some of my spare dumbell weights to it but it still move haha! I hate this carpet lol. Admitidly it does only move a bit but after a few mins of double kick it's on the other side of the room lol. 2.5KG per barbell.



Quote by ChamsRock
I had this same problem, I just put my amp in front of the pedal, since it's an electric kit.

This might be an idea actually. I'll see what I can do. Cheers .

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i have a DW double pedal, its relatively new, i got it a year ago from a trade where i traded a cheap pearl single pedal and $20. i think its the 5000 model. i have the spring tension maxed out, the head of the mallet is in what i would consider normal and comfortable range.

the reason is it is hard to get fast double strokes aiding in double bass (LLRR styled roll) and even just snapping two of either side.

are there replacement springs?

am i doing something wrong? i have previously owned a pearl double bass pedal that was likely half the price of this DW pedal.

i know its not normal because on my other set i have a pearl eliminator pedal and i am much faster on that and don't have as much of a problem with the quick doubles (this is a single bass single pedal setup here).

thoughts?

Also lol, what?
Last edited by Afroboy267 at Mar 25, 2012,
#16
Quote by Afroboy267
I've tried adding some of my spare dumbell weights to it but it still move haha! I hate this carpet lol. Admitidly it does only move a bit but after a few mins of double kick it's on the other side of the room lol. 2.5KG per barbell.




This might be an idea actually. I'll see what I can do. Cheers .


Also lol, what?


i don't know where that came from. this got in the wrong thread. sorry.
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#17
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i don't know where that came from. this got in the wrong thread. sorry.

Oh right, fair doos. I thought you were high or something lol.
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or get velcro. Its what I have.
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Quote by rushpython

or get velcro. Its what I have.

Thanks for the suggestion but I managed to fix it in the end. Folded up one of the rubber mats I bought and stuck the kick on top of that and under a bunch of dumbell weights. Works fine now .