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DM6 Adjusting the Pedals.

First off, this isnt a false double strike detection from the pad.

Often, when hitting the kick pedal, it double strikes for real, like the striker is too lose and kinda rocks back and forth after the strike as your car would if you were driving real slow and hit the breaks hard with bad shocks. I can see and fell it happening.

Can anyone point me to the adjustment point to try and reduce this?

Also, the tension on the hi hat pedal seems really loose. It works fine, but the pedal offers no resistance. Any way to adjust it to make if feel as there is some resistance to it to simulate the pressure of the shaft?

When I tinker, bad things happen, lol. Better to ask the experts where to start than bring out the blow torch...
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  • Hello again J..
    I bought the kit used.
    I am in the US.

    No, everything seems to be in working order. The kick drum head is great, as is the beater head. It just needs some adjustments, or maybe reduce the reject time?

    As I said, I dont think its bouncing off when doing the double strike, I think the arm its self its rocking back and forth at the end of the swing. I can see and feel it happening.

    I have read about this even with acoustic sets, and its very possible its the way Im playing, constantly putting pressure on the pedal. For now, Ive adjusted the tension of the beater as tense as I can get it, and I will try and adjust the way I use the pedal.

    After reading an article on "pressers" It seems that there is an issue with beaters where a player rests his foot too much on the pedal, and this will cause the beater to not pull off the pad fast enough, causing the double strike. Adjustment can reduce this, but in the end, you can still get this effect regardless of the quality of the pedal. It is an issue through a wide range of kits, both electronic and acoustic.

    I have started to adjust my playing so I dont rest my foot on the pedal and the problem has stopped. It could be quite a few things contributing to the problem, but the way Im playing is the primary issue. Adjusting the kit will help, but its not a kit issue.

    Im looking for info on the adjustments that can be made to the pedal and what they do.There is arm lengths, pedal stiffness, swing rotation and chain tension..

    In regards to making the hi hat have more resistance, the only thing I can find is a hit sensor adjustment. At this point, Im thinking that the spring doesnt provide enough tension for what Im looking for in feel, but it works fine regardless.
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  • I have the same problem, the kick drum head has some double rebound or single rebound depending on pressure / technique im using.

    It's kinda anoying it's not a module or a sound detection problem we can clearly see that the head is really rebouding on the pad...

    maybe it's my technique.. the only solution i found is to play more harded on the pedal so it doesnt reboud but I dont want to play that way sometimes I am sure it will broke....

    I tried SO many adjustment on the pedal....

    anyone got this problem too? some tips would be nice. I am new to drumming
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  • I have the same problem with pedal rebouncing.... The kit is great, but this rebouncing is anoying
    Is there any way to avoid?
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  • Hello, I also have the same problem with the pedal. I noticed you (J Sandeen) mentioned the pedal tension, what part is that? Sorry, I'm new at this. I just started playing the drums about a month ago.
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