What pedal are you using ??I like strap a lot. I've been running the straps that came with mine 4+ years with no issues. I run the light LowBoy beaters at a loose tension and I've never played anything smoother in my life. Fantastic amount of throw and power for very little effort and the pedalboard moves with my feet so naturally you'd think I had vecro keep it to my shoes.
Yup, as mentioned, I tore through three of them (after 1-2 gigs each). I am using a HEAVY beater (fully extended big DW felt w/ two DW beater weights all the way up), but have used that same beater on other strap pedals without an issue (Tama Iron Cobra with the kevlar strap, and an old Pearl pedal with the big round cam and the dark green fiber/plastic strap)The straps that come with the 9000 seem really flimsy, with no reinforcement around the hole that the screw goes through. Many people claim that they work great and last, but I just didn't trust it.
Yes. This post by @dontfeartheringo explains the process very clearly.Can you put straps on 5000 pedals that are a little older? I have the double chain 5000 double pedal. Curious if it straps would make it better(or different).
9002 XF. I play heel up but stay pretty level with my feet similar to Gene Hoglan's style (What pedal are you using ??
You can but you have to change the cam on the pedal so you either need to order one from DW or get one off an old Camco/Gretsch floating action pedal.Can you put straps on 5000 pedals that are a little older? I have the double chain 5000 double pedal. Curious if it straps would make it better(or different).
You can but you have to change the cam on the pedal so you either need to order one from DW or get one off an old Camco/Gretsch floating action pedal.
I bought my initial strap drive in that format from the factory but have replaced the chain drive on two others I bought used. In both tbose cases I bought cheap vintage non-functional Gretsch FA pedals and used the cams off those for the mod.
I bought 50' of 3/4" wide nylon strap and make my own pedal straps.
Yeah, 50 feet of safety orange nylon web. I bought it on ebay for like $8. I'm set for pedal straps for life. I haven't broken one yet.Did you mean to say 50 feet...feet! I've used the same Nylon strap for almost twenty years. Mind if I hit you up for a piece when this one fails?
In the mid-1970s (before chain drive was invented) I switched my Tempo-King and Camco pedals from leather straps to nylon straps. Although the nylon straps never catastrophically failed during a performance the way leather did, they did stretch around the attachment holes, which eventually caused the footboards to come in contact with the hoop clamps. So they required periodic replacement.Yeah, 50 feet of safety orange nylon web. I bought it on ebay for like $8. I'm set for pedal straps for life. I haven't broken one yet.
I also bought 100 meters of snare cord (nylon blind cord) since it was only $10 for the spool. I think that'll last me.
Getting back to the pedals... in the case of Tama/Camco pedals I prefer the chain drive. I have one that is the same pedal but with a strap and it doesn't feel nearly as good as the chain ones. Weird.
The thing with the 9000 is you use the same cam with either a chain or a strap. Maybe if it had a different cam for the strap it would make a difference. To me it seems as though it was 100% designed with the chain in mind and then they threw in a strap as an afterthought and an additional marketing point (chain or strap....you choose).
Can Toe Stops be installed on the 9K?I think 9000s feel nice either with chain or belt...but why oh why would anyone place the spring on the inside of the base casting ? My foot touches it !