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    I am having trouble getting my new Tama Iron Cobra bass drum pedal to stay attached to my KD-120. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get it to keep from coming loose in the middle of a gig? I spend too much time worrying about it. The pedal works on my acoustic set, so I know that it is not the pedal. Can I adjust the KD-120 mount somehow?


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    I had this very same problem but with KD-7's. The answer is to grab your angle grinder and place two grooves in the base plate of your KD-120/KD-7 etc at the same place as the Iron Cobra supports.
    Have a close look at why the IC is too far away from the base plate to get a good grip. You'll figure out what I mean.
    Good luck
    Steve

    'I only ever quote myself - except when I quote someone else' - me

    , plenty of , and , , triggered acoustics, , and a plethora of PA blah blah freakin blah...I mean does anyone care about the specifics of pedals, speakers, processors, hardware or anything that I'm using?? :confused: Hmmm, maybe this is an appropriate place to mention that I tried out a new cymbal stand the other day...

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    • #3
      excellent idea steve,
      I have a tama ic and a kd-120. I have had alot of trouble keeping it on the kd-120. Im gonna start grinding tomorrow.

      -drumlogic
      -Drumlogic, V-session, Visulite/roland cymbals, (2)Mackie srm-450's, bbe 482 sonic maximizer,

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      • #4
        Pardon my ignorance. But what's an angle grinder?

        Thx

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          [This message has been edited by animal (edited September 09, 2001).]

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          • #6
            I had decided that I loved the Iron Cobra yesterday and was planning on buying it with this edrum purchase...but my wife won't let me handle powertools anymore after I accidentally shot her cat with a nail gun. Looks like I am going to have to pick up a DW.

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              Cat's fine by the way...got a bad attitude now though...

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              • #8
                Thanks for illuminating the situation!

                Unfortunately, I don't have anything like that. In my NYC appartment I'm lucky I've got room for my drums! I'll try filing it by hand or seeing if I can find someone to do it. But now I'll have to look at the plate a little closer to see exactly where the cuts should be made.

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                • #9
                  HALFNOTE,

                  DON'T LET THE PLATE ISSUE SWAY YOU FROM GETTING THE IRON COBRA. I LOVE MINE. THE PLATE ISSUE IS SOLVED AND I AM GLAD THAT I GOT IT. I LIKED IT MUCH BETTER THAN DW. MUCH BETTER FEEL.

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                  • #10
                    Did you need an angle grinder to solve the problem? If so, please see my previous post..if not how did you fix it? The v-custom I demoed yesterday had an iron cobra attached to the kd-80..that is how I fell in love with it.

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                    • #11
                      you could always use a dremel...

                      Dremel Rotary Tool

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                      • #12
                        I used a bench vise and flattened the raised part of the kd-120 mounting plate in the place where the pedal hits it. This allows the pedal to sit flatly on the mount. It also makes you not have to cut anything and compromise the metal too much. If you do need to cut it, I would use a sealant on it so that it does not corrode.


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by animal:
                          you could always use a dremel...
                          ...or a hacksaw...
                          Steve

                          'I only ever quote myself - except when I quote someone else' - me

                          , plenty of , and , , triggered acoustics, , and a plethora of PA blah blah freakin blah...I mean does anyone care about the specifics of pedals, speakers, processors, hardware or anything that I'm using?? :confused: Hmmm, maybe this is an appropriate place to mention that I tried out a new cymbal stand the other day...

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                          • #14
                            I have an Iron Cobra and a KD120. I just didn't push it on all the way so it kind of grips only the edge. (Or did I tighten hard over the raised bit, I can't rememeber). Basically you don't need to do any dodgy DIY it will work out. It's been there 6 months and it hasn't slipped yet, I can pick up the KD120 and the pedal still stays there when I move it around.

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                            • #15
                              What I did is cut a piece of metal about 1/4" or so wide that was pretty close to the same thickness as the height of the stiffening rib on the KD-120 that the Iron Cobra clamps on. I put this piece of metal between the stiffening rib and the Iron Cobra which allows a larger surface at the same height for the clamp on the pedal can camp down too. What is happening normally is that only the outside edge of the clamp shoe is catching the top of the stiffening rib and it is trying to push the pedal and the KD-120 away from each other. With this piece of metal (wood should work too) it allows the clamp to clamp straight down thus putting the clamping force down instead of at an angle. My first experiment was just using cardboard for this which worked but the cardboard will start breaking down so that's why I went with a piece of metal. Hope this helps.

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