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  • Stop KD8 from wobbling?

    How can I stop my KD8 from wobbling? I have a Yamaha FDDD double attached to it, which is a pretty heavy pedal. Putting some weight on it would work, but I don't want to have to lug a brick or weight around with me whenever I bring the HPD-15 out. Is there a way to stop the wobbling? Also, how do I increase the volume on the kick trigger with the Handsonic? I'm an e-drum noob here, so be easy.

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    I'd be interested to figure out something good here. It's hard to do fast kicks with the thing wobbling all over the place. I'm to the point where I'm about ready to fork over the extra $ for the KD-85.

    The only thing I can figure is somehow bolting/strapping the whole thing down to a piece of plywood. Might try that before I think about upgrading. Anybody else made this attempt?


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    • #3
      Kd-8

      Mine is rock solid. Has a DW 7002 double pedal hooked up to it.

      Do you have it on carpet? Is the leg fully extended and the drum screws good and tight?
      Frequent GAS Sufferer


      TD-9, RMP-12, RMP-5 & SonicCell on Gibraltar Quad Stands.

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      • #4
        I have the KD-8 and the KD-80. I think the KD-8 is a lot more solid. The velcro on the front legs grab my carpet and really hold on.

        Just an FYI since you mentioned upgrading.

        In fact, I had to remove the feet on my KD-80 to get it to sit on the pedal correctly. Might be a user error on my part.

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        • #5
          My KD-8s are solid. Are the spikes too high? That might cause some wobble.
          sigpic

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael Render View Post
            My KD-8s are solid. Are the spikes too high? That might cause some wobble.
            The stand is tightened as much as possible and the I've tried the spikes all the way up, down, and halfway to no avail. I can't stand the feel of mesh kicks or those KD-7 triggers, should I try making a sturdier base for the kick?

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            • #7
              My KD-8 has never wobbled, but it used to travel until I bought a cheap rug to dig the spurs into.
              My kit:

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              • #8
                Mine wobbled and slid - after putting it on a rug, no issues. Give it a shot...
                "...regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going ..." - Wes Montgomery

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Makomachine View Post
                  Mine wobbled and slid - after putting it on a rug, no issues. Give it a shot...
                  I have mine on thick carpet, but I'll give a rug a try.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PolyMetrix1618 View Post
                    I have mine on thick carpet, but I'll give a rug a try.
                    Key point. Needs to be a rug that the velcro can stick to as well. My pedal has the velcro on the bottom and that has a lot to do with it as well it seems.
                    "...regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going ..." - Wes Montgomery

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                    • #11
                      You need to remove the foot plate completely from the anchor bolts and place it on the floor before reattaching the anchor bolts (as described in the three steps and diagrams on Page 9 of the KD-8 manual).

                      Bruce

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BarT View Post
                        You need to remove the foot plate completely from the anchor bolts and place it on the floor before reattaching the anchor bolts (as described in the three steps and diagrams on Page 9 of the KD-8 manual).

                        Bruce
                        I tried that, but there's no way to adjust the pedal height on my pedal and moving the spot where it clamps just makes the kick slide off. When I put the Velcro base back on the kick is floating about 1/2" in the air. What am I doing wrong?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PolyMetrix1618 View Post
                          I tried that, but there's no way to adjust the pedal height on my pedal and moving the spot where it clamps just makes the kick slide off. When I put the Velcro base back on the kick is floating about 1/2" in the air. What am I doing wrong?
                          Not screwing the anchor bolts quite a long way down before putting the base plate back on them? (which you would have to do if the base plate was on the floor)

                          Bruce

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BarT View Post
                            Not screwing the anchor bolts quite a long way down before putting the base plate back on them? (which you would have to do if the base plate was on the floor)

                            Bruce
                            Ohhhhh, that's what it meant. I'm a total noob lol.

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                            • #15
                              Neither the design nor the instructions are intuitive. (But we wouldn't have much to talk about here if Roland made it all easy. )

                              Bruce

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