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Old 02-17-2018, 12:29 AM
rstange1 rstange1 is offline
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Default Swiv-O-Matic Bass Pedal Assembly & Bearing Upgrade

Greetings everyone!

I just created an album that photo-documents my experience upgrading the bearings in my Swiv-O-Matic bass pedal, along with a complete tear-down, clean-up and reassembly. Here's a link to the album:

Please have a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!

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Old 02-17-2018, 07:47 PM
Aussievintagedrumuser Aussievintagedrumuser is offline
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Default Re: Swiv-O-Matic Bass Pedal Assembly & Bearing Upgrade

Deep groove single race/row sealed bearings are better, longer lasting, quieter.
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:38 PM
Acrolite Acolyte Acrolite Acolyte is offline
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Default Re: Swiv-O-Matic Bass Pedal Assembly & Bearing Upgrade

Great info. I'm currently looking for a later-model Swivo (with the lever-operated hoop clamp) and first thing I plan to do when I get one is replace the bushings it surely will have with proper bearings... this will come in very handy!
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:21 AM
Drum Doug Drum Doug is offline
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Default Re: Swiv-O-Matic Bass Pedal Assembly & Bearing Upgrade

This is some great detailed info with pics ! I own one of these pedals that came with a Rogers Cleveland Holiday kit I have. This will make a fun day project sometime to tear it apart and do some maintenance with the help of your great tutorial. Thanks for sharing !

Drum Doug
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bearing , bushing , swiv-o-matic , swivomatic , torrington

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