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Old 05-10-2017, 03:01 PM
MME MME is offline
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Default Speed King started squeaking BAD!!!

Yesterday I had 2 gigs and by the end of the afternoon gig the Speed King was squawkin' and yelpin like crazy.I used it for 2 years with out a problem and all hell broke loose.I am going to use my Slingerland til I sort this out.But where do I begin???This will be the third time I have re-greased everything..Any ideas.It is a sweet pedal WHEN NOT SQUAWKIN
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:12 AM
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Default Re: Speed King started squeaking BAD!!!

Speedkings need some oiling up from time to time. Hit all moving parts with some oil every now and then and it should quiet down.

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Old 05-11-2017, 06:44 AM
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Default Re: Speed King started squeaking BAD!!!

My Speed Kings always squeak at the heel joint. I don't have an answer besides oiling the area on a regular basis.
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: Speed King started squeaking BAD!!!

It is not an issue of oiling that is just a temporary bandaid it is an issue of metal on metal wear and movement . The only way to get rid of the squeak is to use a nylon sleeve/bushing in those places . I had one of mine done years ago from Jesse at DrumMechanix and it is smooth and silent . He sold the company but the new owner is still doing this . Here is a review and shows pics of what I am talking about .. http://www.drumforum.org/index.php?/...-drummechanix/
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: Speed King started squeaking BAD!!!

Grease, it don`t roll off like oil. Put it in several spots once or twice a year, with a Q-tip, float the footboard and that pedal goes forever.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: Speed King started squeaking BAD!!!

Yes wear at the heel joint causes a squeak... have seen many modded with that nylon bush..

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Old 05-11-2017, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Speed King started squeaking BAD!!!

I took the pedal apart and it does have a nylon bushing at the foorboard.I greased it up anyways. Did a lube job. I will apply grease at all of the other joints.Thanks,Vati
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