Topic: Axis Parts
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Posted by: Monkeypoo|
Posted on: Apr 20, 2012 9:54 PM
Hope you're all doing well!
Today I aquired an Axis X Single Pedal for free from a friend who just bought a double kick from Axis.
Pretty sweet! The one thing better than cheap gear is free gear.
However there's a problem. The hinge that attaches the footboard to the heel plate wobbles and rattles way too much for my liking making this pedal all but smooth.
I wandered around to all the music shops in the city (Hobart has 3). 1 didn't have a clue what to do. Another shop that until last week was a dealer for Axis told me their drummer wasn't in and I should come back later in the week. The last store also didn't have a clue! But then another customer in that last store came over to help as a big fan of Axis pedals speechless that I'd got this pedal for free. He said I'd need an alan key to get into the hinge and either tighten it or just find out what the underlying problem is.
So the hunt began for an alan key through various hardware stores but there was no success as the Axis is quite an irregular size it would seem.
I've tried contacting Axis through their site which seems to be impossible from Australia as they don't have an email address I can contact there either. Tried contacting the Australian supplier and my email bounced back.
What a nightmare!!
Does anyone here have experience with Aixs pedals and maintanence for them? Or even better have an idea on who I could contact to get the correct tools to maintain this pedal?
Any help is greatly appreciated!!
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Posted by: pwc|
Posted on: Apr 21, 2012 1:02 AM
From a sidewalk vendor I once bought a folding set of various size keys of all varieties for about $5. Hard to believe that you can't find one that fits your problem. But I have no solutions for you ....
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Posted by: RvJim|
Posted on: Apr 21, 2012 6:08 AM
I am inclined to think like Pete. I thing with heaps of them is most likely to have one that fits.
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Posted by: brad_leishman|
Posted on: Apr 21, 2012 8:27 AM
Axis offers a repair service for a reasonable price. Even with shipping, it is reasonable.
On a related note, if the pedal isn't equipped with the sonic hammer, get it. With a conventional beater, and depending on the bass drum, the axis pedal sometimes has to "overextend" and doesn't contact the head flush. The sonic hammer has great options, so that no matter what kick drum you are using, the adjustments allow for perfect head contact.
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Posted by: brad_leishman|
Posted on: Apr 21, 2012 5:15 PM
Oops!, sorry MP, I didn't read your whole e-mail, so I didn't realize you are from Australia, so shipping may not be practical in your case. Although this axis link does tell you about its reconditioning service:
NON-WARRANTY RECONDITIONING SERVICE
For pedals no longer under warranty, AXIS PERCUSSION offers reconditioning
Reconditioning for an AXIS single pedal (A, X LONGBOARDS) — $39.95
Reconditioning for an AXIS double pedal (A, X LONGBOARDS) — $79.95
Reconditioning prices do not include shipping and handling.
AXIS PERCUSSION takes great pride in specializing in precision foot pedals and drum hardware. Our products are
fabricated from solid stock, each part being machined in our factory in Carson, California, U.S.A. We are dedicated
to the highest level of quality and craftsmanship.
Note: T he LONGBOARDS UPGRADE KIT will retrofit any existing AXIS pedal.
For any further questions, please call AXIS PERCUSSION for technical support at (310) 549-1171.
Legend for Setting and Adjustment SHEET - Left-handed pedals
AXIS PERCUSSION • 24416 S. Main St. • Suite #311 • Carson, CA • 90745 • Tel: (310) 549-1171 • Fax: (310) 549-7728 • www.axispercussion.com
p.s. you are are right about the allans - many an axis user have strips the screws for not using the exact size.
Hope this helps.