View Full Version : help! with dw 9000 stand

06-30-2010, 08:42 PM
so i recently upgraded to all dw 9000 cymbal stands. The stand which i have my china on keeps moving around, and it is pissing me off because all my other stands do not move, so wtf, any ideas to stop this?

06-30-2010, 08:48 PM
Moving around from what part? The base? the boom base, the top tilter? You need to give us more info.

06-30-2010, 09:02 PM
Its possessed. You spin me right round baby right round...

06-30-2010, 09:06 PM
the base :(

06-30-2010, 09:11 PM
Is the screw stripped so it doesnt tighten? How long ago did you buy it? I dont know about DW, but if you had bought Pearl more than likely youd get a way better warranty. If its not old, take it back and exchange it...

06-30-2010, 09:32 PM
nothing is striped overtightened it just moves

07-01-2010, 12:02 AM
Maybe it's just me, but "moves" is still kind of vague. It's hard to diagnose the problem without something a bit more specific. In what way does the base move? Does it rotate? Wobble? Move around on the floor?

07-01-2010, 07:45 AM
Does it shake rattle or roll?

07-01-2010, 07:55 AM
if it's new bring it back, and get it replaced.

07-01-2010, 10:09 AM
the base just slides around on the carpet

The Kurgan
07-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Slides how much / how fast? Are you re-positioning it every 10 minutes or do you have to re-adjust it every few days? I have a mapex stand with a16" crash, cow bell & a 10" Tom & it rarely moves. It's a boom stand & I have it on regular type carpet, nothing real slick. I might adjust it once a month & I play it at least 1 hr a day.

07-01-2010, 10:22 AM
if the base is just sliding around on the carpet, it sounds like your a little off balance. Position the legs so that one of them is parallel with the boom.

07-01-2010, 11:04 AM
and be sure that the legs are opened wide

07-01-2010, 11:29 AM
If you posted pictures of how you have that stand set up, we could definitely help you out. Until then, we can only speculate.

07-01-2010, 11:52 AM
its the china, i think i might have fixed the problem by letting the cymbal itself move more, but ill have to play it for like an hour

07-01-2010, 12:43 PM
Yeah, make sure you don't over-tighten the cymbal on the stand. If you're moving a 12-pound cymbal stand from hitting a cymbal, that seems to me like you've really clamped that cymbal down. If you continue to do so, you will eventually crack your china. Now, those DW stands come with a plastic cup on the top sleeve. I would highly recommend throwing those in the trash and replacing them with regular soft felts. Otherwise having the wingnut down will severely restrict cymbal movement, not only choking the sound, but also raising the risk of damaging them. It probably also wouldn't hurt to angle the china more toward you. I know a lot of trendy drummers set up their cymbals perfectly flat, but for a drummer without a free supply of replacement cymbals it's a bad idea overall.

07-01-2010, 01:17 PM
yea i have all the cymbals VERRY loose on the stands, it seems that the china just needs to be extra loose, i believe the problem is fixed now tho so its good, thanks guys ^_^

07-01-2010, 07:30 PM
Why did you buy boom stands if your not using the boom?

07-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Why did you buy boom stands if your not using the boom?

its convertable so later if you want to use it as a boom you dont have to go buy a new stand...

08-19-2010, 01:53 PM
I got the same prob!


Or Buy a rack!

08-19-2010, 02:41 PM
I got the same prob!


Or Buy a rack!

Great input :rolleyes:

why when you pay such money should you just deal with? there should be no reason for it to move whatsoever.

08-19-2010, 03:40 PM
Ok, I did some searching and I think I found a solution for your problem...

Just kidding. I couldn't help myself. :D
Sounds like the tripod base is bouncing and doing the jig when you hit the cymbal. You might have to change the spread of the base, or the relationship of the cymbal to the centoer of gravity of the stand, (Does that make sense)? Boom too far extended, not over a leg...etc. Or if you're not using a boom, the too tight on the post issue could be the problem.

08-19-2010, 04:14 PM
you could sandbag it like drave grohl in them crooked vultures

08-19-2010, 04:16 PM
New heavy duty stand- check. Legs spread open to a decent distance- check. No boom extended for extraneous effects due to the laws of physics- check. This leaves only one issue- cymbal too tight on stand, causing force attacking cymbal to move directly into the stand itself.

Behold, the Aquarian Cymbal spring.


08-19-2010, 08:56 PM
I had a somewhat crappy Gibraltar boom stand with my Paiste 2oo2 18" china on it, and it never moved, once. So, i dont see how in the heck a straight stand is moving one bit...i think its user error.

08-20-2010, 01:43 PM
Pilot error?

08-20-2010, 03:59 PM