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  1. Registered User

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    Default Tension rods coming lose easily.

    I've been playing my CB's for about 2 months, and one thing I have noticed is my tension rods are coming lose pretty quickly.
    I will tune my toms, and by the end of practice, they will be pretty much de-tuned, and in some cases the tension rods will be essentially finger tight.
    This is my 3rd kit that I've bought brand new, and never had this problem with my other 2 kits.
    Anyone else having this issue?
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  2. Mountain Man

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    No offense, but those crystal beats seem a bit in the cheap side. I don't mean to pick on you specifically, it's just an opinion I've been holding in for some time.
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  3. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    Are they not the same lugs as most Pearl kits?

  4. Let's Go Flyers

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    Tuner fish lug locks are awesome and would probably have a color to match your kit. I use them on my snare.
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  5. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    There are also those rods called Tightscrew.

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  6. Registered User

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    stretch the drumheads before tuning them.
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  7. Registered User

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThugsRook View Post
    stretch the drumheads before tuning them.
    Yea, it could be the cheap stock heads. I did stretch them a bit, but all my previous kits had higher quality stock heads from the factory.
    Clear Pearl Crystal Beat
    10,12,14,16,22
    Cherry Burst Gretch Renown Maple
    10,12,14,22
    Natural Ludwig Birch
    10,12,16,22

    And a whole mess of Zildjian cymbals.

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    After 6 months of playing my CRB kit, this would be my only complaint. (The drums look and sound fantastic...especially with the Drumlite LED's.) Recently, I noticed my bass drum batter head was slowly turning while we jammed. During a break, I looked down and noticed two of the claws had actually fallen on the floor as they had come so loose. I tightened everything back up, and be the end of jamming they were very loose again....ready to fall off again. I have all stock heads except for the batter head, so this puzzles me. The toms/snare are not nearly as bad as the bass drum (in terms of tension issues,) but I find this very strange.

  9. Product Specialist

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    Hi Raider09

    Sorry to hear you are having some trouble . We haven't had this to be an issue although sometimes with non-machined rods there can be some variance with the plating factor. Check your inbox for PM
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  10. Registered User

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider09 View Post
    After 6 months of playing my CRB kit, this would be my only complaint. (The drums look and sound fantastic...especially with the Drumlite LED's.) Recently, I noticed my bass drum batter head was slowly turning while we jammed. During a break, I looked down and noticed two of the claws had actually fallen on the floor as they had come so loose. I tightened everything back up, and be the end of jamming they were very loose again....ready to fall off again. I have all stock heads except for the batter head, so this puzzles me. The toms/snare are not nearly as bad as the bass drum (in terms of tension issues,) but I find this very strange.
    I've got the exact same problem with my mmp. My dealer is sending me new tension rods to see how they help so I'm hopeful this will be solved. It's a BEAUTIFUL kit when tuned up but sometimes as little as 15 minutes of playing gets it out again. I've also had the tension rods fall out on the reso side - it's beyond aggravating but the whole thing sounds so good when it's back in tune that I can't be angry for too long.

    On the plus side my tuning speed is going through the roof with the sheer amount of times I have to retune!

  11. What's in YOUR stickbag?

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    I've got the same issue...I thought it might be a combination of low tuning and the DrumLites, but I don't have the issue with my other Pearl kits. I've tried tuning higher, but have the same issue. Floor Toms are the worse offenders, in my case. I was contemplating ordering new lugs and tension rods, but it's a 7 pc kit...that's a lot of lugs and tension rods.

  12. Unban nik12

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickS707 View Post
    I've got the same issue...I thought it might be a combination of low tuning and the DrumLites, but I don't have the issue with my other Pearl kits. I've tried tuning higher, but have the same issue. Floor Toms are the worse offenders, in my case. I was contemplating ordering new lugs and tension rods, but it's a 7 pc kit...that's a lot of lugs and tension rods.
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