The Only Drum Pedal Lubricant with HD4X™
Probably no piece of drum hardware is put under more stress and strain than a bass drum pedal, and no other component is more important to keeping the beat going. Any drummer who’s experienced kick pedal failure due to a broken chain or slipped spring knows that feeling of frustration when the bass drum slips or starts making distracting sounds-or has had to stop a studio recording session due to squeaks and other noises. Often these problems are due to metal fatigue and friction.
New technologies deliver more effective drum pedal lubrication.
New introductions into the musical instrument maintenance market take a different approach, employing impact-resistant barrier film technologies. Instead of using petroleum, Teflon, and other conventional lubricants, these micro-barrier technologies appear to be highly effective in handling hours of rigorous use (and sometimes abuse) of drum pedals.
Tests of various kick pedals using barrier-film lubricants demonstrated quiet, noise-free action and fluid, instantaneous response. Barrier-film agents are also less messy, and won’t build up or migrate, remaining in place to deliver effective lubrication throughout punishing stage or studio use.
PROCussionCare® PedalLube with our HD4X™ additive is a specialized drum pedal lubricant formula that lifts away and removes dust and grime, then provides a micro-thin barrier film lubricant to eliminate noise and facilitate silky-smooth playing response. PedalLube is recommended for kick pedals, hi-hats stands, thrones, mounts, and all other moving metal parts of the drum set. Once applied, the formula is dry-to-touch and will not migrate or build up. Safe on fine drum shell finishes.
Metal Fatigue & Friction
Often problems with metal fatigue and friction are the culprit, and can be addressed with specialized drum pedal lubrication.
There are a handful of maintenance products for hi-hat stands and kick pedals on the market today that target basic pedal maintenance and upkeep. Most of these standard lubricants have limited capabilities when it comes to maintaining and protecting modern, more complex drum kit hardware components and assemblies.
Pedals take a beating -Again, it’s no secret that pedals take a beating, demonstrated most vividly in the the extraordinary demands of highly kinetic genres like drum ‘n’ bass and speed metal. Drummers now routinely shell out from $200 to $600 or more for higher-end pedal assemblies. Some double-pedal assemblies have well over 100 distinct points that greatly benefit from lubrication. These can include springs, bearings, hinges, chains, drives, universal joints, angle cams and adjusters.
Lubricate for Long-Term Protection
Conventional machine oils, Teflon-and silicone-based formulas, chain and other inferior lubricants tend to move around-they’re unstable and migrate to other parts of your drums while attracting dirt, grime, and other debris. These debris particles remain present, suspended in oil and contributing to premature wear. Reinforced Teflon compounds tend to have similar problems when exposed to atmosphere. Factory lubricants often fall short of any effective long-term protection.
Essential Addition to Your Gig Bag
PedalLube’s drum pedal lubricant and conditioning formula transforms the maintenance of bass drum pedals, hi-hats, racks, and other drum hardware where instant response and noise-free performance is vital. Annoying squeaks, friction, or sluggish response can disrupt your groove on the drums – PedalLube takes care of all these potential problems in one easy step.
Using PedalLube also decreases cross-talk among toms, snare, and cymbals, with enhanced lubricity acting to isolate the vibration of the various drum set components and increase the clarity and separation of your drums during performance. Ensure that your hardware is up to the job – put Pedal Lube in your gig bag or road case. Three sizes are ideal for use in the shop, on the road, or in the studio.
A Good Drum Maintenance Program
And finally, a good drum kit maintenance program should not be limited to your pedals. Regularly check your hardware to ensure screws, keys, clamps, and other components are tightened securely. You may want a separate case for your bass pedal to keep it secure from your other hardware.
After checking out your hardware, lubricate hi-hat stands and pedals, thrones, mounts, racks, and all other moving metal parts of the drum set to keep the over-all sound, performance, and response of your drums at the highest levels. And finally, to return to the bass drum pedal, keep it well tuned-up and lubricated with some of the exciting new technologies now available, and your kick pedal will keep kicking for years to come!
Available in Aerosol and Non-Aerosol Liquid Trigger Spray
Sound Synergies drum pedal lubricant is available in aerosol form and comes standard with wide-angle spray cap and 5-inch extension straw for hard to reach areas. Our non-aerosol adjustable trigger sprayers are constructed of durable high-impact plastic and spun aluminum bottles. All rubber plugs and gaskets are made from rugged, long lasting Viton® (fluorocarbon rubber) which has excellent resistance to high temperatures, ozone, oxygen, mineral oil, synthetic hydraulic fluids, fuels, aromatics and many organic solvents and chemicals. Click here for liquid trigger sprayer assembly instructions.
Uniquely Effective, Environmentally Responsible Drum Pedal Lubricant
PedalLube drum pedal lubricant cleaner and conditioner formula is non-toxic; free from harsh chemicals, silicone, graphite, and Teflon®. The proprietary formulation is made expressly for use on all modern drum pedal assemblies and is the culmination of years of research and development in flex-film technologies. Our exclusive formulas have been a cornerstone of private label products since 1986.
- Complies with California “VOC” air quality and all safety regulatory requirements.
- This is a nontoxic product that is less harmful than methanol alcohol.
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