How do you adjust a DW 3000 double bass pedal?

To increase or decrease the spring tension, loosen the round knurled nut at the base of the spring assembly and pull down on the spring to release the locking hex nut. Tighten or loosen the lock nut to create the desired tension, then release the hex nut and retighten the knurled nut to lock in the adjustment.

How far should the beater be from the bass drum?

I’d recommend starting by placing your bass drum pedal into position (there’s usually a slot under your bass drum. Then measure a distance of about 3 inch (about 8 cm) or have your beater set at an angle that’s about 45°.

Where should the beater hit the bass drum?

As a general rule the beater should strike the bass drum slightly higher than center. About an inch above works for most folks. If the beater hits directly on center the head tends to bounce more and it flams against the head easier if it is buried into the head.

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