Alesis DM6 - How to Adjust Your Frame, Pad, and Cymbal Clamps for the Most Stability

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alesis dm6 clamp nobgAssembling an electronic drum kit for the first time may seem overwhelming, but the easily adjustable hardware design of the Alesis DM6 will allow you to be up and playing with minimum fuss. We often hear from customers who aren't sure how much to tighten the clamps which hold the DM6 kit together. This article will offer some tips so you can "set and forget" the hardware clamps when assembling your Alesis DM6 kit.

 

 

 

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 alesis dm6 clamp1Adjusting the drum and cymbal clamps

  1. Turn the wing-nut on the back of the clamp so the pad or cymbal clamp no longer moves freely, but loose enough to adjust pad/cymbal height
  2. Move the pad or cymbal up or down to the desired playing height
  3. Continue turning the wing-nut on back of the clamp until you begin to feel resistance
  4. Once you begin to feel resistance, gently tighten the wing-nut until it no longer moves
    NOTE: Make sure to stop once you can no longer turn the wing-nut easily. Over-tightening may cause the clamp to crack or the screw to strip.

 

 

 

 

 

alesis dm6 clamp2Adjusting the clamps which hold together the frame/rack

  1. Use the included drum key to adjust the screws on the clamp until you begin to feel resistance
  2. Once you begin to feel resistance, gently tighten the screws until they no longer move
    NOTE: Make sure to stop once you can no longer turn the SCREWS easily. Over-tightening may cause the clamp to crack or the screws to strip.

 

 

What can happen if the clamps aren't tightened properly?

Failing to properly tighten the clamps on the DM 6 kit may causein the following:

  • Wobbly frame
  • Excessive drum pad movement
  • Drum pads not triggering due to excess movement
  • Drum pads and cymbals slowly lowering from optimum playing height

 

 

Further Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Alesis product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the experienced Alesis technical support team is available to help!

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