How To Fix The Guitar Hero Drums' Foot Pedal
Do you need to know how to fix the Guitar Hero drum's foot pedal? You are not alone. Many people have been upset by the fact that their Guitar Hero drum's foot pedal has snapped in half after a few hours of playing the game. Let's face it. Some of us are just a little more hardcore when it comes to drumming than others. Although some people may fret over their drum kit foot pedal as expensive to replace, there is a much cheaper alternative. With just a few materials, tools and a bit of time, the foot pedal can be fixed at home for far cheaper than replacing it. In many cases, you may already have the materials needed to fix it lying around your house or garage.
List of materials you will need to repair you Guitar Hero drum's foot pedal:
- Duct tape or electrical tape
- Small piece of thin wood or metal approximately 1 1/2 inches wide, four inches long,and 1/8 inch thick if metal or 1/4 inch thick if wood
- Two small screws approximately 1/2 inch long
- Small piece of foam rubber or folded material approximately 1/4 inch thick and just a bit wider and longer than wood or metal
- Pencil and/or marker
- Two small clamps
- On your piece of wood or metal (wood is much easier to work with) measure 1/2 inch in from each end and midway from side to side. Mark those points with your marker or pencil.
- Drill small pilot holes at those two points. Be sure to use a drill bit that is slightly narrower than the screws you intend to use.
- Place one end of the wood over the top of the free piece of the broken foot pedal at the broken end, making sure it is centered. Allow the wood to overhang the end by about two inches. (This will partly be determined by where the foot pedal broke off. Obviously, if the remaining stump of the pedal is only one inch long, it won't do to have a two inch overhang.)
- Insert your marker or pencil through the pilot hole in the end of your piece of wood and mark the foot pedal.
- Set the piece of wood aside and drill a pilot hole into the foot pedal.
- Clamp the piece of wood to the top of the free piece of the foot pedal, making sure that it is centered over the hole and in relation to the pedal itself and clamp it in place.
- Put the screw into the pilot hole and drive it through the wood and the pedal with the screwdriver. Make sure it is tight, but not too tight as to stress the wood, then remove the clamps.
- Place the free end of the piece of wood over the foot pedal stump, making sure to snug the two pieces of the pedal up against one another. Clamp it in place.
- Insert your marker or pencil through the pilot hole to mark the place on the foot pedal stump where you will need to drill a pilot hole.
- Remove the clamps and set the wood/pedal aside. Drill your pilot hole.
- Re-clamp the two pieces together, remembering to snug them together.
- Put the screw into the pilot hole and drive it through as before. Remove the clamps.
- Place foam or material over the top of the wood and wrap the entire area with tape.
When you are done, your Guitar Hero drum's foot pedal should be good to go. Even with the most rigorous play, it should hold for some time to come. The foam or material will make it more comfortable for those guitar heroes who drum without shoes on.