DIY Double Kick!!!!




Build your very own double kick for a very little cost. This should give you an idea of how to make your own. I recently saw my mate play his drums, when I saw his double kick, it got me thinking how much I wanted one. After looking at prices on ebay and found that double kicks were rather expensive, so I thought I should make my own. I wont give a detailed description because I think you could do better if u tried, and there are just too many things to list. This was made from a few scraps laying around my dads garage. I never actually used a drum set but after thinking about the principles of how a kick would work, I designed an extremely responsive instument.

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Step 1: A Quick Guide

-alloy sheet (it was light and flat)
- hinges
- spring (couldnt find the perfect spring so I ended up buying a $6 spring from bunnings)
-bike axles
-timber (not to thick)
-scooter handlebar clamps (had to make the second one from steel plate)
-bike chain
-part of a alloy brake
-some steel square tube
-angled steel ('L' shape)
-steel rod
-skateboard wheel
-bike wheel rear sprockets
-most other parts were cut and files to shape

-tap and die set
-most other basic tools

-lots of patience

Step 2: Last View

I hope this close up helps ur ideas. I didnt explained much because the parts I used are not very common. Other materials can be substituted.

The most challenging part was designing a 'universal joint'. I ended up drilling through a bit of steel rod and putting a thin bolt through the hole. then cutting two lengths of steel pipe at equal angles and drilling through at the ends. This method was cheap, easy and effective. (look at pictures)

This is just a fun cheap thing to do. u dont need to make a drum, just use ur parents furniture..... Beat away!

PS. sorry about picture quality, my phone wont take good pictures in poor light.



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    12 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I am impressed this project, especially with the skateboard wheel beaters and with your homemade universal joints. Is there any give at the joints when you use it?

    Nice work. Now on to the compressed air springs and direct drive chains...

    (I wish you had shown pics of how you made those joints...)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    thats a great idea... im pretty sure u can make a kick-butt pedal with home depot parts lmao.. but this is somewhat vague, no offence...


    10 years ago on Introduction

    haha my mom bought me a yamaha PDF 9415 double kick.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    O... LOL!!! Did ur parents let u tear apart the BBQ?


    11 years ago on Introduction

    This is actually a pretty cool idea. Clean up your kid texting grammar a little bit and it would be that much cooler. Any ideas for a double kick pedal?

    3 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    sorry about the grammar, I was in a hurry. My ideas on the double kick are almost the same as the single, I was thinking of using a uni-joint from a set of sockets. This would be attatched to a rod so the extra kick can be placed on an angle


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    it would probably be hard to make a double pedal with good movement, because proffessional ones arn't great, but if you pull it off please post!!!!!