Rockband Kickpedal Fix/upgrade




Introduction: Rockband Kickpedal Fix/upgrade

Broke your rockband kickpedal? or maybe you just want to feel more intouch with Mother Nature when you are rocking out.
I used:
a scrap piece of wood (1/2")
0.98$ hinge from princess auto
dremel tool
key hole saw
drill and bits

FYI: when I started this project i didn't know about this wicked awesome website. If i would have known i would be giving step by step instructions I would have taken more pictures. But I think you can get the point from what I've got.
PS: I think the 'real' kickpedal/posterboard fix is wicked cool!

Step 1: Find a Piece of Wood (easy Right?)

One day while rocking out, a friend tells me she can no longer play on her set because the pedal has broke :-(. Taking a look at my roommates no so broken kickpedal I tell her i will fix it for her.
I lucked out big time when I found this scrap piece of cedar siding in a dumpster from a neighbor's reno project. Used a key hole saw to get a ruff outline of the pedal (jig saw would have worked much better). I just moved into my new place and don't have all the tool/resources I used to have back on the old man's farm. So... winter tires double as a work bench (just be careful with the saw).

Step 2: Sand It Down

unless you have feet like a samquach you're gona want to sand down the pedal. It makes it so much sexier too!
I found the hinge at princess auto (a surplus tool/random cool thing store) it had another side to it that i cut off with the dremel. All you really need is something that the pin (that the pedal pivots on) will fit through without too much play.

Step 3: Swap Out the Guts

Now you are going to want to take all the components from the original pedal and make room for them on the new/improved pedal. (sorry about the lack of pictures here, I was getting excited about playing with the new pedal and forgot to take pics). In the after thought picture you can see that you will need to drill a holes for the magnet, the rubber stoppers, and the 4 screws. Be careful not to drill through the pedal; you would have to restart and buy a new tire.
Heads up: the placement of the orange thing is key to how well the pedal will fit to the base. I screwed up a bit here but it didn't turn out too bad. I would recommend putting the pedal on the base before you drill any holes, then tape the orange piece in the right place. Remove the pedal and mark with a pencil where you need the holes.
The hole for the spring is actually a ring that i carved out with the dremel. If you don't have a dremel you'll have to come up with some crafty way to carve that ring out.

Step 4: Rock Out!

Now doesn't that look killer? and the cedar makes your foot smell like a dream ;)

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    8 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I used a CNC and cut the angles of a thin plate of metal and screwed it over the pedal itself... looks hardcore metal! .. great job by the way


    10 years ago on Introduction

    haha when my pedal broke i used pieces of sheet metal and riveted them to the backs and fronts of the pedal and covered it with electrical tape. very nice!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I did something similar, bu instead of replacing my broken pedal entirely, I just screwed a decently rigid piece of wood to the plastic, and painted it black.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Im having problems with my kick pedal picking up extra sensitive....anyone having this problem or know of a fix for it? I could really use some help here.