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ComanderHalfjaw
07-28-2008, 05:55 PM
The other day i broke my bass pedal like 1000s of other rock band drummers have done. The 60 day warranty is over for it so i was gonna drill a plate on it like ive seen in many youtube videos, anything i can do that would be better?

Sweenaldo 1985
07-28-2008, 06:10 PM
Hey man, i feel your pain.

My advice is either:

BUDGET: Strap two knives (butter knives) to the back of it and wrap the pedal in electrical tape or...

MORE EXPENSIVE: Do as you said, screw a metal plate on it and fix it in place that way.

Either way makes it rigid but in my view, the metal plate makes your kit look that little more "rock".

Let us know how it works either way, and post a picture if you choose the metal plate, always interesting to see modded pedals!

Tenacious
07-28-2008, 06:11 PM
YouTube - How to Fix a Broken Rock Band Pedal

Try this?

Sweenaldo 1985
07-28-2008, 06:16 PM
Ah, that'd be the butter knife technique i said in my post lol.

Thanks for the vid!

eli1277
07-28-2008, 07:29 PM
when is the warranty only for 60 days? I thought it was for as long as you owned the game.

TwistedFate
07-28-2008, 08:00 PM
when is the warranty only for 60 days? I thought it was for as long as you owned the game.

Doesn't matter, they just replace it with the same crappy plastic pedal. Just pick up a metal plate off eBay or make one and be done with it. If you are planning on picking up the RB2 bundle just use the butter knife for a quick fix to get you through to September since the new new kick pedal will be sturdier.

D3adcell86
07-28-2008, 09:15 PM
Doesn't matter, they just replace it with the same crappy plastic pedal. Just pick up a metal plate off eBay or make one and be done with it. If you are planning on picking up the RB2 bundle just use the butter knife for a quick fix to get you through to September since the new new kick pedal will be sturdier.

Sadly only the game comes out in september, the bundle comes out in october.

ComanderHalfjaw
07-29-2008, 12:20 AM
Which drum set is better GH's or RB's?

HoodMod
07-29-2008, 12:41 AM
Which drum set is better GH's or RB's?
I wish somebody could tell me...

Dla911
07-29-2008, 05:36 AM
The other day i broke my bass pedal like 1000s of other rock band drummers have done. The 60 day warranty is over for it so i was gonna drill a plate on it like ive seen in many youtube videos, anything i can do that would be better?

I posted this on the forums befor if you do a search on the warranty of rockband it will tell you it but here ya go again, this is right from the rockband forums

***UPDATE TO WARRANTY PROGRAM – EA CUSTOMER SERVICE TO IMPLEMENT ON MONDAY, JUNE 30th***


JUNE 26, 2008: Great news! For a limited time only, we are honoring warranty requests past the official 60-day limit.

Our warranty policy since Rock Band’s launch in November has been to require proof of purchase within 60 days of the warranty claim. However, we decided (on our own and without any obligation) to allow our customers to take advantage of the EA warranty program even if they didn't have a receipt and even if they sent it to us after the 60-day period had expired. We did this to make sure that our customers had the best experience possible with Rock Band.

Over seven months later, we decided to no longer make exceptions to our warranty program. The reasons for this were (1) we have a great deal of confidence in our peripherals, (2) we believe we have a great warranty program in place and (3) we found that a large number of the reported problems--especially those after the 60 day period--were due to mistreatment of the equipment.

Many of you out there felt that the change regarding enforcement of our policy had come without enough notice and some of you had legitimate warranty claims that were impacted by our decision.

Harmonix and MTV Games have always, and will always, remain open to fan feedback about your experience with Rock Band. This feedback is crucial to our development, as it allows us to provide you with the ultimate rock experience and meet your needs as members of the Rock Band community. Thanks to your feedback, we have decided to extend our previous practice of not requiring a proof of purchase until October 1. 2008. This change will go into effect Monday, June 30th, 2008.

However, effective October 1, 2008, any customers who wish to take advantage of our warranty program will need to (1) provide a receipt and (2) report defects within the 60-day period. Please note that any products that have been misused, modded in any way or were broken or defective due to excessive wear and tear are not covered under the warranty at all and all other terms and conditions of the warranty program will be enforced. We hope that, with this advanced notice, you be well prepared for this change in practice as the fall nears. In the meantime, rock on!

As always, to take advantage of our warranty program please contact EA’s Customer Support at http://support.ea.com/rockband

UndrGrndX
07-29-2008, 07:14 AM
That butter knives technique really helps, its how i fixed mine. lol

ComanderHalfjaw
07-29-2008, 12:51 PM
I think a a plate will stand better then if i just get a new one.