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Power switch replacement

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DrumWagon:
For jobs like that I use this Scotch tape.  I call it "magic tape" as it really is surprising how well it works.  http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Exterior-Mounting-1-Inch-60-Inch/dp/B00004Z4BV

I've had a foam mouse pad attached to the back of my Zendrum with it for years now and it has not budged.

tigerxchaos:
Thanks DW. I'll give that a try before I do anything more intrusive; I think though that with my particular application, it's more likely to pop off regardless. It will have a smaller surface area adhering to the backplate and will be bumped a lot more frequently.

What do you use a mouse pad on the back of your ZX for, if you don't mind my asking?

DrumWagon:
My belt was rubbing against the back of the Zendrum and digging holes in my shirts, so I added that padding to the back.  It also helps keep the Zendrum from moving around too much.  I'll try to take a picture of it next time I'm in my studio, but It's pretty much what you can probably imagine -- an old school thick, gray mouse pad trimmed to the shape of the backplate and then adhered.

DrumWagon:
Here's a couple shots of the back of mine.  Kinda hard to make out the pad since it's all black, but I think you get the idea.  This is an old-school spongy mouse pad, about a quarter inch thick.  Something like this http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Standard-Mouse-Pad-Gray/dp/B00004ZAGC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1373754464&sr=8-6.

HTH
-dk

tigerxchaos:
So recently I finally decided to do something about this.
I took a trip to the hardware store and came back with one of these:  http://parksupplyofamerica.com/gproduct.php?id=ESCEW-30&gclid=CNCgtKm8xLoCFcw7MgodP00AKA

The opening is just big enough to fit around the trim on my power switch (you'll want to make sure you're getting the right size as there are a few different kinds). After a bit of trimming to accommodate the rubber foot and a pedal jack, I used removable glue to affix the washer to my back plate. It sits just the right height so as not to interfere with the foot, and resembles the same rubber material that the foot is constructed of, so it doesn't look particularly out of place. The sloping sides mean that any impacts are actually deflected somewhat rather than absorbed, so the glue takes less strain. Finally, it covers the switch quite nicely, so that I have to reach down inside to turn my ZX on and off, making it the perfect semipermanent solution.

I still can't believe I'm the only one who's had this issue. I guess the difference is in how we are all wearing our Zens.

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