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Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC  

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The Gibraltar hi-hat clutch functions like a snare drum throwoff. Disengage and drop the top cymbal by hitting the clutch with a drumstick. Step on the pedal and the clutch attaches itself at its orig... Read More

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The Gibraltar hi-hat clutch functions like a snare drum throwoff. Disengage and drop the top cymbal by hitting the clutch with a drumstick. Step on the pedal and the clutch attaches itself at its original position.

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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Gibraltar Hardware now offers a 5-year limited warranty, effective January 1, 2003.

For warranty evaluations and parts replacement please visit your place of purchase or any Gibraltar Hardware dealer.

This warranty extends only to defects in materials or workmanship as limited above and does not extend to any product which has been lost, discarded, by accident or improper maintenance; or which has been altered; or which has been repaired or modified by a non-authorized person or company. This warranty does not apply to any owner other than the original purchaser; any defects caused by reasonable use, neglect, moisture and/or temperature extremes, handling, shipping or accidents. Under the warranty- repair of replacement parts is the only remedy, and loss of use of the products, loss of time, inconvenience or consequential damages are not covered.

THIS WARRANTY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IN NO EVENT SHALL KAMAN MUSIC BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.

HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY INFORMATION

If you are a store, please contact Kaman Music Corporation customer service with the model number, problem and warranty status of the item.
If you are a consumer, please contact your place of purchase to request Warranty Evaluation. You need to provide the model number, and a copy of your original sales receipt for the product when you return it to the store. The store will contact Kaman Music on your behalf to arrange for the Warranty Evaluation.

THE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WARRANTY INFORMATION LISTED ON THIS WEB SITE APPLIES TO UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS ONLY.

FOR CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR GIBRALTAR DISTRIBUTOR.

For parts inquiries, please contact the Kaman Percussion Parts center at kppc@kamanmusic.com


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GibraltarHi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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4.0

BY THIS!!!!!!

By Mary Jane Sullivan

from crestwood,ky

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

I bought this clutch a few weeks ago and it works pretty well, but when you drop the clutch and you have the clutch set so you can pointer finger in between the two hi-hat cymbals and you hit the drop clutch lever and do a hard hit the bottom part of the clutch will slide up then lock back up but it still rocks

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4.0

IT'S AMZING,almost

By Mary Jane Sullivan

from crestwood,ky

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

I just recently purchased this item and it packs a punch and works properly except for if you hit your hi-hat in the released position and hit it to hard the clutch will go back into the locked position. But it still rocks!

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5.0

This thing is almost perfect.

By Ryan Doyle

from Crandall, Texas

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

The rubber on the handle wears off quickly but I ended up just adding color to it with duct tape. I changed the wing screw into a drum key screw because I kept hitting it and it kept falling. This thing is a great buy though. I would recommend to anyone who plays with a double-bass pedal or kit to get one as soon as possible. Great price too and does the exact same thing as the more expensive ones.

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4.0

A great product that starts off not seeming like one.

By james steele

from Rhode Island

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

Ok, so I have 2 of these drop clutches, the first of which i got a few years ago for my main hi hat. At first, it didn't respond well at all. It wouldn't clamp 50% of the time, and would come undone when I was playing open hat rhythms. So, I did a few things. I worked the spring a bit to try and see if the extra work would allow it to properly set in, and I took the little adhesive felt patch off the clutch. It still didn't work properly 100%, but it was still an improvement. After a few more weeks, it got to the point where it suddenly worked 100% of the time. It's been a year since then and it has not dropped a single time and always engages when told to. So, this product doesn't start off promising, but give it time to set in and it will be a huge asset to your playing.

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4.0

Great Product.

By Mo

from Ft.Worth, TX

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

It does what it was designed to do with ease and consistency. Good quality product.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Drop Clutch

By CH

from Detroit

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

When I bought my shell pack, the hi-hat stand didn't have the mechanism for it to work, so I picked up the drop clutch. I've turned it to a dual bass setup and this thing is great for switching back and forth on the fly. Keeps the audience guessing!

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5.0

Works great; very useful

By Ken Denson

from Chesterfield, MO

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

I had never seen or used a drop clutch before I ordered this one from Guitar Center (I'm a brand new drummer), and I wasn't sure I would really be using the double bass pedal very much, but the clutch looked like a cool addition, and I thought it might encourage me to try out the double pedal more, so I ordered it. (Since I wanted a new clutch, I ordered the Gibralter standard clutch at the same time, just in case this drop clutch didn't work well or had other drawbacks. I've also reviewed the Gibraltar standard clutch here on GC.) The drop clutch was extremely easy to install, after figuring out how it worked (there are no instructions, but it was pretty obvious). It grabbed and released from the first trial, and I've yet to have it misbehave in either direction (although I've had it less than a month). There's no drawback to having the drop clutch, even if I'm not using it. It's somewhat heavier and bulkier, but I'm not remotely tempted to remove it if I don't think I'm going to be doing much double pedal work. Actually, it's convenient even if you're not using your other foot on a bass pedal, but are just playing closed hi hat for an extended stretch. It frees your other foot for comfort (or not messing up!), and I find it produces a nice consistent closed hi hat sound for me. I am still playing around with the tightness of the two nuts securing the high hat. The bottom nut on mine is a special split one with a drum key screw for extra securing to the threaded shaft (although the picture here on the website shows a standard bottom nut). Initially I had a bit of "tilt" to the washers, and even after re-mounting the hi hats (after cleaning) I'm having trouble getting the two hi hats to line up over each other on my hi hat stand. The drop clutch isn't coming off, however. I really like it, and you can drop the top hat "silently" while the hats are together, and it picks up when you pedal without a hitch or an extra sound. Excellent product; highly recommended.

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5.0

Great idea

By Michael Finlayson

from SC beach

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

First of all, my hat is terrible. Really need a new one. Worst part was the clutch would come unscrewed EVERY song. Saw this as a stop-gap. What a great idea. I guess it depends on your cymbals, but I get a very nice slushy rock sound when the top cymbal's dropped. Much better than that tight, pinched, almost humming sound when your foots down on the pedal too heavy while playing. The "pick-up" works PERFECTLY every time. Very well engineered and machined. The trickiest part is trying to work hitting the release lever into the middle of a fill, so that the hat is back down for the next section of the song, like putting a kick/crash on four (and hitting the hat lever as well) so it's down by the downbeat of the next section. Sometimes the (failed) results are hilarious - but we're getting better at it. No instructions, but you'll figure it out. My son and I both play and we give it two enthusiastic thumbs up. And when I replace my hat, this will definitely make the move to the new one.

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5.0

It Really Works!!

By Jim Shipman

from Moreno Valley

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

Using a double bass, either the Hi-Hat was closed or Opened during playing. Went with this little device, and it really works! I was surprised about the durability, and it hasn't failed yet. Get It!!!!

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5.0

Works Great!

By Ryan

from New Oxford, PA

Comments about Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC:

I just used this at practice and it works like a charm. I had no problems yet, I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a drop clutch.

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