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Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC

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1273887992963
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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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 19 reviews)

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(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A clever little accessory

By Kit Mills

from Oak Harbor, WA

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

A few months ago, I jumped on the double bass drummers' bandwagon and thus needed a convenient way to close my hi-hat for grooves without using my foot. Subsequently, I discovered this product and purchased it for a bit less than its current retail price. I am very satisfied with the Gibraltar clutch: it is sturdy, grabs the hi-hat consistently, and the release lever doesn't have to be hit very hard in order to work. For those of you who have heard that the felt on the underside of the clutch is too thick to allow the clutch to grab the hi-hat--most likely the reviewers who experienced that problem hadn't really broken in the clutch... Once you've used it for about one short practice session, the felt will become more pliable and the clutch should work fine. As to the product's durability, time will tell, but Gibraltar's hardware and accessories have excellent reputations for sturdiness, so I'm not worried.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Useful Tool for Double-bass Drummers

By PMERGNER

from Greensboro, NC

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

After starting to learn double bass drumming, I realized that it is extremely hard to play the hi-hat closed without having to bridge the pedals. The Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC solved that problem for me. Instead of having to keep the hi-hat always closed or always open, i can now play double bass beats with the hi-hat opening and closing in the process. This product is extremely durable and you dont have to worry about it cracking after hitting it with the sticks.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stays in Place.

By Gespinoza

from San Antonio, Tx

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

Besides doing the job it does. The best feature is the screww on the underside of the hi-hat. It keeps the screw from loosening up and the hi-hat falling down while you are playing. That happened with my stock sonor one and now I do not have that problem.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EXELLent

By p7string

from conyers, GA

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

I bought the Hi-hat Drop Clutch SC-DC a months ago and I love every moment of it, one I stepped on the hi-hat pedal, it releases to the original position. Once that happened, I was surprised of how they came up with this trick. I later bought a rival brand and that didn't work like this one. Cheap, inexpensive, and yes, it works perfectly.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little Gem

By ChrisinSTL

from St Louis, MO

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

I bought a Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch in the mid 90s. It didn't slip and the bottom nut didn't losen. It was great, but those are little things you really think about when you are playing. Then I sold my kit and the Gibraltar clutch went with it. I didn't realize just how nice this thing was until I didn't have it anymore. I ended up buying a Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC and now everything is back to normal now. Gibralter truly has a wonderful product here. This is one of many small items that make playing more enjoyable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Felger

from NC

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

I frequently use the double-kick I ordered this and I am 100% happy with my selection it was easy to put together and pretty easy to get used to

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cool product

By cool

from texas

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

this drop clutch is a very cool add on your drums set....it helps you while playing with the double pedal.....buy it!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good piece of equipment

By ducky

from pomona

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

this drop clutch is SUPER useful if you have a double pedal,dont have to worry about the highhat being closed,it is a bit hard to hit the clutch cause its a lil small but its an amazing tool for playing with a double pedal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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!!!!

(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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

 
4.0

Great product!

By GingaNinja

from NY

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    This thing comes in clutch! It is much better than the off brand drop clutch that came on my hi-hat stand. The only thing is that the rubber padding rips and falls of after hitting it a few times. other than that it works like it should. Flawlessly.

     
    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.

     
    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!

     
    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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