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Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount

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This Gibraltar Remote Cajon Kick Pedal is the perfect accessory to complete a hand percussionist's arsenal. The cable drive system enables you to pla...Click To Read More About This Product

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A kick pedal designed specially for a cajon frontplate.

This Gibraltar Remote Cajon Kick Pedal is the perfect accessory to complete a hand percussionist's arsenal. The cable drive system enables you to play any instrument in your ecosystem, while still delivering the woody, dry tones of your cajon. The mount attachment features a special soft beater to eliminate any damage to the frontplate.

FEATURES
Cable drive system for ease of positioning
Special soft beater head won't damage cajon frontplate

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GibraltarCajon Pedal with Mount
 
2.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (9)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good product with minor design flaws

Overall, I like this pedal. Once I got used to the action, I found it pretty easy to play. The big problem I had with it is that it doesn't come ready-to-go out...Read complete review

Overall, I like this pedal. Once I got used to the action, I found it pretty easy to play. The big problem I had with it is that it doesn't come ready-to-go out of the box. It needs to be adjusted, which is easy only if you know how. Be sure to watch Gibraltar's YouTube video on adjusting the pedal before you use it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT7x8y1gyQw If you adjust it wrong, you can shred the cable on the first use and render it useless. I found this out the hard way. Adjusting the pedal wasn't intuitive to me because none of my other pedals adjust this way, which is why watching the video is so important.

Another issue is the cajon mount. I used to tip my cajon back slightly by adjusting the front feet. As it stands, even with the feet adjusted to their minimum height, the cajon mount doesn't really allow the beater mount to rest on the floor. This seems like an oversight on Gibraltar's part. Also, the pedal itself has no spikes. It only has hook side of Velcro on the bottom to keep it from sliding on carpets. With low-pile carpets, this works pretty well. With high-pile carpets, as I experienced recently, this is insufficient for keeping the pedal in place. It kept traveling away from me.

When I first got my cajon and played it at a couple shows, the bending over required to play it hurt my back. After seeing another drummer play his cajon with bundle sticks, I tried that and was able to put my cajon back into service. This pedal adds another dimension to my playing with this instrument. It's much less expensive than the only alternative I've seen and much lighter and more compact. If Gibraltar added spikes to the pedal and a height adjustment to the beater, it would be an even better product, although I'm sure that would add to the cost.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Early Impressions

This was a gift, and so a sight unseen purchase.

A bit problematic out of the box. It functioned initially but quickly the pedal went to the floor.

Many...Read complete review

This was a gift, and so a sight unseen purchase.

A bit problematic out of the box. It functioned initially but quickly the pedal went to the floor.

Many adjustment points, so not for the timid adjuster. A deeper owner's manual is needed beyond the single page downloadable from the Gibraltar web site.

Alignment of the cable connector tube exit points on both the pedal and beater ends is difficult in both axis. See potential for cable wear at those points (see breakage problems elsewhere here). I will adjust as best I can and apply lithium grease at both points.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Early Impressions

By Daledrums

from Minnesota

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

    This was a gift, and so a sight unseen purchase.

    A bit problematic out of the box. It functioned initially but quickly the pedal went to the floor.

    Many adjustment points, so not for the timid adjuster. A deeper owner's manual is needed beyond the single page downloadable from the Gibraltar web site.

    Alignment of the cable connector tube exit points on both the pedal and beater ends is difficult in both axis. See potential for cable wear at those points (see breakage problems elsewhere here). I will adjust as best I can and apply lithium grease at both points.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good product with minor design flaws

    By Percussion Pete

    from Belmont, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Ergonomic
    • Functional
    • Improves Sound
    • Light weight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Adjust
    • Lacks Spikes

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Jams
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

    Overall, I like this pedal. Once I got used to the action, I found it pretty easy to play. The big problem I had with it is that it doesn't come ready-to-go out of the box. It needs to be adjusted, which is easy only if you know how. Be sure to watch Gibraltar's YouTube video on adjusting the pedal before you use it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT7x8y1gyQw If you adjust it wrong, you can shred the cable on the first use and render it useless. I found this out the hard way. Adjusting the pedal wasn't intuitive to me because none of my other pedals adjust this way, which is why watching the video is so important.

    Another issue is the cajon mount. I used to tip my cajon back slightly by adjusting the front feet. As it stands, even with the feet adjusted to their minimum height, the cajon mount doesn't really allow the beater mount to rest on the floor. This seems like an oversight on Gibraltar's part. Also, the pedal itself has no spikes. It only has hook side of Velcro on the bottom to keep it from sliding on carpets. With low-pile carpets, this works pretty well. With high-pile carpets, as I experienced recently, this is insufficient for keeping the pedal in place. It kept traveling away from me.

    When I first got my cajon and played it at a couple shows, the bending over required to play it hurt my back. After seeing another drummer play his cajon with bundle sticks, I tried that and was able to put my cajon back into service. This pedal adds another dimension to my playing with this instrument. It's much less expensive than the only alternative I've seen and much lighter and more compact. If Gibraltar added spikes to the pedal and a height adjustment to the beater, it would be an even better product, although I'm sure that would add to the cost.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Poor quility

    By Drummer

    from West Roxbury, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

        When I first saw this pedal I was very excited about the idea of having a bass drum pedal for my Cajon. However, the quality of this product is very poor. The response of the beater is very slow and it feels very stiff. I tried every single setting possible with this pedal and nothing helps. I just wish that Gibraltar would have made a better product that works as advertised even if it meant paying a little more. I strongly advise not to buy this pedal.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Cable issues on a good pedal

        By thekilteddrummer

        from dothan, al

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

          no problems adjusting the pedal to get the desired feel, but two acoustic gigs into using it the cable broke. Couldn't find any info on a replacement cable, but I was able to replace with a bicycle brake cable and ferrule and it works just fine now. Also the mounting bracket only accommodates a regular size cajon. I have a pearl Sonic boom cajon and its wider base required me to modify the bracket.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Broken Cable

          By lpatio

          from Atlanta Ga

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

          I had the same broken cable issue, it happened withing 15 minutes of my first gig (first time I really used the pedal). Once it happened, it could not be rigged or temperally fixed. If you use it to play out, have a plan b.

          I read the reviews, but believed the broken cable might a fluke; that Gibraltar would not tarnish thier reputation by putting out such a flawed product. I was wrong, its disappointing.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          DON'T BUY THIS!!

          By skymilo

          from ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

          I bought this and it lasted through practice, but then broke at sound check before the show. We where able to hook the drummers regular pedal to the mount which was the only positive. I sent it back and received a replacement which did not even last one song in practice. I am trying to buy the mount only, as the pedal itself is very poor..

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Cable broke!

          By Bluesmaniac

          from Deadwood, SD

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • After 20 Hrs Cable Broke
          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

            Good sounding mallet, after adjustment worked well but cable broke after about 20 hours of use, emailed Gibraltar but no response. Need extra cables but unavailable to my knowledge, still searching.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Caution with the cable

            By CAT

            from Jackson NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Free Hands Are Happy Hand
            • Functional

            Cons

            • Cable Broke

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

              Had the Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with mount for about 1 month and the cable frayed and broke. " NEVER KINKED IT" Now I will have to see what Musician's Friend and Gibraltar will do about it. It worked great before that happened allowing both hands free to play.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just thought about making one & Bingo

              By mtparadise

              from Greater Detroit

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                  Backordered but worth the wait. Once tuned in, it produces a great kick action & sound. Best of all it frees up a hand for cymbal and texture work. A welcomed addition to the percussionists tool bag. Had to add a spacer below the live end of the kick at the cajon mount to stabalize and produce a solid action. Overall very pleased.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Overall Good Pedal

                  By RD

                  from Raceland, Kentucky

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Mounting System

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                  Good pedal for the price. Easily adjustable. Soft beater produces good tone. My only suggestion would be a different mounting system that would allow the cajon to be tilted back while playing. Other than adjusting hand playing angle, no problem. Frees up the right hand for tambourine, shaker, cymbal, etc.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  not recommended

                  By dan

                  from carbondale,colorado

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Cable Broke 2nd Time
                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Not Functional
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                      Totally unreliable unit. First time i played out it stopped working it took over an hour to figure out adjustments. 2nd time the cable broke

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great puchase!

                      By Jazzdog

                      from Manchester, NH

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up And Adjust
                      • Gives Me A "bass" Sound
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                          I have been looking for this for my percussion set up. I play in a jazz quartet with mostly hand drums (bongos, congas) and hihat, and have been lacking a kick bass sound. This set up fits the bill perfectly, and I can still use the cajon as intended when I want with ease. It said used, but seem to be brand new. Best purchase in a while.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Very dissappointed in this product

                          By Skip

                          from Newport OR

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poor Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                            Hard to adjust; when adjusted the cable frayed and broke 15 minutes into practice. I have perifial artery disease and my leg is weak so there is no way I abused the product. Thinking it was a fluke I tried to re order two replacement cables. I can't find them even on the Gibralter Website.

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good, but don't buy used from MF!

                            By Terry from Hawaii

                            from Mililani, HI

                            About Me Novice

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Frees Up A Hand
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Saves Space

                            Cons

                            • Poor instructions

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup

                            Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                            I'm a long time guitarist getting into percussion. Bought the Gibraltar cajon pedal used from Musicians Friend. It was re-packed poorly, and did not work when unpacked. There was no manual. The manual available online was only 1/2 page, and the photos too tiny to be of use. It assumed that all you had to do was unpack and play.

                            I had to use trial and error to adjust/untangle/reposition everything. Now it works fine.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Pedal!

                            By Canuck48

                            from Mobile Alabama

                            About Me Novice

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Great Pedal

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                              Just what I was looking for. Easy to install. Great sound. Can be positioned anywhere along the button of the cajon.

                               
                              4.0

                              Cajon Pedal

                              By Jabbebe

                              from Asheville, NC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Easy to adjust
                              • Functional

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Use

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts

                              Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                              This is amazing. The product is a great idea. Gibraltar certainly has the means to make it, but they haven't yet. If you need this for a gig, buy it, It's worth it. If you just think it is cool, don't buy it, it doesn't work we'll enough yet. Wait a year for them to make it better.

                               
                              1.0

                              Good until Terrible

                              By working amateur musician

                              from Memphis, TN

                              About Me Experienced

                              See all my reviews

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Cable Broke
                                • Poor Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                                  Halfway though a live gig, the cable broke. I was unable to repair or replace it. Very embarrassing for whole band. Had to finish show with no kick drum.

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