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Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad 

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The Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad boasts a 10" diameter pad. Air channel design gives real bass drum feel. 3 large spurs keep the GBDP pad secure on c...Click To Read More About This Product

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Works with both single and double pedals!

The Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad boasts a 10" diameter pad. Air channel design gives real bass drum feel. 3 large spurs keep the GBDP pad secure on carpeted surfaces.

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  • 10" diameter pad
  • Air channel design gives real bass drum feel
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GibraltarGBDP Bass Drum Pad
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Feel off the foot and sound number one

I am very used to the clackety clack of a practice pad. When I first tried an HQ "Real Feel" pad in the mid-'80s that replaced my block of...Read complete review

I am very used to the clackety clack of a practice pad. When I first tried an HQ "Real Feel" pad in the mid-'80s that replaced my block of rubber on a plank I had been using, never being a fan of the Remo tensioned head pads, and the dual surface model brought more clarity to what each hand was doing.

The Gibraltar Bass Drum Pad is just as revolutionary. The rebound has the same feel whether performing multiples or burying the beater and also give a satisfying wet attack with low frequency components. Used with a dual surface Real Feel in the snare position and a second high hat stand with muted cymbals it is easy to hear what each limb is doing and still hear an unamplified Dr. Beat.

Another plus is my practice rig can be left up as nothing is in common with my kit.

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I just want to practice without a kit...

So instead of blowing ALL my money on a new kit, I just bought the necessities to practice. You?d think if I spent $ on kick pedals and bass drum pads, I...Read complete review

So instead of blowing ALL my money on a new kit, I just bought the necessities to practice. You?d think if I spent $ on kick pedals and bass drum pads, I would have the ideal gear to practice and enjoy it. Nope. Things are constantly squeaking, the bass drum pads do not feel great to hit, they barely make a noise (the squeaking is louder than the sound of the impact). I?ll admit they look nice, but they are such a hassle that I just wish these companies would provide something useful and affordable. For those of you, who are optimistic about buying online, remember, by the time to get a feel for the merchandise, you've already used it, and you can't get your money back. The cardboard boxes that they came in sound much better. Arrange them so they wont slip, duct tape some soft material to them (where the beater hits), and you've got a resonant bass drum practic pad.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Feel off the foot and sound number one

By Boomer B

from Orlando, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    I am very used to the clackety clack of a practice pad. When I first tried an HQ "Real Feel" pad in the mid-'80s that replaced my block of rubber on a plank I had been using, never being a fan of the Remo tensioned head pads, and the dual surface model brought more clarity to what each hand was doing.

    The Gibraltar Bass Drum Pad is just as revolutionary. The rebound has the same feel whether performing multiples or burying the beater and also give a satisfying wet attack with low frequency components. Used with a dual surface Real Feel in the snare position and a second high hat stand with muted cymbals it is easy to hear what each limb is doing and still hear an unamplified Dr. Beat.

    Another plus is my practice rig can be left up as nothing is in common with my kit.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Full kit practice without full kit size

    By Impressed

    from Woodstock, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Good Volume
    • Great Feel

    Cons

    • Only Works On Carpet

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    Totally worth the money! I read some reviews saying the pad stuck too far out and didn't let you get your full stroke. That is in no way true, at least for me. I'm using a DW 5000 pedal. But it is true that it probably wouldn't work too well with a pedal that doesn't have a base plate. Only had it for two days and I'm already improving. Now I can practice like I'm on my kit, working my BD foot into my rudiments and fills. Makes practice much more fun.

    Great for anybody looking to improve their BD foot without incurring the wrath of neighbors, roommates, parents, etc. I'd say a must buy for every drummer's home practice nook.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Surface too close. Shortens pedal stroke

    By Nicaraguan

    from Bakersfield CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good for practicing
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Surface too close

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    I've actually owned this pad for quite some time. I used it a lot more when I was less experienced but recently pulled it back out to work on my bass drum speed and technique since I can't play drums in my apartment. The only problem with this is that the surface of the pad sticks out a little to far to emulate the placement of a bass drum head (or my bass drum head at least). I have about an inch maybe inch and a half less travel of the beater on this pad than I do with my bass drum. So I don't get my full solid strokes that I play normally. And that last inch and a half makes all the difference especially with my dw 5000 accelerator pedal where a lot of the power comes right there at the end of the stroke. Still a good pad though. Right now I'm working on a way to modify it to push the surface back another inch just so it feels right for me. I still recommend this product.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Makes a BIG difference!!!

    By Ministry Surround Drumorama

    from Portland, OR

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    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    I play on this and a snare pad for an extra 1 -2 hours after practicing. With the addition of this pad it has made my footwork more fluid and smooth in just a couple days. It is a great feeling pad and is very stable. You will not regret buying this!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hope it lasts.....

    By Scott-aB6EO

    from Fresno,CA

    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    I have had this pad for 1 day. I didn't have any problems clamping my Pearl Double Eliminator to the pad. I like the feel of it, its a little less responsive than a bass head, which I like. If I can play it on the pad, I can play it on the kit. It stays in place well for me and doesn't walk while I'm using it.I thing I DON'T LIKE is that after my first night of using it for about an hour, I am already wearing the rubber pad surface thin. I am using one of the hard plastic sides on my stock Pearl beater. I just put an Evans bass head pad on it and will see if it stays on. Even after alcohol it's not wanting to stick well to that rubber.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for practice

    By Dr, Hook

    from Texas

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    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    This item is great to keep your kick foot in shape. It is not totally silent. It has a nice "pop" to it if you are using a flat beater and a deep "thump" if you are using a conventional shaped head. There are a couple of issues with it though. First, you can literally eat a hole through this thing if you use a felt head. You can see the rubber pile up aroung the base and it leaves a nice little groove in the head. It's easy to fix though. All you need is a little ducktape to tape over the head in the strike area. The other issue is with the Axis pedals. The configuration of the base of this pad does not line up with the Axis clamp very well and this can cause the back end of the pad to come off of the floor when you tighten the clamp. This does not happen with my DW pedal though. Some simple garage engineering and a few ankle weights hold the back end of the base down nicely. All in all it is WELL worth the money and every drummer should have one of these.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good for single pedal, not so much for two singles

    By Derik Bjorklund

    from WA State

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    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    For single pedal practice this pad is awesome. Great sound, pretty quiet and sturdy. The only problem I ran into was that when I bought two of these pads and hooked up a single pedal to each, they sounded different when the beater hit them. Of course practicing double bass with two different sounding pads doesn't help much. Having identical sounding bass drum beats is essential for rolls, unless you want to sound like you are accenting everything. Even when using a double pedal setup and both beaters are on the same pad I couldn't get an identical sound and I had to remove a couple pieces off my Axis X pedals just so the pad would line up evenly with both beaters.

    I'm not sure if the pads normally sound identical and I just got a bad one but it is worth keeping in mind if you want to use two of them.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I just want to practice without a kit...

    By Hailas!!!

    from Portland, OR

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    So instead of blowing ALL my money on a new kit, I just bought the necessities to practice. You?d think if I spent $ on kick pedals and bass drum pads, I would have the ideal gear to practice and enjoy it. Nope. Things are constantly squeaking, the bass drum pads do not feel great to hit, they barely make a noise (the squeaking is louder than the sound of the impact). I?ll admit they look nice, but they are such a hassle that I just wish these companies would provide something useful and affordable. For those of you, who are optimistic about buying online, remember, by the time to get a feel for the merchandise, you've already used it, and you can't get your money back. The cardboard boxes that they came in sound much better. Arrange them so they wont slip, duct tape some soft material to them (where the beater hits), and you've got a resonant bass drum practic pad.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibraltar Bass Drum Pad

    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    Great purchase. I live in an apartment and I have to keep my kit at my parents house. I bought this thing about 3 weeks ago and I have already noticed an increase in my foot speed. It feels a little doughy, and is definitely not as responsive as a bass drum head, but that is a positive for me. It's like practicing your doubles on a pillow; when you go to your snare drum you can fly! Very quiet, unlike the pearl bass drum pad. Hardware is good and the pad stays in place well. Also, I had no problem hooking up my pedal to it, but I use a stock Mapex pedal that came with my kit, and doesn't have any frills like the nicer pedals (again, if I can do it on with a mapex pedal, I can fly with my Iron Cobras!). Only, issue with this pad is the material on the head comes off easily, and turned the felt of my beater black. I recommend throwing a couple pieces of duct tape on this thing before you play it. Also, I cant speak to the quality of the Sound Percussion pad, but its cheaper and looks exactly the same, so I gave this pad 4 stars for value.

     
    5.0

    Great base practice pad

    By Nightflesh

    from Tokyo,Japan

    Comments about Gibraltar GBDP Bass Drum Pad:

    This practice pad is a good investment for the people who want to practice on their free time. I have used this for when I am at home, on tour, or when I have the spare time to practice. The base if sturdy and the spikes keep it solid when hitting. The pad has a good bounce like a drum head and can be maintained easily. The assembly is nice for storing when you don't use it. I would recommend this product.

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