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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 t...Click To Read More About This Product

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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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GibraltarHi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC
 
4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Good quality (23)
  • Functional (22)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (7), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does the job

I'm new to drums (played bass for years), been playing a while for our churches kid's department. Of course they get the hand-me-down drums that are falling apart. i got tired of...Read complete review

I'm new to drums (played bass for years), been playing a while for our churches kid's department. Of course they get the hand-me-down drums that are falling apart. i got tired of re-threading the nut on the hi-hat half way through playing so I replaced it with this. Affordable, does it's job, no slip. Works well!

The only negative I would say is if you are new to drums and have never set one of these up, there are no directions with it...but then again, it's not rocket surgery.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth your time

This drop clutch physically does not work. If you have the hi hat closed, because of the vibrations of hitting the hi hats, the drop clutch will actually reattach and open your hi...Read complete review

This drop clutch physically does not work. If you have the hi hat closed, because of the vibrations of hitting the hi hats, the drop clutch will actually reattach and open your hi hats again. To fix this, you have to spread out your hi hats a full inch, making it sound like you're hitting a trash can lid and nothing like a hi hat. Even when the drop clutch is disengaged and NOT slipping back to open, it sounds like it's open and not the tight sound you want from a closed hi hat. This product was not even a little useful to me and i am going to go find a drop clutch from another company. Very disappointed.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Wow! What a deal!!

By Herbert

from San Diego

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

This clutch functions great! It did not want to cooperate well, when I would strike it at first. You have to really lay into it, with your stick to get it to drop. I'll let you in on a little secret folks, buy a set of Gibralter throne feet (the small none's) #SC-PC13. You can squeeze one foot right onto the strike lever. it fits perfect! Now you can really nail it with your stick and not worry about wearing out the rubber on the lever (or breaking your sticks). "You're welcome" Gibraltar!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleased!.

By Dan the Drummer Man-nJBqr

from salem

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

I have never used one of these, so I didn't know how to put it on. After a little tinkering, I figured it out, and WOW, does it work amazingly!I've had it on and have been using it every day for about 9 months now, and it hasn't worn down or been broken; and I wail on it pretty hard. For the price and what it does, I suggest imediate purchase....that is, if yer man enough to handle it''s awesome-ness....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bad Clutch-Bad Price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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

ive had this drop clutch for over a year now. it does ok. one thing i have a problem with is when i hit the lever it doesnt always want to "clutch" the hi-hat. also, when i play, it spins around making it hard to get to. the screw to tighten the clutch to the bar always unspins so i have to retighten it. if u want to play the hi-hats hard at all, rethink it. the clutch grasps the hats and they come open again. what a pain! on the plus side, this drop clutch is easy to adjust to any style of playing. i would recommend it to people not planning to play hard music. anyone else, dont waste your money. gibraltar needs to rethink the price. (way too high!)

 
5.0

i would recommend

By hammer

from portsmouth

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts

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

    good design easy to use

     
    5.0

    Great clutch

    By PeterH

    from MA/RI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I have been using this clutch for many years and bought a second one for my practice kit. It is well built, very durable and I have had no issues with it.

         
        5.0

        time-tested quality!!

        By kevvyB

        from nash

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          was replacement for older one that FINALLY gave out after ~20 yrs daily usage!!!
          (if everything lasted this long...)

           
          5.0

          I plan on buying this again

          By Cali

          from AR

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            .

             
            5.0

            Gibraltar does it again!

            By Tuttle

            from Greenwood DE.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              My last clutch would unscrew and I would lose the bottom Hi-hat. I like the key lock for bottom hat.

               
              1.0

              Not worth your time

              By Steven Dubois

              from Redmond OR

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional
                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • None

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

                This drop clutch physically does not work. If you have the hi hat closed, because of the vibrations of hitting the hi hats, the drop clutch will actually reattach and open your hi hats again. To fix this, you have to spread out your hi hats a full inch, making it sound like you're hitting a trash can lid and nothing like a hi hat. Even when the drop clutch is disengaged and NOT slipping back to open, it sounds like it's open and not the tight sound you want from a closed hi hat. This product was not even a little useful to me and i am going to go find a drop clutch from another company. Very disappointed.

                 
                5.0

                Good Product!

                By Max

                from Whitesburg, Kentucky

                About Me Child

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  Good Product!

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good for the price

                  By Freakmeout54

                  from LeRoy, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I would have given this 5 stars, but unfortunately I cannot use it. My hi hats are 60s vintage A Zildjian, the the hole diameter is too small for this drop clutch. Funny that the DW clutch I have fits just fine.

                      It is quite similar to the DW I use on my show set. Don't hesitate to buy this because it did not work for me. It

                       
                      4.0

                      I would recommend this to others.

                      By Carl

                      from undisclosed

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

                      This simple yet effective accessory works well. It releases cleanly and picks up the top hat quickly. Very easy to install.

                       
                      5.0

                      Totally awesome clutch

                      By Noah the Drummer

                      from Covington, louisiana

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

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

                        Well functional, gets the job done, and nice clever design!

                         
                        5.0

                        Good product

                        By Mike

                        from Lords Valley PA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            Well made with a very solid positive lock and easy release

                             
                            5.0

                            Great works very well

                            By John

                            from Brandywine Md

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

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

                              Works great !

                               
                              5.0

                              Great purchase

                              By Tian

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Professional Musician

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

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

                                It works very well

                                 
                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By drummer13

                                from Dawsonville. Ga.

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Best buy for the money.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good Deal

                                    By Mills

                                    from Leasburg, NC

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Quality
                                    • Improves Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Practicing

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

                                      Thanks for handling the backorder - was glad to get it and service was great as usual.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Works Flawlessly

                                      By Edward

                                      from undisclosed

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                                      Pros

                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality
                                      • Trouble Free

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Concerts
                                        • Double Bass Drum
                                        • Heavy-metal
                                        • Practicing

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

                                        We bought one of these several years ago. It took a short time to tweak it so that it picked-up cleanly. It's worked flawlessly for heavy-metal drumming since then. We only bought this again because the top half was left behind when we packed up after a gig. The new top half went onto the clutch with no tweaking necessary.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Awesome clutch!

                                        By Bert

                                        from Nashville

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Functional
                                        • Good Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            Awesome clutch. Takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it it's great!

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