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Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal

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The Gibralter Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal is part of Gibralters flagship line of bass pedals. What makes this pedal stand apart is i...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gibralter Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal is part of Gibralters flagship line of bass pedals. What makes this pedal stand apart is its exceptional, feel. This drum pedal is so adjustable that any drummer can find their perfect balance for the smoothest playing. The BaseWith a strong aluminum base, this pedal is rugged and sturdy. It has a bead in the middle and its pedal board is also composed of aluminum. The result is a strong base that is not too heavy. Additionally, the uprights of this pedal are slightly curved backwards. With this design, the axis of the beater is positioned at the best location. The bearing loaded uprights create a more optimal position than standard uprights. The attachment of the spring to the axle is also bearing loaded which minimizes the springs wear and tear. As a result, friction is also eliminated. Highly AdjustableThe Intruder is remarkably easy to adjust so any player can find their perfect pedal. An on-board tool compartment holds a drum key and 2 Allen wrenches so making simple adjustments is immediate and simple. Many of the adjustments can also be made by hand. For example, spring tension is altered by turning a thumbscrew at the base of the spring. Use a drum key to adjust the beater travel distance. This distance can also be measured with a memory lock for consistent, easy setup. The beater can also be adjusted to move laterally by manipulating a screw. By tightening a wing nut on the right side of the pedal board, the bass drum hoop clamp can be easily altered. With these easy to execute options, any drummer can turn the Intruder into their dream pedal. All of the Intruder double pedals have a slave pedal. It has a fixed plate and is adjusted in the same way as the main pedal. There are 2 case-hardened universal joints to link the 2 pedals and the distance can be altered between 14 to 20. A drum key easily makes all of these adjustments. The Intruders beaters are 2-sided. Depending on the style of music and the venue, choose to utilize the curved felt side or the flat plastic side. The Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal comes pre-assembled so it is ready right out of the box to play your bass drum. It is also easily transported and stored in its included gig bag.

FEATURES
Direct Drive system uses solid linkage to create a seamless, fast-paced, responsive feeling pedal
The cam shape and linkage combine to deliver power and speed with seamless response
Pedal board height adjustment independent of spring tension or beater angle
Fast Rocker hub spring assembly with die cast bearing Spring Ring
Fixed aluminum Rock stabilizer plate with rubber non-skid surface
Dual-surface, balanced, self-aligning beater with patented non-slip memory lock mechanism
Case-hardened U-joints Comes with fully padded carrying bag (GSPCB)

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GibraltarIntruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Pedal for the Money

Ok so I have 6 kick pedals already. You can read my reviews of all of the them except the Yamaha Flying Dragon in which MF does not sell anymore. I play, practice...Read complete review

Ok so I have 6 kick pedals already. You can read my reviews of all of the them except the Yamaha Flying Dragon in which MF does not sell anymore. I play, practice and tinker with drums over 30 hrs a week sometimes more if I'm rehearsing for a show or tour.
I bought this pedal on whim as something to practice with at home or on the tour bus. First let me comment on some reviewers who complained about the slave pedal clicking or hitting the base. YOU DON'T HAVE THE PEDAL INDEXED CORRECTLY TO THE MASTER!! Probably should switch over to playing the triangle or finger cymbals.... Ok I hate it when people dog something out that they clearly have no clue how to use.
My first impressions of this pedal were generally mixed. Having played top of the line pedals in the past, this one felt somewhat sluggish and seemed to require more effort to play simple runs, however after a day of tweaking "ba bam!" I hit the sweet spot. I'm not going to blow smoke up anyone's butt and say it plays as "smooth or effortlessly" as a 800.00 Axis or Trick pedal, but head to head it will compete very easy with a DW 5000 AD4, Tama Iron Cobra or anything Pearl makes at a fraction of the cost. The trick with this pedal is spending time to find the sweet spot. Not any easy task!
The construction seems moderately good, however not sure it would hold up on a touring basis of day in and out playing. For the weekend warrior it should last years.
In summary if you can find one under 150.00 you'd be wise to buy it if for nothing else a good practice or backup pedal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

kindy good, mostly bad

I must have gotten like a messed up model or something, because the bass drum pedal was extremely front heavy, and i had to keep a towel underneath the lip of the bass...Read complete review

I must have gotten like a messed up model or something, because the bass drum pedal was extremely front heavy, and i had to keep a towel underneath the lip of the bass drum, or else the pedal would lean extremely far forward, not even level with the ground. also, only having the pedal for a year and a half, the entire heel of the pedal broke off. Its good in the sense that it is a fast kick pedal, but the construction is cheap.and also, it was wierd becuase the pedal kept on hitting the little notch on the bottom on the left pedal. SO it kept hitting itself and making a wierd clicking sound. Have to REALLY set this thing up to actually work any decently.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Pedal for the Money

By Rudedog-gWrft

from Nashville

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Hard To Setup
  • None really

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

Ok so I have 6 kick pedals already. You can read my reviews of all of the them except the Yamaha Flying Dragon in which MF does not sell anymore. I play, practice and tinker with drums over 30 hrs a week sometimes more if I'm rehearsing for a show or tour.
I bought this pedal on whim as something to practice with at home or on the tour bus. First let me comment on some reviewers who complained about the slave pedal clicking or hitting the base. YOU DON'T HAVE THE PEDAL INDEXED CORRECTLY TO THE MASTER!! Probably should switch over to playing the triangle or finger cymbals.... Ok I hate it when people dog something out that they clearly have no clue how to use.
My first impressions of this pedal were generally mixed. Having played top of the line pedals in the past, this one felt somewhat sluggish and seemed to require more effort to play simple runs, however after a day of tweaking "ba bam!" I hit the sweet spot. I'm not going to blow smoke up anyone's butt and say it plays as "smooth or effortlessly" as a 800.00 Axis or Trick pedal, but head to head it will compete very easy with a DW 5000 AD4, Tama Iron Cobra or anything Pearl makes at a fraction of the cost. The trick with this pedal is spending time to find the sweet spot. Not any easy task!
The construction seems moderately good, however not sure it would hold up on a touring basis of day in and out playing. For the weekend warrior it should last years.
In summary if you can find one under 150.00 you'd be wise to buy it if for nothing else a good practice or backup pedal.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

CANNOT say enough about these pedals!

By Grant Erd

from L.A. Cali.

Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

I bought these pedals to begin learning double pedal, and since i bought them, i've gotten pretty proficient with it. been using them for almost 3 years. they're easy to play at any speed, and even any dynamic level. they really pack a punch, and can even play quiet jazz withouth any struggle to control the intensity. their playability equals if not surpasses all other double pedals, and at half or even less than half the price. heavenly smooth, quiet, loud when you want, soft when you want, and not too heavy or light. on top of their amazing playability, the adjustability is unmatched by any pedal at it's price range. they are just as adjustable as Tama's Iron Cobra pedals and will never lose their adjustments. they look even more awesome in person than in the pictures you can find. right out of the box, or bag rather (the included carrying case), the first thing i noticed was how absolutely gorgeous these pedals are! everything metal, multiple high polished parts (not crappy chrome plated); these things really are beautiful! the second thing i noticed was their high quality! I mean, they're Gibraltar!!! professional pedals in every aspect imagineable! if you're looking for something of quality to learn on or something you need to use on the road for the rest of your life, go with these pedals, seriously! AMAZING! i could go on and on, but the only thing left to say is, GET THESE PEDALS!!! you will NOT be dissapointed, EVER, for as long as you own these pedals.
Every adjustment possible! every adjustment keeps it's place after rigorous playing, nothing is plastic (except beaters of course), and everything is built like a freakin tank!
the highest quality, definitely professional pedals. any player of any skill would be impressed with these.
Can't beat it! just simply impossible.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

fastest so far

By rpowell117

from texas

Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

I've played dw 9000's , iron cobras, trick, axis, these direct drive gibraltars are the fastest and smoothest in my opinion. I have been playing on dw 7000's and i found this gibraltar double pedal used and i gave it a shot. Now i can play the bass drum faster than ever before. needless to say i have a used set of 7000's for sale!!!!!

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Two Thumbs Way Down!!

By Mike in Florida

from merritt island florida

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

      Called to return this pedal 45 mins after opening. Could not get the slave pedal to stop striking its base(imagine loud clicking of metal parts coming together) when I was playing it. Master pedal was rigid,no response(bounce). Unless you learned how to play on a "direct drive" pedal, I would strongly recommend staying with chain or strap driven models. Also, master pedal extremely difficult to attach to my bass hoop( the bolt that holds it in place is on a piece that swivels...why????) Just a very poorly designed pedal all around. Sorry I have to write this, as I use many girbraltar products and like them very much...Stick to racks and cymbal stands!!

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      kindy good, mostly bad

      By guitaristdrummerdude

      from kansas city, MO

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        I must have gotten like a messed up model or something, because the bass drum pedal was extremely front heavy, and i had to keep a towel underneath the lip of the bass drum, or else the pedal would lean extremely far forward, not even level with the ground. also, only having the pedal for a year and a half, the entire heel of the pedal broke off. Its good in the sense that it is a fast kick pedal, but the construction is cheap.and also, it was wierd becuase the pedal kept on hitting the little notch on the bottom on the left pedal. SO it kept hitting itself and making a wierd clicking sound. Have to REALLY set this thing up to actually work any decently.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        gibraltar intruder direct drive double pedal

        By karl lindgren

        from high dessert. yum.

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        Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        this is a VERY smooth, comfortable pedal. i could easily use it the rest of my days. it's adjustable in all the important areas. it's reliable. as i mentioned, the footboards can only go so low before they collide with the framework. that wasn't an issue until i got a tama speed cobra, and got used to the (very) low footboards. not a big deal to most, i'm sure, i'm just really sensitive and picky about that angle and spring tension, and so on. i use them on my primary kit, and they get used a lot. the beaters are ugly, but perfectly adequate. i tried some others, and went back to the originals. overall, a very good pedal.
        very adjustable. the footboards can only go so low before interfering with the frame, though.
        i've been using it quite a bit for a year now, and it's holding up very well. there is a tiny bit of play developing in the direct drive mechanism, but if anything, it makes the pedal faster. it's still smooth and quiet.
        good price. good pedal.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Does what is says on the label...

        By RMV Beatmonster

        from Naples, Italy

        Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        My friend told me about the Intruder double pedal. He endorses Gibraltar and I thought he was exaggerating its merits until he lent me his spare pedal for a couple of gigs. I was so impressed, I bought one. My model has a new hoop-clamp, with the long adjustment screw positioned vertically, ahead and inside the right hand support. I dialled in my preferred footboard and tension settings, adjusted the beater to head distance, and the light action became creamy smooth with rapid rebound. The real surprise is its sheer speed. My pedal is a DW 9000, so I expected the Gibraltar to be slightly inferior, but only the price is inferior! The pedals are robust, and the footboards look to be machined from billet aluminium; the cut-outs reduce excess weight and improve looks, and the solid base plates eliminate flexing. The DW is a well designed pedal, but the Intruder pedals just feel more precise, and give power and sensitivity on demand. You could do a lot worse, at any price.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        test the Intruder 9611DD-DB first

        By olde rocker

        from hanover, PA

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        Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        The newest ones may have fixed this problem: the model with the hoop clamp on the right side, with the extended, tightening nut won't allow attaching to some hoops without the cam bashing the batter head! I have to play it without attaching it and will be selling it soon.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        For left footed??

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        After reading the rave reviews for this pedal, I really wanted one. The only problem is I play left handed. Gibraltar does not make a lefty version of this pedal (shame, shame Gibraltar!). But don't fear left handed. After studying the pictures of this product on-line, I was convinced if this pedal was disassembled and reassembled for a left hander it would work. So I called the Gibraltar "parts line" and asked if they sold any parts to convert this pedal. Not only did they tell me "NO!!!", they highly suggested against disassembling this pedal. They also told me disassembly would void the warrenty. Well, I did it any way. I am now the proud owner of a competely functional unwarrented left handed Gibraltar double bass pedal. Warning: I am a very good auto mechanic, and have a great collection of tools. If you are not mechanically inclined, don't disassemble this pedal.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        better then the others

        By DDrummer1984

        from Kansas City, Missouri

        Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        Everyone always told me to buy axis,buy cobras but i was determined to not buy them just cause everyone else was using them. So I looked for a pedal that fit me. I found The Gibralter Intruder's. Not only do they have the same direct-drive as the Axis, they feel just the same. I went from owning the Tama Iron Cobra's, to the Axsis, and now to the Intruder's. By Far The Gibralter's are better then anything i have yet to play.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Satisfied Customer

        By BlackVice2013

        from Athens, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast response
        • Functional
        • Good Durability
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          Very easy to use a very good price for a quality brand such as gibraltar. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Pedals

          By DOUBLEPEDALJESUSMETAL13

          from Center, TX

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          I just purchased the gibraltar inruder direct drive pedals. right off the bat i loved the sleek footboard design, gives the pedal a great look. as far as playing the pedal, ive never felt anything smoother. i went from a cheap no brand pedal to these and boy was it like coming to heaven. the only problem is the beaters. they are on the heavy side. i would change them. but other than that these are great pedals at a great price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great!

          By drummerdude005

          from Undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          These pedals are AWESOME. Very fast and responsive, easy to set up, and it comes with a carrying case. The picture of them shown above doesn't look NEARLY as cool as they are in person. Great quality and very professional looking. Cheaper and better (in my opinion) than the demon drive. Save your money and buy this!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING PEDAL

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          I got this for my birthday and took it to my drumest, put it on and got really frustrated caues I couldnt figure out how to adjust it. The book it comes with sucks, but its a great pedal. Its super smooth and super fast, once you get everything dialed in, and the beater heads adjust so you get a flat contact and the beaters have memory locks for easy transport and setup. Great pedal worth the money

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Powerful!

          By Misael

          from Puerto Rico

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          I've just got it 2 day's ago. This thing is loud. I thought my bass drum was really cheap, because I couldn't hear it when I play my kit. This pedals are really powerful. My first thoughts were that my bass drum head are going to get to beat up. But yeah, go ahead buy this pedals. and they are alot better than dw pedals

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sooooo good

          By 4815162342

          from Phoenix

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          I purchased the direct drive gibraltar intruder double pedal and it looked impressive from the start. This thing has penty helpful features. No problems. When i put it on my set and started playing i was immediately blown away by its power. my bass drum was literally bouncing. Its sooooo smooth and and sooooo strong you cant go wrong with this pedal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By Max-qPfMT

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          Amazing pedal... I came off a bad, no brand, pedal and it broke every time I used it. One thing was that with my second pedal i had to work it a little for it to loosen up, it may just be that it was sitting there but it loosened in about 20 kicks I would say. This may not happen with someone else but i love it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          awesome

          By eternal

          from texas

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          This pedal is great. Very well made!! Im glad i didn't waste hundreds of dollars on an axis or something expensive. This pedal is awesome and a great deal. Even came with a carrying case.VERY NICE!!!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          5 stars, my foot

          By Jamie-Tdwh-

          from Chicago

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          I bought these based on unanimous 5-star reviews from a friendly online retailer, although another central retailer has some very bad reviews as well. I thought I'd take a chance. They're great except the right pedal has some sticking on the right side at the joint between the front of the footplate and the drive lever- this is a drawback of the direct-drive system because a chain or strap drive wouldn't have this joint. I've done every adjustment I know of and it still sticks. The sticking joint requires extra effort to produce a note and also prevents the pedal from efficiently returning to position against your foot, rendering them unplayable. I emailed Gibraltar a few business days ago for info about getting these to work right and haven't heard back. These will be returned.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Intruder

          By jeehrod

          from bc canada

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          axis, iron cobras and tricks, not needed here. bought this pedal flipped it upside down and noticed the slave is velcro-less(only problem) please feel free to spend 5-6 even 7 hundred dollars on a pedal when all you need it this

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