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Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench   

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This Gibraltar tool is a medium-weight ratchet-style drum key wrench with tighten and loosen tension-adjustment positions....Click To Read More About This Product

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The smart, fast way to tune or change heads.

This Gibraltar tool is a medium-weight ratchet-style drum key wrench with tighten and loosen tension-adjustment positions.


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GibraltarRatchet Drum Key wrench
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, but could be better

I got one of these for me and one for my son, and didn't realize how small they really are until they arrived. They're good, but their small size and dark color makes...Read complete review

I got one of these for me and one for my son, and didn't realize how small they really are until they arrived. They're good, but their small size and dark color makes it easy to lose them on a dark bandstand. And they're just a little too large to be comfortably carried in a pocket. Some kind of ring attachment, so that they could be hung from a handy lug or stand knob, would also help make them easier to find and get to when they're needed, but there's just no way to attach a length of cord or a leather thong. And, again, even if there was some kind of ring they would be too big to comfortably fit on a key ring and carried in a pocket. They do a great job, and every drummer could get a lot of use out of them! But you'd better expect to have two or three on hand because there's a good chance that you won't easily be able to find one when you need it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

RATCHET DRUM KEY WRENCH

THE FACT IS THE OLD DRUM KEY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TUNE YOUR DRUMS THE RATCHET IS FOR YOUR CAR NOT FOR DRUMMERS WHAT A JOKE?

THE FACT IS THE OLD DRUM KEY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TUNE YOUR DRUMS THE RATCHET IS FOR YOUR CAR NOT FOR DRUMMERS WHAT A JOKE?

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4.0

Good, but could be better

By DLC

from Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

      I got one of these for me and one for my son, and didn't realize how small they really are until they arrived. They're good, but their small size and dark color makes it easy to lose them on a dark bandstand. And they're just a little too large to be comfortably carried in a pocket. Some kind of ring attachment, so that they could be hung from a handy lug or stand knob, would also help make them easier to find and get to when they're needed, but there's just no way to attach a length of cord or a leather thong. And, again, even if there was some kind of ring they would be too big to comfortably fit on a key ring and carried in a pocket. They do a great job, and every drummer could get a lot of use out of them! But you'd better expect to have two or three on hand because there's a good chance that you won't easily be able to find one when you need it.

       
      5.0

      You get what you pay for

      By Mike the Metronome

      from Indiana

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      Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

      Mechanism is too loose for me. I am used to precision ratchets with a lot of teeth and no play.

       
      5.0

      A go-to tool for the drummer

      By Willie T

      from New Bern, NC

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

      Had one years ago....it is a perfect tool for quick install and removal of heads.

       
      5.0

      A must have

      By satan

      from wi

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      Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

      Must have for any drummer.

       
      4.0

      Like the feel and ability to ratchet lugs

      By TA Oklahoma

      from Eufaula

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Drum tuning
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

        Helps on bottom heads get tight

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        RATCHET DRUM KEY WRENCH

        By PHILLY MEATBALL

        from AC NJ

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

            THE FACT IS THE OLD DRUM KEY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TUNE YOUR DRUMS THE RATCHET IS FOR YOUR CAR NOT FOR DRUMMERS WHAT A JOKE?

             
            5.0

            Excellent value!

            By Jack

            from Hudson, WI

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

                Since most kits are "controlled" by a drum key, this ratchet key is an excellent tool for setup and tear down.

                 
                5.0

                Nice little wrench

                By mike the hitter

                from New York NY

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

                  Nice little tool for the box

                   
                  5.0

                  Best one so far

                  By Tony

                  from Nevada

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

                    Love this. I knew it would be good when I saw Gibraltar on it. Much faster to use that traditional keys.

                     
                    5.0

                    Get this drum key, you won't be sorry

                    By gordonclark01

                    from Storrs, CT

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

                      I've been using this ratchet now for almost 2 years. While it may not be a portable (can't attach to a key ring, necklace, etc.) as some others, I've found it to be invaluable. It allows me to reach places that are very difficult to reach otherwise without a trip around the kit. You can actually reach all the tension rods on the front of your kick drum and the bottom heads on all of your toms without leaving your throne. Of course, for detailed tuning you're going to want to walk around, but this thing is great for quick tweaks and tight spots. The ratchet switches very easily so it's a quick flick of the thumb to go from tightening to loosening, and it's very stable (doesn't switch without that flick). It's become my go to key.

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