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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 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), 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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great drum key

By JDrummer

from Houston, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

      Decent drum key, works great and makes tuning drums/ setting up go by so much faster. Also allows me to reach some small areas on my kick pedal for adjustment while still on the drum.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

          This is a great product!

          By Skinzplaya 1

          from Athens, TN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

            It's a great product with great quality, it's very reliable and very convent!

             
            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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            Comments about Gibraltar Ratchet Drum Key wrench:

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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 , Oklahoma

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            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 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              RATCHET DRUM KEY WRENCH

              By PHILLY MEATBALL

              from AC NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              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 Sabo

                        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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