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Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard   

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The Gibraltar SC-BDHG Hoop Guard attaches to your bass drum hoop. Keeps bass pedal from marring finish on bass drum hoop....Read More

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The Gibraltar SC-BDHG Hoop Guard attaches to your bass drum hoop. Keeps bass pedal from marring finish on bass drum hoop.


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GibraltarSC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard
 
3.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great if used right

This product comes standard on the bass drum hoops of current drums by Yamaha and other mfgs. I used it on a resto-mod '65 Ludwig kit I've been rebuilding.

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This product comes standard on the bass drum hoops of current drums by Yamaha and other mfgs. I used it on a resto-mod '65 Ludwig kit I've been rebuilding.

A number of reviews and expressed disatisfaction with the product also indicate that the product had been used incorrectly, which is understandable because there are no instructions.

The package comes with two hoop guards. Only one can use be used per bass drum hoop. The guard goes on the inside of the rim at the 6:00 o'clock position facing upward. It is engaged by the top clamp of the bass drum pedal (many newer pedals are rubber lined at this area - in such a case you don't need this product. The product is great for use with older pedals, such as the Speedking). It does not, nor is it designed to protect the bottom, outside circumference of the hoop.

There have been complaints about the strength of the glue. This is not an issue on rims with the hoop guard commercially installed because the factories do not use flimsy adhesive, but contact cement. You can do the same. Get a small bottle of Weldwood contact cement from a home improvement store. Set the guard in place and trace it out with a pencil. Put contact cement on both the guard and the hoop and allow it to sit for 15-20 until it is dry to the touch. CAREFULLY line up the two parts and press together - you won't get a second chance. You will have a permanent bond (it can be removed with solvents, but the solvents that will break down the contact cement will also remove the finish from your hoop). This is a PERMANENT modification. The modern drum companies have the hoop guard permanently in place, and presumably if you want to protect your hoop from the pedal, you want to do that all the time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Basic Quality

It's always best to protect your investment and protecting the rims on your bass drum is very important. This item provides a decent amount of protection from the pedal clam onto the rim. ...Read complete review

It's always best to protect your investment and protecting the rims on your bass drum is very important. This item provides a decent amount of protection from the pedal clam onto the rim. But, it could be bit thicker for more dense with the rubber. During first use some of the teeth on my pedal clamp went through the rubber. It only left minor scratches on my rim, but I wish it hadn't let any. Recommend, but believe it could be better.

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5.0

Works, comes with 2

By Jamian

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

      Works, comes with 2

       
      4.0

      Does a good job to protect inside section of hoop

      By Gaspari

      from Norristown, PA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

          Used in conjunction with bass drum pedal

           
          5.0

          Great practical, inexpensive product

          By Doc

          from Bel air, md

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

              Great

               
              5.0

              Always wear a rubber!

              By Jim the runner

              from San Joseph, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                  Cool product peel and stick super easy to use. I only wish the robber was thicker for more protection and higher durability

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great if used right

                  By GCH

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Stopspedal Damage
                  • Stops Pedal Damage

                  Cons

                  • Requires Glue

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                    This product comes standard on the bass drum hoops of current drums by Yamaha and other mfgs. I used it on a resto-mod '65 Ludwig kit I've been rebuilding.

                    A number of reviews and expressed disatisfaction with the product also indicate that the product had been used incorrectly, which is understandable because there are no instructions.

                    The package comes with two hoop guards. Only one can use be used per bass drum hoop. The guard goes on the inside of the rim at the 6:00 o'clock position facing upward. It is engaged by the top clamp of the bass drum pedal (many newer pedals are rubber lined at this area - in such a case you don't need this product. The product is great for use with older pedals, such as the Speedking). It does not, nor is it designed to protect the bottom, outside circumference of the hoop.

                    There have been complaints about the strength of the glue. This is not an issue on rims with the hoop guard commercially installed because the factories do not use flimsy adhesive, but contact cement. You can do the same. Get a small bottle of Weldwood contact cement from a home improvement store. Set the guard in place and trace it out with a pencil. Put contact cement on both the guard and the hoop and allow it to sit for 15-20 until it is dry to the touch. CAREFULLY line up the two parts and press together - you won't get a second chance. You will have a permanent bond (it can be removed with solvents, but the solvents that will break down the contact cement will also remove the finish from your hoop). This is a PERMANENT modification. The modern drum companies have the hoop guard permanently in place, and presumably if you want to protect your hoop from the pedal, you want to do that all the time.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    GARBAGE

                    By Patplush

                    from Athens,GA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • None

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional
                    • Poor Quality
                    • Worthless

                    Best Uses

                    • Throwing Away

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                    I have a very nice custom drumset and bought these day one of owning it to keep the hoops protected. They seemed sturdier than the reviews claimed. I took them out to my first show and when I returned home noticed that the top piece was missing as were the built in rubber guards on the clamp of my Pearl Demon Drive pedal. So not only was this a one time use item, but it also damaged my pedal. Trash

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Meh

                    By Jeremo4

                    from Oklahoma City, Ok

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Protection

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional
                    • Not Sticky

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                    I have a couple of these laying around. They don't stick to the hoop well so you will lose it more than likely. better ways of protecting your bass hoops I'm sure.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Basic Quality

                    By Rotten Robbie

                    from Destin, FL

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Provide Protection

                    Cons

                    • Somewhat too thin

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                    It's always best to protect your investment and protecting the rims on your bass drum is very important. This item provides a decent amount of protection from the pedal clam onto the rim. But, it could be bit thicker for more dense with the rubber. During first use some of the teeth on my pedal clamp went through the rubber. It only left minor scratches on my rim, but I wish it hadn't let any. Recommend, but believe it could be better.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Save your Wood hoop!

                    By Chris Swirski

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                    This 2-pack came in handy...I used one on the bottom of my kick drum where my pedal connects and used the other on the top where I mount a cowbell. I wish I had thought to buy these earlier and wouldn't already have so many "chew" marks on my hoop. Definitely a smart buy if you don't want to mark your hoops up from pedal/mount clamps.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Fell Apart Before Use

                    By Twanger-xScZA

                    from New Hampshire

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                    This product is complete junk. There is a sticky film on the rubber that is supposed to adhere to the rim... Which could be more damaging than the pedal. I was lucky however as the adhesive just fell off right out of the package so my rim was spared. Just glue a couple of pieces of felt to your pedal.

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