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Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount  

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Overview

  • Cable drive system for ease of positioning
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    $169.99
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A kick pedal designed specially for a cajon frontplate.

This Gibraltar Remote Cajon Kick Pedal is the perfect accessory to complete a hand percussionist's arsenal. The cable drive system enables you to play any instrument in your ecosystem, while still delivering the woody, dry tones of your cajon. The mount attachment features a special soft beater to eliminate any damage to the frontplate.

Features

  • Cable drive system for ease of positioning

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GibraltarCajon Pedal with Mount
 
2.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (8)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good product with minor design flaws

Overall, I like this pedal. Once I got used to the action, I found it pretty easy to play. The big problem I had with it is that it doesn't come ready-to-go out...Read complete review

Overall, I like this pedal. Once I got used to the action, I found it pretty easy to play. The big problem I had with it is that it doesn't come ready-to-go out of the box. It needs to be adjusted, which is easy only if you know how. Be sure to watch Gibraltar's YouTube video on adjusting the pedal before you use it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT7x8y1gyQw If you adjust it wrong, you can shred the cable on the first use and render it useless. I found this out the hard way. Adjusting the pedal wasn't intuitive to me because none of my other pedals adjust this way, which is why watching the video is so important.

Another issue is the cajon mount. I used to tip my cajon back slightly by adjusting the front feet. As it stands, even with the feet adjusted to their minimum height, the cajon mount doesn't really allow the beater mount to rest on the floor. This seems like an oversight on Gibraltar's part. Also, the pedal itself has no spikes. It only has hook side of Velcro on the bottom to keep it from sliding on carpets. With low-pile carpets, this works pretty well. With high-pile carpets, as I experienced recently, this is insufficient for keeping the pedal in place. It kept traveling away from me.

When I first got my cajon and played it at a couple shows, the bending over required to play it hurt my back. After seeing another drummer play his cajon with bundle sticks, I tried that and was able to put my cajon back into service. This pedal adds another dimension to my playing with this instrument. It's much less expensive than the only alternative I've seen and much lighter and more compact. If Gibraltar added spikes to the pedal and a height adjustment to the beater, it would be an even better product, although I'm sure that would add to the cost.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Early Impressions

This was a gift, and so a sight unseen purchase.

A bit problematic out of the box. It functioned initially but quickly the pedal went to the floor.

Many...Read complete review

This was a gift, and so a sight unseen purchase.

A bit problematic out of the box. It functioned initially but quickly the pedal went to the floor.

Many adjustment points, so not for the timid adjuster. A deeper owner's manual is needed beyond the single page downloadable from the Gibraltar web site.

Alignment of the cable connector tube exit points on both the pedal and beater ends is difficult in both axis. See potential for cable wear at those points (see breakage problems elsewhere here). I will adjust as best I can and apply lithium grease at both points.

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4.0

Cajon Pedal

By Jabbebe

from Asheville, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy to adjust
  • Functional

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Concerts

Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

This is amazing. The product is a great idea. Gibraltar certainly has the means to make it, but they haven't yet. If you need this for a gig, buy it, It's worth it. If you just think it is cool, don't buy it, it doesn't work we'll enough yet. Wait a year for them to make it better.

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1.0

Good until Terrible

By working amateur musician

from Memphis, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Cable Broke
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

      Halfway though a live gig, the cable broke. I was unable to repair or replace it. Very embarrassing for whole band. Had to finish show with no kick drum.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      not recommended

      By dan

      from carbondale,colorado

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cable Broke 2nd Time
        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Functional
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

          Totally unreliable unit. First time i played out it stopped working it took over an hour to figure out adjustments. 2nd time the cable broke

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great puchase!

          By Jazzdog

          from Manchester, NH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up And Adjust
          • Gives Me A "bass" Sound
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

              I have been looking for this for my percussion set up. I play in a jazz quartet with mostly hand drums (bongos, congas) and hihat, and have been lacking a kick bass sound. This set up fits the bill perfectly, and I can still use the cajon as intended when I want with ease. It said used, but seem to be brand new. Best purchase in a while.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Cable issues on a good pedal

              By thekilteddrummer

              from dothan, al

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                no problems adjusting the pedal to get the desired feel, but two acoustic gigs into using it the cable broke. Couldn't find any info on a replacement cable, but I was able to replace with a bicycle brake cable and ferrule and it works just fine now. Also the mounting bracket only accommodates a regular size cajon. I have a pearl Sonic boom cajon and its wider base required me to modify the bracket.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good product with minor design flaws

                By Percussion Pete

                from Belmont, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Ergonomic
                • Functional
                • Improves Sound
                • Light weight

                Cons

                • Difficult To Adjust
                • Lacks Spikes

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Jams
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                Overall, I like this pedal. Once I got used to the action, I found it pretty easy to play. The big problem I had with it is that it doesn't come ready-to-go out of the box. It needs to be adjusted, which is easy only if you know how. Be sure to watch Gibraltar's YouTube video on adjusting the pedal before you use it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT7x8y1gyQw If you adjust it wrong, you can shred the cable on the first use and render it useless. I found this out the hard way. Adjusting the pedal wasn't intuitive to me because none of my other pedals adjust this way, which is why watching the video is so important.

                Another issue is the cajon mount. I used to tip my cajon back slightly by adjusting the front feet. As it stands, even with the feet adjusted to their minimum height, the cajon mount doesn't really allow the beater mount to rest on the floor. This seems like an oversight on Gibraltar's part. Also, the pedal itself has no spikes. It only has hook side of Velcro on the bottom to keep it from sliding on carpets. With low-pile carpets, this works pretty well. With high-pile carpets, as I experienced recently, this is insufficient for keeping the pedal in place. It kept traveling away from me.

                When I first got my cajon and played it at a couple shows, the bending over required to play it hurt my back. After seeing another drummer play his cajon with bundle sticks, I tried that and was able to put my cajon back into service. This pedal adds another dimension to my playing with this instrument. It's much less expensive than the only alternative I've seen and much lighter and more compact. If Gibraltar added spikes to the pedal and a height adjustment to the beater, it would be an even better product, although I'm sure that would add to the cost.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Very dissappointed in this product

                By Skip

                from Newport OR

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                  Hard to adjust; when adjusted the cable frayed and broke 15 minutes into practice. I have perifial artery disease and my leg is weak so there is no way I abused the product. Thinking it was a fluke I tried to re order two replacement cables. I can't find them even on the Gibralter Website.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Broken Cable

                  By lpatio

                  from Atlanta Ga

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                        I had the same broken cable issue, it happened withing 15 minutes of my first gig (first time I really used the pedal). Once it happened, it could not be rigged or temperally fixed. If you use it to play out, have a plan b.

                        I read the reviews, but believed the broken cable might a fluke; that Gibraltar would not tarnish thier reputation by putting out such a flawed product. I was wrong, its disappointing.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        DON'T BUY THIS!!

                        By skymilo

                        from ohio

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                              I bought this and it lasted through practice, but then broke at sound check before the show. We where able to hook the drummers regular pedal to the mount which was the only positive. I sent it back and received a replacement which did not even last one song in practice. I am trying to buy the mount only, as the pedal itself is very poor..

                              Comment on this review

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good, but don't buy used from MF!

                              By Terry

                              from Honolulu

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Frees Up A Hand
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality
                              • Saves Space

                              Cons

                              • Poor instructions

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup

                              Comments about Gibraltar Cajon Pedal with Mount:

                              I'm a long time guitarist getting into percussion. Bought the Gibraltar cajon pedal used from Musicians Friend. It was re-packed poorly, and did not work when unpacked. There was no manual. The manual available online was only 1/2 page, and the photos too tiny to be of use. It assumed that all you had to do was unpack and play.

                              I had to use trial and error to adjust/untangle/reposition everything. Now it works fine.

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