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Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag  

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    Super responsive to show off every detail of your pedal technique!

    The Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Bass Drum Pedal was designed to provide a true response from the players' foot to the surface of the bass drum head by utilizing natural motion from the ankle. Upon consulting with a reputable fitness research agency, Gibraltar designed the Catapult pedal to allow the natural function of the extensor and flexor muscles.

    Conventional bass drum pedal designs utilize frames with cam drives attached to springs. While pressing down on the pedal board, these springs produce a resistance promoting speed and power. In extended playing situations, this resistance often causes fatigue to the muscles of the lower leg and foot resulting in hindered playing and technique. Careful observation of the muscle groups used with a conventional-style pedal showed that the return stroke or upward movement of the foot was accentuated by the return spring. This caused major resistance, hindering the natural motion of the ankle.

    Gibraltar's Catapult Linear Motion pedal (GCLMSP) was designed to permit the extensor and flexor muscles to function naturally, allowing the ankle and corresponding muscles to utilize a full range of movement. The result: A remarkable increase in muscle comfort, endurance, and precision. The mechanical advantage of the GCLMSP is total harmony with the biomechanics of the natural movement of the foot.


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    GibraltarCatapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag
     
    3.7

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    3.0

    Mediocre at Best

    By Tom Warner

    from New York

    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    Altough the pedal does look cool and has a cool design i think gibraltar really messed up on this one and need to make some changes.
    It definitely looks really cool, however the "pancake" beater is a joke and the non adjustable design(besides spring tension) dosent allow for a lot of attack or volume.
    This pedal is not loud at all, even after tightening the spring and replacing the beater. The large footboard also forces you to push the bass drum back further makng it difficult to mount toms on the bass drum. Although the feel is nice there is no attack.
    I would however reccomend this to jazz players because it does allow for a nice quiet bass sound and a good feel for easy playing.
    Im upset with the purchase and will most likely be selling it soon.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Great Idea, But Poor Design

    By M-Dub

    from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    Gibraltar makes some of the best hardware out there, but this Catapult is very weak. It has no attack whatsoever. You are truly better off just kicking the bass drum with your shoe instead, which is pretty much how this pedal feels, no exaggeration. I'm returning mine for sure. Any forty dollar chain or belt pedal out there will excel much better than this. I didn't mind the simple non adjustable design, but even when the spring is maxed out, there's still no attack. It's noisy, weak, and the pancake beater is ridiculous, even changing it won't benefit. Gibraltar must go back to the drawling board, and put a heavier spring or two on it, or something.

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    2.0

    Looks are deceiving

    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    Looks are deceiving. The pedal looks very cool and high tech, but that's about it Very poor design. The thing is huge about 18" long and about the same height. It puts your foot way back from the base drum. The only way I could make it work was to keep my foot way back on the foot board, and there is still 4"-5" of unused space on the board . I tried playing it with my foot in the normal up front position and the pedal would not spring back up. The thing makes a lot of noise too. The beater is huge and does not produce much power. However the good point... the bag looks good. Definitely sending it back for a refund.

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    5.0

    I LIKE!!

    By wesec33

    from Nor CAL

    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    As with any new technology it takes some getting use to. But I have spent time with this and I have gotten so use to this pedal that the traditional bass pedal feels outdated! This pedal is great!

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    5.0

    pretty good

    By shoogie

    from big bear CA.

    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    I just purchased two of thease pedals for my pearl kit. Its really a great pedal, the action is pretty smooth and the way they made is really durable but the pedals are heavy. But their not exacly what I wanted in a pedal. If you like playing with a lot of double bass, blast, or triples, then they are not worth getting. Unless its just me. I might just stick with AXIS.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Don't Fear New Technology

    By DrumBuilder

    from Chicago, IL

    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    I wanted to write a review in response to the other reviews I have seen in regards to this pedal. This pedal does have a very long pedal board, but the reality is it has to so as to gain the leverage needed to allow the pedal to act as smoothly as it does. This is a fantastic product, and really the first true innovation in pedal technology that re-thinks how to transfer foot movement to the drum head. I have used DW, Pearl, and Tama Iron Cobras and I must say this pedal reacts to the foot movement in such a way that it allows for speed and feel that I have never experienced before. It is best for less aggressive musical situations, as the pedal does not have the snap of a traditional pedal so it will not produce intense volume. Also, to get the most out of it you will need a new beater, as the flat pancake head takes away all the attack, especially when playing on a 20" or smaller bass drum. If playing in a situation where high volume is necessary a solid material beater will get what you need from the pedal. Changing out the beater is incredibly easy with this pedal and doesn't even require a tuning key.

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    2.0

    Crazy Pedal

    By O'possum

    from Da Region, NW Indiana

    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    I like to check out new products in the drum world so I thought I'd give this pedal try. Right out of the box it seemed pretty large. I attempted to attach it to my Roland kick pad on my electronic kit. It would not fit due to the way it was contoured on the bottom, it's made for an acoustic kick drum. I put it on my acoustic kit and began to play. I didn't care for the way it put me a few inches further from my kit, the pedal is longer due to the catapult system. The beater on this thing was also huge, it's about the size of a small pancake. The quality seemed to be good, I think Gibraltar makes quality products. For me this pedal had an awkward feel that puts the drummer sitting back too far from the kit. It?s a great concept but I don?t think that I would be very practical for most drummers. I ended up sending mine back for an exchange. I'll be sticking with DW for my pedals.

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    5.0

    Very natural!!

    By wesec3

    from California

    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    U just got this pedal today, it feels very natural, I was going between this pedal and my pearl, after I got use to this pedal, I don't think I can go back to a normal pedal!!

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    5.0

    Nice pedal!

    By Nice Pedal!!!

    from Cochran,GA

    Comments about Gibraltar Catapult Linear Motion Single Bass Drum Pedal with Bag:

    I have seen this pedal at my local music store in town. When i saw it i thought it was another cheap pedal, but when I saw the name Gibraltar I thought otherwise. I tried this pedal out on a pearl export kit and I was impressed. Not only does it look good but it is faster than your own foot!My pdp double pedal isn't as fast as this single pedal! I would prefer this pedal to anyone that does not have much cash. Good luck.

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