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Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal  

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Overview

  • Direct Drive system uses solid linkage to create a seamless, fast-paced, responsive feeling pedal
  • The cam shape and linkage combine to deliver power and speed with seamless response
  • Pedal board height adjustment independent of spring tension or beater angle
Description & Specs
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    $525.00
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Mean, Intrusive, powerful, efficient.

By the design of Gibraltar's flagship series bass pedals, when you take it out of the box, you just know this thing is going to do everything your foot wants it to. It's got a stealth design on the pedal board and a solid aluminum stabilizing "rock" plate.

The main concern with any kick drum pedal however, is feel. Feel is where the genius of the Gibraltar design teams shines bright. These drive systems come with loads of adjustability so you can tune and fine tune to perfection. The 9611 Direct-Drive system uses solid linkage to create a seamless, fast-paced feel pedal. The cam shape and linkage combine to deliver power and speed with seamless response.

Each adjustment can be made efficiently and on-the fly either by hand or with one of the 3 tools stored on board. Spring tension is easily adjusted from ridiculously high rebound to super floppy with the turn of a thumbscrew at the base of the spring. Beater travel distance can be tweaked with a drum key. The axle at the point under which this clamp grabs is also knurled for non-slip operation. This also provides for indexed tuning and is marked with three lines as reference points. Beater height is also set with a drum key and memorized with a memory lock. The lock makes quick work of setting up the pedal and ensures perfect positioning every time. The bass drum hoop clamp is tightened by a wing nut, conveniently positioned at the right side of the pedal board. Say goodbye to bloody knuckles from trying to reach under your pedal to attach it. And as if all of that weren't enough, the position of the beater can be moved laterally with a quick turn of an Allen head set screw if you plan to use the pedal with percussion brackets.

The no-nonsense design of the Intruder shows these things mean business. The base of the drum pedal is now solid aluminum with a strategically placed bead in the middle. This ensures maximum rigidity while keeping the overall weight to a minimum. Attached to this plate is also the on-board tool storage with the included drum key and two Allen wrenches. The pedal board is also aluminum, eliminating any possibility of flex. Choice areas machined out of the pedal board save weight and add to the stealth look. The uprights of the Intruder pedal, when looked at closely have a slight curve backward (away from the drum head) to put the axis of the beater in a more perfect location than a traditionally designed upright. These uprights are bearing loaded for maximum fluidity. Also loaded with a die-cast bearing is the upper attachment of the spring to the axle. Putting a bearing in the spring ring minimizes wear and eliminates friction, adding again to the fluid motion. Each of these features enables the drive system to put maximum power to the beater (or beaters).

The double pedals all have a slave pedal with the same fixed Rock plate and the same adjustments for you tune to mimic your main pedal to a tee. The linkage between the two pedals has 2 case-hardened universal joints. Two length adjustment points allow you vary the distance between your two pedals from around 14" to 20". All attachment and adjustment points are double-locked with 2 drum key screws.

These bass drum pedals come pre-assembled for plug-n-play operation. Simply drop in the beater and you are ready to get kickin'. The beaters are 2-sided for two vastly different sounds. A curved felt side or a flat plastic side will suit any genre of music. Combine that with a pivoting head and you get a perfect strike regardless of the size of your bass drum. Each Gibraltar pedal also comes with its own gig bag for safe transportation.

The no-bull design of the Intruder pedal is all about power and efficiency. The Intruder brings to the table both and looks good doing it. They will definitely knock your socks off.

Features

  • Direct Drive system uses solid linkage to create a seamless, fast-paced, responsive feeling pedal
  • The cam shape and linkage combine to deliver power and speed with seamless response
  • Pedal board height adjustment independent of spring tension or beater angle
  • Fast Rocker hub spring assembly with die cast bearing Spring Ring
  • Fixed aluminum Rock stabilizer plate with rubber non-skid surface
  • Dual-surface, balanced, self-aligning beater with patented non-slip memory lock mechanism

Kicks like an over-caffeinated mule. Order today.

 
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GibraltarIntruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Pedal for the Money

    Ok so I have 6 kick pedals already. You can read my reviews of all of the them except the Yamaha Flying Dragon in which MF does not sell anymore. I play, practice...Read complete review

    Ok so I have 6 kick pedals already. You can read my reviews of all of the them except the Yamaha Flying Dragon in which MF does not sell anymore. I play, practice and tinker with drums over 30 hrs a week sometimes more if I'm rehearsing for a show or tour.
    I bought this pedal on whim as something to practice with at home or on the tour bus. First let me comment on some reviewers who complained about the slave pedal clicking or hitting the base. YOU DON'T HAVE THE PEDAL INDEXED CORRECTLY TO THE MASTER!! Probably should switch over to playing the triangle or finger cymbals.... Ok I hate it when people dog something out that they clearly have no clue how to use.
    My first impressions of this pedal were generally mixed. Having played top of the line pedals in the past, this one felt somewhat sluggish and seemed to require more effort to play simple runs, however after a day of tweaking "ba bam!" I hit the sweet spot. I'm not going to blow smoke up anyone's butt and say it plays as "smooth or effortlessly" as a 800.00 Axis or Trick pedal, but head to head it will compete very easy with a DW 5000 AD4, Tama Iron Cobra or anything Pearl makes at a fraction of the cost. The trick with this pedal is spending time to find the sweet spot. Not any easy task!
    The construction seems moderately good, however not sure it would hold up on a touring basis of day in and out playing. For the weekend warrior it should last years.
    In summary if you can find one under 150.00 you'd be wise to buy it if for nothing else a good practice or backup pedal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    kindy good, mostly bad

    I must have gotten like a messed up model or something, because the bass drum pedal was extremely front heavy, and i had to keep a towel underneath the lip of the bass...Read complete review

    I must have gotten like a messed up model or something, because the bass drum pedal was extremely front heavy, and i had to keep a towel underneath the lip of the bass drum, or else the pedal would lean extremely far forward, not even level with the ground. also, only having the pedal for a year and a half, the entire heel of the pedal broke off. Its good in the sense that it is a fast kick pedal, but the construction is cheap.and also, it was wierd becuase the pedal kept on hitting the little notch on the bottom on the left pedal. SO it kept hitting itself and making a wierd clicking sound. Have to REALLY set this thing up to actually work any decently.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love mine

    By superdave

    from murfreesboro Tn.

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • I Love My Double Bass Kit
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        I played in bands for 25 years.Then I retired for 25 years. Now I'm back! Bought a Yamaha electric kit with the Avenger double kick. Couldn''t be happier!!!

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Pedal for the Money

        By Rudedog-gWrft

        from Nashville

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Hard To Setup
        • None really

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

        Ok so I have 6 kick pedals already. You can read my reviews of all of the them except the Yamaha Flying Dragon in which MF does not sell anymore. I play, practice and tinker with drums over 30 hrs a week sometimes more if I'm rehearsing for a show or tour.
        I bought this pedal on whim as something to practice with at home or on the tour bus. First let me comment on some reviewers who complained about the slave pedal clicking or hitting the base. YOU DON'T HAVE THE PEDAL INDEXED CORRECTLY TO THE MASTER!! Probably should switch over to playing the triangle or finger cymbals.... Ok I hate it when people dog something out that they clearly have no clue how to use.
        My first impressions of this pedal were generally mixed. Having played top of the line pedals in the past, this one felt somewhat sluggish and seemed to require more effort to play simple runs, however after a day of tweaking "ba bam!" I hit the sweet spot. I'm not going to blow smoke up anyone's butt and say it plays as "smooth or effortlessly" as a 800.00 Axis or Trick pedal, but head to head it will compete very easy with a DW 5000 AD4, Tama Iron Cobra or anything Pearl makes at a fraction of the cost. The trick with this pedal is spending time to find the sweet spot. Not any easy task!
        The construction seems moderately good, however not sure it would hold up on a touring basis of day in and out playing. For the weekend warrior it should last years.
        In summary if you can find one under 150.00 you'd be wise to buy it if for nothing else a good practice or backup pedal.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Satisfied Customer

        By BlackVice2013

        from Athens, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast response
        • Functional
        • Good Durability
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

          Very easy to use a very good price for a quality brand such as gibraltar. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.

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          4.0

          all in all a good product

          By Reechard

          from IN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

            other then the few hrs it took to set them up to fit me.they are great.good speed and rebound.these are my first direct drive pedals,and i dont think ill ever revert back to chain.

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            5.0

            Very pleased they are as advertised

            By Jimsarocker

            from Laughlin NV

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Great All Around Pedal
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

              Checked out all brands and found the Intruder to be a great deal for a great deal less money .

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              (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Two Thumbs Way Down!!

              By Mike in Florida

              from merritt island florida

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                  Called to return this pedal 45 mins after opening. Could not get the slave pedal to stop striking its base(imagine loud clicking of metal parts coming together) when I was playing it. Master pedal was rigid,no response(bounce). Unless you learned how to play on a "direct drive" pedal, I would strongly recommend staying with chain or strap driven models. Also, master pedal extremely difficult to attach to my bass hoop( the bolt that holds it in place is on a piece that swivels...why????) Just a very poorly designed pedal all around. Sorry I have to write this, as I use many girbraltar products and like them very much...Stick to racks and cymbal stands!!

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                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  kindy good, mostly bad

                  By guitaristdrummerdude

                  from kansas city, MO

                  Pros

                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                    I must have gotten like a messed up model or something, because the bass drum pedal was extremely front heavy, and i had to keep a towel underneath the lip of the bass drum, or else the pedal would lean extremely far forward, not even level with the ground. also, only having the pedal for a year and a half, the entire heel of the pedal broke off. Its good in the sense that it is a fast kick pedal, but the construction is cheap.and also, it was wierd becuase the pedal kept on hitting the little notch on the bottom on the left pedal. SO it kept hitting itself and making a wierd clicking sound. Have to REALLY set this thing up to actually work any decently.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Gibraltar Intruder Direct Drive Double Bass Pedals

                    By Budgie

                    from Colorado Springs, CO.

                    Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                    My Intruders play like a dream! I am 100% satisfied! I would match these up against more expensive pedals any day! I also have the matching Gibraltar HH pedal so my feet are in Heaven! Great feel! Great response! Great pedals!
                    Self adjusting mallets are very cool! On board tools are very handy! Carrying case was a nice surprise! Mounting system for pedal to bass drum is very innovative! I really like the raised wing bolt for easy access! Dialing in my pedals to just the way I like them was a breeze, with all the adjustments they are capable of!
                    The plastic blocks with the Gibraltar logo that mount on top of the rocker arms, fell out of their slots the first time I played them! Granted, their not necessary, but funny they would do that! Other than that, I have absolutly no complaints!
                    For the price, these can't be beat! I feel that I got way more than I paid for! I've tried more expensive pedals, and these can give them all a run for their money!

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    CANNOT say enough about these pedals!

                    By Grant Erd

                    from L.A. Cali.

                    Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                    I bought these pedals to begin learning double pedal, and since i bought them, i've gotten pretty proficient with it. been using them for almost 3 years. they're easy to play at any speed, and even any dynamic level. they really pack a punch, and can even play quiet jazz withouth any struggle to control the intensity. their playability equals if not surpasses all other double pedals, and at half or even less than half the price. heavenly smooth, quiet, loud when you want, soft when you want, and not too heavy or light. on top of their amazing playability, the adjustability is unmatched by any pedal at it's price range. they are just as adjustable as Tama's Iron Cobra pedals and will never lose their adjustments. they look even more awesome in person than in the pictures you can find. right out of the box, or bag rather (the included carrying case), the first thing i noticed was how absolutely gorgeous these pedals are! everything metal, multiple high polished parts (not crappy chrome plated); these things really are beautiful! the second thing i noticed was their high quality! I mean, they're Gibraltar!!! professional pedals in every aspect imagineable! if you're looking for something of quality to learn on or something you need to use on the road for the rest of your life, go with these pedals, seriously! AMAZING! i could go on and on, but the only thing left to say is, GET THESE PEDALS!!! you will NOT be dissapointed, EVER, for as long as you own these pedals.
                    Every adjustment possible! every adjustment keeps it's place after rigorous playing, nothing is plastic (except beaters of course), and everything is built like a freakin tank!
                    the highest quality, definitely professional pedals. any player of any skill would be impressed with these.
                    Can't beat it! just simply impossible.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    gibraltar intruder direct drive double pedal

                    By karl lindgren

                    from high dessert. yum.

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                    Comments about Gibraltar Intruder Direct-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal:

                    this is a VERY smooth, comfortable pedal. i could easily use it the rest of my days. it's adjustable in all the important areas. it's reliable. as i mentioned, the footboards can only go so low before they collide with the framework. that wasn't an issue until i got a tama speed cobra, and got used to the (very) low footboards. not a big deal to most, i'm sure, i'm just really sensitive and picky about that angle and spring tension, and so on. i use them on my primary kit, and they get used a lot. the beaters are ugly, but perfectly adequate. i tried some others, and went back to the originals. overall, a very good pedal.
                    very adjustable. the footboards can only go so low before interfering with the frame, though.
                    i've been using it quite a bit for a year now, and it's holding up very well. there is a tiny bit of play developing in the direct drive mechanism, but if anything, it makes the pedal faster. it's still smooth and quiet.
                    good price. good pedal.

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