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Gibraltar Intruder Strap-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal  

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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 fo...Read More

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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 new stealth design on the pedal board and a solid aluminum stabilizing "rock" plate. The main concern with any drum pedal however, is feel.

The 9611 Strap Drive system creates a fast responsive feel, like playing on air. A durable Kevlar strap over metal CAM is a simple design that gives increased speed and response to the player.

Feel is where the genius of the Gibraltar pedal design shines bright. These drive systems come with loads of adjustability so you can tune and fine tune to perfection.

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 setscrew 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 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 kick drum 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 Intruder's 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 pedals come pre-assembled for plug-n-play operation. Simply drop in the beater and your 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 pedal also comes with its own gig bag for safe transportation.

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

FEATURES
  • Strap Drive is like playing on air, a simple, fast feel
  • 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

For fast and furious kick action. Order today.

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GibraltarIntruder Strap-Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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3.0

Heavy as a Gibraltar

By CAMTRONNNN

from Danbury CT

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Pros

  • Durable Construction
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Substantial Break-in Req

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Practicing Rudiments

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

I'm still on the fence about these double kicks. The factory stock settings my particular pair came in were extremely heavy, both in terms of action and attack.

If you're looking for the opposite of an Axis Longboard type double kick you certainly have found your match. I have yet to sit down and spend the necessary dozen+ hours tweaking this particular double-kick but I'm sure when that due-diligence is put in I could attain a reasonable compromise between economy of technique and a balanced, solid action.

I've played all the double pedals to date; Iron Cobra, Tama, DW5 and 9000, you name it. The Gibraltar's have promise, but they, in my cursory appraisal, seem too true to their name - every kick's punch feels like it carries the weight of 'THE ROCK' with it.

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4.0

Pretty disapointed

By -Baxq3wuL

from Ganado, Tx

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

I got this pedal in yesterday and I have to say that i'm pretty disapointed in it. There's a piece on the slave pedal that sticks upward and causes the pedal to stop BEFORE it hits the drum unless you kick it very hard and by doing so chips at the base of the pedal and the piece sticking up as well. It has plenty of nice adjustable features to your preference and the main pedal is pretty decent. Overall my main issue is the piece on that slave pedal that doesn't seem to have any purpose and hinders the pedal itself. I may be missing something very obvious and could be wrong, but i'm pretty sure i'm not and may just have a defective pedal.

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5.0

GREAT!

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

alright, i had some dw 4500's or 4000's i can't remember. but anyway, they were a nightmare! i never wanted to buy another double bass after those. then i saw these pedals and decided to give it another try after sending my others back. These things play like a dream. and if you can find any way they can't adjust your a genious. these pedals are incredible.

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5.0

These pedals are something else

By Jorah-Z8-HV

from Southern Indiana

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

I've been playing set for almost 7 years now, and they are unlike any pedal I've ever played. The strap drive is so quick with response and its balanced so well. My first double pedals were Gibraltar Avenger IIs, and they didn't let me down, so it was time for an upgrade and I got these. These will not let you down. The beaters are somewhat heavy, but they still have great action.

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5.0

Best Pedal On The Planet

By drumsloveme

from a wonderful house in alabama

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

This is one of the top four pedals on the market. The DW 9000, Pearl Eliminator, Gibralter Intruder, and the Tama Iron Cobra. At this point they're all equally good in quality. It's just up to preference at that point. If you're going to get this pedal, I recommend getting the strap-drive. It's like playing with butter. You can't even feel the pedals moving. It is the best. You can adjust this thing any way imaginable. I just tried out this pedal and I'm about to buy it. As far as durability it's supposed to last you a lifetime. And the pedal board is suprisingly large. If you wear a large shoe size thats huge, like size 15 shoes, your shoes can easily fit on this board. I cant wait 'till I get this beast....

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