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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
       
      3.5

      (based on 10 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (4)
      • Functional (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Great practical, inexpensive product

      By 

      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

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          5.0

          Always wear a rubber!

          By 

          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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great if used right

              By 

              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.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                GARBAGE

                By 

                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

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Meh

                By 

                from Oklahoma City, Ok

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                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.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Basic Quality

                By 

                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.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Save your Wood hoop!

                By 

                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.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Fell Apart Before Use

                By 

                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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                5.0

                Excellent Product

                By 

                from Portland, OR

                Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                You've gotta save your hoops! I wish I had one of these beginning in 1967 'cause my Ludwig Club Date hoop would be mint instead of all the beaver chew marks from the Speed King pedal... Fit perfectly to any hoop and are working on my vintage kit and my new Yamaha kit.

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                2.0

                I would skip it

                By 

                from Memphis, TN

                Comments about Gibraltar SC-BDHG Drum Hoop Guard:

                Save your money, I already wasted mine. This does not work well with wood hoops. It may work for metal hoops or something. It is 2 pieces, and you can't use both. My pedal would not expand enough to get around the thickness of the rubber.

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