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DW Claw Hook Clamp

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This DW Claw Hook Clamp is designed to simply, yet dependably, clamp onto both sides of the hoop of your bass drum. This places percussion instrument...Click To Read More About This Product

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Clamp percussion instruments to the hoop of your bass drum.

This DW Claw Hook Clamp is designed to simply, yet dependably, clamp onto both sides of the hoop of your bass drum. This places percussion instruments in a location that is both accessible and out-of-the-way without fear of slippage.

Attach a cowbell, block, or other percussion instrument to the clamp via DW's patented V-Clamp which features memory lock, so it's easy to repeat you favorite setup. Included is a 1/2"-diameter L-arm but the V-Clamp can accommodate a variety of arm diameters.


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DWClaw Hook Clamp
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product!

I must concede that this claw hook clamp is awesome! I don't buy DW products because they seem to tip the price scale for me, but the price of this is quite unexpected,...Read complete review

I must concede that this claw hook clamp is awesome! I don't buy DW products because they seem to tip the price scale for me, but the price of this is quite unexpected, again, for a DW product! It does exactly what It's designed for, to clamp on tightly and sturdy. I took it for a test drive the day it arrived and boom, I was very impressed! My cowbell didn't budge! To put it simply, it is a great value for what it does and I wouldn't stop at just cowbells, other accessories could be added, as well, with more clamps! It's up to you to figure it out! The only downside of the clamp, and it's really not a big deal, was that it changed the tuning of my bass drum so, be prepared to re-tune, or not, it is still a great product! I'll buy more in the future!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

doesn't work with Yamaha hoop

I was very excited to get this clamp to use a Black Beauty cowbell on my kick drum. I have been using that cowbell for decades with an old fashioned Ludwig hoop clamp mount...Read complete review

I was very excited to get this clamp to use a Black Beauty cowbell on my kick drum. I have been using that cowbell for decades with an old fashioned Ludwig hoop clamp mount and it's always worked fine. But that clamp digs in to the hoop and leaves a mark/dent. I have a mint condition Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute kit in vintage finish and simply didn't want to mark up the hoop with a clamp for the occasional special gig I take it to. The bad news is that the DW claw is not large enough for a 3/8" + thickness hoop, which the Yamaha is. This renders the clamp useless until I can find a claw that will hopefully make it work. I was really surprised no one mentioned this in any of their reviews. Other than that, the clamp is nicely built and super heavy duty and heavy weight like most DW hardware.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

doesn't work with Yamaha hoop

By Jon Margolis

from Rapid City

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

      I was very excited to get this clamp to use a Black Beauty cowbell on my kick drum. I have been using that cowbell for decades with an old fashioned Ludwig hoop clamp mount and it's always worked fine. But that clamp digs in to the hoop and leaves a mark/dent. I have a mint condition Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute kit in vintage finish and simply didn't want to mark up the hoop with a clamp for the occasional special gig I take it to. The bad news is that the DW claw is not large enough for a 3/8" + thickness hoop, which the Yamaha is. This renders the clamp useless until I can find a claw that will hopefully make it work. I was really surprised no one mentioned this in any of their reviews. Other than that, the clamp is nicely built and super heavy duty and heavy weight like most DW hardware.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best cowbell holder I have ever used.

      By Charlie Korch

      from Woodstock, GA

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      Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

      I have tried many cowbell mounts over the years, and they have all left me wanting more..... until now. This DW mount is solid as a rock. I never worry about a cowbell moving/slipping during a performance any more. I dont leave home without it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Durable

      By Jeff-GYhYW

      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

      It's heavy and durable clamp. You can beat a cowbell on it for weeks and this thing won't fail.

      I've actually paid more money for an Pearl kick drum clamp that is secured by pinching the kick drum rim. Most clamps are fasted this way, and if you hit the cowbell hard enough, the whole thing will fall off. That is near impossible with this clamp.

      The only complaint I see other people having is that it is heavy. I personally could care less, because the heavier gear ususally lasts the longest.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NICE MOUNT

      By Drummity

      from East Coast

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      Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

      This mount holds tight and is as solid as a rock. There is less of an opportunity for hoop damage with it's "front and back" side of rear hoop design. That said, I prefer using the LP CLAW mounted off the rim mount of my floor tom. Reason being, while bass drum cowbell mounts offer the most in terms of accesibility (with both hands)it has a muting affect on the bell itself. Mounted off of a floor tom rim, the bell is able to vibrate freely and at maximum volume. With kick drums, particularly 24", the sound travels right though the bell downward, through the drum. Rock solid and does what it says but just isn't as musical compared to being mounted elsewhere. Able to get VERY close to perfect positioning with the LP CLAW and it's more musical. If you like your snare drum cranked and choked so tight that it feels like cement under your sticks then this mount is for you. I like "give" in my instruments, while still obtaining rock solid construction. Good product, it's just the nature of the beast.

       
      5.0

      Best cowbell mount ever

      By KKit

      from Arkansas

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

        I have this mount on each of my drum kits. Very adjustable and adaptable. DW quality. Easy to set up. I like the use of memory locks.

         
        5.0

        I highly recommend this product

        By Brother Ed

        from Los Angeles

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

            This is the best cow bell clamp I have ever used. The attachment to the bass drum hoop is a great idea. This is the only clamp I have used that doesn't move once you set it up. I highly recommend this product.

             
            5.0

            Great Product!

            By Lattimer

            from A secret!

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy on the wallet for a DW product!
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everything!

              Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

              I must concede that this claw hook clamp is awesome! I don't buy DW products because they seem to tip the price scale for me, but the price of this is quite unexpected, again, for a DW product! It does exactly what It's designed for, to clamp on tightly and sturdy. I took it for a test drive the day it arrived and boom, I was very impressed! My cowbell didn't budge! To put it simply, it is a great value for what it does and I wouldn't stop at just cowbells, other accessories could be added, as well, with more clamps! It's up to you to figure it out! The only downside of the clamp, and it's really not a big deal, was that it changed the tuning of my bass drum so, be prepared to re-tune, or not, it is still a great product! I'll buy more in the future!

               
              4.0

              I may buy another.

              By Stu Drummer

              from MN

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

              Very solid mount. Somewhat difficult to remove from kick hoop.

               
              5.0

              Perfect!

              By Steve D

              from PA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

                I've been mounting cowbells and woodblocks to bass drums since the 80's. I bought this to replace a more expensive Pearl unit that stripped out after many years of hard gigging. This is by far the best bass drum L-rod mount I've ever used. Perfect. Plus it does not interfere with tuning at all, and by just removing the L-rod rod I can keep the mount attached to the drum and it fits in the case fine. It doesn't get better than this.

                 
                5.0

                Another great accessory from DW

                By AndyG

                from California

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Does not work on timbales

                Best Uses

                • To mount small percussion instruments

                Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

                For years I used a LP bass drum cowbell holder but recently the wing nut underneath the mount started to hit my Evans Emad and Remo Powerstroke Pro drum head muffle rings. This DW mount gets a better grip and does not interfere with the muffle rings. I am very happy with it. I do want to point out that this clamp will not work on timbales though.

                 
                5.0

                works perfectly

                By Graff

                from Houma,LA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DW Claw Hook Clamp:

                    Heavy duty as you would expect from DW. Clamps on to bass drum with tuning key. Solid when in place. Height and depth adjustment is approximately 3 inches both ways.

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