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Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter

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The Gibraltar SC-3261 is an excellent replacement beater inspired by a classic design. The strong steel shaft and circular felt beater provide durab...Click To Read More About This Product

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Time-tested design, dependable performance.

The Gibraltar SC-3261 is an excellent replacement beater inspired by a classic design. The strong steel shaft and circular felt beater provide durability and produce a punchy, warm tone. Excellent for a variety of music styles.

FEATURES
  • Strong steel shaft
  • Circular felt beater
  • Excellent for a variety of music styles

The greatest drummers in history have used this beater design - put it to work for you! Order today!

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GibraltarSC-3261 Bass Drum Batter
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice warm, round sound.

Bought this to replace the old felt beater head on my 40 year old Ludwig Speed King. I also swap this new felt beater it in and out of my DW 2000 and 9000...Read complete review

Bought this to replace the old felt beater head on my 40 year old Ludwig Speed King. I also swap this new felt beater it in and out of my DW 2000 and 9000 pedals. I don't like the DW plastic / felt beaters at all. Get one of these beaters and you'll have more options. Provides a nice, warm, round sound on my Evans EQ3 batter bass drum head.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a bad product, just poorly described.

I have a DW pedal and have never been happy with the default beater. I have always thought the plastic back beater with a felt face are too hard and aggressive. They don't produce...Read complete review

I have a DW pedal and have never been happy with the default beater. I have always thought the plastic back beater with a felt face are too hard and aggressive. They don't produce a warm enough thump for my taste. I assumed this beater would be more of what I was looking for but not so. It is hard as a rock. if anything it is worse than the beater I already had. It's not a bad product, just poorly described.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great foe electric kits!

By JustUsDrummer

from Plattsburgh, NY

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Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

If you play electric kits for playing or practice, as I do, consider using these beaters! I have a Simmons SD9K kit I use for practice only, with and without the band, and didnt like the sound of a plastic beater hitting the trigger pads. I decided to give these a try, and love the results. They have the weight drummers like in a beater, the felt is very dense, and their built to last a lifetime. Now I'm debating on using them on my acoustic kit, I like them that much!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice warm, round sound.

By Paul

from Baltimore, MD

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

    Bought this to replace the old felt beater head on my 40 year old Ludwig Speed King. I also swap this new felt beater it in and out of my DW 2000 and 9000 pedals. I don't like the DW plastic / felt beaters at all. Get one of these beaters and you'll have more options. Provides a nice, warm, round sound on my Evans EQ3 batter bass drum head.

     
    3.0

    Solid old-school beater

    By The Coke-spillin'/dream-killin' machine

    from Fort Lauderdale

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • H E A V Y

    Best Uses

    • S L O W R O C K
    • T H U N D E R M A K I N G

    Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

    Very heavy beater. I bought it replace a heavy beater and it was even heavier! Solid beater if you want heavy.

     
    3.0

    Not a bad product, just poorly described.

    By Duncan

    from MO

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

        I have a DW pedal and have never been happy with the default beater. I have always thought the plastic back beater with a felt face are too hard and aggressive. They don't produce a warm enough thump for my taste. I assumed this beater would be more of what I was looking for but not so. It is hard as a rock. if anything it is worse than the beater I already had. It's not a bad product, just poorly described.

         
        4.0

        Gibraltar Bass Drum Beater makes good beats.

        By David

        from Minneapolis

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

            I found this bass beater best suited for a church Praise team group where a solid but not heavy handed sound is needed. This beater is perfect for that. At first I bought it because that was what was previously on the Stage Custom Yamaha bass. But now I'm glad I got it for the enhancement of the music, not the destruction of it.

             
            5.0

            Good beater, good price!

            By Rimshot

            from McDonough, Georgia

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

              Gibraltar has never let me down, and this beater is no exception. I bought it to replace the original beater on my pedal (my dog ate it...long story) and I like it even better than the original, mainly because it's round felt, and the original was plastic/felt two-sided. I'm an old drummer (65) and I like the sound of the old style better than the new. Hey, if it was good enough for the likes of Ringo and Levon...:)

               
              5.0

              Good as OEM

              By rw

              from Tidewater VA

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Fit
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                This went right onto my Speed King pedal in place of the original beater, no problem. Installed in about 3 seconds.
                Felt is dense and hard; harder that I expected, and that's good. Sounds fine; a nice, loud, sharp 'thump'; I expect this beater to last a long time.

                 
                5.0

                Great beater!

                By Wes

                from Gainesville, FL

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                    Rick solid beater. Used it for the first time this weekend at a gig. Love it. Better sound, didn't effect my pedal response.

                     
                    4.0

                    SOUND AND FEEL ARE BACK

                    By Vinnie P

                    from INDIO CA

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                        QUALITY NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE

                         
                        5.0

                        very pleased

                        By Jerry

                        from Tubac, Az

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                          back up to piano and vocals

                           
                          5.0

                          Would buy again

                          By lrdrumr

                          from Reading area, PA

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                            Got these to replace my old Ludwig beaters from the 70's. They look, sound, and fit great.

                             
                            5.0

                            Gibraltar Hardware is Price and Quality

                            By Big Bad Pocket

                            from Miami

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                                You can always rely on Gibraltar Hardware for the combination of great price and great quality

                                 
                                5.0

                                A Must Have

                                By Godawgs1

                                from Georgia

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                                  Every drummer should have felt beaters if you play the instrument.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Solves Heat Sticking Problem

                                  By Big Dog

                                  from Saginaw, Mi

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                                    I had a problem with my hard surfaced beater sticking to my bass head as heat from friction built up during use. Most may think it's a problem with the pedal but being a Forensic DSI I deduced the sticking was caused by heat and friction. I purchased this beater and problem solved. No more sticking and sound quality is just as good as before. So, who would have thought that Forensic Medicine could solve a drumming problem.? Well worth the price, Good quality construction.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Product, Great BAtter :D

                                    By Slushygirl

                                    from New York

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Gibraltar SC-3261 Bass Drum Batter:

                                        I LOve This Drum Batter,
                                        Crisp Sound And Steady.
                                        Would Recommend This Anytime 2 Anyone
                                        who Loves Drummin

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