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Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key

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Change heads in a flash!

The crank-shaped Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key is sure to speed drum head changes. 1/4" socket.


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GibraltarSC-4248 Speed Drum Key
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Speedy Gonzales

By Wooooooo

from South Dakota

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Can Be Slippery
  • Drops Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

    The speed key is my mainstay when I need to quickly remove heads or replace them. For fine tuning I use standard keys with the wider heads. I do not torque my heads. The key drops easily due to uneven weight. Not a big deal but I've smacked my head on my snare drum a time or two because of it!

    This speed key will cut your drum head removal and replacement time in half, guaranteed.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    this is a neat key

    By Mark Morgrim951

    from Rapid City,SD

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

      This Key Makes Pulling A Head Really Easy. And it is good quality.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Speed Drum Key

      By 1dwills2

      from Columbus, Ohio

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Not For Precise Tuning

      Best Uses

      • When Changing Headshoops

      Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

      This drum key is very nice to quickly remove a head. Not as great for precise tuning though. But,I would still recommend this key just for the time saved.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fast drum key

      By Revelene

      from Kentucky

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

        I was looking for a drum key that wouldn't look like a wing nut and hurt my hand. This drum key works wonders! It is fast and allows more force due to better leverage so just pay attention and be careful not to over tighten.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Quality

        By Big Al K9

        from Central Florida

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

          Great for when heads need to be removed. also for tightening hardware and such. Not really useful for running, as that requires small adjustments, so in those cases a standard key is the best.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Key

          By MP-MHlZ7

          from Franklin, OH

          Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

          Best key made. Works fast, provides more torque. Easy to get those tough lugs.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A lifesaver!

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

          Such a simple product, but what a lifesaver! Well made. Makes changing heads a whole lot easier. Don't buy a drum without it!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best key ever

          By david.riley94

          from Kalispell, MT

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          Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

          I just got this key to save on shipping, but I can tune my drums so much faster now, if you need a key, get this one.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The KEY to head changes

          By KhpDave

          from Southeast Kansas

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          Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

          The Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key is, of course, well made and perfectly suited for drummers who change heads often and tune by ear or tension guage. If you fine-tune with a torque key, it may be a slight hassle to swap keys back and forth but for this price, every drummer ought to have one in his or her gear bag.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The only drum key for me

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

          I've used this drum key for over 20 years. Head changes and tuning are all done quickly and efficiently. Removing a lug consists of simply placing the drum key on the lug and spin away. Be sure to stablize the lug with your other hand under the rim so it doesn't sway as it comes out. I wouldn't use a standard drum key if you gave it to me free. The value is outstanding.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          fast head changing

          By drumminghomosapien

          from louisiana

          Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

          Great great great, change a head in 5 minutes, I also play the guitar. There is a simalar product for guitar tuning pegs that make changing strings a snap too.

           
          5.0

          Less stress on you.

          By Cricket

          from Where you least expect it.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

              After I got one, got another, to (un)screw cross lugs. Easier on the hands & wrists than conventional keys, though I still use them, too. With 2, not the cumbersome device of other tuners. Durable.

               
              5.0

              Great tool overall!!!! Only one small issue. It squeaks....

              By TYLER-THE-DRUMMER

              from Lagrange, Georgia

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Very fast tool

              Cons

              • Squeaks badly when turning. Only issue so far

              Best Uses

              • Marching snares
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

              I absolutely love the speed key. It's a quick, small and fun tool to use. It helps get that perfect tune you always want and is really fun to just spin!!! I recommend this tool to any level of percussionist and drummers.

               
              5.0

              Time saver

              By Nick

              from SPI Texas

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

                  Handy and functional like any drum key - really shines on gen it's time to replace heads. Inexpensive so keep several around.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good price and works smoothly.

                  By Pattyd

                  from North Branch, MI

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                  Pros

                  • Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

                    Good, affordable crank key to have for emergencies.

                     
                    5.0

                    Useful tool for changing heads when out gigging

                    By musicmanlive

                    from Sacramento, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Changing out heads

                      Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

                      When I'm out gigging and have to change a head this works really well to get the lugs off and on quickly. It just does what it's supposed to do.

                       
                      5.0

                      Review

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

                      It speeds up the process sooooo much!!!

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome

                      By Bcdrummer

                      from Ohio

                      Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

                      This is a good key i use it everyday. Its really nice and fast to use.

                       
                      5.0

                      best key

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

                      This is the best key I have ever used. I just bought this a few days ago and I can change heads and tune so much faster and it makes it that much easier to do what I need to do.

                       
                      5.0

                      AWESOME

                      By SonorDrummer2929

                      from MN

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                      Comments about Gibraltar SC-4248 Speed Drum Key:

                      Really powerfull key and it's easy to use. Works amazing, but the only down side of the key is that you can't hook it on to your car keys or anything like that.

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