On the heels of the award winning Turning Point hardware Gibraltar introduces a new Gibraltar SC-QRHHC Quick Release Hi-Hat Clutch. Save time and aggravation with this revolutionary clutch system, just pull on the metal sleeve and the auto clutch releases. Slip off the felts mount your hi-hat cymbal then push in at the bottom of the metal sleeve and you're locked in place. All metal design uses a spring and ball bearings to hold sleeve in place. Fast and easy to use, saves you time and aggravation!
Gibraltar SC-QRHHC Quick Release Hi-Hat Clutch
- Spring and ball bearing system locks sleeve in place
- Sleeve simply pulls off and clips back in place
- Good idea well executed Review by Ken Leigh
Quick release cymbal nuts have been around for a long time. At the end of a gig the last thing I relish is struggling with gear. Stands that trap fingers, wing nuts that slip out of tired sweaty fingers flying off never to be found again, hi hat clutches with threads that seem to go on forever etc. So I'm all for innovation in this area. The problem is it's a tough fix. I've tried many so called quick release cymbal nuts only to return to the old tried and tested secure threaded stand and wing nut. I've given up with this style of fastener recently and moved to Ahead Cymbal Stand caps. So far so good. They work for me, very happy. BUT! What about the stubborn issue of the hi hat clutch. Well, there are a few on the market. I didn't want to try the plastic/nylon models because the cymbal nut versions tend to fail. Trick produce one that looks to consist of machined metal. But they're not easy to get in the UK. Gibraltar's version looks very similar. It works perfectly too. Job done. If you're concerned it might not fit your particular hi hat's pull rod mine is Tama. I have a Pearl Stand that is wider possibly 8mm and won't take it. Not sure of the exact dimensions but the Tama models I have might be 6mm. I think Yamaha will also accommodate the Gibraltar clutch but I haven't checked that. This bit if kit is going to save me a lot of sore fingers and wrist twisting in future.
Warmly recommended. (Posted on 30/03/2017)