Gibraltar had four major new introductions at NAMM 2013 in Anaheim, California. The hardware company showed a brand new Cajon Pedal, the Telescoping Hi-Hat Stand, the Electronic Mounting Station and probably most important the G-Class single bass drum pedal.
Also, Gibraltar announced a continued partnership with drum maker Dunnett. After five years of collaboration both partners are continuing their business relations on an even higher level.
Model GCP Cajon Pedal The Model GCP Cajon Pedal attaches to any cajon and enables hands-free playing for drummers or percussionists. The GCP Cajon Pedal comes with a Master Pedal connected to a C-clamp via cable. The soft-pad beater on the C-clamp is height-adjustable. The GCP Cajon Pedal also features spring adjustments on both pedal components to maintain action and cable tension. Adjustable cam arms on the pedal can also be calibrated to the player’s desired feel. Suggested retail price: $169.99
Lightning Rod Telescoping Hi-Hat Stand Gibraltar designed the Lightning Rod stand for quick setup and teardown, along with flexible height adjustment. Lightweight and portable, the stand adjusts to very low playing height and allows the pull rod to telescope down to match the height setting. For teardown, the stand’s upper tube and pull rod telescope independently to a more compact size for easy transport in hardware bags. Suggested retail price: $185.
G-Class single bass drum pedal The latest addition to Gibraltar’s Turning Point hardware line is the G-Class single bass drum pedal. The new G-Class pedal is designed with the high-performance player in mind, and features a sculpted single-pillar frame, two cam drive adjustment points and a variable-weight beater. The pedal also includes an updated mounting system and independent adjustments for footboard height and beater angle. For changes on the fly, each G-Class pedal has an on-board tool kit secured to the cast-metal baseplate. In stores the price should be around $349.
GEMS: Electronic Mounting Station Already introduced in 2011, the GEMS is a mounting system for drummers, guitar players, keyboard players, and DJ’s. The DJ station and keyboards stands shown in the video are new hardware setups from Gibraltar. During NAMM 2013 the DJ station was already used on tour by the live bands of Rihanna and No Doubt.
Gibraltar/Dunnett New additions from the Gibraltar and Dunnett partnership include four heritage-style snare throw-offs, a new drum-hoop clamp, an ergonomic drum key and replacement floor tom legs.