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Old 03-27-2008, 05:47 PM
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Default Hi-Hat Clutch Poll Time!

What model do you use, do you like it and why?
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch Poll Time!

I use the Gibraltar Hi-Hat Drop Clutch SC-DC and its okay to use. It takes a while to work in and it dosent quite work at first. But after a while it starts to grab on more
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch Poll Time!

Just a standard DW clutch that came with my hi-hat. I like it, it's sturdy and it gets the job done.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch Poll Time!

I'm in the same boat. Got a cheap-o low-end $40 Ludwig Hi-Hat stand to get my drums back online (after years in the closet). Used to have a sweet single braced DW 5000 stand... but it got lost somehow with my other cymbal stands. Need a new clutch in the short term.

Personal, rules of thumb with a clutch:

-Shouldn't have washers holding the felts on. That's what I have now: Bleh!
-Lock nuts (for felt "tension/pressure") should be above the cymbal, not below.
-The felts should be skinny (diameter-wise) and not uber fat, so the top cymbal can move freely.
-Use tape or something to protect the cymbal from the threads on the shaft of the clutch.

DW should be fine ($17), not sure why they've got a setscrew in them now, over complicated. Gibraltar makes one... and there's a cheap-o Cannon made one out there, too ($10).

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Old 03-27-2008, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch Poll Time!

I use the Gibraltar super clutch.
Inexpensive and real reliable.

I like how it's really secure, and that it doesn't chew up pull rod like the type where the wing screw goes into the rod.

The only thing I don't like, and a bunch of other clutches have it too, is the small key rod lock.
It makes screwing the bottom nut on the threads a pain in the butt.
I took it out, and secured the 2 pieces together, but it sometimes takes a couple tries.
DW's clutch has the same thing.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch Poll Time!

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Originally Posted by fourstringdrums View Post
Just a standard DW clutch that came with my hi-hat. I like it, it's sturdy and it gets the job done.
Same here....


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