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Old 07-11-2010, 09:02 AM
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Default Best Hi-Hat Clutch

Im looking for a new hi-hat clutch, and wanted to ask the drummerworld community: if money is no object, what would be the best, most reliable clutch i could buy?
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:35 AM
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Default Re: Best Hi-Hat Clutch

i use the pearl drop clutch.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...tch?sku=448844

nice and heavy duty, don't have to reset the hat every time you drop it, just push the pedal down and it locks in place. i often play with closed hats so it makes it real easy to shift back and forth..... plus i got it new on ebay for half mf's price......
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: Best Hi-Hat Clutch

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Im looking for a new hi-hat clutch, and wanted to ask the drummerworld community: if money is no object, what would be the best, most reliable clutch i could buy?
Best bang for the buck, it'll NEVER loosen on you and its a breeze to get off. The best clutch IMO.

Brilliante'

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Old 07-11-2010, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Best Hi-Hat Clutch

I'm partial to the DW ones. But as far as I know, for me, all the clutches I've used always strip out over the top cymbal (where the two sleeves tighten against each other to tighten down the top cymbal).

So, I suppose whichever one I'm partial to (and really, I could go almost a year before mine strips out like that), I just buy three.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:04 PM
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Default Re: Best Hi-Hat Clutch

Surprisingly I'm going to have to agree on both of the clutches named here - I was going to mention the Remo one.

I love the DW one; I've never ever ever had it loosen or drop on me - that set screw adjustment that locks the bottom nut is brilliant and I can't believe it took so long for someone to do that.

I also love the Remo clutch. I've never had it drop, and for quick gigs or when you're A/B-ing different hat options (eg trying stuff off the beaten path in the studio), it's nice to be able to just twist it off.

Both are great.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Best Hi-Hat Clutch

Another vote for the DW clutch. I've had mine for almost 2 yrs and it hasn't failed me yet.

You really couldn't go wrong with any of the ones that has been mentiond. I say pick up any one of these and you should be good to go!
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:42 PM
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I'll say it again. Whatever one you get, get at least two. I believe in the power of having spares!

If you gig alot, you should too.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: Best Hi-Hat Clutch

Yep, DW Drop Clutch. Although, if money's not an issue...how about a Cobra Clutch ;)?


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Old 07-12-2010, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Best Hi-Hat Clutch

all the clutches I've used always strip out over the top cymbal (where the two sleeves tighten against each other to tighten down the top cymbal).

I've never heard of this happening.

The (jam) nuts freezing together is common and can give the illusion of stripped threads. Easily fixable though, just grab each nut with pliers (one w/vice grips) and give em an opposite turn.

I've never heard of nor seen the threads of the clutch strip out on top though.
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