Gibraltar Stealth Docking Station

Jeff Almeyda

Senior Consultant
This is new from Gibraltar, a nod to the original rails from the origins of the drumset.

I just bought a new Tama kit with a virgin BD and am contemplating this.

I know that it will hold the stuff, I just don't know if I want the look or not.

Any thoughts on the look?

 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
I just saw this thing the other day. I am a fan of racks. I don't like this thing. It seems like a bunch of wasted tube. Horizontal tubes, fine. Vertical tubes, fine. Anything in between is kinda useless in my opinion.

Gibraltar is getting kind of weird with this stuff. The stealth racks, the double bass pedal snare basket, and now this docking station. They are starting to make drum mounting options look like playground equipment. It's a bit much in my opinion.
 

Jeff Almeyda

Senior Consultant
I just saw this thing the other day. I am a fan of racks. I don't like this thing. It seems like a bunch of wasted tube. Horizontal tubes, fine. Vertical tubes, fine. Anything in between is kinda useless in my opinion.

Gibraltar is getting kind of weird with this stuff. The stealth racks, the double bass pedal snare basket, and now this docking station. They are starting to make drum mounting options look like playground equipment. It's a bit much in my opinion.
I know what you mean. The more I look at it, the more I feel that I might hate it in 6 months.
 

Winston_Wolf

Platinum Member
I'm a big fan of their Stealth racks, but this thing is a solution looking for a problem and the "solution" is actually worse in every single way I could think of to the problem they're trying to solve.

Yikes!
 

AudioWonderland

Silver Member
I just saw this thing the other day. I am a fan of racks. I don't like this thing. It seems like a bunch of wasted tube. Horizontal tubes, fine. Vertical tubes, fine. Anything in between is kinda useless in my opinion.

Gibraltar is getting kind of weird with this stuff. The stealth racks, the double bass pedal snare basket, and now this docking station. They are starting to make drum mounting options look like playground equipment. It's a bit much in my opinion.
The stealth stuff is awesome. It really tightens up the footprint and weight
 

SYMBOLIC DEATH

Senior Member
In the video the guy from Gibraltar said "you put the bag on your shoulder" so I'm guessing they sell a bag for it. Makes sense if you don't have an ATA case big enough to fit it.
Personally I don't like the look of the new or old style.
 

NouveauCliche

Senior Member
This is new from Gibraltar, a nod to the original rails from the origins of the drumset.

I just bought a new Tama kit with a virgin BD and am contemplating this.

I know that it will hold the stuff, I just don't know if I want the look or not.

Any thoughts on the look?

I don't mind the aesthetics - it's for a very specific thing...22" kicks -1 Rack tom - couple cymbals....so that's literally one style of set up it works for. You'd be replacing maybe...1 Tom Stand for the rack, 1 Ride Stand, and 2 ish Cymbal Stands.

My gripe about it is that typically you'd want a rack as a system when you're starting to get too many cymbals stands or tom stands, etc....and while this system technically is less hardware - that big ol' curved rack seem like a pain to travel with. You'd have to have such a specific size of gear bag. Which I guess he does say it includes.

I don't hate it - it's just very, very niche.
 

EricT43

Senior Member
I'm really interested in this rack. I'm curious why they market it specifically for a 4-piece. If it can handle a 10" AND a 12" tom then I'm sold. I prefer having my toms above the bass drum, and my latest kit has a virgin kick. I always struggle getting the position right with two tom stands.
 

SYMBOLIC DEATH

Senior Member
I think if you put a second rack tom on it, you can't put the ride and everything else for the kit on there. That's just a guess on my part, and it's been a while since I watched the video.
 

AudioWonderland

Silver Member
This model has its place. I am using a pair of the stealth racks. They hold everything I have on a 7 piece kit and eliminate the snare stand tripod feet and the foot print is smaller than a traditional rack I use previously
 

jornthedrummer

Silver Member
I got a a Stealth rack. I find it very time consuming to set up. Not workable for gigging if it needs to be broken down.
Home and studio use is fine though.
Get a Pearl for gigging. They fold.
 

AudioWonderland

Silver Member
I got a a Stealth rack. I find it very time consuming to set up. Not workable for gigging if it needs to be broken down.
Home and studio use is fine though.
Get a Pearl for gigging. They fold.
Hmm... The initial setup took time to get things in the right spot but what is taking time to setup after that? Are you not using memory locks?
 

beatdat

Senior Member
I dig it!

I spent some time last year putting parts together to mount my ride from my bass drum, and if this could also add my tom, but have it offset to the side where it would be directly in front of my snare, I'll definitely look into. That would 2 fewer stands to transport and set up! I could probably add a cowbell holder to it as well and who knows what else.

Gibraltar really seems to be leading the way in innovative hardware design. Good for them.
 
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