First impression the day I received the Gibraltar 9611DD Intruder Series: "that's the Woaow strong!" A good big plate with large stabilizing rubber studs below, a very thick sole, a "stem" massive, it's heavy, it is reassuring ... In short, a pedal that I will probably long.
After removing all that was in the padded nylon cover transport (comes with), I get the bat on the tree using one of two keys (included) that fit on the plate then effectively . Practice.
"Direct Drive" means "direct transmission". And indeed, here, the slightest twitch of the little toe will wave the bat without any delay. The pedal as it becomes a natural extension of the limb. Accuracy and speed are the adjectives that come to mind.
The object is mounted on the rim of the drum so sure: a large rubber lined jaw tightens with a screw-quick throttle side and then by a small screw for precision fit. No float possible. In addition, two spades on springs help prevent any slippage forward. Not to mention the spikes. In short, it moves point!
In terms of settings, we have the spring tension, classical angle of the bat, normal height of the sole, logic. "So what?", You'd think slyly. Well each one is independent of the others! I want to ride the base without affecting the tension or the bat? C'y possible! Etc.. So, comfort is exceptional, every drummer will find footing at its base! ...
Once I'm ready, I test the beast: what happiness. Whether flat or on tiptoe, it is always a success, that answers direct, clear, powerful, fast, subtle, heavy, bouncing ... Just great. And without a sound, if you please!
Go, good, since I must, I'll tell you what I think is not good on this pedal: the screws are tightened by patients at the factory! I even thought the pedal had a manufacturing defect. So personal message to the head of workshop in Gibraltar: it easy guys!
I played in on rot without a name, so there's no photo, is the nour and juit, but do not think that my objectivity is impaired: I often tap other batteries, but every time I feel I'm missing something, and I feel like playing moon-boots ...
I have this jewel for three months, and I would strongly recommend it. The benefits are well above the price: € 119 bought new in the Net, shipping costs included, the 9611DD is almost a charity, so it makes me happy, my modest here. And I even had stickers gratos!