Being a band director means leading the band and keeping all the many instruments in repair and up to performance shape. Some of the most essential parts of percussion instruments and the stands that support them are the simplest and easiest to repair or replace. Here’s a list of high-use parts to keep on hand for simple yet vital fixes for stands and drums to keep your percussion section going all year long.
Cymbal Stand Wing nuts
These high-use wing nuts keep suspended cymbals or drum set cymbals from coming off the stand when being played and are often missing from the stand due to vibration. Securely tighten a cymbal in place or use it to lock down the height of a stand. Check to see which thread size you need for your stand, as 6mm and 8mm threads are common standards.
Gibraltar SC-0009 8mm Wing Screws
The Gibraltar SC-0009 8mm Wing Screw is a replacement part that locks a cymbal stand tripod in place after opening or collapsing. A must for the stability of your cymbal stands.
Gibraltar SC-CFL/4 Cymbal Stand Felts
The Gibraltar SC-CFL/4 Large Cymbal Stand Felts offer a soft but supportive seat for your cymbal to rest on while you play so that your cymbal always remains evenly balanced when mounted. These are good to replace annually, as the cymbal's weight can distort the felt's shape.
Gibraltar SC-19A 8mm Long Cymbal Stand Tilter Sleeve and Seat 4 Pack
The Gibraltar SC-19A 8mm ABS Long Cymbal Stand Tilter Sleeve protects and seats your cymbal on the cymbal stand tilter and eliminates rattles from metal-to-metal contact.
Gibraltar SC-4C 1-5/8” 42mm Snare Drum /Tom Tension Rod 6 Pack
Make sure your drums are tuned and ready to go! Tension rods are essential to even tuning and optimal sound from your drums.
These 1-5/8" (42mm) tension rods with 7/32" 24 threads are designed to fit with snare drums and small and medium size toms.
Gibraltar Steel Snare Wire, 14” 20 Strand
Keep those snare drums snappy! The Gibraltar Steel Snare Wire is available in different sizes with 10", 12", 13", and 14" diameters and comes in 12, 16, 20, and 42 strand depending on the snare drum diameter. The most common size found in band rooms is 14” diameter.
Gibraltar SC-4244 Standard Drum Key
Drum keys are essential for tuning drums, replacing heads, and adjusting drum parts such as snare butt plates that use drum key heads.
With its advanced and diverse drum hardware and accessories, Gibraltar stands as a trusted ally for schools, drum corps, and marching band organizations. Trust in Gibraltar's expertise to ensure every beat resonates with precision. Dive in, and let your percussion shine brilliantly.