Hi all! I’m back with a new review!
The good people at Billdidit, who brought us the Coady Clutch and cymbal blast rim have done it again! This time they bring us the Coady Compressor! This is a pretty cool re-design on the cymbal hi hat clutch, and when used in conjunction with the Wash control spring, you get a pretty cool clutch.
Basically, the clutch mounts on the hi hat stand rod similar to how a regular clutch does but the difference is that it doesn’t get mounted to the top hi hat cymbal like standard clutches do. The top hi hat rests on the bottom hat. Now, I know you’re asking yourself “How do you get an open hat sound?” Well, that’s where the wash control comes in. The wash control is a device that has an adjustable spring that separates the hi hat cymbals and you can control how far they separate by adjusting said spring.
So what advantages does the Coady Compressor have over standard clutches? Well, I think that that is up to the individual drummer, but I’ll give you my personal opinion anyway…As a heavy hitting drummer, I have the issue of the retaining nut that holds the clutch onto the top hat cymbal coming loose while I’m playing a gig and have to tighten it back up every 4-5 songs, but since this clutch doesn’t have that nut, my problem is solved. I also think that it will lower the effect of key holing on the top hat cymbal as well.
So while some people may call this product just a re-invention of the wheel, I think they did a good job and thought very intuitively as to what it would solve for drummers. Good job Billdidit!
Ok, now the best part! Yes! You guessed it! I have a Coady Compressor to give away! I know many of you aren’t Facebookers so I’m just going to require that to enter the drawing, just post a comment on this review!