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KBRAKES - Stop the Creep!

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About KBrakes

What are KBrakes?

KBrakes are anchors for your kick drum spurs that have 512 stopping points that stop your kick drum from sliding, creeping and moving forward as you play. Drummers have been fighting against this problem for years, using things like tape, cinderblocks, even band members to keep their kick drum in front of them. Unlike other kick drum anchors KBrakes stay attached to your drum all the time. They have 180º rotation capabilities to allow them to fold flat as the drum is packed into it’s case. KBrakes are extremely durable, add zero weight to your drum kit and have one job to do and they do it better than any other drum anchor in the world.

Why we created KBrakes?

Frustration, Convenience and Confidence! Kick drum creep is something all drummers seem to face at one point. The problem happens when a bass drum is hit by the beater over and over again, this causes the drum to gradually move forward. You may have noticed this and thought, that's just what happens when you play hard. You may have tried things like placing a cinder block or sandbag in front of your bass drum. Or maybe you’ve tried things like harnessing your kick drum to your drum throne, or taping the drum spurs to the floor. Sometimes drummer play with just their spur spikes exposed. But still the problem persists as the bass drum can walk, hop or vibrate it’s way away from you.

KBrakes 512 Are Designed To Fit

TAMA
C&C
ORANGE COUNTY
DW
PACIFIC
GRETSCH 
PORK PIE
TRUTH
SLINGERLAND
CRUSH
BATTLEFIELD
BOOTLEG
LOVE CUSTOM DRUMS
ROGERS
PRECISION
DIXON
PEAVEY
BUCKS
SERENITY CUSTOM DRUMS
OUTLAW DRUMS
GMS
DDRUM
SONOR (some)
AYOTTE 
BRADY
NOBLE AND COOLEY
NATAL
FIBES (newer kits) TRIXON
LUDWIG (not square spurs)
PEARL (with removal of spring loaded rubber foot)
MAPEX (with removal of spring loaded rubber foot)
YAMAHA (with removal of spring loaded rubber foot)
SJC (with removal of spring loaded rubber foot)
ROLAND KD-120
GIBRALTAR AFTERMARKET SPURS
CANNON AFTERMARKET SPURS 
DANMAR AFTERMARKET SPURS
ADAM SUPER DELUXE AFTERMARKET SPURS
PEARL SP 20/2 AFTERMARKET SPURS
LUDWIG ROCKER AFTERMARKET SPURS
SOUND PERCUSSION AFTERMARKET SPURS
TRICK AFTERMARKET SPURS
DRUM WORKSHOP AFTERMARKET SPURS
YAMAHA U0151970 AFTERMARKET SPURS 
And More.....

 

KBrakes HiStops Are Designed To Fit
Hi Hat Stands

Pearl
Pearl H930
DW 3000
DW 5500D
DW 5500TD
DW Machined Direct Drive 
Gibraltar
Gibraltar 6707
Gibraltar 4707
Tama (not newest redesign)
Tama Iron Cobra
Tama Iron Cobra 605
Tama Speed Cobra
Tama Speed Cobra 315
Ludwig Atlas
Ludwig Atlas Classic
Mapex
Mapex Rebel
Yamaha
Yamaha HS740
PDP
PDP 700
PDP 800
Sonor
Sonor 400
Gretsch
Premier
Ddrum
Ddrum RX
Dixon
CB
Rogers
Percussion plus
Slingerland
Natal
Natal Arcadia Series
And more.
Cymbal Stands, Snare Stands, Hardware Stands

Any Gibraltar Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any DW Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any Pearl Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any Mapex Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any Sonor Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any Tama Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any PDP Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any Ludwig Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any Go Percussion Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any Sound Percussion Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Any SJC Double Braced Cymbal Stand (Straight or Boom)
Kick Drums

(Great for kick drums where the rubber feet are not removable)

Ludwig Vintage Curved Spurs
Yamaha
SJC
Mapex
Tama Bubinga
Pearl Master Series

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And a whole bunch more video here
https://www.kbrakes.com/pages/videos

 


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I can't believe it's taken all this time for someone to invent a Gibraltar SC-4402 competitor.  I'll have to look into these later.  I'm still contemplating a lightweight build.  The vintage Premier bass I had loved to walk away on me (hence I know about the SC-4402, which had to be welded to hold the spikes in place).  I'm sure the drum I have planned will be equally leggy.

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How did I know these things were going to cost $40 a pair?  Is it just me or does it seem anything new made of some type of plastic that comes along for drummers is $39.99? I just believe drummers are really taken advantage of when it comes to their wallets. I'm sure the things work but, $40 for some Delrin parts? Man. 

For more than 20 years I've been using floor protectors (the little round or square things you place under furniture legs)  with velcro affixed underneath with some carpenter's Goop. Nothing slides on my rugs in all that time, especially if I use industrial velcro and just leave the things on the rugs when I roll them up.  I also fill the protector with silicone so the spur tips don't eat through the the plastic protectors. On floors, same deal, I just put pieces of slide control material under them, you know, the honey-combed stuff you put under rugs and things to keep them from sliding around. An even tougher type is what you place under pieces of wood to keep them from moving when you router all four edges and can't clamp it down. 

All stuff I have around the house, anyway. If I had to buy it all outright ... $15? And I'd have enough stuff for more than one drum set and lots of other chores around the house.

It's no wonder China is going to rule the world someday.

 

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65 Drums did a review on these.  I figured it was worth posting here in case anyone searches for them.

 

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On 11/3/2017 at 9:15 AM, DiehardDIYer said:

How did I know these things were going to cost $40 a pair?  Is it just me or does it seem anything new made of some type of plastic that comes along for drummers is $39.99? I just believe drummers are really taken advantage of when it comes to their wallets. I'm sure the things work but, $40 for some Delrin parts? Man. 

For more than 20 years I've been using floor protectors (the little round or square things you place under furniture legs)  with velcro affixed underneath with some carpenter's Goop. Nothing slides on my rugs in all that time, especially if I use industrial velcro and just leave the things on the rugs when I roll them up.  I also fill the protector with silicone so the spur tips don't eat through the the plastic protectors. On floors, same deal, I just put pieces of slide control material under them, you know, the honey-combed stuff you put under rugs and things to keep them from sliding around. An even tougher type is what you place under pieces of wood to keep them from moving when you router all four edges and can't clamp it down. 

All stuff I have around the house, anyway. If I had to buy it all outright ... $15? And I'd have enough stuff for more than one drum set and lots of other chores around the house.

It's no wonder China is going to rule the world someday.

So you should make and sell em for whatever you think is fair and help your fellow drummers out! You are the DIY guy! But if your cost is 15, if you are going to make money on it and make it a business, you will need to sell it for 21 bucks or so. But it needs to look like a well constructed and thought out product. If it looks too DIY, you won't have too many people buying it  and have no sustainability. So most likely you will have to spend money and time prototyping and then have the injection molding done... ooops, better add another a couple of thousand just to get that going. Of course, you will need some packaging printed and made. Ooooops, better add more money to that. don't forget your favorite topic of marketing and budget for that. Oh and all the money you have invested, you are going to have recoup those costs. Guess you are probably going to have to charge 40 bucks.

It's not easy or cheap to make things on a production scale. While I am sure making each part isn't that expensive - if he has the volume - but I am sure it cost a decent amount of money to get to that point.

I deal with manufacturing and it costs a lot of money to start up and get to production. Everyone dreams of economy of scale and I am sure the cost could go down if D'Addario were making the product or if the company could sell tens of thousands of it. But the reality is, he probably won't so has to price accordingly to some pricing model that will make the guy money to recoup his initial investment and then make a couple of bucks.

Just a thought but I am sure you considered of all of this before making your comment.

What would be awesome is if you would make a video about that. Flex your DYI muscles as it were and give drummers ideas on how to save some cash and make something cool for themselves. While a lot of folks like the factory made parts I am sure there are many that are lookin for good drum hacks too!

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