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Tama's new Cobra Clutch allows double-pedal and double bass drummers to use their feet instead of their hands to put hi-hats in closed position.
"The new Cobra Clutch is a major advance over the ordinary drop clutch, which takes one hand out of play to put the hi-hat in closed position," said Tomo Yoshinaga of Tama. "With the Cobra Clutch, the drummer activates the hi-hats the same way he or she plays them--with the foot. Plus the Cobra Clutch allows drummers to adjust the setting of the closed position the hi-hats lock into. That's one more thing--and a very important thing--that you can't do with a drop clutch."
Tama's Cobra Clutch works in tandem with the hi-hat stand to lock down or release the footboard in a fashion similar drummer's foot. The Cobra Clutch has been designed to work with most standard hi-hat stand designs.
The HH905XP Cobra Clutch hands-free hi-hat clutch includes a hardshell form-fitted carrying case. The list price is $165.99