The baseplate simply broke into two. And upon inspection, my drummer friend Joel David and I noticed that the baseplate isn't thick or strong enough to support repetitive heavy playing.
It's quite disappointing, considering that it's among the higher-end Gibraltar models. First, it was the DW 5000s (as documented on these blogs - Part 1 & Part 2). Now I'm gonna add Gibraltar to my pedal blacklist. I'm really going back to those strong, reliable, good old Tama pedals...
|A part of the broken baseplate's still screwed underneath the heel board. The non-slip rubber mat is still attached to the larger half of the broken baseplate.|
|Gibraltar Intruder: blacklisted.|
Photos courtesy of Joel David.