NAMM 2011: Gibraltar previews Turning Point drum hardware

Stop losing your nuts!
Stop losing your nuts!

Like the announcement of TC Electronic's Polytune at 2010's NAMM show, it's often the simplest of ideas that can have the biggest impact. Now we're not saying Gibraltar is going to win a Best In Show this year, but the company's new Turning Point drum hardware is a pretty neat idea.

In a nutshell, Turning Point hardware does away with the need for fiddly wing nuts by introducing a spring-loaded, tilting mechanism called a swing nut. The stands are also made from aluminium, so they're much lighter than other double-braced hardware on the market.

Check out the video above to see the 9710-TP Straight Stand and 9709-TP Boom Stand in action and keep on eye on our NAMM 2011 hub for live updates, news, analysis and videos from the show floor.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).