The KickStrap or bass drum strap is an innovative solution to stop bass drum creep. Also stops hi hat creep. Invented by Gary Benson in the 90’s while he was playing music professionally in L.A. After years of using The Strap Gary decided it would be an extremely useful tool for all pro and semi-pro musicians. He designed an efficient and sturdy model which he is now offering to the public for the first time! It is made in the U.S.A. Gary has been able to keep the cost at a minimum while offering a high quality product. Click Here to Purchase

  • No Carpet Needed
  • Bass Drum Stays in Place
  • Play on Any Surface!

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  1. Juan Patino August 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm Permalink

    Does it work with double pedals or just a single

    • admin August 15, 2016 at 5:14 pm Permalink

      It does work well with double pedals. In fact the KickStrap is perfect extra pedals with nothing else to hold it. The beauty of the KickStrap is it attaches to any pedal device. It even works great for electric keyboard pedals. If you have any questions feel free to email

  2. Tino October 31, 2015 at 7:32 pm Permalink

    Could you ship “the strap” to Switzerland? Thank you!

    • admin October 31, 2015 at 7:42 pm Permalink

      Hi Tino,

      I will surely ship to Switzerland! The Strap is not “OFFICIALLY” released yet. I will private email you with more information and release date.

  3. admin October 7, 2015 at 6:10 am Permalink

    Hi Hal,
    I am in the midst of designing a great hi-hat stopper which works as well as The Strap for the bass drum. I’ll keep you posted.

    Gary Benson

  4. Hal Howland October 2, 2015 at 9:08 pm Permalink

    Gary, I saw your Strap mentioned in the Nov. 2015 Modern Drummer and just watched your demonstration video. I have two questions: (1) Does the extra pedal-base height caused by the presence of the plate underneath change the feel, cause any noise, or otherwise affect one’s pedal technique (I play both heel-down and heel-up); and (2) can you make a similar Strap with a different clamp for the hi-hat? I play as much jazz as rock and find hi-hat creep as annoying as bass-drum creep. I use a DW 6000 bass pedal (without a lower plate) and either an old Ludwig 1123-1 hi-hat or a more recent heavy-duty Ludwig hi-hat. On most of my rock gigs the sound engineer provides a rug, but I often play jazz on an outdoor brick patio or another hard, slick surface. On the latter gigs I recently started using the new Drum Brakes, a set of rubbery discs that fit under the bass-drum spurs, hi-hat feet, and anything else that might move; but obviously the sticky discs are fragile and require periodic cleaning. As one who as a teenager used to tie my bass drum to the throne, I welcome your Strap, and I hope to hear more about it. If you’re able to adapt it to the hi-hat, I’ll gladly plug the Strap in the newest edition of my book The Human Drummer ( Meanwhile, all the best, Hal Howland