"One of the most consistent issues I deal with on the road (and also the most common complaint I hear from other drummers) is when tension rods slip or loosen and can't sustain the wear and tear of an entire show. Nothing is more frustrating than having them slip out in the middle of a song and not being able to retune or replace them until the show is done. Many companies have some kind of washers that are supposed to limit that issue, but I've never found anything that is remotely close to the strength and ingenuity of Gauger's Lockerz™. I use them on every snare I own, and I tell EVERY single drummer I meet to order them. They don't detract from the tone of your shell nor do they limit resonance at all, they simply LOCK your tuning in the exact place you want it, until you change it. Your heads will break down way before your tension rods will slip!"
-Chris Tyrrell, Lady Antebellum
“I've been using the Lockerz for ten years. It’s the only lug lock that has lasted tour after tour after tour. They’ve saved me a ton tuning problems and head changes. Can’t recommend them enough.”
-Jeff Friedl, A Perfect Circle
"These are the greatest locks I've ever tried. I'm so happy I found them. In fact I didn't need to re-tune my snare in two shows. That's unbelievable because I hit hard on these gigs. Plus I can give a tension rod a spin mid show without taking the lock off."
-Marc Slutsky, Peter Murphy
"Guys...hands down the best lug locking product on the market! I'm amazed at the concept and functionality! Really locks in there, doesn't budge, is not in the way, and its the only product out there I've seen where you can still tune it, while having an actual "stopper" quality against the rim. I absolutely love this product! I have been through FIVE other different lug locking products, and "Lockerz" puts them all to shame. I can't imagine going back to anything else."
-Greyson Shriver, Jordan Rager
"As a hard hitter I am continually tuning drums back up between songs due to lug screws backing out from vibration. Gauger's Lockerz™ have solved this issue for me. Even the lugs right where I hit rimshots all night hold tight through the whole show. VERY IMPRESSIVE!"
-Travis McNabb, Sugarland, Better Than Ezra
"I'm a pro drummer and author, your lockerz are the best, I tune my snare after every song or two, the lug where my left hand hits and the lug where my right hits, last week I did 7 hours of playing with out tuning, great great product."
-Bobby Rondinelli, Black Sabbath
"When we tour, every one of our opening act drummers leave our tour with at least 4 lockerz on their snare as I will walk by when they are setting up and then chat with Chris. Next thing I know I get called over to help their snare and the lockerz are my GO TO ....They are were I start. I've used them on every one of Chris's snares on every tour we have done and they are part of the secret to our success and they are truly the best product I've used on snares."
-Andrew Hujdich, Professional Drum Tech
"I absolutely love them. I had issues with some floor toms really going out of tune (I am heavy handed and a low tuned 16" floor drops real quick). I was in the habit of tuning every 2 songs - and now it is basic spot checking at the end of a gig. These things rock!"
I just received 24 Lockerz and put them on the batter tension rods of my 5x14 Ludwig Black Beauty. love your product. Where were you when I was playing five nights a week? I used to drive my bandmates crazy by retuning between songs. The Black Beauty seems to be holding its tuning and sounding much tighter.
"I gig 2-3 nights a week with a couple of loud rock bands (ie. Lots or heavy rim shots on my Ludwig 400!!) and I have not had loosen tension rods problems on my snare drum since I started using them. I have used iT Tension Tuners and LugLucks for years. So far I like your product better. Regards!"
-José E. Cedeño
"This product has to be the best ever for the drumming world. I have your Lockerz on my 67 superphonic and love them."
"I've used another brands lug locks for several years and your design is far superior and actually "hold". I'm a heavy rimshot guy and I was constantly having to retune my snare during a show, even with the other lug locks. I switched to Lockerz after seeing them in a Modern Drummer magazine and they are Awesome! I'm currently using these on all my drums."
"I didn't have to tune my snare drum once for a nearly 40 minute set. Gauger Percussion Inc. Lockers™ allowed me to just play, without worrying about whether or not my snare was floppy. I hit hard, and that's what these are made for."