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Especially if you like to play with your cymbal clamped down, this spring allows the cymbal to move, avoiding unnecessary torque and damage. Slip ove...Click To Read More About This Product

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More protection for your cymbals.

Especially if you like to play with your cymbal clamped down, this spring allows the cymbal to move, avoiding unnecessary torque and damage. Slip over the threaded portion of your cymbal stand tilter top and tighten in place with a pressure screw.


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AquarianCymbal Spring
 
4.0

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

54%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Originally a skeptic. Now a convert. Excellent.

When I first discovered CS's, I thought "oh, another gimmick" Boy was I wrong. Sure, there are some items for a "wish list" that could be addressed....Read complete review

When I first discovered CS's, I thought "oh, another gimmick" Boy was I wrong. Sure, there are some items for a "wish list" that could be addressed. Attachment to the stand, some wobbling. But you can put in your own socket head cap screw or drum key screw. You could add a nylon bushing--go to any hardware store. We drummers have been gearheads forever and are no strangers to modifying off-the-shelf products to suit our unique needs.
This product has added YEARS of service to my 13" El Sabor, which has some radial damage from heavy use. With the cymbal spring, it still sounds great and the damage has been stopped in it's tracks...
I have two reds and a yellow, and am getting some more, just to make sure I have all of my cymbals set up.
And...if you have a cheapo stand, one of these will up the ante on the cymbal stand.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fantastic idea. Poor execution.

I used to use cymbal springs years ago. I recently bought some new cymbals and decided to give them a try again. I bought some of the light duty for my splashes and smaller...Read complete review

I used to use cymbal springs years ago. I recently bought some new cymbals and decided to give them a try again. I bought some of the light duty for my splashes and smaller crash, and some heavy duty for my larger crashes and ride. Bottom line: they suck. I have Tama road pro cymbal stands that I think are fairly standard. The screw attachment for the cymbal springs screws directly into the threads of the stand! Not only is this a bad idea for the threads of the stand, but it doesn't hold securly and loosens up after a little playing (unless you srew it so tight that it destroys the threads on the stand. Fortunately, it is hard to get it screwed down that tight, because they use a flat head screw!?!?. Okay, lots of modern equipment uses flat head screw technology, right? They replaced the forgiving felt cymbal washers with two different colors of some kind of rubber or silicone. They don't conform to the cymbals as well as felt, are not as forgiving when they meet the cymbal, and when they contact the cymbal is is audibly noticable. EOR!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nah

By Rakshasas

from Helena, Mt

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

    Not a bad idea, if it would screw on straight. I can see the benefit of having one of these, but when I put it on my stand, it didn't feel like it was going to stay on, like the weight was going to pull it down or something. Sorry, but I like the sturdiness of the regular flanged-based cymbal sleeves.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Fantastic idea. Poor execution.

    By mike d

    from Salt Lake City, UT

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Damages Stand
      • Damages Stand Threads
      • Not Functional
      • Poor Quality
      • Rubber Bushings
      • Rubber Bushings Too Hard

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

        I used to use cymbal springs years ago. I recently bought some new cymbals and decided to give them a try again. I bought some of the light duty for my splashes and smaller crash, and some heavy duty for my larger crashes and ride. Bottom line: they suck. I have Tama road pro cymbal stands that I think are fairly standard. The screw attachment for the cymbal springs screws directly into the threads of the stand! Not only is this a bad idea for the threads of the stand, but it doesn't hold securly and loosens up after a little playing (unless you srew it so tight that it destroys the threads on the stand. Fortunately, it is hard to get it screwed down that tight, because they use a flat head screw!?!?. Okay, lots of modern equipment uses flat head screw technology, right? They replaced the forgiving felt cymbal washers with two different colors of some kind of rubber or silicone. They don't conform to the cymbals as well as felt, are not as forgiving when they meet the cymbal, and when they contact the cymbal is is audibly noticable. EOR!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Cymbal Spring (Terrible)

        By Woodman

        from Brooklyn NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

            This is a far cry from the original Cymbal Spring which worked very well.
            You'll find several serious flaws in the design of this version:

            1. The entire point of the Cymbal Spring is for the spring (not the cymbal) to absorb the impact of a stick hit. SInce rubber pads cannot be clamped tightly down onto the cymbal, the cymbal moves around between the pads and the entire purpose of the device is essentially defeated.

            2. The receptacle for the post on your cymbal stand is not deep enough and is too large to be secure.

            3. You'll need a screwdriver (not a drum key) to tighten the clamping screw to the post of the cymbal stand.

            I'd recommend against purchasing this.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            not impressed

            By Doogie

            from Abilene, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

              Yes, this device will relieve stress on a china type cymbal but it requires one to slide the unit over the stand threads and tighten a screw, which can damage the threads. It should be threaded, so it can screw onto the stand not clamp to it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              9 years and not a single cymbal broken or spring damaged

              By Oscar Almada

              from Mexico.

              Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

              As you've all mentioned the cymbal spring allows the cymbal to move and this absorbs the impact, it lets the cymbal vibrate naturally and protects the center, I've recommended them to everyone I know for 9 years. they are a great protection for your investment.
              The spring can really take the punishment of metal music. and the rubber doesn't look at all damaged.
              They don't even look 9 years old, because I bought extras in case I damaged one or two, and I still have them in their package.Ive Own both cymbal springs for a little over 9 years ALL my cymbals have them( even the splashes and Zilbel) I have a big set up (5- 18" crashes, 2-18" chinas, 2-12" chinas, 2-20" rides and 2-splashes 9" y 11") and I havent damaged a single cymbal, I used to break my crashes a lot. I also have not noticed any damage to the thread of my cymbal posts. On the smaller cymbals(splashes and 12" chinas) I ve used the cymbal springs upsidedown and they've worked fine.
              This is a really practical and economic way to protect cymbals, and after 9 years I've gotten a lot more out of them than ever expected. After all this time theres no way to know how many cymbals I would have broken without my springs but before them I broke quite a few.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WITH A LITTLE TWEAKING THEY WORK AWESOME!

              By alexhatesthedrums

              from West Virginia

              Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

              I have two heavy cymbal springs for my 18 medium crash, and my 19 inch rock crash, and let me tell you, they can take a beating with these things. I play anywhere from two shows a week, to two shows a month and the cymbals I keep on these havent cracked one bit.At first, the cymbals did react a little weird, they would sway back and forth, very different than it would on a normal stand with felts. What I did was I took the bottom rubber cap, and replaced it with a normal cymbal felt, then screwed the top one back on normally. After that it feels alot more natural!Im about to get a new china [I go through chinas like candy] so Im putting my new one on one of these and Im sure itll last ALOT longer than if I put it on just a normal stand.They really save your cymbals, and if you play alot of shows, and dont have enough money to buy new cymbals every week, they are well worth it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not impressed.

              By The Ronman

              from Orlando

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              Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

              These were recommended to me when I was going through a spell of breaking cymbals. The concept works, I guess. I didn't break anymore cymbals. However, after a few weeks, I took them off. They ruined the threads on my stands so I had to replace those parts.The problem for me was the cymbals reacted very differently when you hit them. Instead of just the cymbal dipping on it's pivot, you've got the entire cymbal moving around. It acts like your stand is coming unglued. It's very difficult to control especially if you hit the cymbal in rapid succession. I've had my cymbal knock the stick out of my hand during a performance.All in all, they seem to be made well and I appreciate the concept, I just wouldn't recommend them. The time saved at set up and tear down is very minimal at best. You still have to unscrew a nut!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              China helper

              By Sean-ec4G2

              from Jacksonville, FL

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              Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

              I use regular felts and I use rubber washers on some of my crashes. I use the cymbal spring on my 14" Chinas. I have a Wuhan and a K mini China and they both sound great and snap back when hit using this spring. I agree with some of the others that the set screw kind of sucks because it can eat into your threads on your cymbal posts of your cymbal holders. Personally I would never mount a ride or a crash on these. I think they are best suited for chinas. The way a normal crash or ride wobbles and moves is not really what this does. This thing kind of flops back and forth. That motion is okay for a china since they do not move and vibrate the same way as a traditional cymbal. If you are breaking crashes film yourself or practice in front of a mirror and see what you are doing wrong. Drummers generally don't break cymbals all the time unless they are bashing without proper technique or none at all.

               
              5.0

              Originally a skeptic. Now a convert. Excellent.

              By Uncle B

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

                  When I first discovered CS's, I thought "oh, another gimmick" Boy was I wrong. Sure, there are some items for a "wish list" that could be addressed. Attachment to the stand, some wobbling. But you can put in your own socket head cap screw or drum key screw. You could add a nylon bushing--go to any hardware store. We drummers have been gearheads forever and are no strangers to modifying off-the-shelf products to suit our unique needs.
                  This product has added YEARS of service to my 13" El Sabor, which has some radial damage from heavy use. With the cymbal spring, it still sounds great and the damage has been stopped in it's tracks...
                  I have two reds and a yellow, and am getting some more, just to make sure I have all of my cymbals set up.
                  And...if you have a cheapo stand, one of these will up the ante on the cymbal stand.

                   
                  3.0

                  Could use improvement

                  By Andy K

                  from Chicago IL

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

                    It screws into your hardware, if they could make that aspect better/easier this thing would be the best. But it's not great for the road since it doesn't attack naturally. For home/studio use!!

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