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Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate   

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Use the Tama QC8 Quick-Set Cymbal Mate to replace cymbal wing nuts. Reduces the time it takes to teardown your drum kit by making your cymbals simple...Click To Read More About This Product

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Substitute all your wing nuts with QC8 Quick Set Cymbal Mates.

Use the Tama QC8 Quick-Set Cymbal Mate to replace cymbal wing nuts. Reduces the time it takes to teardown your drum kit by making your cymbals simple to remove. With the Quick-Set Cymbal Mate system, the chore of packing up your gear is made easier and faster.


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TamaQuick-Set Cymbal Mate
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Functional (23)
  • Good quality (21)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (12)
  • Practicing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate

I have two of the Tama Cymbal Mates, and two of the Vater Slick Nuts. I have compared them both, playing soft and hard, quick and slow, crash and splash. The Tama...Read complete review

I have two of the Tama Cymbal Mates, and two of the Vater Slick Nuts. I have compared them both, playing soft and hard, quick and slow, crash and splash. The Tama Cymbal Mates beat the Vater for me simply because of the size of the Vaters. The Vaters are too tall for the stand (unless you have ample space where your cymbal rests on the stand) and because of this, are not able to firmly grasp the stand. I did try to put a nylon cymbal sheath over the metal to give the Vaters something more to hold on to, but it only helped a little. The Tamas held on much tighter. They are very different in size and shape... much smaller than the Vaters. This allows the Tamas to actually bite onto the metal and hold your cymbal firmly (or loosely) without falling off. I tried the Vaters first because I saw Mike Portnoy used them (I'm sure his stands are probably tall enough). I have had my Vaters fall off a few times, but have never once had my Tamas fall off. I currently have a 18" HHX crash being held on by a Tama Cymbal Mate as well as my 7" Max Splash, both are very different applications but the cymbal mate is diverse enough to be used for both. Another factor is the price. You can almost buy two Tama Cymbal Mates for the price of one Vater Slick Nut. I still like the Vaters, but with bigger cymbals they tend to fly off. Vaters are best on splash cymbals.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This does not work on 6mm stands

I have both Ludwig and Tama (tilting) stands which have 6mm shafts. These quick-set nuts do not work on the smaller shafts. Be sure your cymbal stands have 8mm shafts before ordering. ...Read complete review

I have both Ludwig and Tama (tilting) stands which have 6mm shafts. These quick-set nuts do not work on the smaller shafts. Be sure your cymbal stands have 8mm shafts before ordering. Tama - Musicians Friend - you should indicate in your product specs that this item is for 8mm only!

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5.0

Fast and tight

By beachbum

from Outer Banks North Carolina

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

    Setting up and breaking down just got a lot faster and that is a very good thing.

     
    5.0

    Work fine on both 6mm and 8mm stems!!!

    By mark5211

    from Houston, Texas

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

        Hey, these work fine on both 6mm and 8mm stems. I'm still partial to the Vater slicknut because it's bigger and it includes a top felt. But the Vater definitely does not fit a 6mm stem and it cost more (about double). The TAMA brand is smaller than expected, they're cheap in the 4 pack and they work just fine. Only time will tell how they hold up. TAMA has more plastic in them than the Vater which may affect durability. The TAMA would probably break if you stepped on it on a hard surface floor whereas the Vaters *might* survive. This is total speculation. I haven't tested this. Anyway, they both get the job done and I'm quite happy to not be threading nuts on my cymbal stands anymore.

         
        4.0

        Great addition

        By Tim

        from Rogersville, TN

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

          Always use caution w/ new stuff, works good on most cymbals. Popped off my china boy too many times, not using it there anymore.

           
          5.0

          Would Buy Again!

          By Dhruva

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

          Awesome purchase, makes load-in and load-out fast and quick.

           
          3.0

          Don't Rock Too Much

          By Bucky

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          Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

          Got them for gigs, and practice. Easy to use, but if the cymbal rocks it tends to move the cymbal mate up till it can slip off. You get what you pay for.

           
          5.0

          G'day mate!

          By Kyle

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

          One of the greatest inventions evah! Fast cymbal change over while doing gigs, screw those screws!

           
          5.0

          Great product !

          By Silverback

          from Felton, Delaware

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            fast and easy to use !

             
            5.0

            Love these things

            By Ezekiel06

            from Laurel, MD

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

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                Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                I love these things. I use PDP Concept hardware and the work perfectly on my cymbal stands. Makes swapping cymbals quick and easy. They don't fall off when you play, and you can even screw then in or out to make slight adjustments.

                 
                5.0

                Forget twiddling thumbscrews. These are far better.

                By Bruce the K

                from Davis, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                  I have 3 of these and they work very, very well for me. Makes mounting my cymbals a snap!

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again.

                  By Bob

                  from Aston, PA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

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                      Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                      Excellent

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