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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 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Functional (27)
  • Good quality (25)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (13)
  • Practicing (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (14)

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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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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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate

By Drums Are Forever

from Oklahoma

Comments about 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 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.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This does not work on 6mm stands

By Caution Blind Driver

from South Carolina

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Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have item.

By lifegazer

from Redford, MI

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Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

Overall, the Cymbal Mate works as advertised. I read in other reviews where other drummers has had problems with these flying off. I have not had that problem but think if you use a shorter cymbal sleeve, the Cymbal Mate would grab more thread and stay on. Even a wing nut will fly off now and then.
Goes on in a second. The easiest and fastest way to secure cymbals. A quick squeeze and it's off or on.
Seems to be sturdy enough, but it is all plastic. I worry, to a small degree, that a good swat with a drumstick could break it but, because of the small profile, odds are against a direct hit on the Cymbal Mate.
For me the Cymbal Mate has great value. I average three one-nighters a week and can appreciate the time they save me in set-up and tear downs.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Time saver

By deezycakes

from Pittsburgh

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Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

Being in a local band that plays original music and only get's 10 minutes to setup in between acts.....these things save me about 3 minutes of fiddling around and twirling wing-nuts.

So far I've been playing out with them for the past year and they havent broke, chipped, or lost functionality in any way. I'm a hard hitter too, lots of crash cymbal riding. I use a traditional style wing-nut on my ride though, just because of the weight of it and how much it flops around when I hit it. I'm sure these work just as well, but I don't want to take the chance.

The red matches my kit too, an added bonus. Great buy!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice features!

By Wraith

from Chicago

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Pros

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

Cons

  • "stealable"

Best Uses

  • Part Upgrade From Oem

Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

These are just plain great, especially if you're a player who switches around cymbals often. My single concern is that it may make it easier for a thief to grab your cymbal off the stand quickly, so consider a bit of caution when using them live or in a studio setting or where many people are around.
Also, please note these will not fit on the old-style 6mm threaded posts and can mainly (or only) be used as a substitute for the regular cymbal mates on the newer 8mm stands.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid

By E5

from Arlington, VA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Tear down is super fast

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

      I would recommend this to anyone considering getting a little something to upgrade your kit in a small, but very useful, way. Undoing the wing nuts on cymbals isn't the worst thing in the world but these pieces actually do make tear down a breeze. Looks uniform and professional too.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate

      By George Gevorkyan

      from Nevada

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      Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

      It's great, if you don't like it, just buy some Vater Slick-Nuts, but I can see these holding up fine in a live setting!
      Does it's job great! Absolutely no reason to complain, holds the cymbal in place, does not move around unless you spin it by hand.
      Not surprised by it's quality seeing that is made by Tama. Absolutely top-notch.
      Fairly cheap, even though it came with my Roadpro stands so I can't say I was ripped-off.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      you can't hit hard

      By wax darts drummer

      from jersey city, nj

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

          popped right off the stands within the first song of our live set!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          quick set-perfect for sore hands

          By rusty

          from trenton NJ

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            i have arthritus and this product makes my set up and break down that much easier

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Does not work with 6mm

            By High5Drummer

            from Danville,IL

            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            If you have 6mm stands these will pop right off. I'm sure they would be awesome with 8mm stands. They seem like they would pop off pretty easy if your a hard hitter though. Just double check your stand size befor ordering.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Forget wing nuts

            By Ben-u32ZU

            from Inverness, Fl

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            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            I bought one of these and a Vater Slick Nut to compare and the Tama cymbal mate won out for me. Its cheap, strong and I can still pick the felt I want to use with it. The Vater may last longer as its metal and the Tama is some kind of plastic but Ive had no problems with it. Anyone who says it wont stay on the stand isnt using it on an 8mm stand. Great idea Tama!

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Time saver

            By john raymond

            from Los Angeles, CA

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            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            I feel these will work out fine...
            I am alittle concerned if they will last, but time will tell. So far so good, worth a try !!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Idea Tama.

            By Conman13

            from Sycamore, IL

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            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            I had bought a Tama MCA63EN Cymbal Attachment for my splash and this came with it instead of the plastic T-nut. I like it. It makes adjusting how loose you want the cymbal pretty easy. I haven't used it in a gig yet, but from just messing around it's pretty sturdy. I just might order a few more of these to kill set-up and tear down times.

             
            3.0

            Fast tear down.

            By Sjc74

            from Vermont

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Not functional on all Tama cymbal stands.

            Best Uses

            • Practice and gigging.

            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            So this product does make tearing down a bit easier. Your not spinning cymbal tops forever , just squeeze them open and put on or take off. The main con I have with them is they only stay on the more modern Tama cymbal stands. If the threaded rod is to small they will just pop right off. So make sure when you buy these that you are going to use them on a threaded rod that is more thick and not some older model stand. That's what happened to me. I bought 2 packs and I can't use all of them cause I still use a couple older model stands. But as for the rest they work great.

             
            4.0

            Tama Quick Set Cymbal Locks

            By PV

            from Hollywood, Florida

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Super Fast Set Up

            Cons

            • Fits 90% of stands but not all

            Best Uses

            • All Of The Above

            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            Never knew I needed these until I purchased them. Excellent Discovery.........

             
            2.0

            Just okay

            By PB

            from Austin, Texas

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            Pros

            • Functional

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            I ordered 2 4-packs of these to cut down on set up time, which they definitely do. However, they do not withstand strong cymbal hits! 2 of these kept flying off the cymbals while 2 stayed put. It's possible the spring mechanism that activates the clamp that hold on to the threads of your cymbal stand is weak or cheaply made. Not what I was expecting. Would not recommend.

             
            5.0

            Saves time

            By Wild Bill

            from Springdale Arkansas

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                Iv been playing drums for 44 years and these Tama cymbal mates make it quicker and easier to set up would recommend them to anyone that wants to save a little time setting up

                 
                5.0

                Quick Set is quick and secure

                By Drumbo Thunder

                from USA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Not for threaded 6mm shafts

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Saves Time and effort

                  Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                  As mentioned, these are not for 6mm threaded cymbal shafts which are typically found on lite-weight and economy model stands. Most professional, heavy duty stands have 8mm pipes and this product works great, holds securely and saves time mounting multiple cymbals.

                  Depending on venue size, I hang a dozen (or more) plates: 2 rides (one 22" K Zildjian for defined ping and bell work and a Sabian HHX Evolution Series Legacy Ozone Dave Weckl signature wash), various crashes, multiple splashes, a Swiss knocker w/rivets, Zil and Alu bells, a Chad Smith Holy China and several Wuhan China boys and Spiral Stackers.

                  The Quick-Set Cymbal Mates work excellent on everything except the conical cones of the inverted Wuhans. (I cracked several Wuhans decades ago using wingnuts, but I now mount them using inverted Hi Hat clutches that slip over the posts to avoid wing nuts dinging the inside of the top hat shaped "bells" and I haven't damaged one since.) You'll like the Quick Set Mates and if you have a tech he/she will love them and order spares!

                   
                  5.0

                  Totally worth it.

                  By Alex

                  from Texas

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                  Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                  Great for live gigs.

                   
                  5.0

                  These are gonna save 24 hours over the course of my life

                  By tofu

                  from Humboldt County, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't fit all cymbal stands

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                  So sweet. It's just a little thing, but quickly putting your cymbals on and off is just so butter. This will easily save a day of my life over time.

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