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Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener Black 8 mm

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A cool-looking, convenient, and time-saving method for securing cymbals to stands. Unlike the traditional wing nut, the Slick Nut doesn't need to be ...Click To Read More About This Product

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You'll never go back to regular wing nuts again!

A cool-looking, convenient, and time-saving method for securing cymbals to stands. Unlike the traditional wing nut, the Slick Nut doesn't need to be threaded on or off and won't loosen or fall off while you play. Simply hold in the fastening button, put Slick Nut on the cymbal stand, and release the button. It can also be used as a theft deterrent by tightening the hex set screw on the side of the body. This makes the Slicknut nonremovable, a great feature for drummers who have to leave their drum kits in clubs overnight. The Slick Nut fits stands with 8mm threads and has a cymbal felt attached. Hex key and replacement felt included.


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VaterSlick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener
 
4.2

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (12)
  • Good quality (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth it for the gigging drummer

I have been using these for a year playing about 2-3 gigs per month. Transport them attached to the stands knocking around my hardware bag with my other stands. No signs of damage...Read complete review

I have been using these for a year playing about 2-3 gigs per month. Transport them attached to the stands knocking around my hardware bag with my other stands. No signs of damage or wear.

If you need to break down and setup quickly between sets, I highly recommend these. Dealing with wingnuts on cymbal stand tops used to be somewhat nerve-wracking, over-loosen a wingnut in a hurry and it would go bouncing around in the dark (I'm sure most gigging drummers have had that experience before).

Only con I've noticed is the locking mechanism on one of the three fasteners is a little more stubborn when securing into place. But ultimately it still works, and I've never had to lock my fasteners onto my stands.

Haven't had any threading issues either using a sound percussion boom, a dw straight and some no-name straight.

You will probably have to experiment with different sized felts to get the feels/responses you want from the cymbals just right. Didn't take me much time or effort to get them right. I squeezed a couple of additional thin felts I had lying around beneath and above the cymbal. Then put on the fastener, no washers.

BOTTOM LINE:
Really worth it for gigging drummers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great idea... just doesn't work well.

I received 6 of these 2 weeks ago. They are an awesome concept. They just didn't work for me. 2 of the buttons stopped working properly, which made them almost impossible to take...Read complete review

I received 6 of these 2 weeks ago. They are an awesome concept. They just didn't work for me. 2 of the buttons stopped working properly, which made them almost impossible to take off. Had to use all my strength to rip them off the stand. If they can get the design better these would rule though!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth it for the gigging drummer

By SteveMoney

from Staten Island, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

    I have been using these for a year playing about 2-3 gigs per month. Transport them attached to the stands knocking around my hardware bag with my other stands. No signs of damage or wear.

    If you need to break down and setup quickly between sets, I highly recommend these. Dealing with wingnuts on cymbal stand tops used to be somewhat nerve-wracking, over-loosen a wingnut in a hurry and it would go bouncing around in the dark (I'm sure most gigging drummers have had that experience before).

    Only con I've noticed is the locking mechanism on one of the three fasteners is a little more stubborn when securing into place. But ultimately it still works, and I've never had to lock my fasteners onto my stands.

    Haven't had any threading issues either using a sound percussion boom, a dw straight and some no-name straight.

    You will probably have to experiment with different sized felts to get the feels/responses you want from the cymbals just right. Didn't take me much time or effort to get them right. I squeezed a couple of additional thin felts I had lying around beneath and above the cymbal. Then put on the fastener, no washers.

    BOTTOM LINE:
    Really worth it for gigging drummers.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    works great

    By theanimal

    from redlands, ca

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast And Easy
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

      I break down and set my set up my set 15 to 20 times a week and the slick nut is great! It cuts down set up time at gigs and is strong. Does not slide off or pop off...(you could lift up the stand by just the slick nut)Only issue I had was that I have the cymbal sleeves with threads, I had to file off the threads to lower it further to allow the slick nut to clamp on...this took 1 min. I am buying them for all my cymbals. I highly recommend the slick nut to any drummer!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty Slick

      By dbutcher84

      from Ohio

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      Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

      I have about 12 of these on my set. I really like the hold they put on the cymbals. You can have a tight hold or a loose hold and you know the nut won't go anywhere. The one complaint I have is that you pretty much have to tighten the hex screw on all of them because I've had some jump up the threads (yes, on a 8mm stand) when not even hit all that hard. Also, if the cymbal spins, the Slick Nut will spin with it, causing it to loosen. They work great, and I plan to keep using them, but having to always tighten the hex screw seems to defeat the purpose of "quick release"!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Greatest Cymbal Accessory

      By Matt Driscoll

      from New York

      Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

      This little doohicky is the coolest thing for any drummers kit. These are the neatest, quickest, and have the greatest ability to keep your cymbals safe, and held right. I had the stock wingnuts and things on there, but everytime I hit the cymbal, the wingnut would loosen/tighten on me to where the cymbal wouldn't move and it could be a danger to the cymbal. These, you push a button, pop on and thats it. The one thing they need, it a loosen of the inner screw to make sure the slicknut doesn't move, or loosen it a little for a quick release. I haven't had one problem with these.
      You have this problem, this is your solution. Get this now!! Lol
      Quick on/off slip. If a cymbal breaks, these come off so quick to pop a new cymbal back on and get on with the show. Sturdy too.
      10/10. Sturdy, strong, can't see it breaking ever. Had this for about 2 months.
      You need this. You will not be wasiting a dime if you buy this. You could actually be saving money because your cracked cymbals b/c of overtighting, is GONE!!.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      not happy

      By JefZrck

      from Maine

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Do Not Stay In Place

      Best Uses

      • Seem To Loosen Up While P

      Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

      They don't stay down unless you lock them in. This is not what I was hoping for thinking of returning them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So much quicker and easier!

      By drmmr4jesus

      from Crawfordsville, IN

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

          Absolutely loves these! There are times I have to tear down or set up quickly and the Vater slick-nut allows me to do just that! Awesome!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BETTER THAN TAMA..

          By MetalMan1000

          from USA

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          Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

          You must tighten the Allen screw or they will pop off. They are much better than the TAMA version, the TAMA's DO pop off.

          The advantage to these is that they don't vibrate off like a regular wing-nut.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works great with some caveats

          By Martin Johncox

          from Boise Idaho

          Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

          I've used a set of six with my drum set. They are very convenient, look great and reasonably secure. However, they can sometimes pop off. For real security, you need to tighten the side set screw, but then that negates the easy-on-easy-off benefits.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          this thing is awesome!!!

          By marcus cruz-galvan

          from california

          Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

          a great product this is a MUST HAVE for any drummer
          i dont use the allan key becaus i like the quickness of being able to change my splash cymbal from rude 10 inch to a signature 8 inch (paiste) or even stack them. i can even do all of this dureing the song to lol
          people say there were issues with it poping off but i havnt seen that and i dont even use the allan key fastening thing
          its kinda expensive to get slick nuts for all of your cymbals and x-hats but its well worth it!!!

           
          5.0

          Save Loads of Time

          By Edward

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

          My son has a kit with many cymbals and must set up quickly in the venues he plays. These Slick Nuts save him much needed time setting up and tearing down the kits. They're also easier to keep track of than wing nuts, as the wing nuts will often fall to the floor when spinning them off the stand. Unfortunately the Slick Nuts are a lot more expensive to replace when you forget to attach them to the stand after removing and packing the cymbal. Still, the time saved is worth it.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Its Vater, Not Tama - Certainly Not DW!

          By MJfromMD

          from South Maryland

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

              Tama's version with the squeeze-in side lobes works much better than these and don't fail like these do, (in short time). DW is still making only the wing nut method, (probably because it can't break or fail). Persoanlly - I haven't found any Vater products that are superior to their competitor's. But that's just my opinion.

               
              4.0

              These are cool

              By Ben

              from Memphis, TN

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All
                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                These slip right on and right off. You can tighten them to a fixed tension where they won't come off at all with a small hex key (included). These are super easy to use. Not a necessary component to any drum set buy they are nice. The only bad thing is the logo. I turned mine backwards as it's the only Vater thing I have.

                 
                5.0

                A Must Have

                By Animal 53

                from Sault Ste. Marie Canada

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Work Great for me.

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • EZ Setup and Teardown
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                  Great help cuts down setup and teardown time

                   
                  4.0

                  works as advertised

                  By Paradiddletrojan

                  from Temecula, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                      Reduces time when switching out cymbal mute.
                      Holds pretty well.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      They work

                      By Boog

                      from Metro Atlanta

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                      Pros

                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                          I've used the Slick Nuts for over 6 months--so far, they have held up to the tear down and set-ups. You will need to make adjustments with your felt's for the perfect flex of the cymbal--but overall a good product. Should have purchased years ago.

                           
                          5.0

                          a must-have

                          By C. Helke

                          from Dayton, Ohio

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts

                            Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                            A must for gigging drummers who wanna slash set - up & tear-down time.

                             
                            5.0

                            Super fast!

                            By Assailant

                            from Dayton, OH

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                            Works best on newer cymbal stands. Highly recommended for gigging drummers.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great idea!

                            By Drumludwig

                            from Holly Springs,NC

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                                Great product. Wish I had bought these years ago. Can't believe how many times I have dropped a wing nut and crawled around on floor in dark bar looking for it! Highly recommend.

                                 
                                1.0

                                Great idea... just doesn't work well.

                                By iDiedTrying

                                from Dayton, OH

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                                Pros

                                • None
                                • Saves Time If It Works

                                Cons

                                • Gets Stuck Easy
                                • Strips Easy

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                                  I received 6 of these 2 weeks ago. They are an awesome concept. They just didn't work for me. 2 of the buttons stopped working properly, which made them almost impossible to take off. Had to use all my strength to rip them off the stand. If they can get the design better these would rule though!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Product

                                  By Garold de Magnus

                                  from Felton, PA

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everything

                                    Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                                    I bought one of these just to try it, and boy, was I impressed. The slick nut makes it so much easier to fasten cymbals onto a stand, and the slick nut grabs tight so it doesn't come loose. Needless to say, I ordered 9 more for my other cymbals. Extremely time saving and easy for drummers with many cymbals.

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