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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 ...Read More

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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)

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    (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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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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5.0

Save Loads of Time

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.

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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.

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      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.

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        5.0

        A Must Have

        By Animal 53

        from Sault Ste. Marie Canada

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        Verified Buyer

        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

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          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.

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              4.0

              They work

              By Lost in the Woods

              from ATL

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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.

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                  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.

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                    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.

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                    5.0

                    Great idea!

                    By Drumludwig

                    from Holly Springs,NC

                    About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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                        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.

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