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Aquarian Cymbal Spring  Medium

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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...Read More

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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 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Never Crack A Cymbal Again!

Honestly guys, this is a MUST HAVE. I've been using these for over 10 years, and they're amazing. I'm not a metal drummer, but sometimes do play heavier louder pop rock songs,...Read complete review

Honestly guys, this is a MUST HAVE. I've been using these for over 10 years, and they're amazing. I'm not a metal drummer, but sometimes do play heavier louder pop rock songs, and prior to owning these, I've cracked a couple cymbals. I've NEVER cracked a cymbal since switching to these. They allow the cymbal to absorb the impact and flex more naturally. For those who've complained that the screw ruins the stand thread, its irrelevant. I'd never take these off, and they've stayed on secure over the years of playing. Use the red ones for Crash/Splash.... Use Yellow for Ride and larger Chinas.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NOISY

Where do I start. The concept is good, however poorly engineered. I have 4 China cymbals. For years (20 +) only one was hanging on one of these. Recently (for piece...Read complete review

Where do I start. The concept is good, however poorly engineered. I have 4 China cymbals. For years (20 +) only one was hanging on one of these. Recently (for piece of mind) I installed one on the other three. To my surprise the design hasn't changed in at least 20 years! Just like my original, the top nut doesn't sandwich the cymbal tightly against the bottom nut leaving a gap between the cymbal bell and the top and bottom felts causing all kinds of rattling noise(felts are some kind of hard rubber material, maybe a stiff latex material would be better). I had to install an additional thin felt to dampen the noise! Also, the top nut cross threads easily so be careful when mounting. The other issue is the way they mount on the cymbal boom/stand. They slip over the threads and secure with a set screw that mashes into the stand. Come on, can't they they design a less disfiguring mode of attachment. I guess after 20 years, perhaps not.

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2.0

not impressed

By 

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.

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    2.0

    Nah

    By 

    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.

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      1.0

      Fantastic idea. Poor execution.

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      from Salt Lake City

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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!

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          1.0

          Worse product I have ever bnought at MF.

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          from Cameron Park, CA.

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Absolutely Won't Fit Any
            • Do Anything About It So
            • Lost A Friendcustomer
            • Musiicans Friend Just
            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

              Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

              This product just doesn't work. Will not fit any stand I have. When I talked to MF they kind of shined me on. Too bad. I have spent tons of dough there and this is what I get.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Cymbal Spring (Terrible)

              By 

              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.

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                  5.0

                  Never Crack A Cymbal Again!

                  By 

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

                    Honestly guys, this is a MUST HAVE. I've been using these for over 10 years, and they're amazing. I'm not a metal drummer, but sometimes do play heavier louder pop rock songs, and prior to owning these, I've cracked a couple cymbals. I've NEVER cracked a cymbal since switching to these. They allow the cymbal to absorb the impact and flex more naturally. For those who've complained that the screw ruins the stand thread, its irrelevant. I'd never take these off, and they've stayed on secure over the years of playing. Use the red ones for Crash/Splash.... Use Yellow for Ride and larger Chinas.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    2.0

                    NOISY

                    By 

                    from Orofino, ID.

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Okay Does The Job
                    • Still Searching For One

                    Cons

                    • Bushing Material Too Hard
                    • Crossthreads Easily
                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Needs Additional Felt
                    • Noisy
                    • Not Functional

                    Best Uses

                    • China Cymbals
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

                    Where do I start. The concept is good, however poorly engineered. I have 4 China cymbals. For years (20 +) only one was hanging on one of these. Recently (for piece of mind) I installed one on the other three. To my surprise the design hasn't changed in at least 20 years! Just like my original, the top nut doesn't sandwich the cymbal tightly against the bottom nut leaving a gap between the cymbal bell and the top and bottom felts causing all kinds of rattling noise(felts are some kind of hard rubber material, maybe a stiff latex material would be better). I had to install an additional thin felt to dampen the noise! Also, the top nut cross threads easily so be careful when mounting. The other issue is the way they mount on the cymbal boom/stand. They slip over the threads and secure with a set screw that mashes into the stand. Come on, can't they they design a less disfiguring mode of attachment. I guess after 20 years, perhaps not.

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                    5.0

                    Worth it!

                    By 

                    from Portsmouth, OH

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

                      Really nice to have, save's your cymbals from cracking.

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                      5.0

                      nice!

                      By 

                      from Akron, OH

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

                        I have one of these and I bought one for my nephew. We both use the 10" Wuhan purchased from Musician's Friend.
                        Keep in mind that you have to really crank the screw down pretty tightly to keep it from wobbling on the boom arm or stand. this will probably cause you to dig into the threads (like I did), but don't worry about those threads and just crank that bad boy down. there will be no need to remove it unless you want to use a regular cymbal later.

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                        4.0

                        Good Investment

                        By 

                        from Allendale, MI

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Aquarian Cymbal Spring:

                          These are the only springs I will buy now; I can't imagine how weak the light springs must be. It works pretty well for my 20" china but it still move a little more than I'd like. I would rather save my cymbals though, so I suppose it's worth it. Also, the screw tops are very quick and easy to use.

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