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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...Read More

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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 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Functional (21)
  • Good quality (19)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (9)

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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3.0

Don't Rock Too Much

By Bucky

from undisclosed

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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.

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5.0

G'day mate!

By Kyle

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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!

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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 !

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    5.0

    Love these things

    By Ezekiel06

    from Laurel, MD

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        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.

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        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!

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Bob

          from Aston, PA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

              Excellent

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              4.0

              Very nice, the times of turning wing nust are over~~~

              By Bill

              from Bevil Oaks, Texas

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                Very simple to use, Just as simple as the wing nut, but no more dropping on the floor
                and searching where it went. Quick and simple. I have only set up my set once, but
                for the first time,, I really recommend.

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                2.0

                Need protective sleeve or cymbal will be touching metal

                By Deckband.com

                from Marlton, NJ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional

                Cons

                • Not for older smaller threaded stands

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                  I bought these to replace the old nylon type Tama wing nut, the ones that look like a "T" and has the cymbal protective sleeve built into the design. Well, my bad for not realizing that I would need a sleeve to protect the cymbal from riding against the metal post. Not that bad but since my Tama Titan cymbal stands dating from the late 1980's to mid 1990's have smaller threads than the newer Tama Stage Master series stands which have a larger threaded post. The Quick-Set Cymbal Mates pull off quite easily. Not as easily on the Stage Master's but I don't need them on those stands because Tama did a very nice job on the screw off piece of the stand. Very easy to take off and put on, no time at all.
                  So, what I would recommend to everyone looking to purchase these is to realize that you will need to put some sort of protective sleeve on the post and find out how big the thread is on the cymbal stand. I did not have a chance yet to experiment on a protective sleeve or buy something to see if even with the smaller thread if the Quick-Set Cymbal Mate will come off with playing or while in transport in my hardware bag.

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                  5.0

                  Expensive but worth the money

                  By AndyG

                  from California

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Makes set up quicker

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                  I love this product. You will not have to sit there and take the time to screw off a cymbal wing nut anymore. In literally a second you can take this on and off your stands. These will even work on older 6mm stand threads as too but not as well. I have tried the Pearl and Mapex quick locks, and they are no where near as practical Tama ones. Sure these guys are kinda' pricey, but to me they are way worth it. I have since replaced all the wing nuts on my cymbal stands with these Tama ones.

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                  5.0

                  quick/slick/sick

                  By BlaBlac

                  from SarSarat

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                      unless you have an obsessive/compulsive love for the look of chrome wing-nuts I would highly, highly recommend this item. Other manufacturers have shifted to plastic as an obvious cost saving but have delivered little or no improvement on the tried and true. Tama, on the other hand, has given the working drummer something to believe in. They might seem a tad pricey but remember: "Value is remembered long after price is forgotten."

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