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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...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 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Functional (13)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (7)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Secure your cymbals.

By 

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

    When you're on the gig and you're using backline equipment it's important to always carry felt kits and a means to secure the cymbal onto the stands. Time and time again when using backline equipment I always find the wing nuts missing. In such cases this is a must have, or you simply won't be able to secure your cymbal. Vibrations won't affect it so you don't have to worry about it loosening up while playing. And it fits most cymbal stands. This was a great purchase. Worth every penny.

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    5.0

    love 'em

    By 

    from new jersey

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

      i love these things - quickest way to secure your cymbals - sturdy - i have them on every cymbal stand - makes setting up & breaking down quick - and if you;ve done shows with multiple bands, this little jimmy helps getting you on & off stage quicker

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      5.0

      I just love these things!

      By 

      from San Diego, Ca.

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts

        Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

        I love these.

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        5.0

        Fast!

        By 

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

          They help keep change over between bands short for more playing time! I'm impatient when it comes to switching cymbals so these work great.

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          5.0

          Holds everything!

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, PA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All the time

            Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            This bag holds all 6 of my cymbals no problems. It's built very well and has been an excellent carrier.

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            1.0

            you can't hit hard

            By 

            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!

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                5.0

                So far, so good

                By 

                from Washington, DC

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Not For 6mm Stands

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                  This is an initial impression gear review, as I've not had the quick-sets all that long. The first thing I noticed when I took them out of the packaging is that they had some heft to them - not heavy, but I expected them to be flimsy plastic, and this is not the case. The plastic seems quite tough.

                  The center hole on this is threaded, so you can thread it on and off, but the QR buttons make installation and removal a snap. The threaded feature could be used for fine adjustments.

                  These things do save the time of winding and unwinding wing nuts, and they do save the aggravation of the wing nut popping off and getting lost.

                  If you've got a variety of cymbals, changing them out between sets (and even between songs) is quick and easy.

                  The only question I have about these is longevity, but if they last, these are a great value for money (less than the more expensive ones that do essentially the same thing).

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                  5.0

                  quick set-perfect for sore hands

                  By 

                  from trenton NJ

                  About Me Experienced

                  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

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                    5.0

                    Great for Electronic Drums Too!

                    By 

                    from Sumter,S.C.

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                        I bought one of these to replace the wingnut on my HH for my electronic drums. I really like it mainly because it's a time saver. My drums are close to the wall and I have to remove the HH trigger cymbal each time in order to squeeze by to sit on my drum throne.So, this saves me time,I just pop it on and turn it to my desired tightness then when I'm done practicing,pop it right off! Great little gadget!

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                        5.0

                        Time saver

                        By 

                        from New Mexico

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Quick
                        • Simple

                        Cons

                        • Plastic

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                          I purchased these because I was setting up my son's kit twice a week. They have saved a lot of time and so far have been very dependable. I hope they last.

                          Once you pop them on the cymbal stud you can then adjust them by twisting just like a wing nut.

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