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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

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.

VS

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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4.0

works as advertised

By 

from Temecula, CA

About Me Experienced

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 

      from ATL

      About Me Experienced

      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 

          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 

            from Dayton, OH

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  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 

                  from Holly Springs,NC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      not happy

                      By 

                      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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                      1.0

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

                      By 

                      from Dayton, OH

                      About Me Experienced

                      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!

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Product

                        By 

                        from Felton, PA

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                        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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                          5.0

                          NUTS AND BOLTS!

                          By 

                          from Centralia, Missouri

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Locks Down My Cymbals
                          • Never Twists On You
                          • So Much Easier To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • On The Road

                            Comments about Vater Slick Nut Quick-Release Cymbal Fastener:

                            I love these fasterners! They do the job of holding the cymbal in place, without needing to adjust or lock down ever again. I did not have any problem with setting up. The felts, as provided, worked fine with all my cymbals. I bought three and now want to buy ten! Maybe a bit expensive. But now I can focus on the music and NOT the gear! Buy them - they look great and work well.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Worth it for the gigging drummer

                            By 

                            from Staten Island, NY

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            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.

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