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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

    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 Paradiddletrojan

    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 Lost in the Woods

        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 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

              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 Drumludwig

                    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 JefZrck

                        from Maine

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Ask me a question

                        Verified Buyer

                        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 iDiedTrying

                        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!

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Product

                          By Garold de Magnus

                          from Felton, PA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Ask me a question

                          Verified Buyer

                          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 DrummerJohn

                            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.

                              Comment on this review

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Worth it for the gigging drummer

                              By SteveMoney

                              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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