BACKSTAGE PASS: 8% BACK IN REWARDS & FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING Learn More
  • Shop by Category
  • Hot Deals
  • Looking for Coupons? Call us

MF MD HG Fall Clearance Event 09-21-16
Tama Logo
Product 583133

Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate   

  • Write a Review

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

CHOOSE STYLE:

Please Select a Style...  
  • 4pc Pack

    $15.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "4pc Pack", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 15.99, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 32.00, "salePrice": 15.99, "listPrice": 15.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1sku583133000001000", "displaySku": "583133 000001000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/583133000001000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"128", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Single

    $5.49 Price Drop

    Ships By 11/14/16

    { "name": "Single", "status": "backorderable", "statusText": "Back Order", "inventoryText": "Reserve now - Ships 11-14-2016", "inventoryKey": "available_date", "availableDate": "11-14-2016", "price": 5.49, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 8.00, "salePrice": 5.49, "listPrice": 5.49, "isPriceDrop": true, "promos":["freeShipping","priceDrop","topRated","topSeller","guarantee"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1sku583133000002000", "displaySku": "583133 000002000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/price-drop.png", "stickerDesc":"Price Drop on Selected Styles!", "stickerDisplayText":"Price Drop", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/583133000002000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"40", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Regular Price:
    $5.49 - $15.99
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE WITH BACKSTAGE PASS
  • Starting At:
    $549
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

You can earn up to 128 points.
& FREE SHIPPING on everything

See All Tama Percussion Mounts
OVERVIEW

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.


Call of click to order today!

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
TamaQuick-Set Cymbal Mate
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Functional (22)
  • Good quality (20)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (10)

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.

VS

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!

Reviewed by 43 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Work fine on both 6mm and 8mm stems!!!

By mark5211

from Houston, Texas

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

      Hey, these work fine on both 6mm and 8mm stems. I'm still partial to the Vater slicknut because it's bigger and it includes a top felt. But the Vater definitely does not fit a 6mm stem and it cost more (about double). The TAMA brand is smaller than expected, they're cheap in the 4 pack and they work just fine. Only time will tell how they hold up. TAMA has more plastic in them than the Vater which may affect durability. The TAMA would probably break if you stepped on it on a hard surface floor whereas the Vaters *might* survive. This is total speculation. I haven't tested this. Anyway, they both get the job done and I'm quite happy to not be threading nuts on my cymbal stands anymore.

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

       
      4.0

      Great addition

      By Tim

      from Rogersville, TN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

        Always use caution w/ new stuff, works good on most cymbals. Popped off my china boy too many times, not using it there anymore.

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Would Buy Again!

        By Dhruva

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

        Awesome purchase, makes load-in and load-out fast and quick.

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        3.0

        Don't Rock Too Much

        By Bucky

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        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.

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        G'day mate!

        By Kyle

        from undisclosed

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

        One of the greatest inventions evah! Fast cymbal change over while doing gigs, screw those screws!

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Great product !

        By Silverback

        from Felton, Delaware

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        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 !

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          Love these things

          By Ezekiel06

          from Laurel, MD

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          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.

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              Forget twiddling thumbscrews. These are far better.

              By Bruce the K

              from Davis, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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!

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again.

                By Bob

                from Aston, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                    Excellent

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                     
                    4.0

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

                    By Bill

                    from Bevil Oaks, Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    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.

                      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      Ship To: US Flag
                      You are changing the Ship-To country.

                      Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.