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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 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 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 (24)
  • Functional (21)
  • Good quality (20)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), 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.

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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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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    5.0

    G'day mate!

    By Kyle

    from undisclosed

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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

    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 !

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      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.

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          5.0

          Forget twiddling thumbscrews. These are far better.

          By Bruce

          from undisclosed

          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!

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            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

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                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.

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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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