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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Functional (33)
  • Good quality (30)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (17)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (18)

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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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate

By Drums Are Forever

from Oklahoma

Comments about 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 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.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This does not work on 6mm stands

By Caution Blind Driver

from South Carolina

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Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have item.

By lifegazer

from Redford, MI

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Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

Overall, the Cymbal Mate works as advertised. I read in other reviews where other drummers has had problems with these flying off. I have not had that problem but think if you use a shorter cymbal sleeve, the Cymbal Mate would grab more thread and stay on. Even a wing nut will fly off now and then.
Goes on in a second. The easiest and fastest way to secure cymbals. A quick squeeze and it's off or on.
Seems to be sturdy enough, but it is all plastic. I worry, to a small degree, that a good swat with a drumstick could break it but, because of the small profile, odds are against a direct hit on the Cymbal Mate.
For me the Cymbal Mate has great value. I average three one-nighters a week and can appreciate the time they save me in set-up and tear downs.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Time saver

By deezycakes

from Pittsburgh

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Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

Being in a local band that plays original music and only get's 10 minutes to setup in between acts.....these things save me about 3 minutes of fiddling around and twirling wing-nuts.

So far I've been playing out with them for the past year and they havent broke, chipped, or lost functionality in any way. I'm a hard hitter too, lots of crash cymbal riding. I use a traditional style wing-nut on my ride though, just because of the weight of it and how much it flops around when I hit it. I'm sure these work just as well, but I don't want to take the chance.

The red matches my kit too, an added bonus. Great buy!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice features!

By Wraith

from Chicago

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Efficiency

Cons

  • "stealable"

Best Uses

  • Part Upgrade From Oem

Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

These are just plain great, especially if you're a player who switches around cymbals often. My single concern is that it may make it easier for a thief to grab your cymbal off the stand quickly, so consider a bit of caution when using them live or in a studio setting or where many people are around.
Also, please note these will not fit on the old-style 6mm threaded posts and can mainly (or only) be used as a substitute for the regular cymbal mates on the newer 8mm stands.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid

By E5

from Arlington, VA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Tear down is super fast

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

      I would recommend this to anyone considering getting a little something to upgrade your kit in a small, but very useful, way. Undoing the wing nuts on cymbals isn't the worst thing in the world but these pieces actually do make tear down a breeze. Looks uniform and professional too.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tama Quick-Set Cymbal Mate

      By George Gevorkyan

      from Nevada

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      Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

      It's great, if you don't like it, just buy some Vater Slick-Nuts, but I can see these holding up fine in a live setting!
      Does it's job great! Absolutely no reason to complain, holds the cymbal in place, does not move around unless you spin it by hand.
      Not surprised by it's quality seeing that is made by Tama. Absolutely top-notch.
      Fairly cheap, even though it came with my Roadpro stands so I can't say I was ripped-off.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      you can't hit hard

      By wax darts drummer

      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!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          quick set-perfect for sore hands

          By rusty

          from trenton NJ

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          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Does not work with 6mm

            By High5Drummer

            from Danville,IL

            Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            If you have 6mm stands these will pop right off. I'm sure they would be awesome with 8mm stands. They seem like they would pop off pretty easy if your a hard hitter though. Just double check your stand size befor ordering.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Forget wing nuts

            By Ben-u32ZU

            from Inverness, Fl

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            Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            I bought one of these and a Vater Slick Nut to compare and the Tama cymbal mate won out for me. Its cheap, strong and I can still pick the felt I want to use with it. The Vater may last longer as its metal and the Tama is some kind of plastic but Ive had no problems with it. Anyone who says it wont stay on the stand isnt using it on an 8mm stand. Great idea Tama!

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Time saver

            By john raymond

            from Los Angeles, CA

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            Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            I feel these will work out fine...
            I am alittle concerned if they will last, but time will tell. So far so good, worth a try !!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Idea Tama.

            By Conman13

            from Sycamore, IL

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            Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

            I had bought a Tama MCA63EN Cymbal Attachment for my splash and this came with it instead of the plastic T-nut. I like it. It makes adjusting how loose you want the cymbal pretty easy. I haven't used it in a gig yet, but from just messing around it's pretty sturdy. I just might order a few more of these to kill set-up and tear down times.

             
            5.0

            Set up and break down just got quicker....

            By Drummin for Peanuts

            from Dayton Ohio

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts

              Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

              Easy to use.... saves time!

               
              5.0

              Works Great!

              By Dr6

              from NWA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

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                  Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                  Works Great!

                   
                  5.0

                  good product

                  By Rod

                  from Pompano Beach FL

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                    all the time

                     
                    4.0

                    For gigging, these beat the Vaters hands down.

                    By Rob, the mostly mighty

                    from Grand Rapids, Mi

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                        I ordered a set of the Vaters first, and they work okay. They are also probably less likely to slip the thread if you like beating the *restricted profanity* out of your cymbals, but I haven't have a problem with either, on that front. Vaters also have the felt built in, but even though they provide replacements, they all tear off, eventually. Also, the Vaters only go so far down the post. They were okay for most of my cymbals, after loosening up the springs with the (included) allen wrench. But not my china. Unusable.

                        These are simpler and better. They need a separate felt ring, but the Vaters do too, eventually. The spring tension on the threads is neither as strong, nor adjustable, but they stay put. Never had an issue with them popping up a thread.

                         
                        5.0

                        Saves time, stays adjusted better than a wingnut. Cool.

                        By Mickey

                        from Las Vegas

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

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                            Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                            Not a life-changer, obviously, but a convenient idea, well executed.

                             
                            5.0

                            Highly Recommended!!!

                            By bpddesign

                            from York, Pa

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                              Easy to use. Makes the process of putting cymbals up or tearing cymbals down super quick!

                               
                              5.0

                              Love These!!

                              By sourcefor

                              from Florida

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about TAMA Quick-Set Cymbal Mate:

                                These things make my setup and breakdown so much faster! You wouldn't think so, but it just makes cymbal setup and breakdown much more convenient. I cannot believe I didn't think of this sooner! Highly recommended. The only thing negative I would say is that when you stack cymbals, sometimes they pop off other wise they work great!

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