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Old 01-14-2008, 06:44 AM
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Default Nylon, ABS Washers for Drums

This topic came up in the Drums category under the Gretsch v. Yamaha post, but I thought it might deserve its own thread here.

Is there a difference between nylon washers and ABS washers? Most drums come with nylon washers (usually black or white) now, except DW or Yamaha which still use metal washers.

Is there really a greater advantage in using nylon washers? Should I replace the metal washers on my Yamaha Absolute drum with Tama or Gibraltar nylon washers?

Do the Tama nylon washers fit any drum, say DW, Yamaha, Pearl, etc., etc.?

Are the Tama nylon washers available via music123 and guitarcenter the same as the Hold Tight washers found on Tama Starclassic maple and bubinga drums?

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Old 01-15-2008, 03:20 AM
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Default Re: Nylon, ABS Washers for Drums

Is there a difference between nylon washers and ABS washers? Most drums come with nylon washers (usually black or white) now, except DW or Yamaha which still use metal washers.

Is there really a greater advantage in using nylon washers?



Go with the ABS, much stronger, use the metal (stock) washers on top of them. Metal washers will eventually rip up your hoops, especially if you don't maintain with lube.

Nylon or ABS is a smoother turn, it feels better.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Nylon, ABS Washers for Drums

I bought nylon for my Crazyhorse Steambent Willie, and to me its just easier to tune since the screws turn smoother. I dod both heads but you could probably get by with just the batter head.
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