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Old 02-26-2009, 11:02 PM
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Default Wing nuts are from HELL!

Is anyone else out there sick and tired of having your wing nuts sliding down your priceless cymbals, wacking the lacquer off of your bass drum, then (when gigging) either having it get lost and having to replace it, or spending every spare moment on your knees, cursing and 'praying' you'll find it!? It rattles, it comes loose when you want it tighter, or stays tight when you're expecting it to work it's way loose, it's never helped, but I can't play without it! MERCY!!!

I need to find some sort of replacement product or list thereof!

Does anyone share in the frustration? DO you have a story? Let me know!!! Let's start a 'Wing nuts are from HELL' "club"?
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

While gigging why not just take them off. You have to remove them to breakdown anyway.
One thing that helps that I bought by accident is longer plastic inserts. They stick up further on the thread and allow me to tighten the wing nut down without clamping the cymbal down too tight.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

some of my wing nuts got lost when i moved into a new house so i picked up a few of the vater slick nuts and i don't find myself having the problems of loosening while playing or anything like that.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:49 AM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

I use the plastic round type of cymbal locks. They are great! Their round shape lessons the chance of dropping them and searching for them on the floor. I use the Tama ones. They are soft and light weight. I haven't dropped one yet. I switched to them a few months ago.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:18 AM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

I use cymbal crowns, they don't take up the space of slick nuts, plus faster setup and breakdown. They are the bomb.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:41 AM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

Sounds interesting!

Does the crown ever rattle while playing? Does it keep the cymbal from falling off if you turn the stand on its side?
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:29 AM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

C'mon now-us Red Wings fans are not that bad.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

If you have a good Sonor hook-up these black dealio's with the wide elastic rubber work great: http://www.sonor.com/pbas/Sonor_FE/s...nk-n_katid=820 ,they replace the wing nut. Squeeze 'em to pop 'em on....squeeze 'em to take 'em off.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

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While gigging why not just take them off. You have to remove them to breakdown anyway.
One thing that helps that I bought by accident is longer plastic inserts. They stick up further on the thread and allow me to tighten the wing nut down without clamping the cymbal down too tight.

second that. I use gibraltar flanged cymbal sleeves and just tighten the wingnut all the way down. They never work themselves off and i even thread my cymbals fro the top on one of my rack tiers.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...eve?sku=446501
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:26 PM
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Sounds interesting!

Does the crown ever rattle while playing? Does it keep the cymbal from falling off if you turn the stand on its side?
Cymbal crowns keep the cymbals on the stand upside down. You have to squeeze the cymbal crown to get the cymbal to slide over it, when you stop squeezing it, it springs back just enough to keep the cymbals on. No more threading, just pop the cymbals on, pop em off
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:08 PM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

I am going to slick nuts, much faster and no spinning and dropping.


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Old 03-25-2009, 10:02 PM
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I am going to slick nuts, much faster and no spinning and dropping.
Slicknuts are great. I use them on my set for all six mounted cymbals. Once you get them adjusted, they work beautifully.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

I find the slick nuts too big, but they beat wing nuts
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:27 PM
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While gigging why not just take them off. You have to remove them to breakdown anyway.
One thing that helps that I bought by accident is longer plastic inserts. They stick up further on the thread and allow me to tighten the wing nut down without clamping the cymbal down too tight.
Well if you take them off, your cymbals might fly off.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

This is the Pearl solution

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: Wing nuts are from HELL!

go to ebay......type in Cymbal Crown......start buying....

I used them and the vater ones before i got DW HW the cymbal crowns are great ..
heres a link....
http://cgi.ebay.com/CYMBAL-CROWN-2PK...QQcmdZViewItem
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