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Old 01-23-2012, 11:53 PM
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Default Gilbraltar Swing Nut - release date?

Hey guys, so I saw the video on the Gibaltar Swing Nut, and they look amazing. They make setting up so much easier, but I noticed Guitar Center doesn't have them yet.

Anyone know by any chance when they're coming out? Looks like I'll be throwing away my Tama Quick Release ones.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:07 AM
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Default Re: Gilbraltar Swing Nut - release date?

Could you pleas post a link to the vid?
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Gilbraltar Swing Nut - release date?

Are you referring to the Gibraltar Quick Release Hi Hat Clutch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLRJGeGlkos

If so, it does look interesting..
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: Gilbraltar Swing Nut - release date?

he was referring to this:




and it looks freaking amazing.. i'm definitely buying them for ALL my cymbal stands
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:59 AM
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The swing nut stands have been out for about a year. The swing nut attachement (that converts existing stands to swing nut stands) will be out this spring.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: Gilbraltar Swing Nut - release date?

I wouldn't buy it because the diameter of the part showing after your cymbal is mounted...it's too much, I always hit those things when I'm playing high up on the bell. Give me cymbal crowns any day, they're simpler and easier and there are no parts to drop or lose. Just like me.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:47 PM
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I wouldn't buy it because the diameter of the part showing after your cymbal is mounted...it's too much, I always hit those things when I'm playing high up on the bell. Give me cymbal crowns any day, they're simpler and easier and there are no parts to drop or lose. Just like me.
Yeah, I'm not sold on these things either. The spring mechanism seems dodgy to me; how do they keep it from "bouncing" when I'm playing the cymbal?

For quick cymbal mounting, I prefer the Vater Slicknut. The Pearl version is nice too, but it has an integrated sleeve, which means it might wear out and need replacing much sooner.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: Gilbraltar Swing Nut - release date?

The spring on the Swing Nut is pretty stiff, so it doesn't move when you hit a cymbal.
It works really easily, but the whole thing does look a little cheap--even though it's not going to fall apart, and would have to be really old to ever "hear" any noise from that spring.

The "swing" part of the piece is actually pretty small. Not really any bigger than the felt, but yeah, a Slicknut would take a beating better haha!

Those new attachments will probably start hitting stores in a month.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:31 PM
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For quick cymbal mounting, I prefer the Vater Slicknut. The Pearl version is nice too, but it has an integrated sleeve, which means it might wear out and need replacing much sooner.
I use the Pearl device, it's fast and easy. The integrated sleeves on mine have held up great so I wouldn't worry about it. They're cheap enough to replace every 5 years
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