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Old 02-22-2009, 11:28 AM
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Default Hi-Hat Clutch

How tight are the clutches supposed to be?
Can it damage the hi-hats?
When I play with hi-hats with loose clutch, it unscrews itself and falls apart.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

Are you speaking of the threaded piece above and below the top cymbal. How tight that is would be your preference. BUt it should not come loose. My Tama Roadpro has two threaded pieces on top. One is for locking the other in place once the adjustment is made. What brand are we talking about here. Look at this clutch. You can see the two thumb screws. One is for adjusting the distance the other keeps it there.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

I like it tight but the real question is that does it damage high hats?
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:46 PM
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If you have the felt in between it should minimize any problems, however hihats don't have plastic or rubber sleeves between the clutch and the cymbals.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:12 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

I keep mine tight but not too tight. I managed to bend one of my high hats im not sure if it was because i was hitting them to hard of it i had them clamped down to tight or a combo of both.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:42 AM
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I keep mine tight but not too tight. I managed to bend one of my high hats im not sure if it was because i was hitting them to hard of it i had them clamped down to tight or a combo of both.
Probably a combination of both.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:10 AM
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Probably a combination of both.
Lol My dad and i figured out that they were bent when i let him borrow them and he noticed that they sounded like total crap. He fixed them for me.....I think he stepped on the them to get the bend out. Haha.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:33 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

get one of these. you can keep it loose without worrying about it coming apart.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:17 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

DW makes clutches with the locking nut on the bottom too. But you can vary the tightness on the top hat too without loosening it. Very nice.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:36 AM
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If you have the felt in between it should minimize any problems, however hihats don't have plastic or rubber sleeves between the clutch and the cymbals.
Mine does. :) I cut a small piece of coax cable sheath and placed it under the top felt, sticking out about 1/8". Been beating the daylights outta my New Beats since '91 and not a trace of keyholing.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

I like my top hat about as loose as a crash cymbal. You can tighten the top and bottom parts of the clutch so they will not loosen easily.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:23 PM
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Most locking clutches are 'wack'. You need to take a key to them and who needs the hassle? Waste of time.

The Pearl models wear-out (key holed) and the locking screw can easily drop out, its even easier to cross-thread upon re-entry. Tama's nylon nut is OK, but who really wants to spend 30 seconds turning a clutch nut on/off?

The ultimate clutch IMO is the Remo 'Quick-Lock', fast with a furious hold, it never loosens. It simply cannot come lose by design.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:37 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

Well, I want mine tight.. But I just don't want to crack the hi-hats?
Will they crack if they are tight (no too tight)?
I don't want to crack my new Sabians when they come in.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:29 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

Any cymbal tightened down too far and not allowed some movement is at higher risk of cracking, hi-hat or not. Letting the cymbal give from the impact is imperative.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:33 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

Hi Hat Clutch to hold top Hi Hat Cymbal
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:34 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

i want to buy for my premier jazz.
how to buy?
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:34 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

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get one of these. you can keep it loose without worrying about it coming apart.
Pearl? It looks like you can use drum sticks to loosen the nut. Clever design.

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:22 PM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Clutch

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Most locking clutches are 'wack'. You need to take a key to them and who needs the hassle? Waste of time.

The Pearl models wear-out (key holed) and the locking screw can easily drop out, its even easier to cross-thread upon re-entry. Tama's nylon nut is OK, but who really wants to spend 30 seconds turning a clutch nut on/off?

The ultimate clutch IMO is the Remo 'Quick-Lock', fast with a furious hold, it never loosens. It simply cannot come lose by design.
Interesting. Any treads where the hat sits? I hate cheap clutches where there are threads where the hats sits (needs to be smooth) or key holing,..
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:54 PM
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Interesting. Any treads where the hat sits? I hate cheap clutches where there are threads where the hats sits (needs to be smooth) or key holing,..

No threads, which means you're not 'screwing' with the bottom nut, a quick twist and its off/on. Its a brilliant design
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