Cymbal springs other than Aquarian.

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Post Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:32 pm

Does anyone know of another "cymbal spring" set up that ISN'T Aquarian? I like them, but having some issues with them, wondering if another company has made something similar. Thanks!
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:18 pm

Dont vater do some sort of cymbal lock?
Or something like that.
I think its called a slick nut
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:04 pm

KKBDrummer wrote:Dont vater do some sort of cymbal lock?
Or something like that.
I think its called a slick nut


Yeah, but a Slick Nut is nothing like a Aquarian Cymbal Spring. The Slick Nut is just a locking wingnut, and the cymbal spring is, obs, a spring.
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:33 pm

What problem are you having with them? I have used them for years with no issues. P.O.Y!
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:36 pm

as far as I know they're patented.

are you trying to use the light-duty ones for a big heavy inverted china and bending them? that's about the only problem I could see...
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:37 pm

Mitchell? wrote:
KKBDrummer wrote:Dont vater do some sort of cymbal lock?
Or something like that.
I think its called a slick nut


Yeah, but a Slick Nut is nothing like a Aquarian Cymbal Spring. The Slick Nut is just a locking wingnut, and the cymbal spring is, obs, a spring.


Well OklahomaSlim said "something similar"
Doesn't the slick nut keep the cymbal in place?
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:40 pm

yeah, but the whole purpose of the cymbal spring is to take some of the shock out of the impact when you hit the cymbal, and slick nuts (ogod I'm immature I'm laughing as I am typing) can't do that. they are simply so you don't lose your nuts. (hahah)

no, seriously, I'm actually 38. I don't know where this crap comes from sometimes.
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:41 pm

KKBDrummer wrote:
Mitchell? wrote:
KKBDrummer wrote:Dont vater do some sort of cymbal lock?
Or something like that.
I think its called a slick nut


Yeah, but a Slick Nut is nothing like a Aquarian Cymbal Spring. The Slick Nut is just a locking wingnut, and the cymbal spring is, obs, a spring.


Well OklahomaSlim said "something similar"
Doesn't the slick nut keep the cymbal in place?


Yes. But the cymbal springs lets you clamp the china down with the nut, while still letting it bounce around with the spring.
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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:57 pm

My problem is how far down on the stem...actually how far they DONT sit down. I use DW stands, the spring goes down what....1/2" maybe 3/4". Add that with the height of a DW cymbal tilter and you have almost a foot swingin out there. I cut off a tilter and made it dedicated for spring use only, no biggie, but was curious if some other company tried to make something that does the same thing, possibly without the plastic. Ya know, maybe in a nice machined alum piece. Just asking, thanks everyone!
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:18 am

Alan_ wrote:yeah, but the whole purpose of the cymbal spring is to take some of the shock out of the impact when you hit the cymbal, and slick nuts (ogod I'm immature I'm laughing as I am typing) can't do that. they are simply so you don't lose your nuts. (hahah)

no, seriously, I'm actually 38. I don't know where this crap comes from sometimes.


Ahhh, I just read yours and Mitchells replies.
haha,
Nah I'd hate to lose my nuts.
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:40 pm

Slim I researched for a good 30 minutes and could not find another company making springs. I think probably as Alan said it is because they are patented. P.O.Y!
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:24 pm

Yes indeed I have searched long and hard myself with the same results. Thanks everyone!
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:17 pm

I use the Springs for my Wuhan china's because of the way they fir so nicely in the bell, and they dont get stiffled or screwed up by the wing nut. I had the same issue with the stand height etc. usually once you tighten that spring down on the threads the post is usually toast after that, so i just cut the cymbal post down and shortened it up a bit and then cranked the spring down on to the stand. you just have to make sure that the after you cut the post you can still fit the spring receptacle on there. The unthreaded portion of the post is a bit larger than the threaded and does not always fit nicely without modification....thank god for the Dremmel.
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:44 pm

Yeah I did the same thing. Cut all the threads off, made the hole just a tad bigger with a drill bit. Then used a file to put a flat spot on the newly cut stem, used an allen head set screw instead of the chepo screw it comes with. A little drop of red loc-tite...BINGO! Permanent application.
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