As a drummer who's on the road almost every consecutive week of the year, the ability to change a stage over quickly and efficiently is imperative. These little guys allow for the fastest changeovers possible, especially in drum-sharing situations where you just need to get your cymbals off and get off the stage asap.
I've personally had very few problems with these brackets, and if I did it was usually someone else's fault. I wouldn't trust them 100% to hold the weight of a cymbal when carrying a stand sideways off a stage, but I've never had one fall off personally in similar situations.
It should be noted that these will not work on EVERY single cymbal stand. Some diameters are just too thin, but these are threaded and can usually be tightened down onto the ones that they do fit on.
- Amount of time saved on set up and tear down in great
- Sturdy and work on most cymbal stands
- Unfortunately not made for ALL cymbal stands
- Can slide (rarely) in some high stress situations
- Easy to lose
If you're a drummer that's frequently on the road, these are essential.