Cool! I'll be on the search!Used them forever...well, since they first came out, (maybe sometime in the 70's). The last time I bought some was about 10 years ago and I think it was Memphis Drum, but it could have been Steve Weiss or Casico.... They come in 6mm (1/4 X 20 thread) or 8mm (which is common on most modern stands).
There is nothing faster for set up / break downs and I have never had a cymbal dislodge or fly off. Easily worth the time spent on a web search.
You know if they really are that good, I don't see why they wouldn't be able to recreate something similar. It seems like something that any machine shop could do easily. Maybe their is a patent issue or something. Either way, something similar can be made.Since they are no longer in production, maybe Josh at INDe could come up with something like them - only better!
Wow those look great! Expensive but nice. They look nice and clean and have that polished look. I like it!This Billdidit company used to make something like the Maxwell but they still have these
Those 6mm ones are gold! Not made anymore. They fit the old stands before 1990 or so, either Metric or American thread. I'm lucky I have all I need. I have some 8mm ones also, as I have some newer stands.Excellent!
I found someone that has them brand new "New old stock". The problem is that they are 6mm., so I guess they won't work on my Gibraltars. Guess I'm gonna have to find somebody that has the 8mm's.
Same. I've provided backline with t-tops on the stands a number of times now and pretty sure have yet to see a drummer know how to use them. So yeah they unscrew them, sometimes drop them and almost lose them, etc. So in that way they're a hassle. In every other way they're awesome.The first time I supplied backline, I found that most drummers couldn't figure them out and wound up unscrewing them anyway.
Besides the felt issue, how did you like it? It seems like a good option for me because I want to keep my Cympad inserts top and bottom. After evaluating the Camber t tops it seems that they wouldn't work with felts on top.I had a Gibraltar stand that came with that top. The way the little “t” flips to secure the cymbal requires the use of the felt to keep it in the locked position. I don’t like felts on top of most of my cymbals, so I modified the stand to have a regular top.
If that's the case, it should be better with the Cympads. They are much firmer than standard felt. Now I have to see what I decide on. I like that Gibraltar but I can't wrap my head around paying $160 for eight of those things. That's the cost of a new cymbal! It's nuts! Lets see what I do!I think it worked fine with the felts in place. There may be some adjustments needed depending on the thickness and texture of the cympads, as it relies on pressure from the felt to keep it turned.