Very well Known Member
Silver Supporting Member
- Apr 13, 2012
- Reaction score
They are definitely not the same thing. But. They accomplish the same thing. Fast set up mainly, but also free resonance. And I will say a 4 pack of grombals saved my ass on a 5 week backlined European tour where the cymbal stands had nothing on top.I really like Grombals. Never used No Nuts, but looking at them, they aren't really the same thing. The No Nut seems to go onto the cymbal stand, whereas the Grombal stays in the centre hole of the cymbal. What's way, way better about them?
To me, the No Nuts seem unnecessarily long? I don't like all that sticking out at the top and I really don't like the red color. Looks just a little cheesy and gaudy. Maybe they could do Black as well?
I agree about the Gibraltar clutch versus the Remo. Both work well and both solve the problem of the top cymbal coming off the clutch. I put a drop of oil in with the ball bearing occasionally as it will tend to stick otherwise. I also love the floor tom feet, they absolutely increase the resonance of the drum, are inexpensive, easy to install, and look fine.I prefer the Gibraltar clutch because I feel the ball bearings are more solid and help spread the load better. It feels like a pneumatic hose connector to me whereas the Remo only has two little metal prongs, one of which broke on me after a couple years. The Gibraltar has now lasted me at least twice that long. The Remo does look more streamlined but the Gibraltar has grown on me.
I also think the Gibraltar suspension feet look nicer. I haven't done a side-by-side sound comparison with the Pearl feet but the Gibraltar feet give me a nice open floor tom.
They are long, but they are tapered. I didn't care for the red either but they have a grey one I like. The look reminds me of the way Buddy's cymbal stands used to look. I don't use wing nuts, so a little extra length can help keep the cymbal from coming off the stand. Also, since they are tapered, I put as many felts under the cymbal as needed to get it to move around the way I want it to. I have a couple of cymbals with smaller holes and I can make these work by using more felts.To me, the No Nuts seem unnecessarily long? I don't like all that sticking out at the top and I really don't like the red color. Looks just a little cheesy and gaudy. Maybe they could do Black as well?
Those things you put on sticks to spin them work great for keeping sticks in your hands when they go numb due to carpel tunnel / tennis elbow issues .
I keep a pair close by ….
Dennis Chambers uses one in his left hand I believe. You can really relax your hands with those things on your sticks ….
I’m so much not a stick spinner that I can’t even spin with them either !!!