Frequently Asked Questions
Q: "Are No Nuts made from a hard plastic? Will they damage my cymbals?"
A: No Nuts Cymbal Sleeves are made from a flexible durable polymer. They protect your cymbal from the metal cymbal stand post.
Q: "Do I need felts with No Nuts?"
A: You do not need felts. The thick flexible base gently supports the cymbal. Because it is more like a stiff rubber than a hard plastic, it allows the cymbal to rest comfortably. Try No Nuts with and without felts and decide for yourself.
Q: "Do No Nuts dampen the cymbal?"
A: Nope! Unlike felts, wingnuts and locking devices, they won't dampen. They let your cymbals resonate.
Q: "Do No Nuts come in different sizes?"
A: No Nuts come in one size, which will fit most 8mm stands. The inside diameter of the sleeve is 7.9mm.
Q: "Can I use No Nuts on 6mm posts?"
A: If the 6mm post has a collar below the threading that is wider, you can push down over the collar and for a strong squeeze fit. Axis stands have smaller posts with no collar and No Nuts Cymbal Sleeves were too loose. This was an easy fix. Wrap some electrical tape (or drumstick grip tape) around the post a few times to make it thicker. Problem solved!
Q: "How do I put them on?"
A: First, remove all components on top of your cymbal stand (wingnuts, felts, sleeves, washers, etc.). Place No Nuts Cymbal Sleeve on top of post. While gripping the base, press down and twist clockwise. You might be able to press on without twisting, but sometimes it helps. Check out our Demonstration Video.
Q: "How long do No Nuts last?"
A: This will depend on how often you play and your style... but they last a long time! On my personal set (which gets used several times per week for rehearsals and 90 minute rock shows every weekend) I have had my original sleeves on for over a YEAR and haven't had to change them yet! Several customers have told me their sleeves have held up for at least a year as well and they gig constantly. The drumsets in my rehearsal studio get used between 5-12 hours every day so I tend to change those every 5-6 months.
Q: "Are No Nuts Cymbal Sleeves easy to remove?"
A: You can literally lift your whole cymbal stand with the cymbal sleeve. To remove them, grab the stand and pull up on the sleeve with a slight twisting motion. They come off with a some effort. The good thing is that they are also hard to steal!! It will be obvious from a distance if someone is trying to take them.
Q: "When should the sleeves be replaced?"
A: I recommend replacing them when they start to get thin on one side (where the cymbal rubs the most). You can also get a little more life out of the sleeves by twisting them around.
Q: "Are there times when you don't recommend using No Nuts?"
A: Of course. When cymbals are mounted at a slant more than 45', you will want to secure the cymbal with a wingnut or some other locking device.
Q: "Do you ship overseas?"
A: Yes, but the shipping costs can be prohibitive for just a few packs. We have already started to bring on international distributors. Let us know where you are located and we will quickly direct you.
Q: "Can I find these in stores?"
A: The big retailers think we are too small and are worried about our product impacting their sales from the many components it takes to mount a cymbal today. We sell it here on-line and expect to have more and more distributors, rehearsal facilities, instructors and smaller retailers pick us up over time. Please follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, or TWITTER for updates.