The more experienced a player gets, the more knowledge they gain about the parts they use. That can be said for any instrument. However, any professional drummer will tell you that regardless of your playing level, you should always put plenty of time and care into maintaining your cymbals, so they can function great and look superb for many years to come.
In order for your cymbals to operate correctly and sound consistently fantastic, they need to be equipped with top manufactured parts. Through every hit of the crash, to every steady pattern on the ride, having all of your cymbals tight and secure on their stands will reduce any chances of your performance being hindered by a technical mishap. After all, when you're in the middle of playing a set, the only thing on your mind should be the performance at hand.
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Like all drum parts, the top brand names provide all kinds of carefully tested and designed cymbal parts. From sleeves and winglocks to cymbal springs, wingnuts, felt sets and more. For example, Zildjian offers 10 packs of cymbal felt. Perfect for the prevention of metal-on-metal contact, these cymbal felts fit on most stand cymbal stands. Another popular item is the Pearl DCL300P drop clutch. The vice-like gripping power of this clutch is incredible, and holds up against even the heaviest hitters. For some visually killer slick nuts, the Vater Skull slick nut is perfect for younger players. With a Molded skull design that glows in the dark, the Vater Skull slick nut also includes a quick release cymbal fastener with an anti-theft device.
Improving your technique is a lot easier when you're playing on equipment that's functioning smoothly and properly. By ensuring your cymbals are only being used with the highest quality parts, you're giving yourself the opportunity to perform at your highest level of potential. And whether you're onstage or in the garage, that's something nobody should be cheated out of experiencing.