PinchClip Cymbal Clips
By Dendy Jarrett |
— It works in a pinch —
by Dendy Jarrett
The old saying, “it works in a pinch” certainly applies to this simple and innovative product.
You’ve probably used a chip clip to hold a bag of potato chips closed, or a binder clip to hold a document together, but would you expect to hold your cymbals on your drum kit with a clip?
Wing nuts are so much fun...said no drummer, ever! No matter how careful you are, they wind up dropping to the floor and mysteriously going to the same place your missing socks go when you do laundry. Or worse, land at just the right place on your bass drum finish to leave a nice healthy ding in the most visible place.
Well, there are no more issues like this with the PinchClip. It's yet another one of those inventions that you clunk your forehead and say, “hey, why didn’t I think of this?”
So simple and lightweight, it's a single piece of laser or water cut metal with a strategic bend that allows for a natural spring to occur in the metal. You simply remove your current wing nuts (and store away for a rainy day- which hopefully never comes), pinch and slip this PinchClip over the threaded post on your cymbal stand top, and release. Done!
So easy, yet a great solid hold. So much hold that you can use them to replace the hi-hat clutch screws that hold the clutch to the underside of the hi-hat cymbals.
The clips are rubber coated (think GripDip or Plasti-Dip) on the pinch portion and are a polished metal on the part that meets the cymbals. They're available in red or black.
The best part? They take half a second to install. No more fumbling in dark clubs for wing nuts. You can put all your cymbals on and remove them in a flash.
So simple...and it works in a pinch!
Buy PinchClips at Musician's Friend
Dendy Jarrett is the Publisher and Director of Harmony Central. He has been heavily involved at the executive level in many aspects of the drum and percussion industry for over 25 years and has been a professional player since he was 16. His articles and product reviews have been featured in InTune Monthly, Gig Magazine, DRUM! and Modern Drummer Magazines.