May 23, 2022 5:10 pm

At the top of the cymbal stand, you’ll see what’s called the cymbal tilter. The tilter may or may not be in a folded up position when you first go to set it up. You’ll know it’s in the folded up position if you’re looking at it and you can’t picture a cymbal being attached to it. In this case, simply unscrew the hand screw that you’ll find on the side of the tilter just enough so you can move the tilter up and down. Put the tilter in a more or less horizontal position, and use the same hand screw to tighten it in place. When the tilter is in its upright position, you should see either a metal wing nut or a plastic sleeve, two felts, and a metal disc, all stacked up on each other on the tilter.

To put the cymbal on the stand, unscrew the wing nut or sleeve ail the way and put it aside (but not too far aside because you’re going to need it again in a second). Next, take one of the two felts off the tilter and place the cymbal right side up on the stand on top of the remaining felt. Then, take the first felt and put it on top of the cymbal. Now, take the wing nut or sleeve and screw it on top of the tilter. When screwing down the wing nut on top of the cymbal stand, be careful not to screw it down so tightly that the cymbal barely moves when it’s on the stand. You want the cymbal to have as much movement on the stand as it can without failing off.

If you put the death grip on the wing nut, you run the risk of breaking your cymbals by not allowing them free motion when they’re being played. Now that the crash cymbal is on its stand, you can put it n your setup. As a general rule, most drum kits have only one set of hi hat cymbals and one ride cymbal, but they can have any number of crash cymbals. For example, my setup has three different crash cymbals in various places. if you have only one crash cymbal at this time, the best place to put it would be between the hi hats and the first tom.

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