I’m Joe Nardi… I’m a drummer and the inventor of the NARDI NUT. This is a piece that fits on the top of the cymbal stand and eliminates the need for wing nuts, felts and washer plates.
I started playing drums at the age of 14 and, right from the start, was amazed at how many pieces it took to set up cymbals on their stands.
After decades of playing and setting up cymbals, I decided there had to be a better way.
So, a few years ago, I designed a nut that stays on the cymbal stand and eliminates all other hardware.
I wanted the design to be a single piece of hardware, made out of high-grade rubber, so it would last. I also wanted it to eliminate the need for all the traditional parts that come with the cymbal stand.
In 2010 I came up with the NARDI NUT. I tested the prototype and found, much to my surprise, it did more than eliminate all the cymbal stand parts… by removing the cymbal felts, the cymbal was allowed to breathe and sound so much cleaner. NARDI NUTS actually brought back the brilliance the cymbal manufacturer intended.
The next step was to use the NARDI NUTS to make sure they would work and last.
I’ve been using the same set of NARDI NUTS for 5 years and now, to give you an idea of what that means… I have practiced, rehearsed or performed 2 hours per day, 5 days per week for the last 5 years, using the same set of NARDI NUTS and they are as good as new!
To date, I have sold over one thousand NARDI NUTS.
Get yours too… and become a Nardi Drummer!
All the best…