and THAT, Mr. IP is why I have no problem asking the smart kids!Have you tried leaving the bracket as is and flipping the tambourine towards you? It shouldn't stick out so much and will hide the wingnut.
As for what to do with it, try using it in conjunction with opening the hats. Like open the hats while hitting them with the stick, then hit the tambourine on the next stroke while you close the hats. Sometimes I like to use the tambourine instead of the hats too.
I can't stop laughing at myself and saying to myself: "dumbass"!
Been a long week!