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Kaleta 07-20-2012 07:39 PM

Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
I love the look of colored cymbal felts. Anyone know how to make them or where to buy them? I tryed spray paint, but that didn't work. Any ideas?

The Black Page Dude 07-20-2012 07:52 PM

Re: Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
http://www.cympad.com/

They should be at your local retailer ... or you can order them online.

Here is a little interview with the creator and what the product will do for your cymbal sound

http://www.theblackpage.net/custom-corner/cympad

eastd 05-02-2013 10:04 PM

Re: Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
This might be a little dated of a thread, but I want to add my thoughts on Cympads. For me, I pick my cymbals based on their sound and tone - especially overtones and wash. If I wanted to change that, I would have a different cymbal.

For me, the Cympads remove some of the lower frequencies and wash. This is probably a good thing for some metal mixtures and some basic low-cost packages, but I really love the cymbal sound that I get from a basic felt.

Yes, it's all subjective, but I try not to alter the color of the sound that I wanted in the first place. I think it is a cool product that might open up some of the clang from some brands I've heard and make them better.

D. Rumble 09-01-2013 06:46 AM

Re: Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
I jumped on these Cympads as soon as I saw them, hoping it would solve the age-old problem of felts not being completely flat/even and the angle of a cymbal changing when the cymbal and felt rotate. Turned out it was even worse with the Cympads. The foam is almost like memory foam. When your cymbal is angled, the pad gets compressed on the side towards which the cymbal is angled. Much more so than a felt. So then when your cymbal and the pad rotate while playing, the cymbal gets angled in all kinds of weird directions. It was pretty disastrous.
I've now figured out that DW felts are the most consistently flat and most durable.
Anyway, here's where you can get the colored felts: http://2112online.com/newstore/parts...al-stand-felts

XplosiveDrummer 09-03-2013 04:51 AM

Re: Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
Cool thread! I actually have an idea for a "color scheme" for my setup and these colored felts would be an awesome detail or accent piece! Thanks for the heads up.

Beam Me Up Scotty 09-08-2013 08:17 AM

Re: Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by D. Rumble (Post 1175934)
I jumped on these Cympads as soon as I saw them, hoping it would solve the age-old problem of felts not being completely flat/even and the angle of a cymbal changing when the cymbal and felt rotate. Turned out it was even worse with the Cympads. The foam is almost like memory foam. When your cymbal is angled, the pad gets compressed on the side towards which the cymbal is angled. Much more so than a felt. So then when your cymbal and the pad rotate while playing, the cymbal gets angled in all kinds of weird directions. It was pretty disastrous.

I've found this to be true as well. To me it also seems the cympads enable the cymbal to spin around more easily than with regular felts, and it's bloody irritating. The cympads are okay as a top "felt", but even so, I find myself preferring normal felts.

drummerfish 10-23-2013 10:06 PM

Re: Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
you can try using a airbrush to color your felts. the ink is water soluble, so once its on the felt it shouldn't transfer to the cymbal. and if it does, just use water to clean it off. but you only need to color the area that are visible.

or you might even apply the ink directly on/into the felts. it might harded up alittle once it dries, but that way it can empregnate the material.

Dhango 02-24-2014 04:59 AM

Re: Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
Excuse if I'm reviving and old thread:

Quote:

Originally Posted by D. Rumble (Post 1175934)
I jumped on these Cympads as soon as I saw them, hoping it would solve the age-old problem of felts not being completely flat/even and the angle of a cymbal changing when the cymbal and felt rotate. Turned out it was even worse with the Cympads. The foam is almost like memory foam. When your cymbal is angled, the pad gets compressed on the side towards which the cymbal is angled. Much more so than a felt. So then when your cymbal and the pad rotate while playing, the cymbal gets angled in all kinds of weird directions. It was pretty disastrous.
I've now figured out that DW felts are the most consistently flat and most durable.
Anyway, here's where you can get the colored felts: http://2112online.com/newstore/parts...al-stand-felts


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Bo Eder 02-24-2014 05:06 AM

Re: Colored Cymbal Felts?
 
I suppose this is a cool look, but can you see these colored cymbal pads from far away? I think if you wanted to color coordinate something everyone can see, you'd get colorized rubber feet for all your stands ;)


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