Originally Posted by Pass.of.E.r.a.
Wow, you must have done some digging to find this thread.
What's up with the bell? it looks like it's been fractured several times and then re-welded...
Hopefully it sounds good!
Not fractured at all. UFIP are all centrifugal cast into their final shape from the beginning, unlike most everyone else who roll out the bronze and then press a bell into it. The top side of the Bionic ride is unlathed, similar to the old Zildjian Earth Ride. (The bottom side is micro-lathed and had a brilliant finish, just like the crashes.) What you're looking at is drip from the initial spin cast, left intact.
It sounds amazing, especially the bell.