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Old 12-28-2009, 01:09 AM
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Default Cracked cymbal.

Is it true that if you drill a hole at the end of a crack in a cymbal the crack will stop spreading? Cause there's a Sabian APX crash on Ebay with a really small crack on the edge of it that I would buy if that is true. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: Cracked cymbal.

it will stop the crack but needs to be done properly but still wont sound anywhere near the same
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:22 AM
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it will stop the crack but needs to be done properly but still wont sound anywhere near the same
How different would it sound?
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:25 AM
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Default Re: Cracked cymbal.

I think I heard that but I wouldn't pay more than $30 for a cracked cymbal. If it's a thin cymbal you can also cut a V cut starting at the edge of the cymbal to remove the crack and then sand paper it down to stop the cracking. However, since it has been cracked it has a higher chance of cracking again.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:39 AM
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I think I heard that but I wouldn't pay more than $30 for a cracked cymbal. If it's a thin cymbal you can also cut a V cut starting at the edge of the cymbal to remove the crack and then sand paper it down to stop the cracking. However, since it has been cracked it has a higher chance of cracking again.
I could be wrong, but I heard that when a cymbal cracked there was a smaller chance of it cracking again.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:08 AM
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Default Re: Cracked cymbal.

If I was to play you my cymbals, you wouldn't know which one has a crack in it.
I drilled a one eighth hole right at the very end of the crack, 2 years ago. haven't had a problem since.
It's important to drill the hole just beyond the end of the crack so as to take out the invisible stress fractures and then the crack won't spread.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:56 AM
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It's important to drill the hole just beyond the end of the crack so as to take out the invisible stress fractures and then the crack won't spread.
Yes. That is very important for a successful stop-drill.
Also the crack must be going around the cymbal, direction wise. In other words, the same direction as the lathing grooves. If the crack goes across the groves, drilling it will do no good. The crack can spread in any direction even if you drill it.
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