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Old 06-11-2008, 09:48 PM
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Default home-cut cymbal...

well...i was feeling creative.
I had an old Sabian B8pro that was cracked.(beyond repair..) and i wanted to make something..haha

so, i got my grinder out and got to it!

it sounds like a Z Bell or a Alu Bell.

dont make fun of me! :p..haha...its doesnt look good...but i like it because i made it...

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Old 06-11-2008, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

Nice DYI project. The scraps look pretty cool because of how they're darker toward the edges. What's CAB? Not your initials because your name is Alex. Unless that's really your middle name... elaborate.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

yah...Alexander is my middle name...

i was named after my grampa, Clifford Alexander.

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Old 06-11-2008, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

I haven't destroyed a cymbal yet, but once I do, this will be what comes out of it, great idea! (really could use some work around the edges though.)
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

Dang alex! You tore that thing up but anyway.... it could use some shaping to it but if it sounds good thats all that matters and when i crack 1 of mine.... I am defanently going to frankinstein it lol
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:46 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

oh i know its our of round and crap...but i dont care..haha...i was tired of shaping. i had bronze all over me and burned a hole in my foot from a hot piece of bronze..haha...

i think ill leave it....ill file the edges, but other than that...its done..

it was definetly a cool DIY project!

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

Interesting.....and something I never thought of.

We have a water-jet cutter out in the shop where I work, so I know where my next cracked one is going. Maybe I can sidelight and have the boys start trimming y'alls cracked pies...........
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:17 AM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

i think water would be better..cause heat kills the cymbals...and i used a grinder...so it might work better...and you can be more accurate..

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Old 06-13-2008, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

Looks are always second to sound. If you like it that way, no worries.


On the topic of how to cut a cymbal, do you think a band saw would work well? A grinder seems like an awful round-a-bout way of doing it.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:44 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

and the point of that was?
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:38 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers..._Harrison.html


http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...?t=698&page=15

Sroll down to post 507. Gavin Harrison has about 5 cymbals he's cut down to small chimes.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:40 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

why be a jerk?...i was just showing something i did...im sorry if i offended you....

if you would have read, i did it because i was feeling creative, and i had a cracked cymbal that was unusable the way it was....

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and the point of that was?
ha...that is a neat idea how he did it!...

i might have to do that if i ever cut one down agian..
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Sroll down to post 507. Gavin Harrison has about 5 cymbals he's cut down to small chimes.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

HAH nice! I'm sure you could give the scraps away to somebody who is crafty...but they might not want their hands cut off.
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:45 AM
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Default Re: home-cut cymbal...

Nice one! i took a hammer to an old hihat cymbal before and turned it into a mini china, which sounded unbeliavabley good for some strange reason haha. Its good if you can give unused/broken cymbals a new lease of life.
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