Hey all...i recently cracked one of my Paiste 2002 cymbals and i hav just bought two iron cobras so im a bit skint 4 cash!!! does n e 1 no if u can mend cymbals at all??? thanks all
Trust me, that gets old quick. Buy brand new cymbals with a one or two year warranty. I am pretty sure Sabian's HHX line gets a two year warranty. They are very good at honoring the warranty as well. There really isn't much you can do with a broken cymbal. I know people say they sound weird and cool but to me when a drummer plays live with a broken cymbal it sound like they are playing with a broken cymbal.Dill X said:Since January I've cracked a ride cymbal (1.5 inch crack), a crash (two 5 or 6 inch cracks), and a splash (four .5 to 1.5 inch cracks), as well as warping the hell out of another crash.
This is all from me just beating the hell out of them I guess, so I guess I would know a bit about cracked cymbals from my experiences.
With cracked cymbals, depending on the size of the crack(s), you usually get a sizzly kind of sound. The cymbals will also become quietter and less sensitive, which is a pain for a crash or ride.
But if you can deal with that and you like the weird sounds you can get, then all the power to you.