I just found a crack in my Istanbul Agop 21in Jazz Ride. I really hope it is fixable. Some pics below.
Also, I bought this cymbal in August of 2011, so it's hardly a year old. The thing is is that I did drill two rivet holes (which I don't even use) - I did that literally the second week of october. For that reason I doubt that Istanbul or Maxwell's Drum Shop will accept a return. However, I honestly believe that the rivet drilling did nothing to the integrity of the cymbal; the crack is a few inches above the logo and the rivets are on the opposite side.
It definitely did not break from "over-playing" - it is located just off the bell.
Please help me guys, how do I fix/go about returning it? I have to record a college audition prescreening in less than a month and just found this crack today.
Crack is about 3-4in from Istanbul logo by bell. Notice rivet holes are on the opposite side.
Ofcourse ANY repair is gonna change the cymbal sound, but TIG welding seems to be the least altering of the available repairing methods. Check out my youtube vids, I know they are recorded with an Ipod ,but you can hear the quality of the cymbals sound for the most part, though I admit they sound better in person than the Ipod records them lol.
Well, I have a 20" A Custom Ride and a 21" Sweet Ride.
I want to make one or maybe both of these into a O-zone esque type of cymbal.
I currently use these both as crashes and I don't like how bright and loud the A Custom is.
If I drilled a bunch of holes in these, which one would make the better ozone type crash Im looking for?
(Think Dave Grohl's cymbal set from Them Crooked Vultures.)
I would really, really advise against it. I did it to some old junk cymbals, which you can see here: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1043866&postcount=116
The results were OK, but not great. I'll never use those cymbals. In another thread, you were talking about a shop that has a K cymbal you were interested in getting. I think you'd be much better off seeing what you could work out with them in regards to some kind of trade.
I'm thinking the end result of drilling a bunch of holes is probably not going to result in what you're thinking it will. And if that's the case, you won't get much for them. Much better off selling or trading.