Should I sand this? rough edge


Silver Member
the pic makes it look a little worse then it is, it is a rough edge on my hi hat, almost looks like a small dent, not really a crack. should I try sanding it?


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Platinum Member
Commonly referred to as a "flea bite"

Unless it's causing you undue stress, I wouldn't worry about it. More often than not, they're far too small to have any material impact on the sound.


Platinum Member
Probably best just to leave it. If you start sanding it, one thing will lead to another - LOL


Silver Member
I´ve had one of those in mi top hh, played for years without any problem until a crack started to develop from that spot. so now sand every nick or fleabite


Gold Member
I used 600 grit sand paper with a little water and clean up edges on a few of my cymbals. I use a little tape to mask off the areas I dont want to touch. If you find my other threads on here you can see my method. I have done this with my super expensive cymbals and ones I bought used with excellent results.