Cleaning cymbals/repaired cymbals?

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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:07 am

Does cleaning a cymbal make it sound different? Better or worse?
How badly would the sound be effected of a repaired cymbal where they cut out a section of it to stop a crack from growing?
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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:42 pm

Joezeppi wrote:Does cleaning a cymbal make it sound different? Better or worse?
How badly would the sound be effected of a repaired cymbal where they cut out a section of it to stop a crack from growing?
Example:
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um i would think it would be brighter. because there is less of it. idk tho.
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Post Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:51 am

i have a repaired cymbal just like that and it sounds like crap.
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Post Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:39 am

it would stop the outer reaches of the cymbal (lower frequencies) communicating with the other side around the "repair." if it's only a small chunk taken out it would affect it, but whether or not it "ruins" it is up for debate. A large chunk like that or a repair job carried out poorly would adversely affect the sound, really its a risk to buy a cymbal you havent heard, but it is even a greater risk to buy a cymbal you havent heard before the damage, and you havent watched over during repair so buying a "repaired" cymbal is a hUGE risk.
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Post Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:36 pm

I had a repaired A Custom, and it was really dark. It was free though, so it's aight.
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Post Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:51 pm

bottom line..a cymbal should never look like that
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Post Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:54 pm

as far as I'm concerned, once they crack I'm done with them, except for special effects.
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Post Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:59 pm

i've made stacks out of cracked cymbals friends have given me,
but i've never even cracked a cymbal myself
i'd be plenty pissed if i did i bet
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:25 pm

shine.fm-youth wrote:bottom line..a cymbal should never look like that


lol +1

ive never cracked a cymbal either and i agree with using cracked pieces for stacks
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Post Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:16 pm

what do you mean stacks of cymbals, cracked or not? Do you mean placing two cymbals on top of one another similar to how a hi hat is set up? What would this do sound wise? Please explain I've never heard of this term.
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Post Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:35 pm

I've cracked a couple. At the time I was using marching sticks and playing grindcore in an EXTREMELY loud band.
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Post Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:01 pm

Joezeppi wrote:what do you mean stacks of cymbals, cracked or not? Do you mean placing two cymbals on top of one another similar to how a hi hat is set up? What would this do sound wise? Please explain I've never heard of this term.



ahhh like a 14" china on top of a 16" crash
or a 16" china on top of a 18" china (i use this in my set up now)
with a felt inbetween them
it makes for a really awesome sound....
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Post Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:22 pm

I think if done properly a cymbal that has been cracked and repaired will sound fine. In high school I saw a kid from a rival pep band that had 2 that had cut outs in them. One had one and the other had two areas cut out. Rather than just cutting out the small section where it was cracked they had cut larger sections in a cruved cut and then groud and posished the edges of the cuts to smooth them out. I was amazed. Both cymbals still sounded good. not incredible but good.
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Post Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:15 am

im just not a fan of chunks missing from my pies. simple as that it looks terrible
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Post Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:46 pm

as far as cleaning goes it will make a difference in sound if your cymbal is really soiled and then you clean it really good. is that difference good or bad? thats up to you. i personally do not ever clean my cymbals, and if you ever tried to clean a vintage k people would try to stab you.