Scratched Cymbals

Drummersefton

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I keep finding small scratches on my cymbals nothing big or serious just when u spend £300 and hi hats u dont want them to be gettin scratches, how can i get rid of them?
 

screamkevin

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It's just the nature of the beast, my friend. Scratches happen. You should be able to gently buff them out using a quality cymbal polish (use whatever brand and type is proper for your cymbals.).

If you are carrying your cymbals in a soft bag, I'd suggest getting some cheap cotton t-shirts and using them to wrap each cymbal as you put them in the bag. If you're hard-casing it, then do the same thing, just cut a small hole in each t-shirt for the center post of the hard case.
 

stump

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Cymbals are going to get scratched, dinged and marked up. Just chalk it up as giving them character. Besides, it makes them sound better.
 

Scott_Hurford

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If you went and bought a new car you'd go and get some scratches and dirt on it, same goes for cymbals, your gonna get scratches on them from using them :p see my point? haha dont worry about it
 

torkid47

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The best thing to do is bring home your new cymbals and VERY CAREFULLY mount they on the wall with a custom display rack. This way they will never get scratched. On the other hand you can play them, love they & make some music. The choice is up to you.
 

dkmfan

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you are hitting the cymbols with wooden sticks what the hell do u think is going to happen to them?????
 

goatatl

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Yeah, stick marks are surely gonna happen, and if you're playing brushes on them, they'll probably get some scratches from that . too. As previously stated, just the nature of the beast; G
 

win_daddy

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I use a hard case from Zildjian and I separate each cymbal in the stack with a layer of rubbermaid drawer liner. It comes in a roll really cheap. I just cut it into squares and then cut a small hole in the center for the bolt to go thru. I have cymbals dating back to 1979 that still look good. I rarely polish anything, but they don't get scratched up too bad. Also I use nylon tips and I don't hit hard enough to break em. I've only cracked one cymbal from playing in 30 years!
 

screamkevin

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win_daddy":bd1sge12 said:
I use a hard case from Zildjian and I separate each cymbal in the stack with a layer of rubbermaid drawer liner. It comes in a roll really cheap. I just cut it into squares and then cut a small hole in the center for the bolt to go thru. I have cymbals dating back to 1979 that still look good. I rarely polish anything, but they don't get scratched up too bad. Also I use nylon tips and I don't hit hard enough to break em. I've only cracked one cymbal from playing in 30 years!
Is this the same Win_Daddy that I remember from Drumzilla's Lair???
 

craigyp

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i like it when i get scratches n stuff on my cymbals, makes them look used - i go for the old, vintage - dare i say - scruffy look for ma cymbals! :wink:

dunno how tht really helps u tho, soryy :oops:

maybe some polish can help...
 

screamkevin

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win_daddy":fxuhjlix said:
Is this the same Win_Daddy that I remember from Drumzilla's Lair???
Yes it is![/quote]

YAY!! Win_Daddy is in the house! Good to hear from you again, man! I'll have to drop into the Lair soon, I haven't been there in a while.
 
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