Yeah exactly. Just go get some vinyl tubing at the hardware store and use that as your cymbal sleeves.-MIKE-":1yfu3wgw said:Are you talking about these? http://xrl.us/cymbalsleeves
I've noticed that some brands are very brittle.
You can get clear tubing from the hardware store that works great and it's very cheap.
Take an old sleeve to help find the right tubing. You can use a 1/4" bolt to help size the smaller sized ones (6mm), and a 5/16 for the more common larger ones (8mm).
I keep a foot or so of each diameter tubing in little trouble case that goes to every gig. Can't tell you how many house kits I've played on that were missing those sleeves. So do I mind "donating" pennies-worth of cymbal sleeves to some club's drum set in order to keep from cracking my $200 cymbal? You tell me.
That's what the Pearl sleeves are...you just pay more for them.drumur":2nhz6i2a said: