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#780186 - 05/14/05 10:24 PM CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
deathdrummer Offline
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Registered: 05/11/05
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I never had it happen yet but i think it really sounds like crap when it happens...
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#780187 - 06/10/05 01:13 PM Re: CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
I & I mjrn Offline
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Registered: 11/14/02
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I&I dunno, Mon...I kin'a like it. I put in a rivet & get tha' sssssizzle.

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#780188 - 06/13/05 04:54 PM Re: CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
deathdrummer Offline
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ha! \:D
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#780189 - 06/16/05 07:23 AM Re: CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
MK1 Offline
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Registered: 05/26/05
Posts: 20
Loc: London
i use my cracked cymbals for practice and rehearsals thus extending the life of my new ones!!
so cracked cymbals do have a valid use

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#780190 - 06/16/05 03:46 PM Re: CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
ihategarybettman Offline
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Registered: 11/18/03
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
They usually sound fine at first, but it does suck to watch a friend die as the crack spreads.

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#780191 - 06/16/05 03:57 PM Re: CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
deathdrummer Offline
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You both are very right, they do (as said by MK1) have a valid use, and they don't sound bad... at first. so there are many different opinions for cracked cymbals \:\)

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#780192 - 06/25/05 07:16 AM Re: CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
totemspock Offline
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Registered: 10/04/02
Posts: 183
Loc: Sweden
I had a cracked ride-cymbal once that did not sound good. I took a saw and just "sawed the crack away" (donīt know how to put it). I think it sounds ok now!

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#780193 - 06/25/05 07:29 AM Re: CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
miroslav Offline
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Registered: 05/23/00
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Loc: NY Hudson Valley, USA
I'm not a drummer...

But if you drill a small hole at the end of the crack...it will not travel any further.

(I have a nice studio kit...just picked up another bunch of Zildjian's for it, on eBay.)
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#780194 - 06/25/05 12:46 PM Re: CRACKED CYMBALS SUCK...
joeq Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 141
drilling holes or cutting out the crack will usually work- for a while. Eventually a cracked cymbal will die.

Long Island Drum Center is one store that accepts used or cracked cymbals for trade in. I think the story is that the cymbal manufacturers can melt them down again and that the high silver content means the metal has some real value.

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