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Who is your favorite independent cymbalsmith?

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Hi!

 

Who's your favorite independent cymbalsmith?

 

My favorite is Roberto Spizzichino because his cymbals sound amazing.


Edited by xipa4, 22 November 2013 - 06:30 AM.

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I voted Spizz but honestly haven't owned any indy cymbals. 


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I'm voting for Matt. I have four of his cymbals (and lust after owning more). I'd love to own a Spizz someday but I think that's probably out of the question price-wise.


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I havent had the pleasure if trying any of them so i cant vote. You forgot to add craig lauritsen to the list.. another name mentioned frequently.
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Nolan. That guy's a wizard with metal, and one of the nicest folks you'd ever want to meet.

 

His triangles are some of the best I've ever run across, and his gongs-of-various-shapes are incredible. He's got a great ear and a great eye for design, and can go from completely "straight" cymbals that would fit in a variety of situations to more specialized sounds.


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All of the names listed are great cymbalsmiths. If they weren't, we wouldn't know their names in the first place.


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Every smith listed above are oustanding craftsmen/women,,,,,,,,,,,I dig them all,,,,,,,,,impossible to determine favorite,,,,,,,,


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Roberto...although I'll admit I don't like every one he made.
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I dig them all and can't won't pick. (and I only own a couple of Lauritsen's mods) One not on the list that is amazing (to me) is Ottaviano.


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Something odd going on here? As I write this there are supposed to be 16 votes all together but the total of the votes listed at this moment is 10.

I voted for Craig Lauritsen but it hasn't registered. But at the same time I'm told I have voted?

Maybe there's a big time lag on these polls.
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Don't have a favorite.. I have some great hats from Matt Nolan and Michael Paiste has also modified some stuff for me. I would love to get Bettis to make me something and get a ride from Nolan to go with the hats. I'm missing PASIC again this year which is when/where I usually see him. 

 

I think the sheer number of different cymbals now being made is staggering.


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My favorite is Roberto Spizzichino because his cymbals sound amazing.


I've never owned any of his cymbals. What are they like?
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Hi!

Who's your favorite independent cymbalsmith?

My favorite is Roberto Spizzichino because his cymbals sound amazing.

Yes , do tell about these. I have seen videos on these but never experienced one in person . Do you own one ? Can you post some pics if you do ?

Edited by RickP, 07 November 2015 - 11:33 AM.

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Easy vote for Spizz.  I had the pleasure of visiting him in Italy - twice!  I don't think I have ever met someone so totally obsessed with cymbals as he was (in a good way!).  The first indie cymbal maker.  I still use the beautiful cymbal I bought from him, every week.  He was an excellent drummer too.


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I just purchased my first Bettis cymbal and let me say that it is truly a work of art in both visual appeal and sound.  Its a 20" Med Thin hard top that was up on eBay.  I got it yesterday; Matt communicated well and went out of his way to make sure I had the cymbal before some gigs I have coming up this weekend.  The sound is amazing; beyond any Zildjian I have owned in the past.  I don't think I will get everything from him but he will certainly gain some of my business in the future.


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Obviously spizz is special, but you have to consider that nowadays his work is at least 4x more expensive than the others.

So Value on the Dollar I vote for CL and bettis
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no experience with the others, but I own a kontroversial ride from Craig Lauritsen that is quite musical and rich with tone.


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None of the people listed above are really cymbalsmiths. Making little lathing and rough hammering are not enough to make someone a cymbalsmith. The real smiths are in Turkey and they know the secret formula as well :) These people listed above are only good at taking photos with hammer in their hand, which makes me laugh all the time :)
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None of the people listed above are really cymbalsmiths. Making little lathing and rough hammering are not enough to make someone a cymbalsmith. The real smiths are in Turkey and they know the secret formula as well :) These people listed above are only good at taking photos with hammer in their hand, which makes me laugh all the time :)


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Is it possible to think a very good bread maker exporting his dough but most of people listed buy their blanks. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

There are numerous real smiths in Turkey and we dont know even their names since they are so busy in the factory not in social media.

Edited by Drummatist, 18 March 2017 - 05:21 PM.

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