Sending another out to Heather in Simi Valley....

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    Not the first time I've done it, but I need to get some "crash-appeal" from a 20" pre-serial 602 ride that I recently purchased. My go-to in the past has been Heather Stine out in Simi Valley, CA. She's a protégé of cymbalsmith, Matt Bettis and she's reworked a couple for me with fantastic results. I sent her a 20" Zildjian K Heavy ride (well over 2.7Kgms) that wasn't doing it for me. I had her shave it down to a slim 1871gm and pound a little more personality into it. To this day I vow this cymbal will be put in my coffin when I go. For the 602 I'm only going to have her lathe the underside down from 2407 to about 2200 - 2100 and leave the top as is. Hopefully with a little less weight, I can get a fuller more pleasing crash from it.
     
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    Cymbal customization? I like it! I knew about repairs, but I had no idea there were people who would help you fine tune a cymbal to try and get specific sound and response. That's awesome! Between this and custom sticks, it's a great time to be a drummer!
     
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    Bookmarked!
     
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    I have a 20 Sabian ride she modded.....it doesn't get played much as I have many other rides. I could be convinced to sell it.....
     
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    She's done too for me...tempted to send her an SR2 i got in a trade that's just not musical.
    She also does some patina work that's true art work.
     
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    I agree her patina work is lovely with the designs. The one I got was just a HH ride that she modded with some hammering and I think she lathed it to make it thinner.
     
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    I had Heather lathe and hammer this cymbal, a 70 's hollow ink 20" Zildjian Avedis. It weighed 2770 grams and when she was done it weighed 2050g and had this deer skull patina done from artwork I sent her.

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