I don't make a whole lot of crashes. It's just not a very cost effective use of my cymbalsmithing time. However, times are tough, money is tight, and everybody's gigs have been cancelled. So, I'm currently making smaller cymbals that won't break the bank. Please, purchase one. ....or more...
As opposed to my Hard Tops, I shape these by hammering only on their bottoms.
It gives more warmth to the stick, and a more buttery feel. Soft Tops.
22" Bettis Soft Top medium-thin @ 2535 grams.
Thanks for checking them out.
Some of you might remember my Nomad project where I spent 18 months making cymbals all over the United States. It was a great time.
Here's my new cymbalsmithing endeavor -- the River of No Return project.
I pack cymbal blanks and hammering gear onto my whitewater raft, and then run rapids on...
These hats are the latest in a series of fake Spizzichinos that this particular seller has been selling on eBay.
I just put together the first version of an FAQ for dudes that are just getting started in cymbalsmithing.
If any of you dudes are interested, please take a look. I would also appreciated any new questions that I haven't thought of. "Dude, why are you such a jerk?" while being a valid...
If any of you dudes want to hear how Hard Tops and Strong Edges sound in person, stop by the Brady booth Hall D #3579.
Here's what will be complimenting one of their beautiful bop sets...
Thanks for taking a look,
After almost 12 long months of paperwork, emails and prototyping , the Bettis and BBQ Siberian Bells are shipping this week to Guitar Center's largest 3 stores.
This first shipment, which may be the only shipment, contains 5 Prototype bells each to the Chicago, Manhattan and Hollywood...
Found these stamps on a pair of old, old K. Con orchestra cymbals.
Hard to imagine that there was a percussionist named Joe Fricke that had two stamps made for himself. But, maybe?
I received an e-mail from a cat in Europe asking about this Swish.
At first, I thought it was a 70's era, because the stamp looks pretty shallow.
I then noticed the irregular tonal grooves and the raw-ish area right around the top of the bell hole. That leads me to believe that she may be from...