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...