I am looking for some advice on how to cut down a yamaha cymbal rod. I have a medium length rod, and I want to cut it down to a small length (see pic 1). The top has a hole in it with some kind or compression pin in the hole. Is removing the top as simple as removing the pin and then pulling off the top? Or do they use some kind of glue? Is it threaded on there. Anyone that has done a teardown with some advise would be much appreciated. Now, the reason that I don't just want to cut it down from the other end is that I want to keep the finished beveled end on it. In other words, I want to do the modification so that no one would ever notice. Thanks!