Cutting Cymbal Felts in half?

retrosonic

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Hey Guys.

Ok, so heres a really dumb question. I have these expensive White Cymbal felts that I really like the looks of. BUT, they are really thick, and they are too thick for my cymbal stands... can barely get the wing nut on.

Is there a way to cut these in half to half the thickness? Has anyone actually done this? i mean, I've got no idea how this could be done without shredding the felt and making the one side look like crapola.

Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Retro
 

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sure get a really big kitchen knife

stick a bolt thru the center
to keep your fingers away..

and go around like you're cutting an Orange in half.
 

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Sharp carpet knife or razor blade.

I've done that before with those pads that are like stupid thick. I did one half and pried the slit open and finished it to try to get an even cut.
 

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LOL!! None needed. I found some small 6mm Gibralter screw on cymbal stand tops, and they can support the thick felts.
 
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