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- Sep 6, 2006
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Anyone file out an edge crack? What did you use? Drill bit (grinder) or by hand?
Yes, indeed -- and I do like rivets. But, the opinion regarding drilling a hole at the end of a crack is divided. I'm more prone to filing it out since it's only about 1/4"Drill end of crack decide if worth it going further.
Sometimes that's far enough.
You now have a Rivet option hole. : )
and that's all it is. Every cymbal I've drilled to stop a crack has held up for 45 years and counting (on Zildjian B20 and Paiste 602. Diameter of drill bit hole -arrests and stops all cracking- if you have good eyes 99.99% of the time imethe opinion regarding drilling a hole at the end of a crack is divided.
1st a short one .5" is on an old K 18. I did, see how this old K is same thickness bell hole to edgeSo, it's just a hole at the end of the crack
Just arrived. 50s block stamp, amazing. It does have a noticeable rattle. It is such a small crack too about 1/4 inch So I will take your advice. Thanks.If you 'think' you hear any rattle and it's a cymbal you want not to have a rattle in. The Little 16 old K I don't mind it's a trashy little junk yard honey; the 18 Old K I had to have it clean, no extraneous/ rattle.
The Paiste came to me "V" 'ed (I didn't do it) but he missed the end of of crack and I had to add a hole to kill the crack he missed.
The old Avedis is a hi hat bottom, and whatever noise it makes doesn't interfere.
So if it rattles audibly while playing, and is pertinent, widen the crack.