How to transport a riveted cymbal?

Sprice

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I've always had split rivets in cymbals that I could take out when putting them in my bag but now I have one with rivets I can't remove. I was curious if anyone had any hacks on transporting them without scratching anything else up.
 

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scissor cut a center hole in small kitchen bath towels;

grab unused hi hat clutch

big cym (rightside up) goes down first on upside down (pointing up) spare hi hat clutch )
Towel.
then next biggest,
another towel.
Repeat.
till the end (hi hat top or splash even) . Felt and wingnut your clutch. Snug not tight.

Pick all 6 or 7 (or 5 or 4) up at once and lower into cymbal bag
(bag already loaded with bottom towel extra padding)
 

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Maybe press them into a small block of styrofoam + tape?
If it's only few rivets, something like that might be the ticket. I have been wondering about this as well, not only for transporting, but for storing as well. Some kind of cap for the rivet bottom, maybe a kind of putty??
 

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I put the riveted cymbal in and the others on top. This way the rivet round parts nest into the bottom of the cymbal above it and won't scratch it.
 

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I sandwich the riveted cymbal between 2 old drum heads with the collar cut off. You can also put the riveted cymbal in last so only one side needs coverage.
 

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I sandwich the riveted cymbal between 2 old drum heads with the collar cut off. You can also put the riveted cymbal in last so only one side needs coverage.
Some cymbal bags have fancy dividers, but this is a great no-cost idea. Now, I have few old 22" bd heads around, they're all still in use...
 

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I have an Ahead Armor cymbal bag with fleece dividers. I put my cymbals in the bag in order of biggest to smallest... with the exception of my 20" ride that has rivets. I put that one in last (on top), and the rivets hang over the edge of the smaller cymbals immediately beneath them... plus the fleece dividers are in between the rivets and the next cymbal too. Transported them this way many times and never a scratch.
 

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I just put a piece of painters tape over the top and bottom. Haven’t had any issues with it scratching the other cymbals yet
 


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