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.
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??Maybe press them into a small block of styrofoam + tape?
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...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.