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Old 12-13-2009, 07:15 PM
devo devo is offline
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Default inverted cymbal

I recently purchased a set that included an old Tama ride cymbal. The cymbal seems to be "inverted," flaring up instead of down. Were cymbals actually sold like this once, or was it sat on. If it's not normal, how do I spring it back to it's former state?
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:15 PM
mcjnic mcjnic is offline
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Default Re: inverted cymbal

Without pics, I could only guess that you've got a pang/swish instead of a ride.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: inverted cymbal

Tama cymbals were usually thin brass. It could really have gotten inverted.

If so....OK, now you gotta just do this with no qualms or hesitation:

Take the cymbal at 2 opposite edges, hold it firmly in your 2 hands, and pop it back into it's original shape.

It'll work no problem....99% of the time.....

The first time I saw someone do it was when I took a 1940's K. Zildjian paper-thin local merchant Sam Adato. He held it, and as I was asking him " do we go about dealing wi-"

SNAP !...

I swear ta' gawd....he had to peel me off the ceiling afterwards.....
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: inverted cymbal

I've had a few of those, I found it easier to set the cymbal on soft carpet ( to undo what has been done, bottom side up ) and gently step on the bell of the cymbal. And yes, as Jaye said, you do get a "Snap" or "Pop" when it goes back into shape.
Its better to have people think you're an idiot, than to open your mouth and prove them wrong, unless you doubt yourself then speak away....
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