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Old 03-16-2010, 12:32 PM
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I sent an email to the manufacturer requesting repair info. I won't be surprised if they refer me to there sales department .
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A little info:

http://www.paiste.com/e/about_alloys.php?menuid=314

http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Cymbal-alloys
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:35 PM
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Buy an extra cracked one and use strips of it as filler wire.
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Buy an extra cracked one and use strips of it as filler wire.
That is a great idea!!

I think that it might be a good idea to consider preheating them before the repair attempt and then a controlled slow cooling off period. Might help with keeping the proper temper needed for the sound quality.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:11 PM
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You might also consider silver solder instead of welding.
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What brand are they?

I think the weld will mess with the tone.
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the high end stuff is all lathe spun as far as I know.... and the work hardening during the spinning process is a lot of what gives them their unique tone and sizzle.... that work hardening is what allows them to crack when x-amount of playing hardens them past the threshold.....have tried to repair some over the years ... they repair fine but the HAZ changes the entire audio signature of the beast... makes em flat and takes the sparkle out and turns it into a THUNK...... might be able to hammer planish or bead blast to restore the temper and tone... but is it worth all the effort??
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How It's Made. cymbals.


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Well then.... forged and then spun...
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:27 AM
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From past experience the only way to salvage an 18" cymbal, that is cracked 2" from the edge, is to make it a 14" cymbal. The crack will follow all the way around the circumference and welding, brazing, etc. will take out the temper. If the crack is small drilling "Stop holes" will sometimes work for a while. If the cymbal is played hard it won't last long. Drilling holes along the crack and riveting the holes, with small brass rivets, will help the longevity but it does deaden the sound.

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