Order Cymbal Repair for Drummers
Cymbal Repair | $79.95*
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How to Order
Carefully box up your cracked cymbal and ship it to
CymbalRepair.com c/o Reid Signs, Inc.
3916 15th Place W
Seattle, WA 98119
We will repair it, and carefully re-package it in YOUR original packing material. Standard shipping insurance only covers up to $100, so if you desire more, call us to arrange a special delivery. We will return your cymbal to you via FedEx or UPS regular ground, we will give you your tracking number. Any loss/damage claims are handled between you and the shipper.
What Others Say About Cymbal Repair for Drummers (scroll for comments)
“I can honestly say one of my cymbals that I still use truly sounds better after the repair and another got 10 more shows out of it after your fix. It really works.” — Michael Alex | Micheal Alex Drums
“Reid repaired two crash cymbals that had pretty large cracks in them. I had thought about getting rid of them but I couldn’t just trash them so I kept them and Im glad I did. Reid Signs was able to cut out the broken areas and smoothe them out so the tonal grooves still ring. I’m very pleased with the results, they both sound as good as new and now I have two sets of crash cymbals. I would recommend CymbalRepair.com to any drummer who has cracked or broken cymbals. Hey, these folks know what they’re doing and it’s much better than having to purchase new ones.
Thanks Reid! — Robert Gutierrez | F-Holes
“I gave REID 10 cymbals that I thought were going to be wall-art in my drum studio. After they repaired them, they went back into action and are sounding as good as ever. I have suddenly tripled my playable inventory.” — Kevtone | Camper Van Beethoven
See How It Works
Important Note: We DO NOT return the cymbal to its original condition. What we do is cut damaged
areas out of cymbals with careful analysis and CNC precision cutting. This gets your broken metal off of your wall and back onto your kit.
Each repair presents its own unique set of parameters that dictate the type of cut & amount of material that needs to be removed, so the end result is uniquely different each & every time.
However, “different” is the key word, so you must be prepared to accept a change in sound, tone, and decay compared to the original unbroken cymbal. Discovering this “new” sound may be just the one you’ve been searching for. We’ve had lots of musicians tell us that it’s not better or worse, just different. It’s important to realize that this is a destructive method of repair with no guarantee you will like the outcome. However, having a useless, cracked cymbal is even worse. Many Seattle, Northwest, and touring drummers have had us cut their cymbals and none have been disappointed (so far!).
With over 40,000 views on our YouTube video, this remains the unequivocal choice for repair.
Different types of cracks require different shapes of cutting
Right after cutting
Can I dictate how the cymbal is cut or get a “proof” first?
No. In order for us to make this as economical as possible, we cannot go through a series of lengthy back & forth emails & phone conversations to make this happen. You simply need to trust that we’ve done this many times before and are competent enough that we’ll make the correct decisions. Remember, we’re taking something broken and making it usable again.
Do you guarantee the work?
No. We make sure the damaged area in the cymbal is removed, but in no way do we guarantee that the cymbal won’t continue to crack or that the sound quality is what you expected.
Can I give you the cymbal in person? Or do I have to ship it to you?
You can give it to us in person if it is easier for you, but you would also need to come get it when we’re done. The price is the same though…we don’t have a way to remove shipping costs from the order.
How can you provide this service at such a low cost?
It costs US pretty close to what we’re charging for this service, so the only way we can make this work is if we eliminate as much customer contact as possible and try to automate the process. Ideally, we are trying to receive the cymbal, cut it, return it, with no additional steps. That’s why we can’t get into giving you proofs, or discussing details, or inviting you to watch the process, give you photos, etc. Of course if time permits, we are happy to do any or all of those things and often do. We are human beings, musicians, drummers, and members of this planet just like you.
What if I have a lot of cymbals? Can I call you to discuss?
Of course! Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org will land directly on my desk and I’d be happy to discuss an order involving multiple cymbals. Please note that there is no volume discount though. Each cymbal is its’ own process every time, so we can’t capture any efficiency in doing one or 100. Every one is an individual job. If you are in the Seattle area and want to visit our facility prior to a large order, we’d be happy to accommodate (by appointment only please).
Why can’t I just cut them myself with tin snips or some other tool?
Our cutting method insures that there absolutely no “stress risers” after cutting. Stress risers are microscopic tears and breaks in the edge that you can’t see, but they are left behind when metal is sheared or cut with slow speed equipment. Fatigue cracks always start at stress risers, so removing such defects increases the fatigue strength. Another factor is the shape of the cut. With our process, we can produce graceful cuts with perfect precision. This is what allows us to work with the tonal grooves so that we can keep as much of the original tone as possible. Heat is another factor. We control heat during the process so that the temperature of the cymbal never changes during the cutting process. This makes it impossible for the cymbal to ever know we cut it. Our cutting process leaves a perfectly polished edge that is no different than the factory edge when it was new. Tin snips actually tear metal…not cut it. That is why there are no chips or metal dust left behind when using tin snips. It is impossible to cut a tight, graceful, uniform curve with tin snips. This is exactly what you don’t want to do to your cymbal unless it is headed for the recycle bin.
If you’ve basically considered your favorite cracked cymbal a loss and are willing to take the risk in seeing whether or not our service will get it back in use versus buying a new one, then this is the way to go. No question. Plus, we have an actual drum testing facility right behind our CNC machine so that we can insure the integrity of your cymbal repair!
In-House testing station!
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Cymbal Repair | $79.95*