Welcome to Cymbalistic, the cymbal-dealing arm of the CRUISE SHIP DRUMMER! blogging enterprise, bringing you the wonderful Cymbal & Gong brand cymbals, specially hand-picked by the site author, Todd Bishop.


Cymbal & Gong is a Portland, Oregon company which produces limited quantities of some of the world’s finest traditional hand-crafted cymbals, created by artisan cymbal smiths in Turkey, and beautifully patinated.

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5/10/19 NEWS – CYMBAL DAY TODAY. We will visit Cymbal & Gong HQ to select new cymbals for the site, and for the upcoming Germany sales trip (June 4-12, Berlin/Dresden/Munich). We will mainly be looking for 20-22″ jazz rides, Leon Collection rides, hihats up to 16″, and possibly some thin crashes. Send a text message to (503)380-9259 (USA) before 2:30pm Pacific Standard Time if you have any requests!

UPDATE: We got some great 14, 15, and 16″ Holy Grail hihats— two sets of each— two 20″ Holy Grail jazz rides, 20″ Leon Collection ride. Selection videos coming soon— if you see anything you like on those, let us know, and we can probably still get them for you.