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“These are all great cymbals, the best of the best by this fantastic company.

I could happily play any of them for the rest of my career.”

 

These are new cymbals for sale, specially selected by Todd Bishop— read about how Todd chooses these cymbals. In all types and weights of cymbal, we look for an excellent, defined ride sound, responsiveness to accents with the shoulder of the stick, an explosive crash, and a strong, musical bell sound. Unless otherwise stated, all cymbals are good for both riding and crashing, and handle well at all dynamics from extremely soft to very strong. And always a pleasing sound, for a range of tastes and applications.

 

9/24/22 NEWS

New cymbals coming around October 25th! Mainly we’ll be getting a number of new Special Janavars (with a heavy patina, some with rivets), and three 20″ Extra Special Janavars (with K-style hammering and lathing). And we’ll replenish generally. This is a good time to contact us for any requests.

• Visit our new Reverb store, for those of you who prefer buying that way. Reverb prices are adjusted to give free shipping in the continental US (overseas, add $50); buying through this site you pay actual shipping, or close to it. Either way, your actual cost is about the same.

 

Currently available cymbals:
Cymbals are listed by size. If you’re shopping for a set of cymbals, use the “play video in new tab” links to hear two or more cymbals at once.

About cymbals listed as ON HOLD: these are not necessarily sold— I encourage you to ask about them if you’re interested.

Contact us to request a personal special selection of a cymbal model not listed here.

Check out our archive of cymbals sold to hear more cymbals. Or visit our YouTube page for video archives of all cymbals.

 

 

Cymbal & Gong 22″ Turk Jazz Ride – 2266g – “Noguchi” – $480.00
A 22 you can use anywhere– great jazz sound in a nice controlled package. Thin Turks are easy and fun to play, and great for recording, rehearsing and lower volume situations.

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Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 2250g – “Lowell” – $480.00
This plays like a lighter 22. Pleasingly complex sound is full, but no danger of washing out. Faintest exotic edge to the crash sound.

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SOLD – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Special Janavar – 2106g – “Vivian” – $480.00 – MORE SPECIAL JANAVARS COMING SOON!

Janavar series are B20 cymbals inspired by a famous European B8 line of the 1960s.

We’ve added a heavy patina (with green highlights) which dries their sound, highlights their complexity, and looks really cool. They’re an excellent contrasting sound in a set-up with a Holy Grail. This one has three rivets added.

Outstanding jazz ride with a moderately complex brighter edge, sounding like some recordings of 50s As. Plays beautifully in a range of dynamics.

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Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail jazz ride – 2207g – “Aisha” – $480.00

One of two new “A-type” Holy Grail jazz rides; of the two, Aisha is higher, more energetic. The A-types tend to be full and rather aggressive sounding, with a raging high-mid wash— a high energy jazz sound.

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SOLD – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail jazz ride – 2287g – “Bruno” – $480.00

One of two new “A-type” Holy Grail jazz rides— Bruno is the deeper of the two. The A-types tend to be full and rather aggressive sounding, with a raging high-mid wash— a high energy jazz sound.

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Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Ride – 1837g – “Lashonda” – $425.00
Focused dark sound, excellent solid jazz ride, good as a main ride cymbal.

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Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Ride – 1840g – “Malik” – $425.00
A focused dark sound, like Lashonda, slightly more complex, deeper and lower pitched. Both are strong main ride cymbals.

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GET IT IN GERMANY – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Mersey Beat Crash-Ride – 2210g – “Felix” – $425.00
Mersey Beat 20s are lively light-medium all-purpose cymbals with four rivets, and have been very popular with some great jazz drummers. Bright-timbred cymbals sometimes sound strident, this one has a rather transparent sound that will blend well in acoustic settings. This cymbal was left in Berlin after our July Germany tour— inquire on how to get it!

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Cymbal & Gong 20″ Turk Jazz Ride – 1725g – “Seijun” – $425.00
Light Turk ride. We special order these Turks with no hammering on the bell, and no lathing at all- usually C&G’s Turks have a few mm of lathing at the edge. Responsive to crashing, with the defined stick sound you would expect, very fun to play. Lovely crash sound.

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GET IT IN GERMANY – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 1675g – “Beau” – $425.00
One of two 20″ HGs we ordered about 100g lighter than usual. Both are slightly washier than the regular jazz rides, with full body, long crash sound. The sounds are quite similar, this one is a little lower pitched. This cymbal was left in Berlin after our July Germany tour— inquire on how to get it!

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SOLD – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Special Janavar – 1727g – “Vera” – $425.00 – MORE SPECIAL JANAVARS COMING SOON! 
Compare with Grayson, our original Special Janavar. Grayson was a little wild, with a complex high sound. Casper is mellower, more focused, sounds (and looks) like it has been living in a nightclub since 1958.

Janavar series are B20 cymbals inspired by a famous European B8 line of the 1960s.

We’ve added a patina which dries its sound, highlights its complexity, and looks really cool, with green highlights. They’re an excellent contrasting sound in a set-up with a Holy Grail.

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Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail jazz ride – 1763g – “Paulette” – $425.00
Versatile jazz-weight ride that plays rather like a medium. Interesting higher pitched sound, with short decay. Good for accenting with the shoulder of the stick, not such a big crash sound.

This cymbal has a little blemish at the edge- it could be construed as damage, but it’s an artifact from the manufacturing process.

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Cymbal & Gong 20″ Turk Jazz Ride – 1651g – “Hotaru” – $425.00
We just got in stock two very light, lively Turk Jazz Rides. Lathing at the edge seems to bring in some highs missing from pure unlathed Turks. Easy to play, good crash, excellent bell sound. This cymbal seems to have a fuller body than Hideo.

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Cymbal & Gong 19″ Holy Grail Crash – 1524g – “Waylon” – $375.00
Classified as a crash, this makes a lively left side jazz cymbal. Rides well, like nearly all C&G crash cymbals.

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SOLD – Cymbal & Gong 18″ Janavar Crash – 1375g – “Martin” – $355.00 
Just a perfect, clean sounding medium-thin crash cymbal. Very appealing bright sound, when both riding and crashing. Rather controlled at the high end of its volume range.

Read what one customer said about his Janavar crash.

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Cymbal & Gong 17″ Holy Grail Crash – 1168g – “Nash” – $335.00
Dark but cutting thin crash, moderate response, good for light riding.

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SOLD – Cymbal & Gong 17″ Janavar Crash – 1164g – “Sol” – $335.00
Just a pristine light, bright crash sound. Very responsive, good for light riding if you don’t dig into too hard.

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Cymbal & Gong 17″ Turk Medium-Thin Crash – 1167g – “Itachi” – $335.00
One of two new custom Turk 17″ Medium Thin crash cymbals. Both are excellent versatile left side cymbals, ideal for recording, rehearsing, and for combo playing. They ride beautifully, with a slightly restrained crash; they don’t fully open up for a huge explosive crash. Of the two, this cymbal seems to have more highs present.

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Cymbal & Gong 16″ Holy Grail hihats – 1008/1269g – “Sasha” – $550.00
Solid 16s, light-medium weight. Good foot sound and closed sound, nice throaty open sounds. Moderately dark, higher pitched for their size— you could almost forget they’re 16″.

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Cymbal & Gong 15″ Janavar hihats – 1010/1234g – “Beck” – $490.00
Classic, straightforward light-medium hihats. Solid foot sound and closed sound, open sound is cutting but not abrasive. We always appreciate non-offensive bright sounds from cymbals. These are genuinely all-purpose hihats.

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Visit our archive of sold cymbals to hear more cymbals.

Also visit our YouTube page to compare sounds of all current and past cymbals.