“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.
12/23/21 NEWS – Added two more cymbals, a 22″ medium jazz ride and a 20″ Mersey Beat— it’s been hard to keep Mersey Beats in stock, lately! In addition to the other new 22s, 20s, a 21″, and 14 and 15″ hihats. People have been buying very enthusiastically the past 2 weeks— thank you for that, and happy holidays!
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Currently available cymbals:
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ON HOLD – NEW 12/23 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail Medium Jazz Ride – 2692g – “Antony” – $480.00
Substantial medium jazz ride for those who want a powerful main axe. Good candidate for rivets. C&G medium rides in general are very agreeable cymbals, and handle well in loud or soft dynamic situations.
SOLD – NEW 12/20 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 2224g – “Rohan” – $480.00
Excellent main axe! A lighter jazz cymbal, lush accent and crash sound, with a nice available wash that does not compete with the stick sound. Pleasingly dark bell sound.
SOLD – NEW 12/20 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 2207g – “Easton” – $480.00
Another lighter 22, slightly higher sound than it’s companion Rohan— Rohan is mysterious, Easton has a little more of an edge. Both are excellent main cymbals for any jazz drummer.
SOLD – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 2267g – “Mathias” – $480.00
Holy Grail jazz rides with the squarish 50s-style “A”-type bell tend to be rather aggressive cymbals, with a few more wild harmonics— an aggressive 50s sound rather than a mellow 50s sound. Higher pitched with a lovely energetic crash sound. This is very much like my own main 22″ cymbal.
NEW 12/20 – Cymbal & Gong 21″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 2088g – “Camille”
Another great, lighter, main jazz cymbal. The 21″ is slightly tighter handling than the 22s. Higher pitched with a little bit of an edge within a basic darker jazz sound. Lighter Cymbal & Gong cymbals rarely have any problem being too washy— there’s always a good stick sound.
SOLD – NEW 12/23 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Mersey Beat Crash-Ride – 2102g – “Sadie” – $425.00
The 20″ Mersey Beat is becoming our leading all-purpose cymbal. Sadie has a special Holy Grail patina, and is an excellent example all around, with a very clean “A-like” harmonic profile.
SOLD – NEW 12/20 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Custom Crash-Ride – 1738g – “Lucilla” – $425.00
Light, bright, lively cymbal with a not-entirely-pure harmonic profile, and a quick decay. Fun to play, would bring some energy to low volume situations, or make a great dedicated crash cymbal or washy ride in full volume situations.
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.
Cymbal & Gong 20″ Janavar Crash-Ride – 1725g – “Grayson” – $425.00
The Janavar line are B20 cymbals inspired by a famous European B8 line from the 1960s. It’s one of C&G’s brighter lines, perhaps more lush than the Merseybeat line, more aggressive than the Leon Collection cymbals. This would make an excellent left side cymbal contrasting a warmer/smokier main ride. Rides well.
UPDATE: This cymbal has been given a special heavy patina with green highlights, which dries its sound considerably, while emphasizing the wilder aspects— it has an almost exotic edge. Excellent contrasting left side cymbal paired with a Holy Grail main ride!
Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 1795 grams – “Desmond” – $425.00
Jazz ride, excellent left side cymbal, can easily serve as a main ride. Higher pitched, relatively bright bell and crash sound.
Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 1810g – “Jimmy” – $425.00
Pure classic jazz cymbal, medium pitch, with the slightest funky edge- crash sound decays rather quickly.
SOLD – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 1804 grams – “Junior” – $425.00
Jazz ride, excellent left side cymbal, that can easily serve as a main ride. Like all of the best Cymbal & Gong cymbals, it’s a controllable, playable cymbal that both rides and crashes well. Similar to “Desmond”, a companion 20″ from the same run of cymbals— Junior is slightly higher pitched, slightly more complex.
Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 1713 grams – “Amos” – $425.00
Great, delicate, smoky jazz ride. Excellent left side cymbal, controllable, good crash sound.
ON HOLD – Cymbal & Gong 19″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride “Curtis” – 1628 grams – $375.00
Medium jazz ride. Great left side cymbal that’s solid enough to function as a main ride. Since the video was made, we added a row of three rivets.
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.
Cymbal & Gong 17″ Turk Medium-Thin Crash – 1137g – “Daichi” – $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. This seems to be the darker, moodier cymbal of the two new 17s.
Cymbal & Gong 17″ Holy Grail crash cymbal – 1172 grams – “Jake” – $335.00
These two new 17s Jake and Jody are quite similar. Moderately dark, with no overly wild/exotic/trashy elements. Medium-thin crashes with very pleasing, subtly different crash sounds, and both handle light riding well- they don’t ride up or splash out. Jody is the higher-pitched of the two.
Cymbal & Gong 16″ Holy Grail Medium Thin Crash – 949g – “Knox” – $310.00
Energetic little cymbal. Could work as a crash for a fairly aggressive player, or a lively ridable crash for a lighter combo setting— maybe not the cymbal for someone wanting just a fast crash for low volumes.
NEW 12/20 – Cymbal & Gong 15″ Holy Grail Hihats – 877/1086g – “Garrison” – $490.00
Solid higher pitched set of light 15s, excellent open sound, strong foot sound. Real workhorse hihats— you’ll use these on everything.
SOLD – NEW 12/20 – Cymbal & Gong 14″ Holy Grail Hihats – 786/942g – “Alicia” – $425.00
Light, high pitched for a cutting, responsive jazz sound. Robust closed sound and foot sound for other kinds of music.
Cymbal & Gong 14″ Holy Grail Hihats – 802/1005 grams – “Eugene” – $425.00
Lively, medium-pitched, light-medium weight hihats.
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