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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NEWS – 8/5/22

Germany tour is done! Thanks to everyone who attended and helped this happen— my wife Casey Scott, Michael Griener, Tim Ennis, Thomas Rönnefarth Percussion / Berlin, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber / Dresden, and friends Jakob Greiner, Andre Schubert, Sebastian Merk, Moritz Baumgärtner, Joshua Reinfeld, Heinrich Koebberling, and all my new friends, and everyone at the Cymbal & Gong foundry! Read the tour round up here. 

Visit our new Reverb store, for those 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. We’ll be adding more cymbals in the coming days, and posting improved photos.