About

CYMBALISTIC
is an online dealer of specially selected Cymbal & Gong cymbals. Associated with the CRUISE SHIP DRUMMER! drumming blog.

CYMBAL & GONG
is a small company based in Portland, Oregon, which produces some of the world’s finest traditional cymbals, hand crafted in Turkey. Lines available through CYMBALISTIC include:

HOLY GRAIL
Holy Grail cymbals reproduce the highly sought-after qualities of prized antique instruments. Sonically and visually, each instrument is unique, while still falling into a distinctive range. The dark brown and verdigris patina on the Holy Grails not only looks great, it is integral to the cymbal; the finishing touch on their unique sound – smoky, dry, dark, and complex.

MERSEY BEAT
MerseyBeat cymbals are named for the style of early 1960s rock and pop music called “Mersey Beat,” in turn named for the River Mersey, which runs through Liverpool, England. The cymbals are closely patterned after the set of cymbals played by the most famous British Invasion drummer to hail from Liverpool. They work especially well in the studio: thin 14” hihats, and 18” right-side crash-ride and a 20” left-side crash-ride with four rivets!

LEON COLLECTION
This is a special series of crash cymbals by Cymbal & Gong’s lead smith. Super-fine lathing, bright finish, unique harmonic profile, with a very dense, lush body.

TODD BISHOP
is a jazz drummer, Origin Records recording artist, blogger, drum instructor, and visual artist living in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of the CRUISE SHIP DRUMMER! drumming blog.

CRUISE SHIP DRUMMER! 
is a leading drumming web site, helping people drum smarter since 2011.