BECKEN DEUTSCHLAND 2023 – a mini-tour

I’m heading to Germany today, with a case of wonderful Cymbal & Gong cymbals for your approval and enjoyment, and hopefully future music making.

I will show cymbals in Frankfurt on Wednesday, Berlin on Friday, Munich* on Sunday. You’ll need to contact me for exactly where and when.

* – See details below!

The best ways to reach me, Todd Bishop, in Germany are:
SMS: +1 503 380 9259
Email: todd6ishop[at]

Cymbals I will bring:

• 20 and 22″ Extra Special Janavars
• 17 and 22″ Special Janavars
• 16, 19, 20, and 22″ Holy Grails
• 14 and 16″ Wide Chinas

Listen to them on the get cymbals page— and see the ones that say GET IT IN GERMANY. All cymbals are the same price in $/€, no extra fees.

For the Berlin meet you can also reach Michael Griener:
Phone: 0163/5913357

Wednesday, Oct. 11th – 5-9pm
Wirtshaus zum Schützenhof – Kelsterbach

Appointment only! A few people are coming to play cymbals at my hotel, and anyone who wants can join me at the wirsthaus for food and drinks. Text me at +1 503 380 9259 to let me know you’re coming.

=== BERLIN ===
Friday, Oct. 13th – noon-4pm
At Michael Griener’s studio space, right next to the southern subway exit Bernauer Str. (U8). Contact me or Michael for the location.

I will be in Berlin, staying in Moabit, from the 12th-14th, if you want to play the cymbals another time.

Text me @ +1 503 380 9259 or Michael at 0163/5913357 to meet.

=== MUNICH ===
Sunday, Oct. 15th – afternoon-evening

IMPORTANT: If you’re in Munich and want a cymbal, you need to pre-purchase it, and I will meet you to give it to you. Go to Cymbalistic and see what cymbals I will bring to Germany, reserve the one you want, and contact me for payment info. Otherwise, all cymbals will remain in Berlin, or in the hands of other drummers!

1. HAUPTBAHNHOF – I can meet you at the train station in the afternoon to hand you your pre-purchased cymbal.

2. UNTERFAHRT – Einsteinstraße 42, 81675 / – I’m going to the jam session– No guarantee, but I might have a couple of cymbals. Either way, come hang out! Session begins at 20:30.

Visit me on Facebook for photos from the road. Hope to see you there!

Seattle event next week / Germany in October

There are two more big events coming up:

SEATTLE: Monday, August 28th, 7:30pm – Seattle Drum School – Georgetown
1010 S. Bailey Street, Seattle, WA. 98108 – (206) 763-9700

Drummer hang with myself, Tim Ennis of Cymbal & Gong, John Bishop of Origin Records, Steve Smith of Seattle Drum School, and a lot of other great Seattle drummers who have been asking about these cymbals. I’ll bring all the unsold/unreserved cymbals I have, and Tim will bring a few more things, so there will be a lot of cymbals to play!

Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP, or just show up!

Frankfurt  |  Berlin  |  Munich

I will only be able to bring ONE case of cymbals— about eleven 18-22″ cymbals, several of which are already sold. Order in advance to be sure of getting the one you want, especially if you’re in Munich!

FRANKFURT – Wednesday, Oct. 11th – 5-9pm
Kelsterbach – Showing cymbals, and delivering pre-ordered cymbals by appointment at my hotel, which is attached to Wirtshaus zum Schützenhof.
If you pre-order a cymbal, but cannot come to Kelsterbach on the 11th, it may be possible for me to leave your cymbal at the hotel for you to pick up between Oct. 12th-19th.

BERLIN – Friday, Oct. 13th – noon-4pm
Brunnenviertel – The main event of this visit. Meeting at friend and loyal Cymbal & Gong user Michael Griener’s rehearsal studio, close to the Bernauer Straße U-Bahn stop.

MUNICH – Sunday, Oct. 15th – late afternoon
Hauptbahnhof or nearby – Appointment only! Meet me to receive pre-ordered cymbals only— it is very unlikely there will be any unsold cymbals after the Berlin meet.

Contact us for details, and to reserve a cymbal!

Upcoming events!

We have several in-person events coming up, where you can hang out, play, and buy cymbals. Sign up for our mailing list to get updates!

Chehalis, WA – Sunday, July 30th
Alexander Park, 1101 Riverside Road West, Chehalis, WA 98532
Drum gear swap meet organized by members Last year about 15 drummers showed up with gear to sell and exchange, in all price ranges. I’ll be bringing new Cymbal & Gong cymbals, and a few personal used items. The meet runs from 11am-5pm, I will arrive in the early afternoon.

[See newer posts for updated info on Seattle and Germany events.]