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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.

 

6/26/22 NEWS

We’re in Germany THIS WEEK— if you’re nearby, come play many of the cymbals below at:

Berlin – Wednesday, June 29 – THOMAS RÖNNEFARTH PERCUSSION
Quitzowstraße 52, 10559 – 1-5pm

Dresden – Thursday, June 30 – Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber
Wettiner Pl. 13, 01067 – percussion department – 11am-1pm

 

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.

 

 

NEW/USED – 5/31/22 – Cymbal & Gong 24″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 2697g – “Vishal” – $340.00
Light “A-type” jazz ride, with lots of spread and a huge, deep crash sound, yet with good stick definition. Excellent condition, was used briefly for a tour by an endorser.

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NEW – 4/17/22 – 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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ON HOLD – NEW – 3/31/22 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 2336g – “Calpurnia” – $480.00
Moderate weight jazz cymbal, handles similar to Lowell, but seems to have more power.

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NEW – 3/31/22 – 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 – NEW – 3/31/22 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Turk Jazz Ride – 2134g – “Masashi” – $480.00
Light Turk ride, great deep 60s sound in a tight Turk package. 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.

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ON HOLD – NEW – 3/11/22 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Special Janavar – 2106g – “Vivian” – $480.00

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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NEW – 3/11/22 – 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 – NEW – 3/11/22 – 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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NEW – 3/11/22 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail jazz ride – 2293g – “Jasper” – $480.00

Solid “K-type” Holy Grail jazz ride, good main cymbal, slightly at the heavier end of normal “jazz ride” range. Crash response is rather slow, crash sound is low and moody rather than bright and splashy. Handles great for all normal uses.

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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.

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SOLD – 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.

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NEW – 4/17/22 – 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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NEW – 4/17/22 – 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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NEW – 4/17/22 – 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.

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SOLD – NEW – FACTORY SECOND – 4/17/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Turk Jazz Ride – 1719g – “Tetsu” – DISCOUNT $335.00
In the sweet spot for thin Turks, with a lovely crash sound that is restrained in volume, without sounding choked.

This cymbal has a small factory defect— a couple of little waves along the edge, mainly only detectible by touch. Probably from being gripped with tongs too strongly. For that you get a great cymbal at a steep discount.

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ON HOLD – NEW – 3/31/22 – 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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SOLD – NEW – 3/31/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Jazz Ride – 1662g – “Clifford” – $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 higher pitched.

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ON HOLD – NEW – 3/31/22 – 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.

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NEW – 3/11/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Special Janavar – 1727g – “Vera” – $425.00
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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NEW – 3/11/22 – 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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SOLD – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Special 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!

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SOLD – 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.

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SOLD – NEW/USED – 5/31/22 – Cymbal & Gong 19″ Holy Grail Crash Ride – 1610g – “Geraldine” – $225.00
Great, controlled, all purpose cymbal. Rides well, without being too heavy; crash sound decays quickly. Great ride, crash, and bell sounds. Very likable cymbal, easy to play.

Used in excellent condition; was used briefly for a tour by an endorser.

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ON HOLD – NEW – 4/17/22 – Cymbal & Gong 19″ Special Janavar Crash-Ride – 1569g – “Lev” – $375.00
Special Janavar with light patina, and two rivets installed. Rather splashy high sound, excellent left side cymbal.

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SOLD – NEW – 3/31/22 – Cymbal & Gong 19″ Janavar Crash/Ride – 1487g – “Roxana” – $375.00
Excellent, straightforward all-purpose bright cymbal— possibly more crash than ride.

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NEW – 3/31/22 – 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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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.

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NEW – 4/17/22 – Cymbal & Gong 18″ Turk Crash – 1406g – “Junko” – $355.00

Very agreeable little cymbal. Nicely responsive as a dry crash, sounds and handles great as a crash-ride, or even as a main ride.

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SOLD – NEW – 3/31/22 – Cymbal & Gong 18″ Turk Crash – 1376g – “Moto” – $355.00
Thin or medium thin crash, that handles great as a ride. Beautiful, irregular finish. Thin Turks are always fun to play!

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SOLD – NEW – 3/11/22 – 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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NEW – 3/31/22 – 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 – NEW – 3/31/22 – 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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SOLD – 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.

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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.

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SOLD – NEW – 4/17/22 – Cymbal & Gong 16″ Holy Grail Chinese – “Brigitte” – $310.00
Cymbal & Gong’s Chinese cymbals are very thin, and notable for having all of the high-energy sound we want from this type of cymbal, without being obnoxious. They handle well at all dynamic levels, and balance well with the other cymbals. This one has a straightforward high sound.

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NEW – 3/11/22 – 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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NEW – 3/11/22 – 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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Cymbal & Gong 14″ Holy Grail Hihats – 802/1005 grams – “Eugene” – $425.00
Lively, medium-pitched, light-medium weight 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.