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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.

 

11/8/22 NEWS

New cymbals are in! We have 18, 20 and 22″ Special Janavars (with a heavy patina, with rivets on the 22″), and three 20″ Extra Special Janavars (with K-style hammering and lathing, one with the heavy patina). Also two 20″ A-type Holy Grail rides, and two 18″ Holy Grail crashes. And also a 22″ 11th Anniversary ride and 20″ Mersey Beat crash-ride. This is also a great time to contact us for any requests!

 

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 – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Special Janavar Crash-Ride – 2260g – “Belinda” – $480.00
Cymbalistic exlusive! Janavar series with an extra heavy patina. This one his three rivets. Easy and fun to play, great jazz/acoustic music cymbal.

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ON HOLD – NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 22″ Holy Grail 11th Anniversary Ride – 2314g – “Cecil” – $480.00
Cymbal & Gong’s Elvin Jones tribute cymbal, classic jazz sound with eight rivets. Deep sound, reminiscent of Art Blakey, or the album The Real McCoy.

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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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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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NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Extra Special Janavar Crash-Ride – 1819g – “McCoy” – $450.00
Cymbalistic exclusive! These are Janavar cymbals with traditional K-type hammering and lathing, and a patina, for a darker, more complex sound. Similar to a “K-type” Holy Grail, with a stronger bell, fuller ride sound, bigger crash. This one has a heavy patina, giving it a drier sound.

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NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Extra Special Janavar Crash-Ride – 1821g – “Spock” – $450.00
Cymbalistic exclusive! These are Janavar cymbals with traditional K-type hammering and lathing, and a patina, for a darker, more complex sound. Similar to a “K-type” Holy Grail, with a stronger bell, fuller sound, bigger crash.

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NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Extra Special Janavar Crash-Ride – 1859g – “Kirk” – $450.00
Cymbalistic exclusive! These are Janavar cymbals with traditional K-type hammering and lathing, and a patina, for a darker, more complex sound. Similar to a “K-type” Holy Grail, with a stronger bell, fuller sound, bigger crash.

UPDATE: This cymbal now has a row of three rivets installed, which finishes it beautifully. I’m playing this cymbal a bit to get a better feel for this design, and may keep it for myself!

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SOLD – NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Special Janavar Crash-Ride – 1710g – “Veronica” – $425.00
Cymbalistic exclusive! Janavar series with an extra heavy patina. Nice dry, controllable, easy to play modern jazz cymbal.

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NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Ride “A-type” – 1842g – “Mayfield” – $425.00
Cymbal & Gong’s best selling cymbal, with a 1950s-style squarish bell. Robust jazz sound, workhorse instrument, with some air and complexity in it.

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NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Mersey Beat Crash-Ride – 2250g – “Kenny” – $425.00
This all-purpose model has been very popular with some serious jazz drummers. Musical bright sound with four rivets, good on the left side, or as a main cymbal. Kenny is a little heavier than they usually come, but still handles like a nice airy lighter cymbal.

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NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 20″ Holy Grail Ride “A-type” – 1890g – “Booker” – $425.00
Cymbal & Gong’s best selling cymbal, with a 1950s-style squarish bell. Robust jazz sound, workhorse instrument, with some air and complexity in it.

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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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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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SOLD – GET IT IN GERMANY – 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. This cymbal was left in Berlin after our July Germany tour— inquire on how to get it!

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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 – GET IT IN GERMANY – 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. This cymbal was left in Berlin after our July Germany tour— inquire on how to get it!

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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 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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SOLD – NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 18″ Special Janavar Crash-Ride – 1375g – “Tatum” – $355.00
Cymbalistic exlusive! Our first 18″ Special Janavar, with the extra heavy patina. All of the Special Janavars are fun to play.

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SOLD – NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 18″ Holy Grail Crash – 1391g – “Deke” – $355.00
Medium thin crash, deep sound, great for light riding.

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NEW – 11/8/22 – Cymbal & Gong 18″ Holy Grail Crash – 1279g – “Lyle” – $355.00
Thin K-type crash, best for quick crash response, a little light for strong riding.

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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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DISCOUNTED – Cymbal & Gong 16″ Holy Grail hihats – 1008/1269g – “Sasha” – $550.00 – $415.00
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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Visit our archive of sold cymbals to hear more cymbals.

Also visit our YouTube page to compare sounds of all current and past cymbals.