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Prepping the blank with love


Part of making a special cymbal involves treating the material with care, love and respect. before any hammering gets done on this blank, i am giving it a salt water rub with some atlantic ocean water collected from belmar beach in New jersey. this helps to remove a bit of the tin oxide, which has a tendency to fly off the surface during hammering and get inhaled, which isn't all that healthy....also, i feel like this process adds some "spirit" to the blank. afterwards, i drill out the center hole the modern standard 1/2". the blank currently weighs 2500 grams exactly, a testament to the factory who made it, because that's precisely what was ordered. they usually are not quite so exact!!

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