Talk:Cymbal making

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Several manufacturers of cymbals continue to manufacture cymbals in the tradition way among them are Zildjian, located in the USA, Sabian, located in Canada and Paiste, located in Switzerland.

lathe.Mzmadmike 06:14, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Current article reads The difference in sound is due mostly to the nature of the hammering: hand hammering is done randomly (that is not in a regular pattern) and thus the cymbal has a darker sound-even if this "random" style is dictated and executed by a computer. Symmetrical hammereing which is almost always done by a machine gives the cymbal a brighter sound. So it is random hamering versus symmetrical hammering that accounts for the major discrepancies between the sounds of various cymbals. It was added here.

I'm a bit sceptical that this is encyclopedic. It seems to me to be a guess. At best, it's either an opinion of WP:OR. Andrewa 10:00, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Ok perhaps the information regarding the randomness of the hammering may not be encyclopedic. But there aren't any published articles out there about hammering patterns and the sounds they create. Yes, a lot of information about cymbals is speculative, but if we were to wait for published sources for the information to be published here then we would have no article at all. Remember that cymbal making is a secretive industry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:43, 31 December 2008 (UTC)


"Uses many different CHEESES"? What does that mean? I thought perhaps some cymbal-making obscure terminology, but there's no further reference to 'cheeses' in the article. Dvallere (talk) 00:37, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

The article states "This lathing step could increase the weight of the cymbal by two-thirds or more," I would assume that Lathing would decrease the weight of the cymbal not increase it. You are removing metal from the cymbal not adding. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:46, 31 December 2008 (UTC)


It would be nice if this was corrected to turning with on a lathe added if absolutely required.

Those that are about to embark on a mission to make cymbals will know what [turning] means and those that do not will not know that [lath]ing is not done on a [lathe].

Idyllic press (talk) 14:48, 23 May 2017 (UTC)