Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CYMBALISTIC is on line

OK, it's time to go public with this sucker:

CYMBALISTIC, my new site retailing Cymbal & Gong cymbals is now on line.

In case you hadn't heard, Cymbal & Gong is a Portland company which produces limited quantities of some of the world’s finest traditional hand-crafted cymbals, created by artisan cymbal smiths in Turkey, and then beautifully patinated for a vintage look and sound. I love these cymbals, and have spent a lot of my own hard-earned money buying them so I can play them. Their Holy Grail series is well named.

The site's main features are:

• A page of specially selected new cymbals for sale, with audio. Chosen for excellent performance in real-world playing and recording, these are individual cymbals I would want to own, that I believe any player interested in this site's content would be thrilled to play.

• A quality blog of cymbal-related stuff, some new, some reprinted from this site. There's a cool feature where we listen to and analyze some classic recorded cymbal sounds, reminiscent of things we can get from Cymbal & Gong. I'm also scouring interview archives for great players' comments on cymbals.

Cymbal & Gong makes a full line of cymbals, but stock on hand can be very limited, so let me know if you're looking for a particular model, size, or sound, and I can select one specially for you. We're emphasizing personalized service here. There's no normal store front where you just place your order and go— we're handling transactions by phone and/or email, using PayPal.

There is a new shipment of cymbals arriving on October 18th, so this is an excellent time to get your requests in.

Please pay the site a visit, check out the cymbals, and sign up for our mailing list to be notified about the latest arrivals, upcoming shipments, and tour information. Also visit Cymbal & Gong's website for more info.

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