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Bronze Pie Available Cymbals

Sensitive 18" Crash pair
$694.00 ( g)
10" Hand Splash
$174.00 ( g)

A splash for hand percussionist that desire a full sounding splash without the use of a drumstick.

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Absolute 10" Splash
$174.00 (270 g)

Some cool information about this cymbal.

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Absolute 14" HiHats Thin Top-Heavy Bottom
$524.00 (940/1514 g)

Thin top, Heavy bottom. Priced as a set.

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Absolute 14" HiHats Med.Top-Heavy Bot.
$524.00 (1215/1514 g)

Medium top with Heavy Bottom. Priced as a set.

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Absolute 14" HiHats Thin Top-Med. Bottom
$524.00 (823/1215 g)

Warm chick, mellow sounding hats. Sold as a set.

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Absolute HIHATS Thin Top/Thin Bottom
$524.00 (823/940 g)

Thin top and bottom hats, crisp but semi dry

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Absolute HiHats Set
$566.00 (850/1450 g)

Absolute HiHats Thin top/Heavy bottom. Pair

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Absolute HiHat Set
$566.00 (850/1150 g)

All purpose Hats softer sounding and smooth

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Absolute HiHats Med. top/Heavy bottom
$566.00 (1150/1450 g)

Nice Hats for lower volume for those that like the feel and sound of thicker hats. Set

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Absolute 16" Crash Med. Thin
$301.00 (977 g)

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Absolute 16" Crash Med.
$301.00 (1050 g)

Absolute crash

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Absolute 17" Crash Med.
$326.00 (1218 g)

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Absolute 17 Crash Med. Thin
$326.00 (1145 g)

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Absolute 18" Heavy Crash
$350.00 (1713 g)

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Absolute 18" Crash Med. Thin
$350.00 (1284 g)

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Absolute 18"Crash Med.
$350.00 (1400 g)

Something about this cymbal

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Absolute 18" China
$350.00 (1250 g)

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Absolute 19" Crash Med.
$385.00 (1656 g)

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Absolute 20" Med Ride
$420.00 (2400 g)

Semi Dry, Warm wash and good bell

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Absolute 20" Ride Med. Thin
$419.00 ( g)

Semi Dry, Clean with warm wash and good bell

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Absolute 22" Ride Med. Heavy
$516.00 (3150 g)

Soft ping ride with strong bell, medium sustain.

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Absolute 22" Ride Med Thin
$516.00 (2300 g)
Absolute 22" Ride Med.
$516.32 (2923 g)

Semi dry, strong bell, good stick and ping.

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Abosolute 8" Splash
$157.00 (160 g)

Nice cymbal it really rocks!

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Absolute 8" Splash, Low Bell
$157.00 (159 g)

Lower bell profile, more sustain

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Brilliant 10"Splash
$174.00 (270 g)

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Brilliant 14" HiHats Med. Top-Heavy Bottom
$524.00 (1118/1315 g)

Medium top, heavy bottom. Priced per set.

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Brilliant 14" HiHats Thin Top-Heavy Bottom
$524.00 (850 g)

Thin top, heavy bottom. Priced per set.

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Brilliant 14" HiHats Thin Top-Med. Bottom
$524.00 (810/1118 g)

Thin top, medium bottom. Price for set.

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Brilliant 16" Med Crash
$301.00 (1200 g)

Medium Crash

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Brilliant 16" Crash Med. Thin
$301.00 (1050 g)

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Brilliant 17" Crash Med.
$326.00 (1435 g)

Shimmering crash, long sustain

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Brilliant 17" Crash Med. Thin
$326.00 (1280 g)

Shimmering crash with long sustain

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Brilliant 18" Crash Med. Thin
$350.00 (1424 g)

Bright shimmering crash with long sustain

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Brilliant 18" Crash Med.
$350.00 (1650 g)

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Brilliant 19" Crash Med.
$385.00 (1887 g)

Shimmering crash, long sustain.

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Brilliant 19" Med. Thin Crash
$385.00 (1750 g)

Generous wash with a sparkling crash. Also a nice very smaller sized bright sounding ride.

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20" Brilliant Ride Med. Thin
$419.00 (2150 g)

20" Ride with a sweet sparkling Ping and crash-able too! Never harsh just sweet! Great projection.

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20" Brilliant Ride, Heavy
$419.00 (2800 g)

PING! clean and sweet. Incredable bell and projection without being piercing.

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Brilliant 20" Med Ride
$420.00 (2450 g)

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Brilliant 22" Ride Med.
$517.00 (2900 g)

Bright clean ping, strong bell.

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22" Brilliant Ride, Med. Heavy
$516.00 (3150 g)

Sweet sounding Ping ride, not harsh and very clean. Crystaline!

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Brilliant 8" Splash/Low
$157.00 (165 g)

8" Splash with Lower Bell Profile

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Brilliant 8" Splash
$157.00 (160 g)

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Byrne 14" Vintage Series HiHats
$450.00 ( g)

These hats have a great "chup" and a very unique sound in the top hat when crashed or splashed by the foot. The strong profile adds some interior volume to the hats when closed, thus the strong chup sound. I'd recommend them to jazz players that want a pronounced sound when for footwork when keeping time. Sounds great in other circumstances but the "chick and chup" are these hats' strong point. Relatively quiet, easy to control and suits small combo playing.

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Byrne 18" Vintage Series
$375.00 ( g)

My personal favorite, rides like a bigger cymbal, fast crash decay, and great stick over a balanced wash. Could be a crash/ride for sure, but it's ride sound makes me keep it grouped with the rides.

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SOLD Byrne 20" Vintage series Ride
$425.00 ( g)

Perfect for Jazz as a main ride or left side ride. Solid stick over a warm pad.

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Byrne 20" Half Turk
$425.00 ( g)

Half Turk meaning the top is un-lathed and the bottom is fully lathed. Dry, dark and organic with a really prevalent stick and a fast decay. Not murky with overtones that sometimes comes with the Turk style. No stink eye from band mates.

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Byrne 20" 1/4 Turk Ride
$475.00 ( g)

Partially lathed top and fully lathed bottom, semi dry, fast decay and strong stick over a pleasingly complex and organic wash.

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Byrne 22" Swish Knocker
$525.00 ( g)

Smaller flanged edge for more riding surface, better articulation and more balanced crashes. This one has two removable aluminum rivets for a touch of dryness and a bit of sizzle.

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22" Vintage Series
$475.00 ( g)

A great choice for Jazz obviously, a strong stick sound over a warm wash.

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Koide Prototype
$372.00 (2094 g)

Trashy Crash Ride

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20" Stainless Steel Flat Ride
$185.00 ( g)

Hand hammered Flat Ride full of Funky. Unique ride sound with an ultra fast decay on the crash. Jazz like on the ride sound, techno on the crash. Check out the Stack combo with Stainless Steel China for more whack percussive possibilities. More usable than you would have ever imagined. This cymbal is made to order.

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20" Stainless Steel China
$185.00 ( g)

Noise making capabilities are unlimited with this S. Steel piece. Not quite as loud as bronze but plenty loud none the less. Think trash can lid but much better. In conduction with the Stainless Flat Ride, you get four sonic options in stack sounds. Check out the sound file for the stack combo.

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Stainless Flat Ride/China Stack
$325.00 ( g)

Four funky sounds plus two individually. Just listen to the sound file. No need to go on here with descriptions.

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21" Jazz Ride Semi Turk
$753.00 (2293 g)

Unlathed Top. Drier wash, Complex tone and good stick

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Jazz Ride Semi Turk
$753.00 (2335 g)

Awesome Jazz Ride

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Artisan Cymbals 13 Hats w/flanged edge
$425.00 ( g)

These Hats are fast like 13's are know to be but have a few twist added. The edges are flanged flat in profile giving a great sizzle and capable of sounding slushy without giving up responsiveness. Jazz yes, Rock yes, Funk yes! Great set of hats. Top cymbal has a slight over hang over the bottom hat, 1/16 FYI. Nothing to worry about.

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Artisan Cymbals 20" Mini Bell Jazz Ride
$400.00 ( g)

Very Dry and super stick and articulation but by no means too dry. Very fast recovery time, much like a Flat Ride but with better crash and volume. Awesome for low volume gigs where you want to lean into your ride pattern without getting the band fired at a Cafe' gig. It's not necessarily quiet, it's just dry enough to sound like a quieter cymbal, very controllable. Think stick and shoulder crash.

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SOLD Artisan Cymbals 22" Partially Lathed Jazz Ride
$475.00 ( g)

A very well balanced ride that's semi dry but keeps one foot in the Trad. cymbal style. Great stick and fast recovery time (decay after crash) for a 22". Great Jazz ride across the board.

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Artisan Cymbals 26" FX Ride
$525.00 ( g)

Due to the beastly size, I'm calling this a ride, but its really an FX crash/ride from Hades. It's dry(ish) but there's a good amount of wash...compared to a 20" cymbal LOL. Thunder sheet like crash that honestly, you'll just have to refer to the sound file. Un-lathed, lightly hammered to give it some shape. RAW!!!!

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20" Modified Tyrko Ride
$225.00 ( g)

The trashiest loudest crash in town, or a TW ride at 11. Definitely a jazz ride but loud, or a bitchin' loud 22' crash. All in how you play it. Not for the faint hearted or unskilled. Totally usable in the right hands. Overhammered to give a gentle curve from its original flat profile and many extra hammer blows to bring out the stiffness and give trash. You go ahead and laugh now but....you've been warned. Very ugly and your band mates will notice in every way, might even get you fired. I hesitate to sell this precious beast.

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Modified Zildjian Hi Hats
$275.00 (903/968 g)

Top Hat was lathed to reduces weight and is slightly smaller than the bottom hat by 1/8" all around. Nice sounding has with a smooth sound and chick, great jazz hats. Previously owned by Billy Williams Jr., autographed. Check him out on YouTube.

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18" Vintage 60's A Zildjian Modified
$265.00 (1640 g)

Modified 60's Ziljian A with 3 rivet holes (one copper rivet currently). A bit more complex than a typical A, more integrated bell. Nice left side ride and responsive with brushes. Over hammered but not re lathed.

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60's Vintage A Zildjian 18" Crash Ride
$225.00 (1698 g)

Classic A Crash Ride

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18" Vintage A Zildjian Crash
$225.00 (1359 g)

Vintage 60's 18" A, Classic sound, Nice Left Side Ride or Crash

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18" Zildjian Custom Flat Top Ride
$285.00 (1606 g)

Crystal clean sparkle, no longer made, semi vintage ride. Great for low volume gigs.

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19" Istanbul Turk Jazz Ride
$225.00 (1678 g)

19" Istanbul Turk Jazz Ride. Very dry, dark and crash-able with great stick definition. Great for small venues that require low volumes.

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Vintage 60's 20" Ride
$175.00 (3317 g)

You know the sound. Nice solid ping and a tad dark. Not so crashable at this weight but a great ride for rock and pop. Slight keyhole but no cracks or issues.

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Zildjian EAK 20" Ride
$425.00 (2156 g)

Rare! Classic Zildjian EAK Crash Ride 80's Vintage. Hard to find and this one is sweet. The weight is wonderful as a Jazz ride.

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Zildjian Dark Thin Ride Rareties Series
$375.00 (2620 g)

A unique 22" Zildjian ride that has a sweet wash that is extremely controllable, lower volume, awesome stick definition, slightly dark. Very crash-able. Think piano trio.

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Vintage Zildjian A Ride
$195.00 (3321 g)

Classic Vintage Zildjian Ride from the 60's.

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22" Vintage A Zildjian
$275.00 (2485 g)

Perfect weigh for Jazz and Blues. Very slight keyhole, no cracks no issues.

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Istanbul 24" Jazz Ride SE
$475.00 (2873 g)

Incredible Cymbal, Like 2 cymbals in one. Wonderful shoulder crash, not that loud of a cymbal. Luscious wash and strong stick. Has a special area that has a drier sound than the rest of the playing area, hence the two cymbals in one comment. A beauty.

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10J Hi Hats, Thin Top, Med. Bot. Sold as a set.
$524.00 (840/1108 g)

10 J Hi Hats, Warm vintage vibe, great all around Hats.

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10J 15"HHats pair
Coming Soon... (1050/1250 g)

Hi Hats that are perfect for Jazz and pop/rock warm and moderately complex, a bit vintage.

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10J Crash Ride
Coming Soon... (1500 g)

Excellent left side crash ride for Jazz and rock. Very versatile. A personal favorite of mine.

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10J series 20" ride
$419.00 ( g)

An excellent all around choice for Jazz to Pop. A little dark and complex but bright enough to project without loosing the stick on top.

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10-J 22" Ride
$516.00 ( g)

A very versatile series that is suitable for Jazz to Pop. A little dark, a little complex, wide tonal range and great projection. Responsive bow and strong bell.

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703 series 14" jazz Hi Hats
$812.00 (800/1100 g)

Everything you want from traditional Jazz style hats.

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703 15" HiHat set
$880.00 (850/1250 g)

Warm and great "chick" and "stick", expressive and dynamic.

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703 Series 19" Jazz Crash Ride
Coming Soon... (1650 g)

A Jazz ride that is a perfect crash ride size and sound, lower pitched but with enough tension to be explosive when crashed.

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703 20" Jazz Ride
$685.00 (1860 g)

Full complex wash, strong stick, explosive crash

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703 20"Jazz Ride
$685.00 (1905 g)

Warm wash, explosive crash, good stick.

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20"Jazz Ride
$685.00 (1886 g)

Warm complex wash, good stick, explosive crash

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703 Series Jazz Flat Ride
Coming Soon... (1800 g)

Superb stick over a warm pad and fast crash decay.

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Jazz Ride 21"
$753.00 (2034 g)

Warm complex wash, Good stick, explosive crash

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703 22" Jazz Ride
$829.00 (2293 g)

Full wash, Nice stick and Crash

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About Bronze Pie

My search for the perfect Jazz ride is what ultimately lead to the creation of Bronze Pie. Years ago, I spent many hours lurking around on Cymbalholic.com reading post by and about cymbalsmiths such as Craig Laurenston, Robert Spizzichino, Matt Bettis, Mike Skiba and Matt Nolan, I was trying to learn as much as possible about what was involved in making superb cymbals. That site was wonderful, between the knowledgeable players, enthusiast and cymbalsmiths it was pure inspiration to me. I set out on modifying cymbals, for better and worse, some down right tortured in the quest for fundamental cymbal knowledge. Then to hammering some stainless steel because it's so readily available. Yeah, I wanted an old Zildjian K, but couldn't justify the cost. Next up was a cymbal made by Robert Spizzichino, then he passed away RIP, so that put his cymbals out of reach. I do admit to cymbal snobbery here. Acquiring those two cymbals were what kept me up at night, and admittedly overlooking the wonderful cymbals being made by todays best cymbalsmiths. I eventually purchased two wonderful Matt Bettis cymbals and that cured my obsession for a handmade cymbal for a while...the term cymbalholic will resonate with those that have the condition. The horizon just moved further away.

Of late there is a sort of renaissance in Turkish style hand hammered cymbals, and at first they were great, some remain so, but now many new Turkish brands have come to be and in my opinion, some are falling short of once higher standards due to a getting price point product on the market and playing into the hype of handmade cymbals. It's inevitable and fulfills a need in the cymbal market. A gateway cymbal to better instruments so to speak. There are super sweet cymbals coming from Turkey today by a few top companies that are making superb instruments. Drummers are desiring the complex and individually unique sounds that only hand hammering by craftsmen can create. With a bit of experience, it's not hard to hammer out a cymbal blank into a playable cymbal, but to make a truly great cymbal can be an allusive endeavor. The learning curve is huge. The major brands have put the traditional process of cymbal making to the side and moved on to faster and more predictable methods of making cymbals. From the prospective of a large company, I can understand the motivation to drop making cymbals by hand to meet market demand. Hand hammering and lathing is an art form that takes years to master and it's slow when done with intention, skill and focused attention to creating the desired sound characteristics. Training craftspeople is another major obstacle. Many fine cymbals are made using the latest in automated production methods. In some instances it's the only way some cymbals can be produced just by the nature of the design or alloy. Sometimes it's a combination of both methods. Just because there was a hammer and a person swinging it doesn't equate to a superior instrument. It's the knowledge and experience of the craftsperson that matters.

As we know, old K's are difficult to find and the price...Yike's! A good vintage K ride is going to set you back $2000.00 so is a Spizzichino cymbal. I doubt I'll splurge to that degree anytime soon. I have no problem with paying a premium for a hand crafted cymbal and have purchased a few, to me these cymbals are works of art. I will eventually come around to owning cymbals made by the above mentioned cymbalsmiths given time and circumstance. This is where Toshio Koide entered my life through wonderfully good luck.

My wife is from Osaka Japan, and we make trips to visit her family time to time and when I'm there, I like to visit music stores and marvel at the prices for vintage American music gear. While in a drum shop in Tokyo, I was checking out old K's, and Spizz's and I noticed a cymbal made by a Japanese company. I asked my wife to translate the tag and she said "this company is only a few blocks from my home". When we returned to Osaka, I got on a bike and was off to find this cymbal company. I found it but it was closed for a holiday. I circled it like a shark in hopes of seeing somebody, since most family businesses are on the first floor and residences on the above floors there was a chance I'd catch somebody but no luck. I returned home and sent an email to request a meeting. That was five years ago. Since then I've visited his shop every trip and developed a relationship with Mr. Koide. He has kindly given me time to visit, purchase cymbals, learn about his cymbal making process, and even be involved with making his cymbals. With every visit to his company I would express how much I wanted see his cymbals offered in the USA. On one particular visit I met a fellow, Haru Yashida, who was also a cymbal enthusiast and a buyer for a large music store in Japan. He also had the same desire to bring Koide cymbals stateside. We felt that we should make this become a reality, so we teamed up and moved forward with that idea. We were very excited about the prospect of bringing Koide Cymbals to market in the USA. Finally, we have been able to join together and make this dream manifest. Until now Koide cymbals have not been available stateside. We are proud to be able to offer these wonderful instruments to musicians in the USA.

Koide cymbals are unique. His process for manufacturing them is not bound entirely by tradition. Toshio Koide is the second generation of a family owned metal fabrication company, which also manufactured copper timpani kettles as one of their products. Mr. Koide uses his own alloys developed from experience, testing and research to create cymbals that have sounds on either side of what is considered the mainstay as well as cymbals that harken to Turkish tradition and current modern cymbals styles. His alloys are patented and produced in a high tech foundry to his specs, and the blanks are produced in his factory for all the cymbals Koide Cymbal Co. produces. Each cymbal series is made by an individually unique processes to bring about distinctly different sounds. How they are shaped, alloys used, hammering patterns, lathing, over-hammering and quality control are all combined to bring about cymbals that are stand alone instruments. This is a low volume studio with three employees that are dedicated giving each cymbal the time needed to meet the specifications of each cymbal made. I've watched these artisans make cymbals with amazing skill and attention. No cymbal is pushed through the process, each cymbal has to meet certain specs and the quality is superb. It's my desire to help you find the cymbal you're searching for in a Koide cymbal. Please contact me if you have any questions or request.

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PASIC 20019

Bronze Pie will be featuring Koide Cymbals from Japan at the Indianapolis 2019 PASIC show November 14th-16th, booth 1312.  Pease come see what new products Koide is offering.  Also featured will be cymbals from two other top notch Cymbalsmith's,  Ray Byrne of Byrne Cymbals and Philippe Gauthier Bourdeau of PGB Artisian Cymbals.  Between these three fine instrument makers, we should be able to find a unique one of a kind cymbal to suit your musical needs.  

Koide At NAMM 2019

Koide will be making its debut in the US at the summer NAMM show in Nashville on July 18th-20th.  If you are all about cymbals and happen to be going to the show, drop by booth 1559 and see our latest offerings.  We'll have a wide range of styles and sizes to check out. 

 Keep an eye out for other lines of Koide cymbals to become available in the near future.  Currently were are focusing on the Absolute, Brilliant, 10J and 703 series.  There are a couple other series that will eventually make their way stateside as we pull this thing together.  Stay tuned. Join the mailing list.  Get the skinny on the latest!