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 Inspired by the independent work of drum and cymbal craftsmen from George Stone, Billy Gladstone and K Zildjian Istanbul to the more contemporary Roberto Spizzichino, Arnie Lang and Matt Bettis, Jesse Simpson opened up his custom cymbal shop to fulfill a need for different sounds.


Quick note on my YouTube channel: Click the ‘Playlist’ button in the top left or bottom right corner in the YT player to scroll through some videos of cymbals I’ve made from scratch. If it doesn’t say ‘sold’ it likely hasn’t, or was perhaps returned or exchanged and is worth inquiring if you’re interested. Hi hats are not listed in the videos because I don’t do matched pairs but there are always some in the stacks.



All original cymbals have my name engraved in the bell and have an ink stamp:
Size Weight
22 2300
22 inch cymbal
2300 grams

Price (updated 5/17)

For originals:
Diameter x 25 = price
Ex. 20″ x $25 = $500
Hi Hat Pair: same formula but subtract $100 for a pair. You can sift through and choose any combination.


In addition to making cymbals I can also modify them. Lathing and rehammering can dramatically change the sound and feel of the cymbal. The prices are:

Lathe alone: $75
Hammer alone: $75 Full rehammer: $100
Both (full mod): $125

Any finished modification left unclaimed at my shop for more than six months will go to local schools or drummers in need.


There’s nothing I love more than bringing some hardware back to life. Rethreading, drilling, extracting, you name it. Bring it by.


Unfortunately I don’t have the proper woodworking tools for edging shells, or the expertise to do so, but I have some recommendations:

If you’re in the greater NY area, I highly suggest Frank Assenza- 1 (917) 578-9010 in the Bronx or Lieven Venken- 1 (718) 216-8682 in Manhattan.
If you’re elsewhere in the USA, does excellent work and will ship securely.

Here’s a short clip showing what I do: