Jesse Simpson Cymbals
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 Johnny Craviotto, Jesse Simpson opened up his custom cymbal shop to fulfill a need for unique sounds that he couldn’t find in mainstream contemporary cymbals.
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.
PRICING AND INFORMATION
All original cymbals have my name engraved in the bell and an ink stamp of the gram weight.
Price (updated 5/19)
14″ Hi Hat Pair: $600
15″ Hi Hat Pair: $625
16″ Hi Hat Pair: $650
All larger cymbals follow the formula of diameter x $30.
In addition to making cymbals from blanks I can also modify preexisting ones. Lathing and rehammering can dramatically change the sound and feel of a cymbal.
The prices are:
Lathing: $100 (Lathing more than 500g additional $25)
Full Rehammering: $100
Both (full mod): $175
Ultimately the cost of modifications will be determined on a case by case basis. A minor modification will not necessarily follow these price guidelines.
Any finished modification left unclaimed following completion at my shop for more than three (3) months will be considered abandoned and go to local schools or drummers in need.
I can absolutely bring some old hardware back to life. Rethreading, drilling, extracting, you name it– bring it by.