JESSE SIMPSON CYMBALS
IN BUSINESS SINCE 12/12
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.
PRICING AND INFORMATION
All original cymbals have my name engraved in the bell and have an ink stamp:
22 inch cymbal
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: $50
Hammer alone: $50 Full rehammer: $75
Both (full mod): $100
Any finished modification left at my shop for more than six months unclaimed will no longer be my responsibility to keep. They will go to local schools or drummers in need.
When sending a modification, you pay the shipping cost and specify the method you used. Once it’s shipped, send me the money for the modification plus the cost of return shipping (the same amount you paid to send to me). I’ll return it, same box, same method and it should be the same price. If it’s not vastly different, it’s on me. This saves us from doing two transactions and lets you know the full cost up front.
When purchasing an original, all shipping costs are paid by the purchaser. I’ll ship anywhere internationally with the desired insurance amount.
You have seven (7) days upon receiving the cymbal to return it for a full refund.
You have ninety (90) days from the time of purchase to exchange the cymbal for another of the same size. This gives you time to break it in and experiment with the cymbal to see how it fits in your setup.
I can also slightly modify the purchased cymbal free of charge. In all of these cases you pay shipping if applicable.
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, www.precisiondrum.com does excellent work and will ship securely.
Here’s a short clip showing what I do: