Jesse Simpson Cymbals

New York City

Made in Brooklyn, NY
SINCE 2012



 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.


Currently available original cymbals made from B20 blanks:



Quick note on my YouTube channel: Click the ‘Playlist’ button in the top right corner in the YouTube player to scroll through some videos of cymbals I’ve made from scratch. 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. I can provide the weight of the cymbal in an ink stamp as well upon request. Original cymbals are also allowed to be exchanged or lightly modified within three (3) months of purchase–only the shipping and applicable cymbal size change fees are required (i.e. changing from a 20″ to a 22″).

Custom cymbals are a possibility in any size and format! Please get in touch with me to discuss possibilities for a custom cymbal. The prices for custom work follow the same guidelines as below but with a $100 non-refundable deposit. 

Price for original cymbals:


18″: $540

20″: $600

22″: $660

24″: $720

Hi Hats

14″ Hi Hat Pair: $600

15″ Hi Hat Pair: $625

16″ Hi Hat Pair: $650

All other sized cymbals follow the formula of diameter x $30. Anything listed as a half inch (i.e. 21.5) is sold as the next inch size up but denoted for specific fit in a cymbal bag.


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. I can provide ‘before’ and ‘after’ clips of the cymbal for you until you’re satisfied with the outcome.

Modification prices:

Lathing: $100 (Lathing more than 500g additional $25)
Full Rehammering: $100
Both (full modification): $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.