The rare trade of cymbal smithing (vid)

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The rare trade of cymbal smithing (vid)

Postby Drumstruck » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:14 pm

This vid is about the talented cymbalsmith Craig Lauritsen from Adelaide - a really talented craftsman and nice guy (fwiw I play only his cymbals):

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-2 ... ng/5475202
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Re: The rare trade of cymbal smithing (vid)

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:30 pm

Very good. Thanks.
I've come across Craig before, but don't have any of his cymbals.
I have a few Steve Hubback cymbals, which are a bit more out there, weird.
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Re: The rare trade of cymbal smithing (vid)

Postby dave01.cooper » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:01 am

Wow, what a craft.

Would love to get try out a couple of his larger rides. Do you know if he solely does jazz orientated cymbals or heavier rock ones too?

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Re: The rare trade of cymbal smithing (vid)

Postby Drumstruck » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:36 pm

Craig will make pretty much anything that you request. I generally describe the diameter / weight / sonic that I'm after and he has hit the mark every time (fyi I have 20 of his cymbals and 1 pair of hats plus another 5 cymbals and 1 pair of hats on order).

Check out his website for more info:
http://www.cymbalutopia.com/www.cymbalu ... mbals.html
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