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  • Clear Rubber Playing surface

    Anyone try any "clear" or "transparent" rubber playing surfaces on their DIY cymbals? If so I am looking for a part number to at least buy a sample. I know it is rather expensive, but I may do a few at a time. I did find 1/16" transparent from mcmaster @ $30 for 12"X12".

    Right now I am using 1/8" black mouse pads which works "OK". I would rather a much more natural look.

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    I posted that I use the hart rubber on mine. Works great and looks good too. Youcan buy these from Hart directly but beware, they are expensive.
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    • #3
      I've seen your post before. I emailed hart for a price quote. (However I have 6-8 DIY cymbals - ouch). I was hoping someone would come along with a cheaper source, before I ordered them.

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      • #4
        Look in the links sticky at the top of the page...Jman uses sheets from McMasters and adheres them with special double stick tape. "The Red Stuff" I think is the name of the tape.
        chris :D

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bogiesbad View Post
          Look in the links sticky at the top of the page...Jman uses sheets from McMasters and adheres them with special double stick tape. "The Red Stuff" I think is the name of the tape.
          I think the top surface is what he is trying to deaden on this.... I haven't tried much on cymbal tops except standard Zildjian Cymbal mutes which work OK... but are black.... I also have used the same vinyl I use on cymbal bottoms on my cowbell playing surface and that works fine, but those are stuffed with foam....
          I could tell you where to stick that piezo! ;)
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          • #6
            bogies ... yes I have killer red....worked great on the cymbal bottoms. What i'm looking for is similar to hart dynamics "striking area" style rubber. There is some one Mcmaster-carr but pretty costly. (although cheaper than Hart stuff). Like I stated below it;s $30 for a 12X12" 1/16" thick sheet which I guess if cut right could cover 3-4 cymbals.

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            • #7
              It's not clear, but it is relatively inexpensive...

              Pure Gum Rubber Sheets
              Jack

              Sabre's Album

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              • #8
                Looks like the stuff Hart used to use before the new metal cymbals came out.
                RK

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                • #9
                  Thanks Sabre, that stuff might work. It almost could blend in with the cymbal.

                  In any event I can try a sheet of that Pure Gum Rubber before having to refinance my house to get clear rubber from Hart.

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                  • #10
                    I'll definately be interested to hear how it works out if you decide to try it.

                    Jack

                    Sabre's Album

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