|A bit about us and why we're here:
I've been a drummer
for more than 29 years. I'm a '93 drum set performance major
graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and have been on a seemingly
endless quest for the perfect cymbals. I bet you've been too!
Let me first say that I love playing drums. I love cymbals. It has been a
lifelong search for me to obtain the perfect equipment. In a small town, it's
difficult to audition cymbals - especially ones from specialty manufacturers. I
became enamored with Istanbuls many years ago when I went to music college in
Boston. These discs were amazing, but were still hard to find.
I wanted to become a dealer so that I could increase my exposure, and try out
as many as I liked. Picking and choosing as I bought and sold. Since I also
enjoy sharing what I've learned with other drummers, I thought it would be a
great idea to record sound examples as inventory came in.
By posting my stock and sounds on a website, I hope to offer to you what
was so hard for me to obtain. Each example is a recording of the
listed, not a representative sample. Since every hand made cymbal has
own voice, approaching a website in this regard is time consuming, but you as a
prospective buyer can easily dismiss or accept models with more confidence!
I focus on the highest end cymbals available, with a rather large emphasis placed on specific Turkish companies, namely Bosphorus and Istanbul Agop. I feel these are the best cymbals currently on the
market. Other pieces are also available, just not listed on the site, so give me
a shout if you're interested in anything you don't see.
CymbalsOnly is a 100% authorized dealer for all products sold within these pages (and for many more products not listed).