Hello ! I'm a cymbal-smith (and drummer) from Belgium (Bruges). I modify and hand-hammer existing professional cymbals from Zildjian, Sabian, Ufip, Paiste, etc. to make the sound much richer, warmer, deeper, jazzier, lighter, trashier, or whatever people ask for. I started doing this many years ago because I couldn't find the cymbalsound I wanted in the shops. Personally I like very dark cymbals with a lot of complexity. Now drummers from all over the world send me cymbals to hammer and modifiy. My main goal is to make modern cymbals to sound like the legendary handmade "Old Turkish K Zildjians", played by drummers like Tony Williams and Elvin Jones. I also hammer heavy cymbals for rockdrummers who want powerful cymbals with a richer warmer sound. I also turn cymbals with edge-cracks into smaller cymbals. I first cut them down and then I rehammer them completely. It's even possible to make a different type of cymbal with a cut down cymbal. A crash can be turned into a china or into another totally crazy and even new kind of effect-cymbal. You can find pictures and soundfiles of my custom cymbals on: http://users.telenet.be/cymbzdrumz/ You can mail me for further questions. I understand and read German but I cannot write it myself.