mainly used in jazz a sizzler makes a cymbol sound well like metalic rain, or frying metal... anywayse it sounds awsome but not alwayse wasy to find a good one... so make one out of junk...
Step 1: Materials
Drum set (ok not necessary but why else would you make this), old guitar strings(assuming your playing with a band this is easy to get), bottle caps the metal twist off kind from soda (or beer maybe?), solder, heat source (even a match will do), wire cutters... its not really that hard I promise...
Step 2: Planning
Find your ride(or crash any other wouldn't sound right) a medium ride works best(older cymbals sound mellower) the radius of the cymbal decides how long the arm(guitar string in our case) is going to be...
Step 3: Basic Assembly
Cut the largest guitar string to a few inches longer than the length the arm is going to be. Make a loop in the end of the arm and bend it so the arm will not rest on the cymbal. Make two small holes in some bottle caps to feed a guitar string throughâ¦ this is important to make then small enough so you donât warp the cap too much. Attach one cap to the loop on the end of the arm. Make a smaller string into a loop on another cap, attach this to the middle of the arm loosely for now so it hangs downâ¦
Step 4: Test
Ok now attach the end of the arm that doesnât have a loop to the bolt or top of the cymbal stand. Fine tune the bend and loops in the strings so the arm is off the cymbal and the caps are flush on the cymbal at the correct radius. Just play around till it sounds right and then melt a lil solder onto the wraps in the wire to fix it in placeâ¦
Now its time to rock out(or just jam in a major jazz/blues session)â¦ have fun!!!
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