TURKISH CYMBALS WORLDWIDE LIMITED WARRANTY POLICY
All Turkish Cymbals are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase (Please keep a copy of your original purchase receipt with your cymbal). If, after inspection by **Turkish Cymbal personel, it is determined that the cymbal failed under normal use, a replacement cymbal of the same size and series will be provided free of charge.
Cymbal Playing&Care Notes:
1.Play the right cymbal
Every cymbal no matter which it is has strength and weaknesses. If you hit a cymbal that is thinner or smaller hard to just get a bigger sound won’t work. The best way to deal with this is to hit the cymbal the way it was designed for. Don’t abuse the cymbal. If you need a louder sound, try a bigger or thicker cymbal.
2.Prepare the stand properly
Every stand has to be equipped with certain things. Here is a list of what a stand is suppose to have:
o A nylon tube that is over the center rod so the metal isn’t exposed.
o A metal support washer is needed to prevent the cymbal from sliding down. It is best to have felt tip added to the metal tip of the nylon tube so as to protect the cymbal.
3.Do not tighten it.
When you assemble the cymbal, do not tighten it down too much. The cymbal needs to be free to vibrate. Vibrations generate the sound. So make sure the cymbal is loose or you won’t get the sound you want.
4. Do not put cymbals as too much of an angle.
Cymbals need to be fairly flat to work right. They only need to be angled slightly to you. If the cymbal is angled too steep, can’t move freely enough, thereby choking off the sound.
5.Play the edge.
The best way to play cymbals is by hitting the edge of it. In other words crashing the edge with the stick. But don’t hit at the edge exactly. Hit above it slightly.
6.Play the cymbal with glancing blows.
Play the cymbal with glancing blows, angled to the side and slightly away from the vertical, about a quarter of the way between the edge and the center and allowing the drum stick to bounce off naturally, rather than forcing the stick down at the cymbal head-on. This allows the cymbal to vibrate freely and for little stress to be caused on the edge or at the center hole, thus reducing the chance of a crack.
7.Handle with care.
Handle cymbals by the edges using only your fingertips. This prevents your sweaty mitts getting all over the shiny surfaces.
8. Avoid hard floors, use a bag.
Never stand a cymbal up on its edge on a hard floor, and make sure you have a good cymbal bag for transporting and storing.
9.Do not sweat it.
Watch out! Sweat marks and hot’n’humid gigs can lead to cymbal corrosion – an unsavoury-looking greenish staining.
10. Do abrasive cleaners.
Never try to clean a cymbal with an abrasive metal cleaner or abrasive (brillo-style) pad-however tempting it may be.
11. Use washing up liquid
Instead, clean your cymbals with washing up liquid and warm water, using a soft non-abrasive cloth.
12. Follow the grooves
Scrub around the cymbal in the direction of the lathed grooves when you wash them and dry them thoroughly with a towel.
Polish your cymbals with the manufacturer recommended polish.
14.Unless you like it dirty!!!
Cleaning cymbals is not a priority for everybody – some feel cleaning affects sound and prefer them dirty.