Cymbal Lathing 1

August 6, 2008

cymbal lathing, originally uploaded by iomike.

Until recently, I never really understood the process of how sounds are made by hammering out some bronze and lathing lines. but the lathe marks work similar to how sound waves flow.

This cymbal is hand hammered, meaning that it’s lines are unique and each little mark can be effected by “chatter” or vibrations on the lathe or even the cymbalsmith’s hands.