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Thinnest brown-black finish for bronze cymbals?




I want to finish my drum cymbals dark black but am worried it will change the sound. I believe they are made of a bronze alloy so anodizing wouldn't work. What's the thinnest coating I can test on one of these cymbals?

Nick Haas
Hobbyist - Los Angeles, California, USA
June 9, 2008



liver of sulfur [on eBay or Amazon affil links] should make them dark brown to black, Nick, and it will be very thin. It probably won't change the sound as long as your eyes are closed. But dark brown-black cymbals are not going to have the timbre and ring of bright brass cymbals if your eyes are open.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
June 11, 2008




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