Cymbal Branches

…boys will tire out and grow weary, and young men will stumble and fall, but those hoping in Jehovah will regain power. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; They will walk and not tire out…

Yup, back to the Biblical Quotes again. The one above means that one needs something extra to help get through stuff. Some call religion a crutch, but for those needing it, why not? Would you deny a man with a broken leg a crutch? No, of course not. As long as one adheres to this…

…stop judging that you may not be judged...

…all is well. Now, how easy is that to comply with, d’you think? Therein lies the problem…

Here’s some dirty Branches 

Like all these bits of kit, the chromed tubes felt gritty and rough to move. So, no option but to dismantle, clean and polish as usual. A completely dismantled branch… 

Lots of dismantled branches… 

Air drying all the small parts… 

I polished all the tubes. When I came to assembly, I noticed that the sacrificial cymbal protectors were worn away. Those are bits of plastic tube which go on here… 

…and stop the cymbal centre hole being damaged. I decided to make some new ones out of electrical cable. Mark the finished length… 

   

Add a bit for processing… 

 

Cut the outer sheath… 

 

Pull out the wires…. 

 

Trim to finished length… 

 

Screw on to the Twig 

 

Screw off the Twig, put on the washer this time, screw back onto the Twig… 

 

First one finished, with the felt washer in place… 

 

All five done… 

 

Branch reassembly was easy… 

  

This is the Hi Hat top cymbal holder… 

It needs a protector too, but is too thick to use the cable, so I thought I’d use one of these… 

These are the feet from the legs of the 16 inch Floor Tom. All were damaged and couldn’t be used for their intended purpose, so I cut one and it fitted nicely… 

Pointless though, because the cymbal wouldn’t fit over it; the cymbal centre hole was too narrow. Fed up by this time, I took it off and made do with some gaffa tape… 

 

One final stand to do, then I can explain what this is… 

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