Light Mod

  • Great for cymbals that are “mostly” there but may have mild issues
  • Removes unpleasant frequencies and tames overtones
  • Repair any cracks and add rivets
  • Under 100 gram weight removal

Regular Mod

  • Includes benefits of Light Mod Plus:
  • Significantly lowers fundamental pitch
  • Softens the feel of the cymbal and adds washiness
  • 100-500 gram weight removal

Heavy Mod

  • Includes benefits of Regular Mod Plus:
  • Completely changes the pitch, feel, and sustain of the cymbal
  • Between 500-1000 gram weight removal

Add On Mods

  • Custom-Tailored: $75
  • Drill Mod: $35
  • Heavy Patina: $35


* These prices do not include shipping to and from the shop.

*The maximum weight cymbal we will work on is roughly around 3300 grams (about 7 lbs)

Don’t know what Mod is right for you?

Watch this video and/or drop us a message and we’ll be happy to help.

— from the owner

Timothy Roberts

“I have owned hundreds of cymbals in my time as a professional musician and craftsman, and have relentlessly pursued the “perfect cymbal”. While I’ve come to learn that the “perfect cymbal” doesn’t exist, I’ve also come to a deep understanding of what makes each cymbal unique and beautiful. They each have a unique response to the lathe and hammer. Let us know if you have that one cymbal that isn’t quite “right”, and we’ll work to make it the one cymbal that never leaves your bag.”

Reverie Owner & Craftsman

— Things to know

About Cymbal Modification



A cymbal is typically made out of a combination of metals that make up an alloy that is shaped using heat, pressure, and stress. Different cymbal materials include brass, steel, b8 bronze, and b20 bronze to name a few.

These aspects (alloy, tension, thickness, taper, and profile) combine to create the overall sound of a cymbal. Every element affects every other and that is why cymbal modifications are oftentimes necessary.

  • b20 bronze is the most common cymbal alloy for mid to high-end cymbals.
  • A cymbal makes a sound due to:
    • The tension cymbal is held in (determined, in part, by hammering/shaping)
    • The thickness of the cymbal (determined by its weight)
    • The taper (where the thickness/weight is distributed).
    • The profile (or shape) of the cymbal.


  • We simply cannot draw out any sound from any cymbal. Each finished cymbal has been worked into a pre-destined shape and tension, so there are limitations to what a Mod can accomplish.
  • We do not modify cheaper, entry level cymbals. B20 and some higher-quality B8 alloys are what we accept. If you are unsure about what your cymbal is made of or if it qualifies for a Mod, send us a pic or tell us the brand/model and we’ll let you know!
  • We do not remove more than around 1000 grams of weight, due to issues that may be pre-existing in the cymbal alloy
    The maximum weight cymbal we will modify is around 3200-3500grams (around 7lbs.)
  • Many factors determine a cymbal’s durability, but with modified and especially thinner cymbals the chance of cracking is increased when care is not taken in how the drummer plays the cymbal(s). Therefore there are no returns and no warranties. If you’re modified cymbal cracks, reach out to us about a repair.

— MOD: Cymbals Reimagined

Order Process:

  • STEP 1 Order your Mod using the “Mod Order Form”
  • STEP 2 We will be in touch to find out what you have and what you want from a modification
  • STEP 3 We send the address of the shop and you pack and ship your cymbal to us.
  • STEP 4 We receive and modify your cymbal!