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The Cymbal Guy
 by Larry Spivack

In 2012 Cymbal Guy made it to Broadway! The remote pedal version was first used in the pit of the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the Tony-Award-Winning revival of “Porgy and Bess.” It allowed Charles Descarfino, the show’s drummer/percussionist, to play the loud piatti crash at the beginning of the Overture just seconds before the xylophone solo.

Soon after it was also used in the Imperial Theatre for “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” Cymbal Guy’s crashes can be heard on both cast albums.

"How did we ever get along without The Cymbal Guy all these years? (50 in the studios for me). The Cymbal Guy is happening - a "must" for any serious working percussionist."
- Emil Richards, Hollywood Recording Legend

The Cymbal Guy creates a perfect forte cymbal crash without lifting a finger.

The device is mounted on a standard hi-hat stand and operated with the foot.

A must have for Broadway pit players and heavy metal/progressive drummers alike.

Created by percussionist Larry Spivack, Noah Hwang, and Glen Ayers

  • 2007 US patented
  • Made and manufactured in the USA out of pure steel
  • Weighs less than 5 pounds

Used in 2 Off-Broadway shows in NYC:

"Brundibar," presented at the New Victory Theatre on 42nd Street
and "King Lear," presented by the New York Shakespeare Festival at the Public Theatre.

(Hi-Hat stand and cymbals not included)


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