Cympad optimizes your cymbal sound

Cympad is an incredible, affordable and easy to use system for optimizing the sound and performance of virtually all cymbal sizes, types and brands. Cympad is specially designed and made from premium-grade cellular foam to simply and effectively protect your cymbals and control your sound. When using Cympad the traditional felts are replaced. Available in an eleven popular sizes and recommended for any drumming style or situation.

A sound investment

Cympad’s exclusive design enhances and controls cymbal sound. Isolates cymbal vibration from the cymbal stand, reduces both volume and unwanted overtones and moderates sustain and increases articulation.

Small size, big difference

Available in incremental sizes, Cympad is versatile and adjustable — providing a spectrum of dampening effects (from open to optimum) without tape, gum or adhesive pads in a wide range of rehearsal, recording and performance applications.

Foam is better than felt

Cympad foam cymbal washers have been carefully developed to outperform and outlast conventional felt washers while offering drummers a host of

  * Conforms to cymbal shape and size
  * Extends cymbal life and prevents breakage
  * Increases articulation
  * Increases comfort and reduces hand fatigue
  * Outlasts standard felt washers

More and more of the today’s top professional drummers rely on Cympad. So, if you want your cymbals to perform at their peak, just remember that behind every great sounding cymbal there’s a Cympad.


The Cympad Moderator (50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100mm) with dampening effect is always mounted at the bottom side of the cymbal cup.
The Cympad Optimizers (40mm and Hi-Hat) are used like a traditional cymbal washer.


While working with various sound engineers on live performances noticed Reto Hirschi, drummer and developer of Cympad that the sound level of the cymbals was too high as compared to the other instruments. It is a known fact, that at live concerts, drummers quite often wear earplugs or find themselves banished behind a Plexiglas wall. Both solutions are not satisfactory: Earplugs modify the sound frequencies and the Plexiglas wall has a mirror effect that disrupts your relationship with the audience.

That's when Reto had the idea of replacing the lower cymbal felt with a larger diameter ring; He swapped the obsolete piece of felt for cellular foam, which made the whole thing look more modern. He called this ring: The Cympad. 

Since then Reto developed more and more products to optimize the sound of the cymbals and today Cympad is available in 40 countries and played by drummers like Aaron Spears, Shannon Larkin, Stanton Moore, Stephen Perkins, Johnny Rabb, Rich Redmond, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Steve Smith, Thomas Lang and many more.