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Nodar's expertise is his work on drum edges and snare beds, the two most important components of a great sounding kit. Nodar does this kind of work only when necessary or at the customer's insistence. Nodar also does excellent work on structural damages, finishes, making drums shorter or longer, installing or removing reinforcement hoops and hardware upgrades. He can hunt down buzzes, locate an old part if available, install tom mounts and bass drum spurs, plug holes, and basically do anything one could possibly imagine to a set of drums, not to mention congas, bongos, timbales, etc.

He's also done some ingenious cymbal repairs. "I did repairs on Bill Stewart's vintage cymbals, beyond what a lot of people would say was repairable," says Nodar in the Modern Drummer piece. Nodar actually secured a replacement bell to a ride cymbal that Stewart used on many records. Cracks can be secured with rivets, to prevent bulging, and he will sometimes install bolts to support cracked and misshapen center holes. This may seem extreme to the drummer who is just looking to turn a cymbal into a sizzle, but such work has saved many a cymbal from extinction. In general cracks cannot be "healed". One can only hope to prevent further cracking and make the cymbal playable again.

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