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schmegeggie 10-28-2019 06:44 PM

I recently got a pair of Zildjian 13” K/Z hi hats in a drum deal. Since I already had a set, I was familiar with them and the sound. This pair however is older. They have a much larger K on the top hat and does not have the R trademark stamp, and both cymbals have Zildjian and CO., with the O being as large as the C in the stamp. The lathing looks similar to the newer ones so I am unsure.
The set I already have has serial numbers whereas this set does not.
My phone camera takes pictures too big to post so I hope that I have provided enough to tell.
Thanks in advance.

JimmySticks 10-28-2019 07:16 PM

Re: EAK or IAK?
Try cropping your photos to make them smaller. That usually works.

schmegeggie 10-28-2019 07:28 PM

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That worked! Thanks

zenstat 10-29-2019 12:43 AM

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The top is an IAK (based on the lathing style) and the bottom is from the Z Series. These were released in 1987 in 13" diameter, and the 14" diameter in 1988. I wasn't sure when I wrote up my page

if there were going to be K/Z tops which were EAKs rather than IAKs, so in my discussion I left it as "are these counted as EAKs?". The 13" size began during the changeover from EAK to IAK. Since that was written (2017) I would say that all the new models introduced after the Light Ride (1985) are not EAKs sensu stricto. With hindsight the whole EAK/IAK distinction works on just those models which were pre 1986.

Hope that helps.

schmegeggie 10-29-2019 07:33 AM

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Thatís a much better understanding than I had, thanks!👍

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