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Old 05-23-2014, 11:32 PM
Chromeo Chromeo is offline
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Default Re: Can anyone help me work out the age of this Zildjian cymbal?

Thanks for the info. I'm no expert on dating these Zildjians. I can generally tell the era by looking at the stamp, but sometimes the 50's stamp and 70's stamp can confuse me. I often look at the lathing / hammering for clues. The Devil is in the detail or the proof is in the pudding and in this case the pudding is a pie a cymbal pie if you will. I'm not too bothered about dating these cymbals with the hollow ink logo. I know if they have an ink logo they're not the older 50's / 60's Zildjians, so I'm happy enough to just think of them as late 70's early 80's. I'm more interested in finding out a rough date on another 19" Avedis Zildjian I bought on eBay. Mind you, I still haven't received it. It'll be here within 6 - 8 weeks, but it looks like it could be late 50's. It's quite light -1650 grams or thereabouts and shows no sign of hollow ink logo or 3 dots in the Arabic script. Any help with that would be appreciated.
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