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Old 01-23-2018, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: Ordered set of hi-hats - I think one is a Vintage Zildjian

Originally Posted by zenstat View Post
The general rule of thumb for a 14" from that era would be...

If it is more than 1000g then it is probably either a hat bottom or a marching/band cymbal. Marching/band cymbals make nice New Beat style bottoms. If it is less than 1000g then it could either be a top or a bottom from a pair of "matched" hats.

Matched means the top and bottom of the pair are a similar weight, and contrasts with New Beat style where the bottom is distinctly heavier. Here is a by the decades overview of weights

see also here for more on New Beats:
Such great info...thanks!
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