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Old 11-21-2009, 02:39 PM
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Default Vintage Zildjian 24" sizzle ride

I am by no means a drum expert in fact I am a guitar player who just bought a small drumset for my studio for jam sessions and needed some cymbals. A buddy of mine said he had some old ones in the closet and gave me a good deal. 14" A quick beat hi hats and a 24" zildjian ride which is way too loud for my studio and compact drum set. I may keep the hi hats but need some info about this ride before I sell it.
I don't have a scale to weigh it but it is heavy it has eight holes but only two rivets remaining. I have posted pics of the stamp. What year is it? Any idea what it's worth?

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Old 11-21-2009, 03:54 PM
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Can you measure the height of the stamp from top to bottom? Looks like a large stamp to me, but I want to make sure.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:55 PM
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its about 1.5". Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:00 PM
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I got the weight as well it is about 3810 grams.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:07 PM
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its about 1.5". Thanks for your help.
About?

I need exact. Did you actually measure it?

Also I need a photo of the reverse side so I can see the hammering.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:10 PM
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About?

I need exact. Did you actually measure it?

Also I need a photo of the reverse side so I can see the hammering.
Sorry it is exactly 1.5" I will take a picture of the reverse side right now.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: Vintage Zildjian 24" sizzle ride


That is not a break on the picture above it is where the cymbals was sitting against my sweatshirt


Hope this helps.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:39 PM
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That one is the most difficult one of all to identify. The reason for that is that this trademark is virtually identical to another one that they used more than 10 years later.

In fact this caused me to do some very detailed analysis using 2 of my own cymbals. I don't have tooy many old A's but I do have examples of the 2 nearly identical trademark types that I just mentioned. After studying them in detail I was able to come up with a set of unique identifying characteristics to positively tell them apart. Prior to this I had to rely on hammering as the definitive characteristic. But now with these trademark characteristics alone, I have a much more powerful tool that I didn't have before. So I can thank you for that.

This cymbal is from 1954. It's the second to the last hand hammered era. Valuation is a bit tricky. The bellhole has some obvious problems. That's one strike against it. And then there's the weight. It's heavy, so that's strike two. Not really what most jazz players would be looking for, and those are the ones who would be able to appreciate the vintage of this cymbal and pay more for it as a result. So what I would recommend that should do would be to you run it as a no reserve auction and see what the market thinks its worth.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:50 PM
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Wow that is way older then I expected. The weight was on my bathroom scale it is a nice digital one but it may not be completely accurate. I will get a mail scale and get a better weight before I sell it. Do you have an idea of minimum value I would hate to just give it away? The key holing is a problem but I don't think it affects the sound at all. Thanks very much for all your help.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:02 PM
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Wow that is way older then I expected. The weight was on my bathroom scale it is a nice digital one but it may not be completely accurate. I will get a mail scale and get a better weight before I sell it. Do you have an idea of minimum value I would hate to just give it away? The key holing is a problem but I don't think it affects the sound at all. Thanks very much for all your help.
I would say don't let it go for less than $150.
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