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Old 01-09-2018, 12:53 PM
alparrott alparrott is offline
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Default Pawn Shop steal - A Zildjian & CIE Constantinople ride

I was drawn by forces beyond my understanding to a local pawn shop where I saw a beautiful, aged ride cymbal poking out of a stack of B8s leaning against a counter. As I picked it up and examined the stamp, I knew this was no cheap beginner cymbal. The price: $60. I reached into my wallet, handed cash from my recent New Year's Eve gig to the clerk who couldn't understand why I was grinning so widely.

My loot was an A Zildjian & CIE Constantinople brilliant 20" ride - from the 70's - 80's period when they hadn't yet come up with the Brilliant designation. A really nice rock ride, selling between $169 and $299 on eBay. Not a bad bargain, and a really nice cymbal. It debuts at my gig on Friday night!
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