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Old 08-31-2020, 01:34 AM
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Default Zildjian A "Hollow Block Stamp" (50s) 22"

Most of from this era typically weigh around 2750 -2850- gms. But this one is a paper thin weighing in at only 2198 gms., so that makes this one more interesting.

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Old 08-31-2020, 07:35 AM
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Default Re: Zildjian A "Hollow Block Stamp" (50s) 22"

perfect for the job
no more, no less.

No old K.
: )

It does have a Quality that doesn't Sound cheap.
yet was affordable to the common drummer.

Can't think of many other since that were able to capture the all-around general 'musical' sense with out being expensive.
Not sure that's what Avedis had in mind (maybe he thought he was building them 'like in Turkey'?)
But that is the result
An Americanized Affordable TurkishAlternative or as they say and still say (don't they?) a
"Genuine Turkish Cymbal" (cough)
"well, yeah, ok, 50%"
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: Zildjian A "Hollow Block Stamp" (50s) 22"

The way I remember from a article long ago in the early days the igots were from turkey
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Old 08-31-2020, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Zildjian A "Hollow Block Stamp" (50s) 22"

Hollow Block 22's are my favorites. This one sounds just right. I've got some thin ones but my fave is around 2800 grams. It's a gem as is this 2198g version.

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Old 08-31-2020, 01:49 PM
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My med 22 hollow is my al time fave I had a 24 years ago and it walked
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:48 PM
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The way I remember from a article long ago in the early days the igots were from turkey
whoa what are you reading
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:39 PM
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Something about the first pies I can’t remember but it was a early story about the brothers how they split up
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Old 09-01-2020, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian A "Hollow Block Stamp" (50s) 22"

I owned that exact cymbal for a while. Believe it or not, I hated it. The weight was ideal, and it did record pretty well. But in person, it had some weird overtones that made it very hard to play for me. And this is coming from an Old K guy who loves weird overtones! Traded it for another 22" Hollow Block that’s 2350g and works much better for me.
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