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Forum: Vintage Cymbals Yesterday, 11:52 AM
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Re: Who repairs K zildjian Istanbul

Re-engineering a cymbal is never a good idea. You'll end up with a cymbal that's no good as either a pang or a crash. And then after that your newly created "good for nothing" cymbal has little...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-27-2020, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Drumaholic
Re: Zyn Cymbals

Very nice indeed. But not all are that good unfortunately. From my experience they run hot or cold. You have to hear then first to make sure you're not getting a clunker. But the best of them are...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-26-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: K. or not a K....

Well they "pole-axed" me. But now their show is permanently off the air.

So just as Ben and Jerry's commercial used to say, "Thank you for your support".
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-26-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By Drumaholic
Cymbals Only not doing Zildjian anymore?

https://www.cymbalsonly.com/cymbals/zildjian/zildjian.htm
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-22-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: Zildjean Pitch Black Cymbals

I know that. Just as with several such "inovations", Paiste did it first and then Zildjian followed. Zildjian has been playing follow the leader since the 1960's. Only they're supposed to be the...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-22-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: Zildjean Pitch Black Cymbals

But you did care enough to post this. And I'm impressed.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-22-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Drumaholic
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-22-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: Zildjean Pitch Black Cymbals

More on the the topic, my comment had direct bearing on the sound itself. But you don't get that? Do you really think that coating a cymbal with lacquer doesn't affect the sound at all?
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-21-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: Zildjean Pitch Black Cymbals

Maybe I just too old school, but I don't know why anyone would want to buy a cymbal that's coated with lacquer.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-21-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: Zildjean Pitch Black Cymbals

Zildjean? Sorry, can't help you there. Never even heard of that one.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-21-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 206
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: I'd very much like to hear this one

I think it would be better to show that Swish Knocker stamp since he did mention it.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-21-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 206
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: I'd very much like to hear this one

Wow. Now that's a "man-cave".

I've got one too. But my wife keeps invading it, and complaining about it.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-20-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: K. or not a K....

Yeah that's right Tovaloski...plenty of fun for Dad, Mom, and the kids.

But Cymbalholic.....now that was a different story altogether.....more like the WWE. It also was lots of fun but meant for...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-20-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 206
Posted By Drumaholic
I'd very much like to hear this one

18" "thin" intermediate K. (https://www.ebay.com/itm/18-Vintage-K-Zildjian-Istanbul-Thin-Cymbal-1535g/233532965284?hash=item365fa641a4:g:z-EAAOSwZbRdJihc)

Unfortunately he doesn't offer a sound...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-19-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: K. or not a K....

First we have ideal trademark verson for example:

https://photos.imageevent.com/drumaholic/zildjianarticle/Ajaha-Logo-600.gif

Then there's these examples taken from the early types. These are...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-19-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: K. or not a K....

Yes, you nailed it. You deserve a genuine cuban cigar for your astute observation, even if you don't smoke. And I see that the picture site finally came back online so just a little later I can show...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-19-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: K. or not a K....

It could be by machine. But then so could quite a few that I used to think were hand hammered but probably are not. But that's a thread for future discussion. But stay tuned because that one is in...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-19-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: K. or not a K....

Yes that's right. The hammering isn't correct, nor is the bell shape.

But the other thing is that signature. Unfortunately my photo hosting site just shot craps, so I can't show you what I mean...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-17-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Drumaholic
K. or not a K....

O.K. I'll answer this one: Not a K.


14" Unknown?...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-17-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: This trans 18" plays much thinner

No actually that's a seller for sure. On eBay right now.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-16-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Drumaholic
This trans 18" plays much thinner

https://youtu.be/hwH_Ja-Lohs

Who would have ever thought that a cymbal weighing 1523 gms. could make a fast crash?
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-16-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,702
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: Type I,II,III old K s

https://youtu.be/6tV5YJjmg0E
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-25-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: a couple of vintage 22" Zildjians

23" TS #1: Deliciously Dark.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-25-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Drumaholic
Re: a couple of vintage 22" Zildjians

They do. Both of Armenian decent and both with "the secret".
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-25-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Drumaholic
a couple of vintage 22" Zildjians

One A. and one K. What do you think?

Zildjian Vintage 1940s A Trans Stamp 22" Ride 2732gs - YouTube


Link to #2: 22" old K. new stamp...
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