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Old 11-26-2017, 11:55 PM
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Cool Paiste 505 Series

Hey all,

Recently, a trade deal fell through for me for a green label Paiste 16" crash...I`m not well versed in Paiste cymbals , so, I`m just looking for some info regarding them such as era, metallurgy, etc...

Sorry, I have no pics...

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Old 11-27-2017, 02:03 AM
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Default Re: Paiste 505 Series

505:

Released: 1978
Discontinued: 1987
Description: Intermediate level. Bright, loud, focused. Similar to 2002, but less sustain and complexity.
Material: B8
Hammering: Medium, regular, density increases towards center
Lathing: Shallow, sparse

recovered from the RaBe cymbal page:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130206...aiste.html#505

which died a few years back, but was at least backed up -- unlike the Paiste-Only site which was not backed up at all. I know RB and his work is sound. I might look at re-hosting his info on Paiste on my site after restoring the images. Or I can just hope that the Paiste-Only-Wiki comes back.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:16 AM
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Cool Re: Paiste 505 Series

Thanks for the info, Zen!!

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1971 Ludwig Classics Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1960`s Stewart Blue Onyx 20-20-14-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1954 Rogers Classmate 4x13 snare
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Paiste 505 Series

After getting sick of replacing broken Zildjian A crashes during my 70's-80's road days, I replaced them with a 16 + 18 505. Never broke one. I think the description is accurate. "Shimmery" Paiste tone. I was told they were 2002's made on an automated line, and I'd say that's also accurate.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:29 PM
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Default Re: Paiste 505 Series

Back in the early 80's, I did a blind sound test on all the 22" ride cymbals that West Coast Drums had in stock. My friend would plop one on the stand and I would play it. I ended up buying the 505 heavy ride. Played it for over 20 years, then grew tired of the ping heavy sound. I play a 21" Paiste Signature Full ride, that was requested to be made slightly darker by an endorsee.
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