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Old 10-02-2010, 09:51 AM
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And it was a different market back then when you got that cymbal too. And you're right, that was a high end price, but everything about that cymbal commanded it, as well as the market conditions at the time.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:20 AM
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And it was a different market back then when you got that cymbal too. And you're right, that was a high end price, but everything about that cymbal commanded it, as well as the market conditions at the time.
Agreed. It seemed last year that 20"s in general were getting anywhere from as little as $1100 to $1300 and as much as $2000 depending on stamp and market conditions. Our's looked NOS even if it wasn't, with a very sharp signature. There was a relatively long, high quality, well played sound file available. I wanted it, so we didn't bid, but used the Buy it Now price.

That soundfile sold me on the cymbal and actually came very close to capturing the essence of the sound once we got it home. It has a very woody stick and a beautiful wash that doesn't overwhelm the stick even if you dig in. As far as I'm concerned, it was a bargain!!
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:23 PM
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It's money well spent when you pay a little more and in the end are completley happy with what you got.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:04 AM
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:34 AM
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Just saw it. $1480. Somewhat lower than I would have expected. Prices are definitely softer than last year. I don't remember seeing any 22" old K's back then selling for less than around $1700 often closer to $2K. The rarer old stamps of course garnered a lot more. Hope you're not too disappointed.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:53 PM
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It's about what I expected.

This one probablay would have sold for more if it sounded better.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:26 PM
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Definitely had some weird tones in it, didn't sound very balanced. But I couldn't tell if it was the cymbal or the recording equipment. It was also a bad week to list a 22" K, as there was a lot of competition...I think 4 other 22's were on ebay.

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Old 10-06-2010, 02:30 PM
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Definitely had some weird tones in it, didn't sound very balanced. But I couldn't tell if it was the cymbal or the recording equipment. It was also a bad week to list a 22" K, as there was a lot of competition...I think 4 other 22's were on ebay.

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Wow. You and Hartrick are harsh. dudes I just listened to the soundfile again over my main sound system. While this cymbal is not my cup of tea, I didn't think it sounded that bad. Perhaps a little too metallic for my taste. I've heard truly bad sounding old Ks up for sale and I certainly would not put this one in the same category. Its seems that many, if not most auctions don't even supply soundfiles so its really a case of buyer beware.

I have a 20" (actually a bit more than 19 1/2) new stamp that I acquired a few years ago for only $500. Its medium to medium heavy in weight, very metallic and sounds like s%#t when you hear it live and up close. But, strangely microphones love it because it records really well, and it also sounds much better from a distance. Go figure. With the right stick in the right venue, I wouldn't be surprised if this 22" sounded very nice too.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:47 PM
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Wow. You and Hartrick are harsh. dudes
Harsh? Well pehaps it might seem so to many, but Bill and I are experienced and well seasoned listeners of old K's. As a consequence we've learned to become exquisitely adept at parsing even the finest tonal nuances in a given cymbal one from another.

Both Bill and I suffer from a morbid acuteness of the senses, which in my case began at an early age. Even the slightest hint of dissonanace in any cymbal will cause me to up my nose to it and not even give it a 2nd listen.

In fact I'm so exquisitely sensitive that I can, for example, tell you that the painting which hangs in my office as I write this to you now currently has a headache. I can actaully feel its pain.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:48 PM
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Harsh? Well pehaps it might seem so to many, but Bill and I are experienced and well seasoned listeners of old K's. As a consequence we've learned to become exquisitely adept at parsing even the finest tonal nuances in a given cymbal one from another.

Both Bill and I suffer from a morbid acuteness of the senses, which in my case began at an early age. Even the slightest hint of dissonanace in any cymbal will cause me to up my nose to it and not even give it a 2nd listen.

In fact I'm so exquisitely sensitive that I can, for example, tell you that the painting which hangs in my office as I write this to you now currently has a headache. I can actaully feel its pain.
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