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Old 05-26-2014, 10:42 PM
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Default Super Zyn Hi-Hats

Has anybody out there played them? They sound great! I got a pair and they're super light weight very dark, jazzy sounding. Are these cymbals rotocast? Are they hand hammered? Is it true they were made by UFiP cymbal smiths? There seems to be a touch of the UFiPs about them, but more like Pasha, Tosco hats from the olden days. I like em.

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Old 11-15-2014, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Super Zyn Hi-Hats

Yes... everything you read says they were exception cymbals. But details seem to be missing. Now you got me curious.. more to come on Super Zyn.
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:59 PM
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Super zyns are mega thin cymbals. They are cheap as chips but sound wonderful for quiet playing. Brilliant for studio work if you want a tissue paper HHat sound for instance. I think they would make great jazz cymbals.

I have a set of hats and a crash and they're a must in my collection.
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Super Zyn Hi-Hats

Weren't the super zyn's the cymbals that Premier sold with their kits back in the day? For some reason I always associate Zyn cymbals with Premier, English made cymbals. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Old 11-17-2014, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: Super Zyn Hi-Hats

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Weren't the super zyn's the cymbals that Premier sold with their kits back in the day? For some reason I always associate Zyn cymbals with Premier, English made cymbals. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

John
Yes you are right, John. Zyn, Super Zyn and Krut Special were made for Premier. I did some research last year and came across the story about these being made by Italian immigrants that wanted to stay in the UK after WW2. I read some hearsay about connections to UFIP and the Italian cymbal coops too, so can't really say who really made them. I do love my Krut Special though and I would love to try out some 5 star Super Zyns just for posterity.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: Super Zyn Hi-Hats

Search them on this forum and you will find a lot about them . There was a flurry of interest about 2 years ago.
Super Zyn cymbals are no thinner or thicker than any other cymbal gecckobeats....you may be thinking of Zyn or Zyn Standard, most of which were spun and machine hammered from predictable sheet cut forms. Thin weights are common but they also had med. and heavy.
Super Zyns are totally different cymbal and at their best are as good as any. They had a few incarnations and were most probably finished in England from blanks purchased from Italy. They went through a few incarnations from their introduction, probably in the late 40's to their current state, now being hand hammered in China.Somewhere around the middle of their history they appear to be rotocast and this may have coincided with the shift in name to Zyn 5 star , which seem a little different than Super Zyn. Premier finished the cymbals in England but they were also sold by John Grey at one time and possibly also Boosey & Hawkes.
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