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Old 04-14-2013, 04:03 PM
hippiemuzaak hippiemuzaak is offline
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Default Mysterious vintage A.Zildjian Kenny Clarke hi hats. Please help!

Hi,

so i bought these pair of vintage A.Zildjian 15" hi hats from a guy whose father was a professional drummer. They are in very good shape, has the regular 60's A. Zildjian stamp and they are pretty thin. The interesting thing is the "Kenny Clarke pair" stamp on the bottom hi hat. I guess your all familiar with the drummer, if not look him up (one of the greatest bebop era drummers). Played on early Miles Davis etc.

What could this be? The Kenny Clark stamp looks factory made, please help me to solve this mystery! Could it actually be Kenny Clarks hi hats?


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Old 04-14-2013, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Mysterious vintage A.Zildjian Kenny Clarke hi hats. Please help!

I always figured him for a K guy, but anything is possible. I also would think they would stamp it, but, it could have be an occation !i He did play a few brands, his favorite being teardrops !i
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:31 PM
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Default Re: Mysterious vintage A.Zildjian Kenny Clarke hi hats. Please help!

Kenny Clarke was listed as a Zildjian player in their 1958, 1969 and 1976 'Cymbal Set-Ups' books. Only the 1958 shows him playing 15" hi-hats.

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: Mysterious vintage A.Zildjian Kenny Clarke hi hats. Please help!

KLOOK...what more is there to say?

Actually, a lot more. But that's another topic.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: Mysterious vintage A.Zildjian Kenny Clarke hi hats. Please help!

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KLOOK...what more is there to say?
Klook Mop?

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: Mysterious vintage A.Zildjian Kenny Clarke hi hats. Please help!

Dude knew quality...


Gretsch/Sonor/Premier...
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: Mysterious vintage A.Zildjian Kenny Clarke hi hats. Please help!

Great drummer,,,,and nice hats btw,,,,but Clarke was a victim of the times,,,not much to choose from back then,,,,,,,,
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