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Old 07-09-2020, 08:15 AM
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Default Unlabeled Hi hats Compared to Vintage Zildjian..Help Identify

I just got these "unmarked" hi hats. They appear to be B20 and vintage but the lathing lines are much more pronounced and deep compared to my vintage Zildjians. Any ideas on who made them and time period? Weights are 905 grams and 1210 grams. They sound very similar to my vintage Zildjians
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:46 AM
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Hi ardrummer!

Without any identifying logos, it can be difficult to know the exact manufacture of these cymbals. Maybe one of our members will have something similar and can offer a possible brand. That being said, they do look like nice pro-quality hats! How do they sound? That's the bottom line! The weight difference between top/bottom suggests something similar to Zildjian's New Beat hats, but on the lighter side. I would think they sound great!

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Old 07-09-2020, 08:59 AM
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Hi ardrummer!

Without any identifying logos, it can be difficult to know the exact manufacture of these cymbals. Maybe one of our members will have something similar and can offer a possible brand. That being said, they do look like nice pro-quality hats! How do they sound? That's the bottom line! The weight difference between top/bottom suggests something similar to Zildjian's New Beat hats, but on the lighter side. I would think they sound great!

-Mark
Thanks for the response. Yes, they sound great! I did a demo comparing them to my zildjians

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Old 07-09-2020, 09:03 AM
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Yes...other than the slightly higher pitch, they do sound similar! Hope you got them for a good price, too!

-Mark
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:17 AM
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Yes...other than the slightly higher pitch, they do sound similar! Hope you got them for a good price, too!

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$35 I would say I did good, lol
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:55 PM
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$35 I would say I did good, lol
Good deal? You got a GREAT deal! Enjoy your "no name" hats!

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Old 07-09-2020, 09:54 PM
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Maybe Zyn.
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:10 PM
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Only two problems with that: Zyn would have a trademark. And Zyn was NS12.
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Old 07-10-2020, 12:21 PM
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From googling unmarked/unstamped B20 cymbals, I'm not finding much info. I may never know what they are, but they do sound good...so that's the main-est thing, lol
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Old 07-10-2020, 04:28 PM
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Looks like a generic Wuhan. Guitar Center sold them as "Agazarian" and they have had other low end drum company names on them (Groove Percussion, Percussion Plus, PDP EZ etc.)

It doesn't mean its a bad cymbal, just what I've seen that's similar. Some of those are hidden gems.
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