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Old 03-29-2022, 01:29 PM
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I need to weigh a few dozen of my vintage Zildjian cymbals. I would like to buy an inexpensive and accurate scale that will tell me the weights in grams. Where would you suggest I shop for one? Here? Costco? Online?
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Old 03-29-2022, 01:58 PM
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I'm calling off the search because I found a scale on Amazon that will weigh items up to 22 pounds--that's nearly ten thousand grams. The scale sold for $21.99. I added an eight pack of AAA batteries to reach $25 for free freight on Amazon Prime. I had more than enough money in unused gift points to get the scale and batteries for no charge. Here's the kicker...The order will arrive by 9 PM tonight.
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Old 03-29-2022, 11:51 PM
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Noice. I've found that my Walmart kitchen scale works nicely. You can use a U.S. quarter coin to check the weight accuracy (5.670g).
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Old 03-31-2022, 07:51 AM
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The scale arrived, and works quite well to weigh my cymbals. In all my years of playing drum sets, cymbal weight in grams never mattered to me. A cymbal was either heavy, light weight, or somewhere in between. The sound of the cymbal was either right for the job at hand or it wasn't. I started off with USA-made Avedis Zildjian cymbals before that company offered cymbals with their brand name in several series in different price ranges. I have stayed with the top level of A Zildjian cymbals since the late 1950's. I may be offing some of them for sale in the near future.
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:51 PM
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Noice. I've found that my Walmart kitchen scale works nicely. You can use a U.S. quarter coin to check the weight accuracy (5.670g).
That would only verify accuracy on the low end. And ideally you'd want an uncirculated US quarter to do the job as with changing wear, those vary in weight.

You also need to verify calibration on the mid and upper ranges too....say 1000-1400 gm and then 2000 and 3000 gm. Best done with standard weight of water where you subtract the known weight of the empty container. You can get 14-16 oz bottles and full gallon jugs (3785 gm of actual water) to get a wide range. 1 ml = 1 gm.
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