That's the same story they told last time they pulled this crap.
Without even considering the poor quality of the counterfeiting attempts, I find it impossible to believe that guys savvy enough to own Spizzichinos would also be stupid enough to trade them in for Saludas.
The "Spizz" cymbals by Universal Percussion were not fakes, just a very bad and disrespectful idea.
Saluda had a fake stamp produced. That's easy to do. Copying the rest of Roberto's craftsmanship, however, is damn near impossible.
Notice how you can zoom in on the photos in their other...
It's been my experience that , all else being equal, an unlathed bell makes for a bell with a higher pitch, raises the perceived pitch of the entire cymbal, adds focus, and enhances separation of bell and body.
I'd love to help you out with that. If you are unfamiliar with me, January marked my tenth year as a full-time cymbalsmith, with over 2,500 cymbals made.
Currently, the price is $50 plus shipping.