A primordial 16" Avedis

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drumaholic

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This one is a 16" early 1930's type II. This is only the 2nd trademark they used since they started making cymbals here in 1929. It weighs 987 gms. This one would have had a hand signed ink signature behind the bell just like the old K's have. Those ripples that you see there are the hand hammering. Of course, in addition to what you can see on the face of the cymbal, the entire reverse side is thoroughly hammered as well.

I've finally found out what the "signatures" actually mean after all these years. This info came from the only known living former employee of the old K. Zildjian foundry, Mehmet. I will do a complete coverage of all signature types and their true meaning when the timeline is released.








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Early 1930's type II
 

mlayton

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my sound is down so i cant comment of the soundfile. but wow,what an amazing looking cymbal. thats a great find of some nice early work.


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No, but I have a timeline of the timeline for the release of my timeline.
 

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wow, great sounding piece! if I didn't know better, I would've guessed it was a 20 inch just based on the soundfile. Drumaholic would you say you could use it as your only cymbal (along with some hats) for some quieter gigs?
 
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red_brains said:
wow, great sounding piece! if I didn't know better, I would've guessed it was a 20 inch just based on the soundfile. Drumaholic would you say you could use it as your only cymbal (along with some hats) for some quieter gigs?
Sure, I think so. Actually that's what this cymbal was made for. This 16" size was the "large" cymbal of the set-up in its day. So it was the main ride amd all purpose cymbal.
 

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