Thank you. That's a start!Paiste, game changer in life cymbal, hmmmmm
There are doccuments (letters) and receipts for cymbals shipped for one certain Paiste user floting arround the innerwebs, I've seen them posted here or Holics before. 602's Giant Beats, etc.
I agree, and that's why I never mentioned anything for a few years. As time had gone, the story becomes more, and more accurate (of what I remember). I've been around, and understand how things work.In my experience, anytime that a serial number has been tampered with, the story, as great as it seems, doesn’t hold water. Just my 2 cents.
If the sale was on the up n up, I’d simply contact the musician whom the cymbal was played by, that is if they’re still alive. That’s the fastest way to “authenticate” it’s provenance.
I know. Except I think it was opiates, or something hard..Your going back almost 45 yrs and really all you have to go on is heresay from a drunk guy. Sounds like a looong shot. Get ahold of Stewart and see what he remembers, might be your only chance at athenticating the splash. Contact Ocheltree or is he dead or was it Hinton at the Garden? (I was there but I'm no help I was drunk and stoned as well!!) That would be your only shot at honing in on that 20.
I played that 20 Medium for a bit when I 1st got it. The best wsy to describe it, is it makes a statement.Geez, I’d love the 20” Medium even if it was owned by a nobody.
I saw that too. I saw someone on YouTube with a copy of his 1st cymbal order, but it had wss Giant Beats. I haven't seen anything regarding 2002 orders.I'd certainly contact Paiste with the serial # on that 20". Surely if there's a chance that you have a genuine Bonham cymbal, they'd be interested in verifying. In looking at his cymbal agreement with Paiste, there's no 20" medium listed, but that's not necessarily comprehensive. The only 20" crashes to be found there are Giant Beats, the rest are listed as "rides".
I did. The only thing I could make out was the bottom of the underneath stamp also was missing tbe very bottom. I'll have to look at some other 77's, and check if that's just how the stamp was made for that years Black label 2002's, or if I found the cymbal.I would suggest plugging "bonham madison square 1977" into your search engine of choice and click "images". Tons of upshots so maybe you could at least match up that bottom ink slop. A start anyway.