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- Nov 30, 2021
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- Sanford FL
It does look to have some small ball peen marks on the bell. BTW, I love to say "ball peen," so thanks for saying it first.It looks to have the fat hammer marks of the HHX on it but doesn't look to have any bell hammering. Does it have any small ball peen hammer marks on the top and around the bell on the under side? If so there's a possibility that it could be a cut down HHX Legacy Heavy ride. Those only come in a 22" variant and there's a possibility that an edge crack or a big ding got the edge of the cymbal and it had to be cut down. Even with a mild re-lathe, the cut down aspect would still keep it in the "heavy" category for it's size. That could explain its washy nature and its clear bell. Not sure about the bad crash though. Legacy Heavy's still have a pretty nice crash. I still have mine in a box from moving so I cant check out how the cymbal thickness tapers and where it starts to get thin at the edge.
Legacy Heavy Top:
Legacy Heavy Bottom:
But this is all speculation. It could just be some random prototype they made while looking for a new sound.
I guess there's some who would get off on crashing it, but it's just dull to me. But that's OK, I have two really great crashes, even though I bought one for a crash ride and I don't like the ride part. And it least it seems like they made it out of a quite good cymbal, whatever it used to be. I chose it out of 3 or 4 other highish priced cymbals and a 60's NS12 my buddy had for sale. I'll play it till I don't like it anymore.