Cymbal Knock-Offs?

JohnnyVibesAZ

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Has there ever been any evidence of counterfeit cymbal production? Don't know of any fakes, made over the years, but maybe so!
 

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I hear that there are plenty of Old K knockoffs on the streets of Istanbul. I can dig up some pics of fake stamps.
 

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Ah, the old K ZilOjian cymbals. Haven't seen any for a while.
 

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There was talk of the guy at Saluda involved with something like this
 

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I’ve never acclimated to the fascination of those 50’s K’s. I’ve heard lots of them and still have no clue why they are considered the best cymbal in the world. I think it just represents an era that people wish was still around. To each his own.
 

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Didn't Cardinal Music, the new distributor for Wuhan cymbals recently report a bunch of fakes in a large store overseas?
 

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I’ve never acclimated to the fascination of those 50’s K’s. I’ve heard lots of them and still have no clue why they are considered the best cymbal in the world. I think it just represents an era that people wish was still around. To each his own.
I feel that way about most vintage cymbals.
 

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Back before Amazon wrecked it, I was selling a lot of Wuhan Chinas on eBay. I actually had a customer accuse me of counterfeiting a 12" Wuhan china! Who would make fake Wuhans? It's like printing one-dollar bills.
It’s easier to get away with faking a dollar then a 100 dollar bill. Same would Go for cymbals, easier to fake a cheaper one then a k con
 
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There was definitely some fake Spizzichino’s around, still see them pop up now and then on Reverb for top dollar.
 

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There is nothing out there that is immune from counterfeiting. It's nuts.
 

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There was talk of the guy at Saluda involved with something like this
That whole Saluda company is a mystery.

I almost got sucked into buying them because they made them look pretty for the price and admittedly marketed them well, but they pretty much sound terrible. Like they put lipstick on a manhole cover and call them hand built cymbals. They've been implicated in some shady selling practices. I think it's more than myth.
 

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It’s easier to get away with faking a dollar then a 100 dollar bill. Same would Go for cymbals, easier to fake a cheaper one then a k con
The point is that it would cost more to make the fake than it would to simply buy the real thing.
 


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