Thank you!! Like I learned in the Army attention to detail. The floor brackets might not be the most practical units but they sure look nice.Tilter said:I really dig the floor tom brackets...never noticed those before.
Beautiful work, sir!
Thank you. That's cool.JDA said:I used to contend, the cymbal with all the rivets? was an off-the-shelf Gretsch endorser (if you were in 1950..) cymbal. An A. Zildjian.
-note- not an " Avedis Zildjian".
Gretsch held the 'rights' to the name (and company) 'A. Zildjian'.
'Avedis Zildjian' was (and is/ a USA company.
A,Zildjian (which Gretsch had the imports rights to,) were an off-shoot of the 'K.Zildjian' Turkish cymbal.
Some 'A.Zildjian' pictures of the stamp say Made In Romania on them (memory is being taxed here..)
And..my point... Look at the 'rivet cymbal' in the GRETSCH 1950 (..) catalog. Below)
There it is.
The rivet A, Zildjian.
Note in description it says "made in Constantinople Turkey...)
I think that is what Art is playing there; he didn't take time too much 'picking'. Whatever Gretsch had he used (courtesy of 'picker' Phil Grant-
See 'A.Zildjian Sizzle' in catalog below. The 'coincidental circumstances' are remarkable.