Help id'ing Paiste cymbal

Lukasbiriyani

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Hi all
Great forum been lurking for a few weeks now....
I was having a garage clear out and found some old cymbals one of which was a Paiste 18"
There was a serial number on top
PAisTe 637046

And Paiste Made in West Germany in black underneath

I tried to do some investigating but the information I got seemed to indicate that the stylized PAisTe was introduced in the 80s/90s and that the first number indicates the year of production so in my case this was 1996.
However I also read that an 8 number serial was introduced in 1995 so it all doesn't stack up.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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The Whale

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My first guess would be an Alpha Series cymbal. A picture of the whole cymbal and any hammering on the top would help. And its nice to see you posting rather than lurking!
 

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Paistes made in Germany don´t follow the usual serial number logic for Swiss made cymbals.
Nothing fancy, maybe be a 302.
 


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