Meinl cymbal discoloring

MtlDrmr5

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I am interested in purchasing these Meinl Raker cymbals but I am concerned with the discoloring on the crash and ride cymbals. What would cause such discoloration marks? Would this affect the sound of the cymbal?

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It also looks like, possibly serious heat applied, like a torch? Not sure how heat would effect the sound. I mean, they are made with heat. . . .
 

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It also looks like, possibly serious heat applied, like a torch? Not sure how heat would effect the sound. I mean, they are made with heat. . . .
If it’s heat stay away. Reheating will take the temper out of the metal and it will crack or fracture much easier since the metal is now softer. I doubt after reheating they dunked it in cold water or similar methods to temper it but maybe?
 

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If it’s heat stay away. Reheating will take the temper out of the metal and it will crack or fracture much easier since the metal is now softer. I doubt after reheating they dunked it in cold water or similar methods to temper it but maybe?
It kinda has that torched look to me. Which is why I mentioned it. I wonder what was done to them?? :blink:
 

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Looks like somebody applied a patina solution to me. However, I will not discount the possibility of heat damage. As a buyer, I would stay away unless I were confident that they had not been heated.

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I've not played the Raker crashes but I have those same hats and they're among the best pairs I've ever owned.
 

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