- Mar 10, 2006
- Reaction score
- Southern Maryland, USA
Canadian Zildjians 1970 - 1980/81, Meductic plant opened in `68, first two years production was mostly limited to Zilco's.jonesy said:This is an interesting thread. I don't know much about vintage cymbals I just know what I like and have always bought old cymbals cos I like the sound and look and they're cheaper! I recently noticed that my favourite 18" crash is a Canadian and wondered about it (I had thought all Zildjians were made in USA). What sort of age would it be? It's very dull looking (just how I like them) and has no ink stamps on it.
It's interesting what's been said about the hi hats . Mine are very closely matched (heavy) in weight ( I believe they're '70s, the only ink stamps on them are hollow 'Zildjian' on the underside) and I thought they might be two bottoms put together (I had thought all Zildjian hi hats from the '60s onwards had heavier bottoms). They sound great though.
I have also learned a lot from KO and this forum in general over the few weeks since I joined, thanks.
USA "Hollow" ink logos ran from 1978 - 1981'ish. There are a lot of "Hollow" ink Canadian Zildjians out there, suspicions are that the Canadian plant began using the hollow ink style prior to `78.
There are also examples and anomalies of processes and finishing being done by both the USA and Canadian plants, there were some hitches from time to time.
Enjoy your `70's Zil's they are some great pies.
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