Paiste guy needing help identifying vintage Avedis hats. Thanks!

The Whale

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So I can tell you almost anything about any Paiste from any era but I know nothing about vintage Zildjians. So.. Please help lol. I got these hats in a trade and they are going strait to the the trading block or ebay as soon as I figure out what they are. The top had weighs just under two pounds and the bottom is noticeably heavier but still not crazy heavy. Very similar to the bottom hat of a pair of K/Z's. The top hat has a tiny bit of hole enlargement/keyhole. They do sound amazing and if they aren't worth much I might just keep them but I am one of those weird people who hats to mix brands let alone play a cymbal with out a logo lol. Its silly but oh well... that is my OCD. Thanks guys!
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Now after looking at that web page (which I really appreciate!) I feel like mine are 50's stamps not 70's. Would anyone disagree with that?
 

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Definitely 70's. In the 50's the H of Turkish and the E of Made should line up. On 70's the E is slightly shifted behind the H. The H/E thing is one of the giveaways.

50's
H
E

vs. 70's
.H
E

It's subtle, but you get used to it after a while.

Our friend Zenstat made the website. Best info around.

One of the other ways to tell is by looking at the bell lathing. 50's usually show fine lathing and 70's are somewhat coarse.
 
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Yup. 70's stamps. And the lathing is 70's style....not 50's. You can almost always tell 50's hats just by the lathing on the bell area. Probably new beats if you have basically upper 800's/1150-1300 gm type weighting.

Value is in the $90-$125 range....depending on actual weights and their sound. 850/1200 would be about ideal.
 


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