Paiste prototypes serial numbers?

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Picked up a mint Paiste prototype from a know dealer.
It had no serial number anywhere - laser-etched or stamped - top or bottom.
I contacted Paiste and the guy there is looking into it.
Anyone with empirical knowledge on this?

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From what I know, Paiste Prototypes aren't actually a series. They are all different. These are cymbals where they tried to go after a sound, and maybe it came out different, not bad different, but not what they wanted. If the cymbal has a nice sound however, they will sell it as a Prototype, but it's a very unique one off cymbal. They won't however sell a bad sounding Proto. This is what I understand about their Proto cymbals.
 

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10-4, Jim.
The rep at Paiste was pretty sure they would still hit it with a serial number.
He even sent me an email reply to that effect.
He was going to check some others there and get back to me if he heard otherwise.
I'll be checking with the place that sold it to me tomorrow to see what they have to say.
I will check mine for a serial number tomorrow and let you know. I think mine has one.

I love mine. It's my main ride now.
 

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Here's the serial number. Not it does say "Sign" on it. Signature model maybe?
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Thanks, Jim. My guess would be Signature also.
Looks more like an in-house product code or something rather than a serial number - too many digits.
Also, Paiste uses/used laser-etching or hard-stamping for the serial number not just a sticker.

Anyway, I did get this email response today from Paiste:

"Our sales manager remembers this from a batch he sold to where you bought it from so it is a legit Paiste instrument. We are trying to sort out why it doesn’t have a serial number and it might simply be that some of this batch just didn’t get them for some reason.

I will let you know as I find out more. Thank you for your patience and enjoy the cymbal."
 
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Thanks, Jim. My guess would be Signature also.

I did get this email response today from Paiste:

"Our sales manager remembers this from a batch he sold to where you bought it from so it is a legit Paiste instrument. We are trying to sort out why it doesn’t have a serial number and it might simply be that some of this batch just didn’t get them for some reason.

I will let you know as I find out more. Thank you for your patience and enjoy the cymbal."
That's pretty cool that they are going through all this trouble to find out about the serial number. Great customer support!
 

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Just saw your edit now.

I'll look it over more carefully to see if I can find a number on it.
 


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