- Jan 20, 2010
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My dehumidifier broke about 5 months ago. I’ve been cheap and haven’t replaced it. I’m guessing these spots are a product of that?
I'm from Florida and we have major humidity issues. Last year I had that issue but they were big spots. Your cymbals probably have no factory coating. That's what happened to mine!
I presumed it was a Paiste Trad from the look. I've got one which has that issue, but it arrived that way from the previous owner. Just a few small spots. The Paiste Trads do have a coating but if it gets removed they will tarnish and that section will change color. You might get small spots forming even if the coating is intact. I can't find the close up image of my spot, but while looking I did find this example of serious tarnish when the coating had been removed (sweaty hands handling the edge?). Note the color change to a more coppery color.Thanks, I will check it out. I’m figuring oxidation. It’s popping up on some Paiste Trads.