Turkish K. Hi Hat Question

Dude

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Recently scored a pair of 14" K's - Istanbul, Made In Turkey, etc...

Heavy duty patina. Don't think they've ever been cleaned.

Question: Was it normal to have both hats weigh exactly the same? They both weigh 720g.
 

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Yes, they mostly were matched pairs (meaning very similar weights on both top and bottom). They didn;t get into the new beat concept of heavier bottoms. BUT, for example, my favorite pair of hats is a 14 in old K 750 gram over a 1250 gram old A, and that combo is awesome. Also I managed to find a very thin old stamp K to put over a medium intermediate stamp K and that combo is also very nice. As far as collectors and re-sale value, etc. you need to keep them together. Single 14's are going for around 200 dollars on ebay all the time, but matched pairs will go for 550 to 600. just my 2 cents!

ps- nice score!
Mike
 


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