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So here are some details about my 28" ride (purchased from my friend, Rick "Mr Ludwig Serial Numbers" Gier).

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This sticker was on it (near the bell) when I bought it and I'm assuming the information on it is correct.

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So 6432 grams. Not a lightweight cymbal. It is drilled for 8 rivets (none currently installed) spaced over just one half (180°) of the cymbal's circumference. The stamp is smaller, rendered even more so by this thing's size.
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I have yet to play it beyond a cursory checkout when I first brought it home. It roars.

Hope this added info is of assistance to Zenstat. I will hunt down the 16" when I have the chance.
 

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So here are some details about my 28" ride (purchased from my friend, Rick "Mr Ludwig Serial Numbers" Gier).

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This sticker was on it (near the bell) when I bought it and I'm assuming the information on it is correct.

View attachment 593606

So 6432 grams. Not a lightweight cymbal. It is drilled for 8 rivets (none currently installed) spaced over just one half (180°) of the cymbal's circumference. The stamp is smaller, rendered even more so by this thing's size.
View attachment 593607

I have yet to play it beyond a cursory checkout when I first brought it home. It roars.

Hope this added info is of assistance to Zenstat. I will hunt down the 16" when I have the chance.
Holy crap! Now -I- have seen everything, too!
 

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So here are some details about my 28" ride (purchased from my friend, Rick "Mr Ludwig Serial Numbers" Gier).

View attachment 593605

This sticker was on it (near the bell) when I bought it and I'm assuming the information on it is correct.

View attachment 593606

So 6432 grams. Not a lightweight cymbal. It is drilled for 8 rivets (none currently installed) spaced over just one half (180°) of the cymbal's circumference. The stamp is smaller, rendered even more so by this thing's size.
View attachment 593607

I have yet to play it beyond a cursory checkout when I first brought it home. It roars.

Hope this added info is of assistance to Zenstat. I will hunt down the 16" when I have the chance.
Holy crap^2. I am probably not alone in wondering what that sounds like. If you have a moment to post a video or soundfile...
 

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As long as we're talking about "big" Zildjians. Here's a 31" (ie 30.75") 1960's stamp that's currently on Reverb for $4000.
Inked as a Medium Suspended. Only a weight guess-timate by seller at 6000 gm. Probably heavier than that.

https://reverb.com/item/63365552-zildjian-31-a-zildjian-60s-stamp-ride-cymbal-1960s-traditional

I'll have to check my notes, but I believe Drumaholic once mentioned some 32" cymbals were made in a particular year. He gave no evidence or references so until now they have been legendary like the Loch Ness Monster.

As for the weight, here are the 30" cymbals in my records.

mostly no ink 5896, 6130, 6150, 6990, 7290 (inked MEDIUM), 7498, 8000

and one China 6990g.

And here is a potential use for a cymbal that large.

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Holy crap^2. I am probably not alone in wondering what that sounds like. If you have a moment to post a video or soundfile...

I've got several links to YouTube where they are played. Some better sound quality than others...




Plus a bonus 28" recording because it came up when I checked all my 28" records as I was putting in the one from K.O.


And on the larger than 30" question Drumaholic said this in 2011

They produced two 32" cymbals for their 375th anniversary which I personally saw. That was 1998. I wonder how their question and answer site would spin that one? You see, the problem here is that you take everything that Zildjian puts out as the gospell truth. I don't.

Here is my entry on the 375th anniversary cymbals, but I have yet to see one which is 32 inches, or even 30 or 28.


The entire thread is full of vintage Drumaholic rantings, but the link is here to provide proper references. Please ask me before you rely on anything you see there.

 
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I'll have to check my notes, but I believe Drumaholic once mentioned some 32" cymbals were made in a particular year. He gave no evidence or references so until now they have been legendary like the Loch Ness Monster.

As for the weight, here are the 30" cymbals in my records.

mostly no ink 5896, 6130, 6150, 6990, 7290 (inked MEDIUM), 7498, 8000

and one China 6990g.

And here is a potential use for a cymbal that large.

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That's a expensive umbrella, Steve! :D
 


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