What Do I Have Here?

drumstuff66

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I picked this 16" crash at Music Go Round today for $29.99 (it actually measures just under 16")...the hammered look caught my eye. I've been looking for a "trashy, china-ey, efxie" type cymbal - either to use on it's own or be part of a stack - this weighs 1023g and has a dark, funky sound - exactly what I was looking for. There are no ink stamps or dye stamps. Looks polished. The guy at MGR called it a "cheapo cymbal from china", but I wonder...

I was thinking at just under 16" and no ink/logo stamps it may have been cut down from a larger cymbal?

Hoping a pair of more expert eyes could see something I'd never see?

Thank you!
 

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Tama CW

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I ran into some looking like those....about $6 to $15 each. Thought they might be Dreams with the logos polished off because of all the hammering. But they were real trashy and low end....despite the "look."
 

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I'm pretty impressed with these cheap heavily hammered cymbals from China. I'd guess with a little bit of searching, you could outfit a perfectly respectable jazz kit with them for about $100, and it would probably sound better than a lot of kits I've seen at jazz jams.
 

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Last two pics show the results of a "Red Devil" , that's ash, soot, cinder, or impurity that got rolled into the casting during production. No ink, no stamp is probably because it failed QC.
I agree with the rest of you, looks Asian.
Sounds good, enjoy it!

Another example of a Red Devil here, https://www.drumforum.org/threads/hand-hammered-cymbal-is-flaking.48408/
 

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I bought a set of Zildjian 50's A 13" high hats, or that's what they supposedly were!

Turns out they were modern Chinese hats....very similar to yours with hammering, that lathing, the dents & the center hole. They are very thin, trashy and funky (I use them with my suitcase kit)....but not worth the $80 I paid.........of course the seller plead ignorance........
 

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