Ok, I understand now, well, I'm not knowledgeable enough to do that, so, almost all cymbaks I bought were by ears...Or at least having tried in a store and making the cymbal transfered from another one...But that's a great idea!!I have a small pile (6 or 7) of 13" tops that I bought as eaches so I can switch them around.
Some early Sabian AA, a 13 New Beat top, Sabian HH top, a Sabian Fusion top and so on.
You can usually get them cheap with a little patience if you keep your eyes peeled.
Same thing with bottoms.
I put together a pair of K/Z hats (my favorites) for $100.
As far as I can tell from my reading Drumaholic has not done any alloy analysis of any English cymbals. He once mentioned some analysis somebody else had done on one English cymbal but that's just hearsay for now. But that mention certainly didn't report proper materials identification analysis of multiple examples to try and look at the variation across time and across different English brands. If you do happen to come across a reference to proper results let us know please. I might have missed something.According to sources like Drumaholic
all Beverly cymbals were NiSi. I don't know. Maybe this is a freakish Super Beverly (like the Super Zyn)?
I agree Tom. It looks like a late 50s early 60s A Zildjian. I'd like to see a closer image of the bell but from what I can see it looks like the late 50s A Zildjian bell lathing style as well. I'm not saying A Zildjian made it for Beverly to sell but that it is a pretty good copy.It sure looks like a 60's Z.
How do you like the 18" Kerope? Does it open up easily when crashed? I've been thinking of getting one.
I like it a lot so far. It opens easily due to the weight. I wrote a too long review, of sorts, under the A Quiet Crash? thread I started. Just scroll down until you get to the Bogart and Bacall pictures.How do you like the 18" Kerope? Does it open up easily when crashed? I've been thinking of getting one.