I've become a fan of Masterwork lately... nice pick upPicked up another used Masterwork...a 19” Thin flat ride w/ 3 rivets...a supreme bit of trashy, woody stick with articulate kah tah kah and it’s super crashable with an obvious immediate decay...only drawback is that the previous owner tried to remove the top logo with fine sandpaper...doh! So, a few small scratches.
Looks tasty. Great, now I need to comb ebay for an hour.***Curly's trans stamp above is also the very scarce type II variant (approx 1949). Very nice. You don't find nearly as many 20" and larger trans stamps in the type 1 and 2's. I've owned a single 18"....nothing larger.
Picked up this group of Zilco Trademark and Alejian cymbals from a seller who picked up a nice 1930's Leedy and Strupe drum kit. Nice crusty orig group. Paper thin 12" Zilco hats (350's) and 13" crash (450 gm) are sweet. These Zilco 12's sound better than the
trans stamp 12's I had. These Zilco's are every bit as good as Zildjians from this period. The 15" Alejian crash is good too (750 gm). The Chinese 14" has 12 rivets - pretty clangy....and a 3/8" edge crack. I might give these a quick soak in Dawn to remove some of excess 'crust.'
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Just grabbed one from Gerry @ Hazelshould. 18" Masterwork Jazz Series Crash, paper thin @ 986grams...bends like a 'soft taco', as Gerry likes to say.I have a few more Masterwork items arriving later next week. Very excited.
I’m a cymbal whore...
I've been looking for a 20" Giant Beat locally to me for a while with no luck. I posted a wanted add in Craigslist but only got one flake wanting to play the "how much do you want to pay" game which I wasn't in to. I've slowly been putting a used set together which has been fun. I bought a couple of my Giant Beats from this forum a while ago but haven't seen much lately for sale. Plus, shipping kills most deals.I received a brand new 20" Paiste Giant Beat yesterday. It may be my new single favorite cymbal. It rides great, crashes just as well, and has that sweet vintage wash. I'm very happy I went with it. It pairs well with an 18" GB which is also a recent purchase. The rest are 2002s. I'm really liking the mix of both series.
What I can see of the ink style and the trademark at 12 o'clock tells me that is from the period 1992 - 2002.Here’s my latest. 18” Zildjian medium thin crash. Just got today. It’s also kinda a deal alert. It came from GC Salt Lake and they have like 10 more of them. Could be new old stock. Not a stick mark on it, a few scratches and fingerprints. $155.
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Here's an update - just got it on a stand today and it's not good. Heavy, no sustain. 1580g, a bit heavy for a medium thin. I'm not sure what this is but it's going back ASAP!