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18” K. Zildjian Istanbul
New Stamp, 1320 grams.

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Picked 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.
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Received 2 amazing cymbals yesterday...first one is a mod by Nicky Moon and he really delivered on this one...took a 22” Sabian Muse ride and completely changed it up. Lathed off 300g and rehammered it. A nice antique patina. It sits nicely at 2200g now and just swings. Superior tick. Shimmering undertones. Very little trash. Amazing crash.
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Also on tap for your viewing pleasure is this beauty by Mike Mongiello. A 22” Flat China which is reversible!!! This cymbal has it all. Stick. Tick. Kah. Crash. All the aspects of a flat ride with all the extras. I’m amazed. After 30 minutes of playing, it’s obvious I’ll need another lifetime to explore it’s capabilities and nuances. Just beautiful.
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***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 had a nice 1930's Leedy and Strupe drum kit. Nice crusty orig group. Paper thin 12" Zilco hats and 13" crash 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 a nice smokey paper thin. . The Chinese 14" has 12 rivets - pretty clangy....and a 3/8" edge crack. A couple of these will get a Dawn soak.


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Picked 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.
I've become a fan of Masterwork lately... nice pick up
 

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***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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Looks tasty. Great, now I need to comb ebay for an hour.
 

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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.
JH

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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!
 
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I have a few more Masterwork items arriving later next week. Very excited.
I’m a cymbal whore...
Just grabbed one from Gerry @ Hazelshould. 18" Masterwork Jazz Series Crash, paper thin @ 986grams...bends like a 'soft taco', as Gerry likes to say.
Redfern, where do yo get your Masterworks from? I see you are in Atlanta. Me Too..
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Recently got the following:
21” K Sweet Ride (have had others but keeping this one)
16” and 18” K Custom Session Crashes
17” K Thin Dark Crash
Love them all. Old A’s and newer K’s blend well together.
 

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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!
What I can see of the ink style and the trademark at 12 o'clock tells me that is from the period 1992 - 2002.


I can't see enough to tell whether that is a laser trademark or not. During that era Avedis Zildjian cymbals were heavier. After the 2013 reset they got lighter again and more like the weight ranges of the 1960s. I would expect a Medium Thin Crash from that period to feel "heavy" but I'm surprised at "no sustain". I have to check my notes, but from memory that model is also the Crash Ride. Same cymbal specs but different model ink at the end of the process.

Weights for Medium Thin Crashes I've documented from that period are 1505g - 1565g so yours is generally in the expected range although it is a bit on the high side. Expected ranges for a model generally are plus or minus 5% of the average weight so that's about 1450g to 1600g to include the ends of the full distribution. There are those who object to any discussion and analysis of weight classes over the decades, and they shall continue to be surprised at some cymbals they get.
 
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