Your latest cymbal purchase.....

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Yep, my Isty hats were packaged in a similar way.
Congrats on your latest grab VA. :thumbup:
 

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I scored a set (14HH, 16/18/20) of Smyrnah Raidens. B20...Hand hammered. The hats might be a little lite but I heard my daughter playing them and they sounded pretty sweet. The crashes are amazing. Trying them out with one of my bands tonight (1st indoor rehearsal in over a year).
 

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Busy day today. Picked up an early Slingerland kit today and these cymbals accompanied the drums. Seller didn't let on that they had them until I showed up.

20" EAK Jazz Ride (2029 gm). 14" Trans Stamp Type 2 hi hat original pairing (687/670). The top is 14" and bottom 14-3/16" - and apparently chosen to be staggered in that way. The Trans stamps were probably born with the kit.
UFIP 1950's? 19.75" (50 cm) ride/crash sizzler (1772 gm). And a 16" paper thin trans stamp Type 1 (908 gm). They all "work." An EAK that rides and crashes very well.

Trans stamp hats are the first time I've personally run across a pre-Type 3 pair over the past 2-3 yrs. Cooler yet is that the top is labeled "HI HAT" and the other "BOTTOM HI HAT."
I can make out the ghost letters of "TOP" on the top hat - fatter and slightly smaller font above "HAT."

The UFIP is interesting because it sounds similar to a Type 1/2 old K Istanbul (triangle die stamp). Clear ping and crashes fast. Bit of trashiness. Subdued bell.
Downside is that it has a 1" fine crack on the edge. UFIP (12 mm) and the EAK (12.4 mm?) have slightly smaller bell holes.


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I,like most, miss my cymbalholics.com fix. so here is a small attempt to connect to some of the stuff we had over there. so tell me what you got most recently cymbal wise....

I slipped up on a nice jewel recently. I bought a 60's avedis 24". seller mentioned that it was around 3400 grams. a little heavier than my dream cymbal but still thought I would give a try. I had just bought a new digital scale and had it ready for the arrival of the 24. when it arrived, I could tell right away it was thinner than that because ive had one 2800 and 3200. I was pleasantly pleased when it weighed in at 2976 grams. its a jewel. has a ton of different sounds as a ride cymbal. it crashes well and the bell is full and musical. I so wish that it had rivets though. I have really come to enjoy them on cymbals over they years...

has some beautiful dark green patina right at the bottom. I picture some old jazz cat clasping it there while laying down some nice patterns...

so....what did ya get lately???

mike
Got back my stinking Formula 602 Joe Morello set I bought back in 1969. Missing in action since 1974. I had gone to college and then went to work for Uncle Sam. Found them when I moved my sisters to Wisconsin in 2012! They were inside the shipping crate of their Rhoades 88 bought back in 1976 among other junk stored. They're on a 5-piece Yamaha Stage Custom kit right next to their Yamaha CFX that costs more than my house.
 

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My only 3rd brand new purchase in 30 years, an 18" Sabian AAX X-plosion Fast Crash. It's amazing, feels like a hot knife through butter. Makes me want to sell everything else and get a 17" or possibly 19" to go with it.
 

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My only 3rd brand new purchase in 30 years, an 18" Sabian AAX X-plosion Fast Crash. It's amazing, feels like a hot knife through butter. Makes me want to sell everything else and get a 17" or possibly 19" to go with it.
I also have the 18 and the 17. Great cymbals!!!
 


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