- Jan 4, 2008
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Very nice finds. That's the way to do it. Super weight! Enjoy.Just picked up a dirty old 14" - ex Hi Hat off Ebay. No stamp apparently. But, it appeared to be 50's Zildjian. 3 bell hole cracks. At $32 shipped what's to lose?
Turns out it was a Trans Stamp.....600 gm paper thin as well. The stamp was thinly impressed and well hidden in the "dirt." Cymbal bends under its own weight. Just so happened I had a single 760 gm Trans stamp to pair it up with. Same patina too. Pretty strong foot "chick" despite the light weights. The irony is this is that last year I had a single trans stamp 14 ex-hat at 565 gms with some edge tattering. I'd have loved to try out a 565/600 gm trans stamp pair. But I gave that one away for $65 figuring I'd never run across a "tattered" paper thin mate at similar money. Never say never. What you're looking for...........always seen to eventually show up.
Also picked up an odd, 60's to 70's - 20" Pasha at a thin 1783 gm...and stamped "Medium." Square "made in Italy" ink stamp on reverse. Has a "bit" of that old K or Trans A type feel and tone to it with a very dry and articulate stick, very low and fast crash, nice mellow bell.......overall quite soft and mellow for trio type use......very controlled....not trashy. Very deeply toned. I like this one...for now.
Zildjian trans stamp hi hats 600-768
Pasha sound video
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