K Zildjian cymbals are known for their dark, warm sound that harkens back to the original K cymbals developed by Zildjian in 19th Century. Turkey. We use. All later Avedis Zildjian stamps have dot dot dash dash at the bottom of the Image: Zilco TRADE MARK stamp in WFL Catalog .. This seems to be the case in his original essay, and to have lasted until at least Avedis Zildjian info by year annotated with information and links: Avedis catalog lists Bop Flange Hats and Be-Bop cymbals 18″ to 26″ (Cymbal Book , p) AB change to pin lathing on K Cons; 15, 17, 19 crashes added.

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Want to send somebody a link to a particular photo and description? But I don’t believe Bill has ever published his 4 sub types with the official names and type specimens the photos and identifying features which would establish them. It isn’t like that. Thus I have no way to judge the strength of 20012 evidence.


Feb 9, 5. But please don’t flood me with lots of these for the time being.

If anybody has any IE, IF cymbals and can tell me if they have the cursive ink style, this might help us pin down the year.

This stamp may also appear on fully lathed cymbals. Introducing Ink and Mentioning Models Many people seem to think that Avedis Zildjian didn’t put ink on their cymbals until the mid s. If you have one, please get in touch.

A gallery of the Avedis Trademark and Ink Logo eras Scroll down through this gallery and you move through the production eras of Avedis Zildjian cymbals from the beginning to the current day.


There are no three dots in any Trans stamps. So the interesting question is why did it take so long for the attributes which distinguish the zildjia from the 70s stamp to catch on?

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It does get tricky when photos of trademark stamps are taken are very extreme angles. If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck There are some Large Stamps which don’t show the flat bell, and here is one 22″ example thanks to Mike Layton. Note that New Beat hi hats are a little different in terms of model ink. And why are these attributes still not widely known?

What 20″ ride models did zildjian offer in the early 70s? Solid Script Zildjian The Zildjian becomes solid rather than hollow font, and now it is found on both the top and the zipdjian of the cymbal. But the correlation is not perfect.

At the release date the series includes 14″ and 15″ hats, 18″, 19″, 20″ and 22″ multi purpose cymbals.

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. If you go bak to the very first photo in the s section that’s the only flaw present in that particular pressing.

What is left out of the description in the photos is that the line goes down the right side of the U in genUine. Larger diameters become more common from Exhibit F Stamps onwards as far as we can tell from limited data. So bigger range of weights and the weights are written under the bell so it is easy to know what is what. Europe and American and Japanese drum brands as they came along So in early s?


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Not all sellers are knowledgeable they haven’t read this site yet and it pays to clarify what they mean if no suitable picture is supplied. Another characteristic of Trans Stamps which distinguishes them from later stamps is that they say U S A no dots rather than U. The Mythical C2 stamp which doesn’t exist If a year has a? Zilco for Ludwig and Premier late 50s Image: Big thanks to Biggles of Cymbalholic who very kindly shared it with me. The newly patented US patent filed by Robert Zildjian Feb 16, issued Feb 8, brilliant finish became available as an option on any cymbal from as early asbased on this ad from June Not fatalogo many cymbals sat in the vault for 7 or more years, but some did.

There are two 18″ HBs in my reference collection. If you can hold such a cymbal in your hands and turn it to and fro in the light, the hammering is easy to pick.

Knowing that we are looking at Ottoman also gives us a bit of an insight into what the dots are about which appear over some letters but not in all versions of all die stamps. As best I can determine, Bill Hartrick distinguished 4 sub types of Trans stamps.

The other thing to notice is that this is a calligraphic device not strict linear text, and that is part of it being a catalgoo which pleases the eye.