Dating zildjian stamps
Did some Zildjians have this sort of 'stamp' at this time?
I remember zildjian having an etched/stamped logo since forever..I am sure it was there before. Granted, if you were being charged a price based on it being a higher end cymbal, then you should rightfully be able to talk the price down, but if you liked it, I don't see why you wouldn't keep it.
In 1982, Zildjian used the solid Zildjian logo top and bottom along with the modal and size font (including cm) like your last picture.
Most other identifying information (stickers, silk screens, ink or grease pencil) fade away and disappear over time. There is no official track record of the stamps used by Zildjian. The proces of stamping wasn't very accurate and the imprint varies.We know Avedis Zildjian started production in 1929 in the Quincy, Massachusetts USA. In the thirties Zildjian's most popular cymbal measured between 8 and 14 inch, weight paperthin, easily bendable. In the fourties Bebop drummers began to use larger rides and sizzle cymbals.So I suppose I've two questions now - what is it and can I clean it to expose the etched serial. hash=item280324773111&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66:2
I'm looking at another, but it's logo is different to the ones I have, so was hoping someone would be able to help me date it (and mine) First, I have a pair of New Beat hi hats (brilliant finish) I bought new in around 1995/6 ish.