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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The general anatomy of the stamp is that 20112 is an upper section which is stylized Ottoman text often referred to as Arabic, or “the squiggly bits”and a lower section in English. I have one cymbal with this 1. Most older Pre Trans Stamp cymbals seem to be smaller diameters. Introducing Ink and Mentioning Models Many people seem to think that Avedis Zildjian ctaalogo put ink on their cymbals until the mid s. No, create an account now.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. Stamps with the three dots include: Their use in Ottoman is to change the pronunciation of that letter slightly. But if you want to know more about what is really going on click here.
For examples of Trans Stamp hammering, go to the hammering page. But never ever think that one stamp ended on December 31st and another stamp replaced it on January 1st It seems as if Bill Hartrick didn’t have detailed attributes which allowed him to distinguish a s Small Stamp from a s Stamp. Not that many cymbals sat in the vault for 7 or more years, but some did. Incomplete Ottoman decode Note that RobScott gives an example in Arabic and also reports that the upper portion says Avedis Zildjian, although he doesn’t decode this one letter at a time.
Kerope Bottom The Kerope Series was released inafter a few prototypes appeared in mid For examples of hammering on these s cymbals go to the hammering page.
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A Zildjian Laser Trademark Image: Note that New Beat hi hats are a little different in terms of model ink. A gallery of the Avedis Trademark and Ink Logo eras Catalogp down through this gallery and you move through the production eras of Avedis Zildjian cymbals from the beginning to the current day. That still could apply today but everything is labeled now catxlogo it seems that those labels have become more important than the sounds “I can’t play time on that cymbal, it says “crash” right on it”.
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I’ve come across two more AZCO stamps which were also used, and there may be more. As Zeb said, Ks ziodjian made in Istanbul by K.
Many thanks to all those who are like me passionate about cymbals and trying to piece together the history of these alluring metal disks. The Ottoman portion and the font for the English has changed as well, and these look more like the s CO stamp. The non-Latin character s in the mark transliterate into “a fi des Zilgian Sha re kat”, and this means catallgo Zildjian Company” in English. But this particular no country of origin stamp should still be identifiable because of the three signs: See the Hammering Page for examples.
What 20″ ride models did zildjian offer in the early 70s? This is despite the H over E alignment differences which had been noted as far back zildjixn On stylistic grounds alone one might suggest that this AZCO CANADA stamp is the later one, and this is consistent cqtalogo this version being the later stamp which Pinksterboer says is used on thin cymbals which aren’t hammered presumably just pressed into shape.
First Zildjkan Writing These early cymbals sometimes have writing still present under the bell. If you haven’t got cxtalogo way to know the size, there are still a set of features which allow you to distinguish Large Stamps from either the late 50s small stamp without 3 dots or or the 70s stamp without the 3 dotsor the s stamp s with 3 dots.
But the correlation is not perfect. The assignment of years is not my work.
Hollow Ink Zildjian Logo Image: Very different production eras. As far as the info Zildjian gave to them. One shows the flat top bell for sure, in the other case the photo doesn’t make it clear.
It shares this one attribute with the s small stamp.
There may not be a ” stamp” as such. What you do is go to the Year by Year Timeline and click on the link to the picture you want. But don’t confuse Tall Stamp 60s with Large Stamp mid s. And on a more modern note, somebody has put the weight of grams on this one.
In order to distinguish the no three dots Large from the no dots s stamp use the the vertical alignment criterion. Large Stamps mid s Image: Some but not all Trans Stamps show very obvious hammer blows on both the top and the bottom. There are some Large Stamps which don’t show the flat bell, and here is one 22″ example thanks to Mike Layton.
The K version shown above is AJ so that is Yes, this is like Turkish made K Zildjian cymbals. Transitional Stamps to Image: These two are dated in the printing itself.
A gallery of the Avedis Trademark and Ink Logo eras
Like sock cymbals for hi-hats, and Bounce or Top for a ride cymbal. I move the tape as required to get it in just the right place. The A form has the top portion of the Ottoman section missing, in the B form it is all there.