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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Zenjian for Leedy s Image: I’ll see if I can dig it up.

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Discussion in ‘ Cymbal Talk ‘ started by mlucasFeb 9, But the “stamp” is not the cymbal. There are some Large Stamps which don’t show the flat bell, and here is one 22″ example thanks to Mike Layton.

Incomplete Ottoman decode Note that RobScott gives an example in Arabic and also reports that the upper zildjiaan says Avedis Zildjian, although he doesn’t decode this one letter at a time. The laser trademarks look rather scruffy when magnified because the laser is just doing a “good enough” resolution. Solid Script Zildjian The Zildjian becomes solid rather than hollow font, and now it is found on both the top and the bottom of the cymbal.


I’m continuing to collect evidence to try and pin down the year the cursive A was added and the year the laser trademark moved to 12 o’clock. It is a 13″ cymbal by the way.

The obvious distinguishing feature of this stamp is that it has CO. The cursive A also has a registered trademark symbol. Don’t panic, we’ll go through these all in turn. Feb 13, Except it’s even smaller. I don’t yet know if there was any die stamp difference between the two eras or between the two different types of Zilco by AZCO cymbals.

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If you go bak to the very first photo in the s section that’s the only flaw present in that particular pressing. Feb 9, 5.

Feb 9, 3. Another characteristic of Trans Stamps which distinguishes them from later stamps is that they say U S A no dots rather than U.

The hammering and other production clues tell you when the cymbal was made. The K version shown above is AJ so that is Both the no three dots Large and the no dots late 50s have the same vertical alignment, so at present you have to rely on just the bold differences.


Yes, my password is: 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. From this period on the interest in the die stamps seems to have waned.

And it also has the three dots. Having checked myself against my catwlogo collection I can do the test visually without having to do the actual construction. Telling a 50s from a 70s is that simple, zjldjian there are some more sophisticated uses of the line construction which allow for more distinctions among the Large Stamps 202 60s Stamps vs 70s.

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Just came across catwlogo more catalog scans. Of course, knowing that some IF laser serials have the cursive A doesn’t tell us that the change happened on 1 January Zildjian White Paper No.

Feb 9, 2. Most older Pre Trans Stamp cymbals seem to be smaller diameters. Zildjian in the USA.