Zildjiansback when old man Avedis translated the feedback of top drummers such as Gene Krupa and Jo Jones into thinner, lighter more responsive instruments, and helped usher in a modern style of cymbal that could accommodate the emerging timekeeping styles of big band, bebop, blues and R&B players. However, Armand Zildjian himself, in noting how drummers such as Gene Krupa and Jo Jones encouraged his father to make thinner cymbals, bemoaned how the world has stepped up to a thicker cymbal, which in my mind is not as pretty.
Which is why if youre a drummer like me, who has been pining away for a taste of that Quincy jazz grandeur, your search may have just ended, because in a fitting affirmation of definitive A.
Early 70s - missing 3 dots, thin Zildjian font, USA with periods and small Co (1 cymbal)So then today, I see these hi hats on e Bay which have the hollow ink logo with the thin Zildjian font, USA with periods and small Co but *also* have the 3 dots which doesn't match any of the cymbals that I have! EDIT: The e Bay cymbals you linked are certainly unusual, if everything is legit. Coelacanth, For those of us looking for later era inexpensive Zildjians, I was looking at creating my own personal 70s and 80s Zildjian stamp/logo timeline.
is an American cymbal manufacturer founded in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul, Turkey) by Armenian Avedis Zildjian in the 17th century. Being nearly 400 years old, Zildjian is one of the oldest companies in the world.
Zildjian also sells drum-related accessories, such as drum sticks and cymbal carriers.
I have a number of 70s and 80s Zildjian cymbals including 3 hollow logo ones and thought that I had a decent idea of the stamps and logos and a rough idea of the time frames they were made.
Here are some pictures of the stamps and how many of each type that I have.
Bought in 2011, has not been played much over that time. - 5 Piece TAMA Superstar Drum Kit/Toms 10" 12" 14"/Snare 14" - 4 Tama Cymbal Stands and 1 Non-Manufacture Stand - Paiste 802 18" China, Paiste 402 16" Crash, Zildjian ZBT 16" Crash, Zildjian ZBT 20" Ride and Zildjian ZBT 14" Hi-Hats - Zildjian Cymbal Bag (All Cymbols Fit Inside) - Mapex Drum Stool/Throne - Tama Single Kick Pedal - 2x Pair of Stic This Drumcraft M8 22" Maple 6pce Drum Kit (Cardiac Burst) is part of the flagship Drumcraft line.