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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On stylistic grounds alone one might suggest that this AZCO CANADA stamp is the later one, and this is consistent with this version being the later stamp which Pinksterboer says is used on thin cymbals which aren’t hammered presumably just pressed into shape. Cursive A next to the model ink Image: I just wasn’t paying attention to that sort of zildjiqn.

It’s just that most older cymbals have had the ink removed by cleaning.

Early 70s Zildjian ride models

Zilco Showing Top Hammering Image: We met one just before in our short diversion into Ink. I’m hoping to refine what “later 60’s” means and whether the shorter and taller stamps might have been used at the same time.

That will move your browser window into the gallery and place in on that entry. What is left out of the description in the photos is that the line goes down the right side of the U in genUine.


I have one cymbal with this 1. That makes it easier to measure the distance accurately. Fortunately you don’t need to measure the height that accurately just to tell different stamps apart. One shows the flat top bell for sure, in the other case the photo doesn’t make it clear.

Occasionally the Country of Origin line “MADE IN” may be missing for some other reason from a different die stamp poorly stamped in, or lathing grooves make it all but invisible.

Can’t recall-seeing- what was prior to that- altho must have been- something-pricelists, pamphlets, maybe. This is because you don’t need to know the height of the stamp to spot one. Large stamp with the 3 dots This one, shown with ruler, has the three dots.

Avedis Zildjian Timeline Year by Year

This is an extended version of the construction described in the context of distinguishing a 70s stamp from other stamps. The year for the cursive A is based on the laser serial numbers. Thus I have no way to judge the strength of the evidence.

We’ve seen alignment differences like this before in the details of the Trans Stamps. I’ve come across two more AZCO stamps which were also used, and there may be more. Not that many cymbals sat in the vault for 7 or more years, but some did.

However, the whole stamp is very lightly pressed in so zjldjian much of the detail is missing. This image overlays the letters I had identified. The cursive A also has a registered trademark symbol. I would say that this site is best avoided unless you really know what you are doing.

The 20″ added range is 2, – 2,g and the 22″ added range is 2, – 2,g.

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In general, how visible the hammering is depends on photograph quality and “dramatic” lighting, and how much dirt or patina there is. The information really comes from all the people who have contributed to discussions over the years. 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.


Zildjian in the USA. These two are dated in the printing itself. This is different from the traditional font used, although it seems the same as the font used for the Avedis Zildjian and Cie stamps. For example, it might be a link zildnian the Hollow Ink Logo on the bottom of a cymbal.

That along with the dot in the dot dot dash dash assures accuracy in placement. If you have one of these it seems better to avoid calling it a ” stamp” and instead refer to it as a “mid 50s cymbal with a 60s short stamp”. The green arrows point to two elements of the stamp which are in bold relative to the rest.

A few have Small Stamps on them, and fewer have the s short stamp. Zenjian-Ludwig stamp Alejian for Slingerland s Image: You have to scroll down to comment I suspect but can’t be certain that in part it happened because of over generalizing from too few cymbal examples.

With a strong stamp you may not need to do this. There are NO three dots on the small zildjiqn.