Dating a zildjian cymbal dropbox not updating on iphone

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So, you've got a great sounding vintage Zildjian K ride cymbal but you have no idea when it was made: how do you date your vintage Zildjian cymbal?

Most people start by searching the internet and guessing at the age of their cymbal based on what they know.

I hardly ever see any Canadian Zildjian"s in my neck of the woods. Zildjian cymbals were first made in Canada (Meductic, New Brunswick)in the early 80,s by the Zildjians,then the two Zildjian brothers parted company and one went to Boston and the other stayed in Canada,so we now have 2 cymbal companies owned by brothers. Your cymbal is likely from the early to mid 1980,s,and you should post pics so we can see what you have. AVEDIS ZILDJIAN CO Genuine Turkish Cymbal Made in Canada It's got a bubble of a bell, but it's not a flat ride. I'm just wondering what this might be (series, age, value). Zildjian owned the Meductic plant before the split.

I hardly ever see any Canadian Zildjian"s in my neck of the woods. I bought my first "new" drum kit, hardware and cymbals in the summer of 1979, after having used gear from 1966 to 79. There are many sites with stamp identification for Zildjian cymbals. I can' find my "Cymbal Book" right now to consult, but I seem to remember they made Zilcos there and also A's to keep up with demand.

It took me a long time to find any writing on it, but when I did it said the following: AVEDIS ZILDJIAN CO Genuine Turkish Cymbal Made in Canada It's got some sort of logo too.

I'd like to know when it was made, as I couldn't find any reference to Canadian manufacturing on the Zildjian website.

I will keep it till I die which isn't far off as I'm in my mid seventies. Winter in Florida where there are some really great musicians..mostly retired folk.

But, short answer, you have an Avedis model and I think it was made in the 70's.

The Canadian plant was opened in 1968,by Avedes Zildjian.

A quick note, a lot of this info was pointed out to me by This is the inked/painted manufacturer's logo that usually includes the cymbal's specific model.

This varies by brand but for Zildjian the actual “Zildjian” logo wasn't inked until the second-half of the '70's.

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