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Cymbal Zildjian K Istanbul 14 inch - early 1950's - $145 (East Lyme, CT)

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condition: fair
make / manufacturer: Zildjian
model name / number: K Istanbul

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K Zildjian 14 inch 2b or 3a stamp from early to mid 50's. Weight is a fairly hefty 1245 gm. Has a signature under the bell. Also has some bell bracks. Most of the cracks are quite thin after the first 2 mm. Most of them end within 4-6 mm. One crack extends much further than all the rest to 15 mm. None of them alter the tone any. But bell and heavy crashing should no longer part of this cymbal's life. It would make a nice hi hat bottom to a 800-1000 gm K Istanbul top. I tried it out as a top to a 1000 gm pre-serial Paiste 602 bottom and those were a nice smooth pair.

This is a fairly dark and dry cymbal. Does have a nice higher pitched woody tone with minimal wash. Could function as small drum kit ride cymbal. These early Turkish K's do not show up very often.

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