Originally Posted by drmfd
Additional info to my post #211...the 3rd listed cymbal set-up was in 1997, shortly before Tony Williams was gone too soon. Sorry I originally forgot to enter the year for that set-up.
The first cymbal set-up was prior to 1994, but not sure what date there or how long before that. Being that there were A Customs in that set-up, it was TW's later period there, maybe others here can pin the beginning of that date range down better, based on entry of A Customs into the market.
Would like to learn of TW's specific cymbal set-up from 1974 onward to any dates.
The Zildjian A Custom line was introduced at the January 1992 NAMM gathering.
In 1990, Zildjian ran an ad in which Tony used 15" K Hihats, 18", 15" and 20" K Dark Crashes, and a 22" K Ride. It looks like he used this set-up on the Tony Williams Live In New York DVD (Dec 1989).
I guess Tony played old Turkish K cymbals up until Zildjian started making American K cymbals in 81/82.