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Old 08-26-2017, 02:46 AM
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I'm having problems identifying a cymbal. It measures 18" in diameter. I would say its medium weight. There is only one faint marking that I can find; believe it says ORIENTA(L)...with no L at the end. I'm thinking the makers mark has either been played out or is underneath the patina. I've looked through a magnified glass with no luck. The piece was found while visiting Jackson, Mississippi but I was told the previous owner also lived in New Orleans in the 60s and 70s. Any information would be helpful.
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Old 08-26-2017, 03:11 AM
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Hard to say, but it's pretty beat. Does it sound like anything?
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:13 AM
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There were certainly a lot of cymbals coming out of Italy just after WWII. LOTS of brass laying around, too. I would start there as the vowel ending on what seems to be the complete stamp matches up to rules for Italian nouns. Plus those makers came and went making history difficult to come by.

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Old 08-26-2017, 06:20 PM
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There were certainly a lot of cymbals coming out of Italy just after WWII. LOTS of brass laying around, too. I would start there as the vowel ending on what seems to be the complete stamp matches up to rules for Italian nouns. Plus those makers came and went making history difficult to come by.

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Ya you're on to something. The hole looks undersize, maybe its a Bellotti. Certainly looks like the one in the pic here
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:21 PM
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The made in Italy theory makes sense. Though the dents don't look factory made. Think they're from being heavy played most likely by a jazz or blues drummer in New Orleans or Mississippi. Played them today. They have a nice rich old school tone. I mostly play bass, guitar, and keys but in the process of knowing the skins and tins better so not sure how to compare them. I've tried numerous times to upload the video to this site with no luck? Here is the youtube link. https://youtu.be/LyLJYn6YYTY Would like to get y'all take.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:54 PM
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I don't mean to be an ass, but I wouldn't touch that thing with a 10 foot pole.



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