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Old 03-20-2012, 04:57 AM
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Default Bought a cymbal, but who signed it?

So I finally found the ride I've always wanted: a 20" Sabian HH Sound Control.
Has a nice overtones yet defined ping, good bell sound, and very smooth crashability. It's very versatile to say the least....

....but I'm not here to tell you how it sounds. It appears to have been signed by someone, but the drummer who sold it to me failed to mention that in the ad or when I met him to try and eventually buy it. The signature isn't why I bought it though (I should say stole since I only handed over $125 for it). I bought it because it matched the sound of my avedis hats and crashes, and had the features I was looking for in a ride.

Anyway--- didn't know if anyone had any clue as to who's signature this is. I can only tell maybe an "A" for the first letter first name and the last starts with F and ends in Y. But I could be totally wrong with my hypothesis.





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Old 03-20-2012, 04:59 AM
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Default Re: Bought a cymbal, but who signed it?

Could also be a D for the first letter

Sorry about the sideways pictures. I believe the signature reads from top to bottom
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:23 AM
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Default Re: Bought a cymbal, but who signed it?

I'm seeing it this way.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:48 AM
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Yeah--- that's how I thought it was... Sorry the second pic is a little wonky. I uploaded all of these with my phone since I just moved and don't have the 'net hooked up.

Could be a W now that I look at it some more.

I bet it's just some random guy's signature he put on there for a laugh or a con. Or someone really obvious.

Well-- I'm gonna try to not lose any sleep over this. Maybe one of you kind souls will have solved the riddle by daybreak.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:25 AM
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It's a Sabian worker's signature. I don't remember if it's the guy who hammers it, or a quality auditor... all the HH cymbals will have this. I think the HHX does too, as well as some of the Vaults.

So I think it's the person who hammers it, because I think you'll find a signature on all "hand hammered" Sabian cymbals.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: Bought a cymbal, but who signed it?

Man, I don't even know which way is up for that signature.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:27 PM
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It's a Sabian worker's signature. I don't remember if it's the guy who hammers it, or a quality auditor... all the HH cymbals will have this. I think the HHX does too, as well as some of the Vaults.

So I think it's the person who hammers it, because I think you'll find a signature on all "hand hammered" Sabian cymbals.
The guy I bought it from said it was a prototype sent to some nationally-known local drummer, so my first guess was him, but this makes more sense.

Huh... Never would've guessed that, but it's similar to any artist signing their work. I can see why they would've signed it because it's a beaut- I'd love to make a trip up to the factory sometime and see if I could meet the artisan and thank him or her in person.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:50 PM
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It was the cymbal hammerer's doctor apparently.
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