It's oddly tempting, but fortunately, I don't have that kind of scratch laying around! But no doubt, I'd have some bragging rights with that sucker!Now are you going to buy it MikeM? :´)
I gotta believe I'd pull the trigger for that amount...I'd go $350-400 on it.
Good question. 12,000 grams?
It was being sold as an 'A', but I'm not sure about that. It has an aura of greater age about it.
...Definitely an A....
Yeah,that an A,could you post a pic of the stamp?....
I was guessing 12 kilo's as kind of a way high upper limit guess with notes of exaggeration for effect. But I would be interested to know - a medium heavy 30" is not gonna be light. Chop your toes off if you're not careful!Too high. I picked up a used 24" A Zildjian yesterday. The Zildjian site says it's medium weight, but it's heavy as a dog. It was being sold as an 'A', but I'm not sure about that. It has an aura of greater age about it.
Weighed it with a bathroom scale to the nearest half pound, and it goes 8.5 pounds (3855.535 g).
Really rough approximation, but I doubt that extra 3 inches all the way around would bring it up that high ...
Edit: on second thought, maybe it is that heavy. Mine's a medium and is .075" thick, like my other rides. My crash/ride is .060", straight crashes are about .040" average. I'm thinking the medium-heavy in the OP is probably about .090" (maybe more) thick. That would add up to a lot of extra weight.
Yeah, that looks like what I've read before - linked to from cymbalholics - so I'm pretty sure it's legit. That's a very good-looking cymbal you got there - seems like a score to me!"...As a general rule, a logo with a height of 1 1/8 inches indicates the cymbal was made in the 1930s or the late 1940s to early 1950s. If the logo is 1 1/4 inches tall, the cymbal was likely made in the 1970s, late 1950s or early 1940s. A 1 1/2-inch logo was common on Zildjian cymbals made during the 1960s...."
"...Look at the dots and dashes under the Arabic text in the cymbal logo. Under some letters of this text, you will see dots and dashes, which can be used to estimate the cymbal's age. If there are three dashes beneath the text, this indicates a 1930s cymbal. Three dots were typically used on cymbals made in the 1940s, early 1950s and throughout the 1960s. In the late 1950s and during the 1970s, there were no dots or dashes present beneath the text..."
EDIT: I don't really care about the age of it, because it sounds fantastic to me. But from everything I've been able to gather, it appears to have been made in the 1960's - I'm good with that - ha ha.