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Models from later in the decade featured a stamp size of 1 ½”.
The ‘70s Stamp is also referred to as the “Thin” Stamp because of the light embossing used at the time.
These cymbals were in included in entry level drum packs.
The Trans stamps marked the “transition” in the company’s production of less uniform stamps to a more standardized, even logo.
While other instruments have incorporated date stamps and serial numbers for years, a working date system wasn’t put in place at Zildjian until 1994.
That leaves around six decades’ worth of cymbals primarily identifiable by one thing: the stamp.
Beginning in 1994, Zildjian introduced a laser-engraved serial number on the bottom of the stamp for easy identification.Again, please keep their identity a secret Click on the "Continue" button search with your zip/postal code.If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.That being said, there are obviously exceptions of well-preserved specimens, some of which have even retained their ink logo through the years (it’s a common misconception that early models weren’t inked).
The First Stamp is defined by a cruder, less uniform engraving and the presence of the famous “three dots” on the bottom of the logo.In addition, Avedis models were uniformly produced in machine hammering by the middle of the decade.