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  1. steveblack replied to the thread The Real RINGO drum kit? And only $250,000.

    I've put in a report that I would like it to be dealt with, but it is up to the mods. All I can do is point out that I feel this sort of...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 11:43 PM
  2. steveblack replied to the thread How do you KNOW it's original?.

    Me neither, but I keep getting drawn into these questions of when something is old and when it is modern, and one has to know what...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:01 PM
  3. steveblack replied to the thread How do you KNOW it's original?.

    Well spotted. That is one of the new deep Acros with a swapped badge isn't it? They didn't swap the lugs or the strainer so they are...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 8:48 PM
  4. steveblack liked jptrickster's post in the thread How do you KNOW it's original?.

    An example of an old badge on a new drum. An uneducated unsuspecting novice buyer could fall for for it. Hey man I just got one of those...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 8:42 PM
  5. steveblack liked Cliff DeArment's post in the thread Untrademarked Zildjian??.

    A 50's clutch (mid to late) is about 5/8" across. Typically, a 60's clutch is about 1 inch. In the early 60's we can see one or the...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 8:37 PM
  6. steveblack replied to the thread I want to be a cymbal smith.

    I'm an admin of Cymbalholic so I'll watch out for a request to join from you. I'm not sure where we are at for memberships these days....

    Jan 17, 2019 at 6:56 PM
  7. steveblack liked K.O.'s post in the thread The Real RINGO drum kit? And only $250,000.

    It wasn't customized in any way, Ludwig just happened to change the way they built them by 1964. All early JazzFests share these traits...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 5:07 AM
  8. steveblack replied to the thread History of K Custom Dark?.

    Yes II = 1999 produced cymbal. Just a quick look and I'm wondering if it is a plain Jane K ride given that lathing and hammering.

    Jan 17, 2019 at 2:33 AM
  9. steveblack attached a file to the thread History of K Custom Dark?.

    By "incursive lettering" do you mean cursive script for the model name [ATTACH] as opposed to older style block lettering? [ATTACH]...

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  10. steveblack attached a file to the thread Untrademarked Zildjian??.

    I haven't forgotten about this thread. Just working on my database restructuring and other correspondence. In the meantime... Cliff,...

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  11. steveblack liked jptrickster's post in the thread Untrademarked Zildjian??.

    So very Zen!

    Jan 17, 2019 at 1:36 AM
  12. steveblack replied to the thread History of K Custom Dark?.

    Give us a weight and pictures from the top and the bottom and we might be able to help. And does it have a laser stamp? [IMG] or a...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 1:31 AM
  13. steveblack liked EvEnStEvEn's post in the thread 11 inch Paiste 2002 splash.

    I think it's possible, Steve. But only speculative at best, as 602 pricing from that era is not my area of expertise.

    Jan 17, 2019 at 1:15 AM
  14. steveblack replied to the thread Old Hi-Hat Cymbals Question.

    We need to form a society for the prevention of clutch thread abuse. :3some: This is a pair of mine and you can see the larger hole...

    Jan 16, 2019 at 9:58 PM