Good sound for lower end symbol. However, choosing the wrong polish for your specific cymbal could injure the actual face of the cymbal and damage the tonal grooves the little ridges of a lathed cymbal which would disrupt their intended acoustic properties. Cymbal care is underestimated in its importance to the sound and life-span of your cymbals. Cymbals generally vary from 8% to 25% tin. What started as Denver's best drum shop is now a full-blown used music store! An 8-ohm extension speaker output even lets you add a cabinet for additional stage coverage. The results blew my mind. Still is great after a few months.
Some of them dated Zilco from the 1930's with others calling the cymbals late '60's or early '70's era Zildjian factory rejects. If you're not careful it is possible to remove the black brand labels from your cymbal with just about any polish. Also, according to magazine ads like the one here most of these era of Zilcos were the smaller swish cymbals sized from 10 to 15 inches. In that page the guy recommends Eze Shine Cymbal Cleaner D'Andrea. Just an update on this cymbal, It sounds amazing on all types of music, I have had it seance Christmas. The First Zilco Era late 1930s to 1950s Most of the confusion in drum forums has to do with the fact that Zildjian used the Zilco name twice: Starting in the late '30's Zilco was used on cheaper Zildjians that were about a quarter of the price of the regular line.
Some people swear by Ziff's cymbal cleaner, or Brasso, or Wenol, but the basic problem is the same: you spend forever trying to buff out the polish. Dixon 5 drums and 5 cymbals. Get cymbal wet with hot water, put some on, scrub following tone grooves. Hopefully some more information comes out about the two Zilco stamps from the 1930s-1950s era, but in the meantime at least no one reading this will have to dig through drum forums trying to find out what Zilco is. Denver's best online drum shop and used musical instrument store! You can still polish your cymbals after they've been cleaned, but you wont really need to.
Do yourself a favor and avoid the pain of brass polish. I honestly can't wait to record with these after listening to them live. I haven't been able to find any info about exactly when these different stamps were used but did find by someone who spoke to Armand Zildjian himself. B-Stock These items are purchased directly from the vendor. Also check out some of my other drum instructables: Many Cymbal companies such as Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste make and sell their own brand of cymbal polish.
I thumbed through Zildjian's history in to get a definitive answer. Nearly all cymbal polishes and cleaners that work at all will take the badge logo right off unfortunately. Not including aluminiumbronze used in Meinl Generation-X cymbals. No one seems to know the dates. This can be both good and bad, as every drummer who's bought a patina covered vintage cymbal at a garage sale knows.
When you buy cymbals as much as I do every once in a while you're bound to run into a cymbal you've never seen before. The Zilco line did utilise Zildjian's famous alloy, but in order to keep costs down, the company did not apply the hammering process. However, the cymbals in this set have a sound all their own and therein lies their main value. Made by Pro Mark, Groove Juice will end up saving you time, money and a whole lot of effort. The cymbal had enough of a patina to be from the '70's but it was lathed like modern B20 cymbals with no signs of factory hammering or hand hammering.
So, as far as you know, there is no other cleaner better than Groove Juice made by Pro Mark to clean them cymbals? I acquired a nice set of drums from my nephew. Sometimes these cymbals turn out to be valuable Zildjian K Constantinoples with the stamps worn off, sometimes they're cheap cymbals that sound great after age mellowed out their sound, or sometimes they're just cheap and overpriced because they look old. My guess was still '70's since it had a much smaller bell and thinner weight than most modern cymbals. It has a shimmering glassy beautiful attack which decays fairly quickly. Lodo Drum Guy is a by appointment only online drum shop that now offers a great selection of used drum kits, cymbals, snare drums, guitars, basses and amplifiers including rare vintage finds.
Originally there was a Zildjian that didn't make it, a second; then there was a Zilco that was a thinner rolling done without hammering, which cut the cost considerably. What is the best cleaner to use without damage. The lines were available until 1970 when Avedis Zildjian decided that he no longer wanted to offer second-quality cymbals. I was very happy to see it come in unscarchted and shiney. You can develop your own signature sound with these - especially if you play rock - compared to other Zildjian lines. Because they were factory seconds they were a bit of a gamble—some sounded great and others just okay. Even though we've come along way since then, people are still using brass polish for cymbal care.
. I read here that cymbal cleaners made specifically for them are abrassive. Looking to trade that drum pad for a drum kit online? These cymbals have small bells, feel paper thin and often have hand hammering. Therefor it is close to a 100% bronze; not 15%. Well worth the money I spent on it!! About two years ago I was working in the drum shop of a Guitar Center when I discovered a new product we had. Whatever it was, it was going for cheap so I grabbed it and took it back to the loft to play it and learn more. I have all A custom, and Paiste 2002 power ride.
The difference is that bronze is a mixture of copper and tin, and brass is a mixture of copper and zinc. New, crisp sound, and was easy to use. All I can say is Wow! The bell is well proportioned and and has a clean ping with a volume which matches the outer cymbal very nicely. I gotta say, the first handful of times that I attempted to polish my cymbals I became really disconcerted. They look and sound great. The other 92%-75% is copper with traces of other metals such as silver, phosphorus and whatever present in the copper and tin ores.