Dating paiste cymbals
Ironically enough, the list does go litterally from A to Z (Arbiter to Zildjian.) Unfortunately, most of the information that I have been given cannot be verified.That being said, I plan to present some of the information that seems credible along with photos and hopefully audio and/or video files if I can get that specific on this web site. By far, the most popular question is wanting to know details on the hi hat cymbals Ringo used early on to get his unique wash sound.It seems inconsistent as to what the resulting sound might be.
Both the 400 and 200 series (a lower end series made from a yellowy brass from what I remember seeing in drumshops..400 is at least made from Cu Sn8 bronze) were made from around the mid 1980's until the early 90's, when they, together with the 1000, 20 series, were eventually phased out.
The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.
Alexis Amitrigala pays homage to Pierre Favres career and oeuvre with his documentary film produced by Swiss television SRF. I wonder if they smile (are happy) because they are drummers or are drummers because they are happy.
Right from the start we have no information as to whether it came with cymbals or if Ringo owned any when he bought this set.
For the record, Ajax did offer a low end line of cymbals.