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    1950s Avedis Sizzle with original rivets 20”

    On the fence on this one...

    1950s era 20” Avedis with original rivets (those awesome tiny ones). Just over 2200grams.
    No one here will want this because nobody knows this sound anymore. This isn’t wispy paper thin garbage that sounds great if you play it by itself in an acoustical chamber of perfection. This is a mean old changer of an A. Jazz-wise you might think of a Pete LaRoca type of vibe, for example.

    Has nasty patina. I don’t even know what that is and I consider it part of the sound. Has a couple of micro hairlines at the bell hole.

    $175 shipped in lower 48





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    Bet that would be killer in a big band. Looks incredibly awesome, too.
    Sizzle swings....

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    Sounds something like this in context:


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    This ride does what old A's were meant to do.... sound great in context, as the PLR's clip with Freddie demonstrates. You learn to play a ride like this. Rather bright, even brash out of context but really gets the job done in the music. No one on the bandstand will be guessing about where your time is. If I didn't already have a few of these 20's in that weight range I'd get it.

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    My 20" fifties ride is almost the same weight, and has 6 holes (4 rivets current) it's a perfect ride. Great rock and roll, blues, r&B or other "roots" ride, but if I was worth a crap as a jazz player I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to take it on a jazz gig either. What's it sound like? It sounds like a really great ride cymbal with rivets in it ya dummies!

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    I am with you, Chad. The more I listen, play, and Holic myself, the more I desire my bronze like my broads: with a little meat on them. I think it was Paul Wells who mentioned that Evin's Ks could have very well been A's--as I am sure many other greats' cymbals were--not to mention how many As sound great on their own. Love that Hubbard clip.




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    Yeah!
    I've got a 2400+ grams 20" from the 1960's that I love.
    It's low pitched, but plenty of highs, too, and all woody in the stick. I drilled it for 3 rivets. Sounds like something that Elvin would've played.

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    Sounds like a K but still close:

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