Dating paiste 2002 cymbals

dating paiste 2002 cymbals

Do 2002 Paiste cymbals have serial numbers?

Very early production 2002s (1971) didnt have the series name stamped below the name Paiste, some also had a border around the the 2002 stamp/emboss. Starting in 1972 there were six digit serial numbers stamped on each cymbal:

Are Paiste cymbals made from cusn8?

The series that Paiste introduced us to in 2016 is a modernized and timeless interpretation of the outstanding 2002 sound. Although there’s no difference in alloy – these cymbals are made from CuSn8 Bronze as well – there’s a difference in the new hammering pattern and slightly darkened semi-mated finish.

How can I tell what year my Paiste 2002 is?

Very early production 2002s (1971) didnt have the series name stamped below the name Paiste, some also had a border around the the 2002 stamp/emboss. Starting in 1972 there were six digit serial numbers stamped on each cymbal: The specific year is identified by the first digit in the serial number.

Which Paiste cymbals are best for your genre?

If your genre is Rock, Metal, or Punk RUDE series is the one for you. These cymbals came on the market in 1980 – the revolution of Metal and Punk music in the late 70s inspired Paiste to work on something new like the RUDE series. RUDE cymbals are a leading choice for the raw and powerful energy that Rock, Metal, and Punk music share.

How to identify a 2002 Paiste Cymbal?

Very early production 2002s (1971) didnt have the series name stamped below the name Paiste, some also had a border around the the 2002 stamp/emboss. Starting some time during 1972 there were six digit numbers stamped on each cymbal:

When did Paiste start using 8 digit serial numbers?

Sometime in 1995 Paiste started using eight digit serial numbers. In these cases, the first two digits represent the year of production. Therefore 96789012 would be from 1996. Starting in about 2005, MADE IN SWITZERLAND was added to the bottom logo of the 2002 cymbals.

When did the Paiste Black Label cymbals come out?

1972 Giant beats get the Paiste name ink stamp on the black label cymbals, they are never given a Paiste outline logo ink stamp on the bottom of the cymbal. 1972: Serial numbers (on Swiss cymbals), series name ink stamp and Paiste outline logo ink stamp on bottom introduced, True Black Label era stamping begins.

When did the 2002 cymbals start getting serial numbers?

German-made 2002s started receiving serial numbers from about 1973 onwards (see 73 serial number pic below). Some collectors are sure they have 1971 production 2002 cymbals with serial numbers starting with 1xxxxx, they are in fact German made 2002s with a different serial numbering format.

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