Vintage Zildjian High hats

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Postby andybfrank » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:49 pm

I just acquired a pair of 60's era A high hats. In addition to the normal amount of dirt that has accumulated, there are a few spots, some of them sticky. Should I clean them or no? what do you think?
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Postby Mitchell? » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:36 pm

No!

Those cymbals have mad voodoo on them!

Don't do it!
_...:::/ Jimbob2020 agrees \:::..._
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Postby rufus4dagruv » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:37 am

Are the sticky spots in areas that you will be playing them? If so, you could use a little soap and warm water, gently, on those areas, but I would not recommend cleaning off a nice aged patina. It actually would lower the value of the cymbals a bit in most markets.
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Re: Vintage Zildjian High hats

Postby vincemie » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:28 pm

NEVER clean old cymbals.
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Re: Vintage Zildjian High hats

Postby kplante069 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:15 pm

I gotta go with Rufus. If it's something that can effect playing a little soap and water. Other than that I wouldn't worry about it.
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Re: Vintage Zildjian High hats

Postby andybfrank » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:05 am

Thanks. I don't really want to clean them, and since the goo is on the underside where I don't play them, I'll just let it go. they sound perfect in my opinion, and i really don't want to tamper with it.
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Re: Vintage Zildjian High hats

Postby Steaky » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:26 am

andybfrank wrote:Thanks. I don't really want to clean them, and since the goo is on the underside where I don't play them, I'll just let it go. they sound perfect in my opinion, and i really don't want to tamper with it.


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