Originally Posted by Andy B
anyone ever come across Canadian Zilco cymbals i have a 20" ride and its as good as a Zildjian
.....is it a sister company or a separate manufacture any clues on it....
ok got some info...... i just did a bit of research they are Zildjians
....however they are a starter range and were more than likely rejected for various quality imperfections iregularities...they are cast cymbals made from b20 and sounds like a zildjian
.Avedis cymbal ..they are quite rare and sort after by jazz musicians ...The Zilco trademark, which included a sword and Arabic writing just above he Zilco text, was initiated in June of 1930 and was primarily used on second-quality Zildjian
cymbals. These cymbals were supplied to various drum companies to use with their complete drumkit setups.
"This type of availability continued until 1968, when Zilco cymbals became its own line of cost effective cymbals. The Zilco line did utilise Zildjian
's famous alloy, but in order to keep costs down, the company did not apply the hammering process. This 'new' Zilco line offered three factory matched setups called 'The Starter', 'The Rocker' and 'The Swinger'. The lines were available until 1970 when Avedis Zildjian
decided that he no longer wanted to offer second-quality cymbals."
(from old edition of Modern Drummer)