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  1. Homogenic.

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    Default Zildjian Amir

    Hey there everybody! I was curious about the Amir line of cymbals by Zildjian and their history. I was told by a fellow drummer that they were originally produced as a higher-end cymbal, and were re-introduced (maybe in the 80's?) as a beginner cymbal.

    What kind of alloy were the originals made of, if there is an "orginal" Amir line, and what kind of quality would they have?

    Please don't reply if you're unsure.
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    Devin
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  2. Quite the quandary

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    Go do a search there's like 5 threads on these cymbals.

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    i have some if i remeber correctly they were made to be able to reproduce the '' electric cymbal sound'' that was famous in those days personally i like the cymbals i have a 20" crash or ride i use it as both and a 16" crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowser
    Go do a search there's like 5 threads on these cymbals.
    I assumed not to do that, because I thought this was a scarce topic. Now, however, I will. Thanks buddy.
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    Yeah, im more than happy with my 16" Amir crash.!
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    I have anb 18 inch, And it works pretty ****ing well. I have had it for two years, and no cracks or anything, And I play it pretty hard when I have band practice. I think they are pretty good cymbals.

  7. Quite the quandary

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    Don't be lazy...look what google did for me...

    http://drumdogs.com/message-board-fo...pic.php?t=1113

    "Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:14 am Post subject: Amir Cymbals

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    Original AMIR cymbals were made in the mid 1980's. They are good quality and were NOT Zildjians low line, just different than typical A's or K's. The Bronze alloy has a higher copper content and thus looks more copper. (Silvery cymbals have more tin)

    AMIR's are good cymbals and are of a heavier weight nature suited more for rock purposes. I have a set of 14" hats and a 20" small cup ride that I am turning into a sizzle ride.

    The AMIR II's however were started in the 90's and are of a lesser quality that original AMIR's. They are however probably alot better in quality than ZBT's or Schimitar's. Here endeth the lesson."

    My amir hi-hats were the first amir's not amir 2's so which means my hi-hats own.

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