UFIP AJAHA 20" MEDIUM RIDE Vintage MADE IN ITALY

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Here's a classic Italian beauty.

Hard to Find older Top of the Line Made in ITALY UFIP AJAHA 20" Medium Ride.

And here's some info on AJAHA for the uninitiated:

AJAHA Cymbals produced cymbals from the 1910s through the 1970s. Ajaha cymbals appeared in the 1912 Gretsch catalog, fourteen years before Fred Gretsch Sr. registered the Zildjian brand in the United States. The 1941 Gretsh catalog says, "For almost thirty years American drummers have ranked Ajaha second only to K Zildjian." The telltale identifying mark is the signature "X.E. Ajaha" on the underside of the cymbal bell. Some observe that the characters X and E resemble the Greek characters "hee" and "ksi." The last Ajaha cymbals were produced by Tosco-Italy, in the 1970s as a stencil brand supplied to Gretsch drums.

Very early Ajahas tend to be small, 11-14", and either very heavy, or paper thin. The UFIP produced Ajahas of the 70's run the gamut of sizes 12"-22" and weights. Also of note is that these UFIP versions bear an ink-stamped reproduction of the Ajaha signature.

So there you have it...

Weighing in at a lovely 2146 grams, this Ajaha plays like a Medium to Medium Thin Ride.  The tone is medium, not too bright and not too dark, the wash is medium full and billows out with a hint of complexity!  As you can see in the pictures, this gem is Factory Stamped "MEDIUM".

This is a workhorse cymbal.

Obviously this Handmade in Italy this AJAHA is perfect for rock, classic rock, funk, fusion, pop, country, punk, heavier styles and LIVE situations. Use it anytime you need a semi-bright, Medium Ride tone.

 

ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING: THIS ITEM IS NOT IN THE POSSESSION OF HAZELSHOULD, IT IS NOT FOR SALE. THE DESCRIPTION IS FROM AN OLD LISTING. THE MUSEUM IS A PHOTO COLLECTION OF THE COOLEST GEAR THAT HAS PASSED THROUGH MY HANDS OVER MANY YEARS COLLECTING AND SELLING. THEESE ARE FOR YOUR PERUSAL AND ENJOYMENT ONLY — I DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS ANYMORE.

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