Prior to this there was no accurate means of determining the age of a Paiste other than to identify the years of production for the series or model when known.These cymbals are referred to as "Pre-Serial" cymbals.
]) is a Swiss-based Estonian manufacturer and designer of cymbals.
A Zildjian Stamp Timeline Chinese Cymbals G Zildjian Cymbal Mystery Italian (UFIP) Cymbals K Zildjian - Canada & US Timeline K Zildjian - Constantinople Timeline K Zildjian - Istanbul Timeline Stamp Anomalies (new) This website offers information about the age of cymbals based on the “stamps” found on them.
Cymbals are engraved with a trademark by the maker.
Their eponymous sunrise can be seen in the logos for their 2002 line and their Twenty line (discontinued in 2011).
The first Paiste cymbals were produced in 1906 by Estonian musician Michail Toomas Paiste in his instrument repair shop in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to customer orders.