To the extent that I don’t find them well described in English, I hope to generate language to make them significant.
Work remains in developing the calculus of how to tell the Italian cymbals apart. UFIP was formed by 5 Italian cymbal makers in 1931, in Pistoia, Tuscany (Italy). 1847” refers to the time when Luigi Tronci’s great-grandfather started making church bells. Most old UFIP cymbals were sold through secondary distributors (see below).
The date of a cymbal is important because different periods in the evolution of the modern drum set are marked by distinct acoustic potentials.
Besides, adding reverb, or any effect, software or plate, will “distance” the point of attack…the immediacy of the drum.
To prove this to yourself, mike a wide-open, unmuffled tom at close range; then deaden that same tom with toilet paper and duct tape and mike it at 12-paces and a couple more up the back stairs.
These differences are available in the cymbals associated with the different eras of the drum set (grandstand, jazz, bop, big band, rock, etc.) The old Zildjian cymbal foundry was in Constantinople, dating back to the 17th century.
The earliest Zildjian cymbals with complete stamps (logo, name, trademark) use the letter “K” for Kerope Zildjian, and are marked with Constantinople as the city of origin.