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Rare Vintage Zildjian FACTORY LIGHT RIDE 20” Only 2031 g

Original price $269.99 - Original price $269.99
Original price
$269.99
$269.99 - $269.99
Current price $269.99
  • This is a beautiful and hard to find Zildjian. The Factory stamped “LIGHT RIDE.” And it’s 40 years old. Buddy Rich, Harvey Mason and John Guerin all used the Light Ride. 

  • This 20” has enough weight to throw off great, articulate definition but it remains GLOWING WARM and truly has a LIGHT, AIRINESS to it. 

  • And that combination is not always the easiest to find - this was Zildjians THINNEST 20” for decades. And this 20” Light has aged and mellowed the last 4 decades. 

  • Weighing in at a Goldilocks 2031 grams this "Light Ride" is aptly named. 

  • When you ride on this 20" you get a very SMOOoooo000oooOOth, mellow stick attack that is followed but a warm subtle wash. there is NOTHING harsh on this Light Ride...nice and mellow.  

  • The bell is surprisingly solid for a thinner cymbal and has no problem cutting. 

  • When you Crash on this 20", it opens up beautifully and offers a rich, warm, FULL wash. 

  • A perfect sounding large Crash Ride. Great for that RINGO WASH. But STILL mellow at lower volume settings. 

  • Sweet and focused and lower volumes, roaring and capable in loud settings.  

  • This was a staple Zildjian all throughout the 70s and 80s - especially for recording. 

  • Terrific shape.  No issues at all. Very strong logos  Light golden patina.