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DRY Vintage Zildjian 1960s EARLY NEW BEAT Hihats 15” 1053 1490 g CRISP 60s Tone

Original price $449.99 - Original price $449.99
Original price
$449.99 - $449.99
Current price $449.99
  • Try as they may, the big companies have not been able to replicate the sound of these Vintage 15” Hi-hats. Don’t get me wrong, they have wonderful attempts and have made some nice cymbals along the journey, but they don’t do what these huge and dark Early New Beats do naturally.  

  • The most recorded cymbals in history, and with good reason. They just do! 

  • Play them and they immediately sound like a song. Don’t guess at big box store photos. Have a listen to this exact pair!! 

  • These particular huge beauties harken from the EARLY YEARS of New Beats - the mid to late 60s. From literally the first few year of New Beat production. 

  • 1053 and 1490 grams espouse the time-honored Thinner Top Heavy Bottom New Beat philosophy.

  • Famous Responsive. Cutting. Fantastic CHICK tone.

  • And being the rare, larger 15s these beauties are darker and lower-pitched than the everyday 14s. Perfect for laying down massive grooves.

  • Even for Vintage 15s” these are darker. And they have a particular DRY, crispness that compliments the darkness. 

  • Very articulate, and especially for 60s Hihats.  

  • Incredible in the studio and live. Perfect for any genre.  These are the Hihats that launched thousands and thousands of famous recordings over the decades., and in every genre! 

  • No need to spend more money on big box store “re-designed” these are the 60 year-old originals, they do it all.

  • Great patina. No issues. A JOY to play.