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LIGHT AIRY Vintage 1950s Zildjian Light Crash Ride Sizzle 18" 1446 g Classic 50s Tone

Original price $369.99 - Original price $369.99
Original price
$369.99 - $369.99
Current price $369.99
  • A beautiful Zildjian that’s a sonic time-capsule:

  • Glorious sounding 1950s Vintage Zildjian LIGHT 18” Crash Ride Sizzle at a Goldilocks 1446 grams.

  • Perfect 1953 New York City vibe on this one - Max Roach or Kenny Clarke style. A beautiful sonic period piece!

  • Sounds and plays lighter than the gram weight suggests but that weight comes in handy for stick definition. Surprisingly broad spread - that’s the Hand Hammered love talking.

  • At 1446 grams it plays like a Thin Complex Light SIZZLE that’s easily crashable!  It has an enough tension and weight to ride well. And it’s mellowed 70 years so the attack comes out stronger. 

  • Overall very responsive. Great stick attack for a sizzle.  Overall VERY controlled! 

  • Where this 18” really shines is the airy, LIGHT SMOOTHNESS it brings to a setup. This 18” Sizzle delivers a warm, very complex but mellowed and aged SIZZLE tone.

  • A constellation of 3 brass rivets adorn the edge for a sibilant, subtle sizzle that’s so familiar to the ear. A unique Vintage Zildjian from the Golden Era.

  • No issues.  Incredible shape for being 70 years old. Golden patina. 

  • Been making music for the last 70 years and it’s just getting started. Why get the “vintage homage redo” when you can just have The Real Deal?!