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1950s VINTAGE Zildjian 18” Light Complex Crash Ride SIZZLE 1467 g w Vintage ZILDJIAN Rivets

Original price $349.99 - Original price $349.99
Original price
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99
  • This is a stunning HAND HAMMERED Vintage Zildjian with Vintage Zildjian Rivets. It’s very light and smooth with a lively complexity that floats around like it’s 1958…because that’s when this cymbal was forged. 

  • Think about that a minute.  This Zildjian was made when Miles Davis was recording “Kind of Blue.” 

  • This 70 year old Zildjian Sizzle destroys the modern Zildjian Beautiful Baby. 
  • Very light and delicate sounding 1950s HAND HAMMERED Vintage Zildjian 18” Light Sizzle Crash Ride. 

  • Primed for 6 rivets and currently outfitted with 5 what I suspect are the ORIGINAL rivets. 

  • Art Blakey in 1958. Super LIGHT and AIRY sounding with a hint of smokiness. 

  • At 1467 grams it plays like a Thin to Medium Thin Complex Light SIZZLE that’s easily crashable!  It has an enough tension and weight to ride well. And it’s mellowed 60+ years so the attack comes out stronger. 

  • Overall very responsive. Great stick attack for a 5 rivet 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.

  • Great spread while still having the classy control of an 18”.  Overall smoky for a Vintage 18” A. 

  • It was made over 60+ years ago. And it SOUNDS like a cymbal made over 60 years ago. 
  • Modern Zildjians are great - but they don’t do THIS.

  • Great shape.  Light use.  No issues. Terrific 6 decade old golden patina. 

  • Don’t spend more on the new faux vintage ones. 

  • Just get the Original - the Zildjian that’s actually Hand Hammered. Imagine that!