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ULTRA Rare Vintage Zildjian FACTORY LIGHT RIDE 19” 1823 g

Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
Original price
$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
  • This is an extremely rare cymbal - I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this beauty is a 19”! Zildjian must have made in for 2 weeks or something. 

  • Hell the 20” is Hard to Find. This is the 19”.  And it’s a Vintage Hollow Logo too. 
  • 40 year old Factory stamped “LIGHT RIDE” in the 19” size. 

  •  Buddy Rich, Harvey Mason and John Guerin all used the Light Ride. 

  • This 19” 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 19” Light has aged and mellowed the last 4 decades. 

  • It indeed is very sweet and mellow sounding. And being the rare 19” it’s remarkably controlled - more so than larger cymbals. 
  • Weighing in at a Goldilocks 1823 grams this "Light Ride" is aptly named. 

  • When you ride on this 19”  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 19”, 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 with a hint of control, 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. Light golden patina. You can still see the factory “LIGHT RIDE.”  

  • Very rare 19” size.  A great Vintage mellow cymbal that no one else has.