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Amazing SEMI-DRY 1950s Vintage Zildjian LIGHT Ride 20” 1945 g

Original price $359.99 - Original price $359.99
Original price
$359.99 - $359.99
Current price $359.99
  • This 70-year-old Zildjian sounds like it was the MASTER cymbal that Zildjian used to create their “Vintage Vibe” AVEDIS Series. 

  • This particular 50s Zildjian A is overall DRY sounding - it sports a naturally accumulated darker patina that the newer Avedis Series is trying to emulate.  

  • It’s Hand Hammered and has a glowing subtle warmth underneath a surprisingly strong stick attack - especially for a cymbal this THIN.  

  • Medium-low in pitch. Both dark and bright overtones are present but nothing dominates, it’s a Goldilocks blend. 

  • It is one of the drier and mellowest cymbals I have ever heard from this era. 

  • It crashes incredibly well. The bell is solid for a thinner 70-year-old cymbal.  

  • And yet has a light and subtle control to it. 

  • I have come across a lot of cymbals, this is one of the nicest all-around DRY MELLOW 1950s Zildjians you’ll encounter. 

  • Only 1945 grams makes it a perfect LIGHT DRY Ride or Thin Crash Ride.

  • $430 for the AVEDIS series? 

  • Get the REAL ONE. Not trying to capture a bygone era.

  • This just is the era!   

  • Aged exquisitely over 70 years.  Soft and pliable feel. Hand Hammered out to the edge. Slightly bendable edges.   

  • Perfect for very soft to medium loud settings. Glorious under the mic.

  • Worth it.