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THIN LUSH 1940s Vintage ZILDJIAN TRANS STAMP LIGHT 20" Ride Sizzle 1978 g

Original price $569.99 - Original price $569.99
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$569.99 - $569.99
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  • This is an amazing 80 year old Zildjian - the kind people are always asking me to find. 

  • Here it is!  And it was forged when Dizzy Gillespie’s “SALT PEANUTS” was a new hit single.  For real. 
  • This is Zildjian’s gilded age. This cymbal comes from the first 15 years that Zildjian USA was in business. I mean…that’s incredible! I love the history of such a piece!

  • Why spend more money on the “vintage” modern cymbal. Just get the one that the companies are trying to duplicate. 

  •  And there’s something about the metal from this era. It’s soft and buttery and pliable. And it’s actually Hand Hammered - imagine that!  

  • This is the tone Zildjian built their name on. And they tone they keep trying to find again. 

  • Only 1978 grams!  That’s very hard to find on a nearly 80 year old Zildjian these days.  The ones that survived the 1980s are usually over 2200 grams.

  • This particular 20” is DARK and has as exceptionally warm, light complexity. It’s insanely smooth.  

  • The 80 year-old dark gold patina has aged and mellows this 20” out magnificently.  The surface is smooth to the touch and has that Early Zildjian USA Hand Hammered waviness. 

  • Light and woody stick attack that is followed by a wonderful glowing warm Trans Stamp Hand Hammered wash. Four brass rivets give it a stunning rain-on-the-roof light Sizzle wash.  Very smooth and subtle. 

  • Crash on it all you want - it’s only 1978 grams!! And the edges are thin too! 

  • This is a spectacular Vintage Zildjian. An incredible Thin LIGHT Ride Sizzle or even Thin Dark Crash.

  • Amazing shape!  Smaller 1940s center hole. Very THIN edges.  Light wear. Incredible for 80 years old. 

  • Don’t pay more money for a “Vintage Vibe” Zildjian.

  • It’s a lot more fun to just play the original 80 year old one that is steeped in history. 

  • And this one is a beauty.  That, I guarantee.  It will continue to age gracefully!