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Amazing THIN Vintage Zildjian 1950s BLOCK STAMP 21” LIGHT Ride Crash 2222 g

Original price $499.99 - Original price $499.99
Original price
$499.99 - $499.99
Current price $499.99
  • This is one of the nicest, dark, complex Zildjian As you will find- the kind of cymbal everyone is always asking me to find. 

  • It’s inspiring to play a cymbal forged in 1953! Literally! 

  • And this is a very rare 21”. Hand Hammered. Block Stamp - which along with the Trans Stamp is my favorite era of Zildjian. 

  • It’s 2222 grams. Which is damn thin - it’s very hard to find a 60 year old 21” or 22” under 2500 grams. 

  • The bell has a gorgeous Early 50s rounded slope. Generous size and looks hand shaped. There’s tell tale 50s lathing on the underside. 
  • This 21” actually sounds like it has rivets in it - even though it doesn’t. It’s very light and airy and complex.

  • It is one of the nicest sounding, complex, airy 21s” you will hear. Part of it is because this 70-year-old beauty has a nice, umbrella-shaped profile that gives it a bit more spread than your average Medium Ride and the edges are THIN AND BLUR. 

  • It’s crashable.  And that’s not easy to find. Most of these thin beauties succumbed in 1987 and the end of a 2B stick.  

  • With a 2222 gram weight it lives in the Thin Ride Light Crash Ride range, it has a light, mellow semi-dry attack that is followed by a soft and subtle, fairly complex and DARK wash. 

  • What’s amazing is that you can play this big 21” very, very lightly and softly and it still sings. The dynamic range on this one is amazing.

  • Fairly dark.  Mellow. Airy and glowing.

  • When you open up on it and crash, it unleashes a torrent of Vintage Crash tone but in a Massive 22”! 

  • Fantastic 5.5” bell is that is solid for such a thin cymbal. 

  • Again, this is an incredibly versatile 21” - you don’t find a cymbal that can go from 1 - 10 and remain musical often - although I would not slam on it because it is thin. 

  • Terrific shape.  Tell tale Hand Hammered waviness on the plain. 

  • Don’t pay more for a modern “vintage homage” cymbal masquerading as old timey. 

  • Just get the actually Hand Hammered real one.