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BIG LIGHT AIRY 1960s Vintage Zildjian 22” LIGHT Crash Ride ONLY 2396 g

Original price $439.99 - Original price $439.99
Original price
$439.99 - $439.99
Current price $439.99
  • This is an incredible sounding Vintage 1960s 22” - it’s nowhere near your typical Zildjian 60s Ping Ride or Medium Ride. This 22” plays like a true LIGHT COMPLEX RIDE or even THIN CRASH RIDE.  

  • This is in the Bill Stewart Dry Complex zone - but it’s 60 years old and naturally aged.  That’s the vibe. 

  • A 22” at only 2396 grams. And it’s beautifully hammered and lathed. It plays more like a Block Stamp logo 50s Zildjian.  Thin.  The metal is softer and has a smooth buttery feel.  

  • It is one of the nicest sounding, complex, airy 22s” you will hear from the 1960s. Part of it is because this 60-year-old 22” 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. 

  • With a 2396 gram weight it lives in the Thin Ride Thin Crash range for a 22”, but it has a light, mellow semi-dry attack that is followed by a soft and subtle, fairly complex wash.

  • What’s amazing is that you can play this big 22” very, very lightly and softly and it still sings. The dynamic range on this one is amazing.

  • Semi-dark, light and glowing. Has a hard to find light, dry complexity to it. 

  • Very hard to find a 1960s 22” that is under 2800 grams today.  Most of the thin ones broke during the hair metal bacchanalia of the 1980s. 

  • When you open up on it and crash, it unleashes a torrent of 1960s thin Crash tone but in a Massive 22”! 

  •  The perfect huge 1960s 22” Crash, or great for Crash accents when you‘re riding at lower volumes and just need a punch.

  • Fantastic rounded over 6” bell is that is solid for such a thin cymbal and also gives this 22” more crashability.  

  • Again, this is an incredibly versatile 22” - you don’t find a cymbal that can go from 1 - 10 and remain musical often. 

  • Great shape with a smoothness and a golden 6 decade patina. Wonderfully versatile 22” from the golden age of both rock and jazz.

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

  • Just get the real one. It’s easier and a lot more fun to play.