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Rare 1940s Vintage ZILDJIAN Trans Stamp 20” Ride 2472 g DANCE RIDE

Original price $549.99 - Original price $549.99
Original price
$549.99 - $549.99
Current price $549.99
  • Zildjian just released 100 of these kinds of cymbals. 

  • For $2000 apiece. 

  • Fortunately….

  • Here’s a glorious Zildjian that captures the golden era of American Cymbal Making. Hand-hammered. Handcrafted. Aged nearly 80 years. Soft, played-in. Chocolate brown patina. Has an indelible sweetness to it. 
  • Forged when Dizzy Gillespie was a new artist.

  • Zildjian Trans Stamp 1940s 20” Ride in amazing condition! 

  • Glorious WIDE and rounded over big bell that rises high off the plane and lends a nice body and shimmer. 

  • This particular 20” Trans Stamp reminds me of the Zildjian DANCE RIDE - the one that was meant to cut through horns and big bands so that people could feel the groove. 

  • A perfect blend of definition to wash ratio on this one! 

  • Absolutely FANTASTIC stick attack! I would not call it dry, but it sure as hell is articulate for a fully lathed cymbal. 

  • Weighing in at 2472 grams this beauty has a Medium Thin to Medium vibe. Being 80 years old it’s soft and plays with a pliable-ness that no new cymbal can imitate.  

  • Not pre-aged, just AGED.

  • Semi-dark. Incredible stick articulation that penetrates without an out-of-clank. Very warm, glowing, light, sweet tone. Mellowed over 8 decades, a great natural patina that controls the wash organically, truly a hand-hammered Zildjian so it has a pinch of complexity. Hand-hammered out to the wavy edge. Rounded over bell with the hallmark 1940s style smaller hole. Has the body and fullness of a Hand Hammered cymbal but is tempered and sweetened by the patina and has mellowed over the decades. 

  • Why pay the big bucks to big box stores for the “vintage imitations”. Just get the REAL one. 

  • This rare 20” Zildjian has been making music for 75 years. And it still has more to say….

  • A joy to play.