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Dark Lush Vintage Zildjian 1950s BLOCK STAMP 21” Warm Ride Crash 2494 g

Original price $499.99 - Original price $499.99
Original price
$499.99 - $499.99
Current price $499.99
  • Amazing DARK and LUSH Early 1950s Zildjian in a rare 21” size.  This is 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 2494 grams. Which is pretty thin and it resides right in the Thin to Medium Light range. It has that soft glow to it - both sounding and feeling. 

  • 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 dark sounding and buttery. 

  • Inimitable Hand Hammered early 50s Tone that out Zildjian in the map.  This is the sound that made them famous. 

  • Dark, woody stick attack followed by a smooth and mellow complexity - not overly lively but aged and refined. 
  • It’s easily crashable.  And that’s not easy to find. Most of these thin beauties succumbed in 1987 and the end of a 2B stick.  

  • 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.

  • When you open up on it and crash, it unleashes a torrent of Vintage Crash tone but in a Massive 21”. So lush and beautiful it could be a suspended cymbal. 

  • Fantastic 6”  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 thinner. 

  • 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.