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BIG LIGHT AIRY 1970s Vintage Zildjian 22” Ride 2984 g CLEAN

Original price $279.99 - Original price $279.99
Original price
$279.99 - $279.99
Current price $279.99
  • This is a fascinating Vintage 1970s 22” - it’s nowhere near your typical Zildjian 60s Ping Ride or Medium Ride. This 22” plays more like a LIGHT RIDE or Light Complex Ride.  It has a very broad spread and airy-ness for a 2984 gram 70s Zildjian. 

  • This 22” actually sounds like it has rivets in it - even though it doesn’t. That’s what I mean - light and airy tone.

  • This 40 year old beautiful 22” has a broad, umbrella-shaped profile that gives it a much more spread than your average Medium Ride.

  • It looks like it may have been made at the Zildjian Canada factory - it doesn’t have that sticker but it has that craftsmanship.  

  • With a 2984 gram weight it lives in the Medium Thin Ride to Medium Ride range for a 22”, but it has a light, mellow bright 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.

  • Bright but light.

  • When you open up on it and crash, it unleashes a torrent of 1970s Medium Crash tone - perfect as a big 70s Crash, or great for Crash accents when you‘re playing at lower volumes and just need a punch.

  • Fantastic 6” bell is incredible for rock, but pull out to the plain and you have one hell of a great Light Jazz or Blues Ride.

  • 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. 

  • Wonderfully versatile 22” that’s aged 40 years.