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RARE 1950s Vintage ZILDJIAN Paperthin 12” Hihats 496 522 g CLEAN Hand Hammered

Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
Original price
$399.99 - $399.99
Current price $399.99
  • Here is a pair of ultra-thin 70 year Vintage Zildjians that sound like they were just plucked off an Early DUKE ELLINGTON Record.  Or Maybe Bix Beiderbeck. Or ART Tatum!

  • These beauties are literally from the first few decades of ZILDJIAN IN AMERICA.  

  • Vintage Zildjian Hand Hammered 1950s Paper Thin 12” Hihats in fantastic shape!

  • 496 and 522 grams  - that is really damn thin and a beautiful thing when you need a light whispy papery vintage tone - none of this modern stuff masquerading as "vintage" or "vintage reissue" nonsense. 

  • Hand hammered, wavy surface, ultra-thin weights - Gene Krupa vibe- FOR REAL. 
  • Light Papery whispy, very responsive, wonderfully DRY complex tone with a subtle lively glow that percolates when opened.  Dry attack. Very mellow chill - compliments of the last 70 years that have been quite good to them. 

  • Beautiful light and FAST CHUP tone when played with your foot. Golden glow when opened.  Splashy and whispy. Not like anything modern. 

  • Being the original 1950s 12s” these Hihats are FAST with a very quick response - both with your foot and a stick.  They are PERFECT for getting that super old-school sound. 

  • They sound unbelievable under a mic and are fantastic for low to medium volume settings. 
  • Incredible for brush work.  

  • No modern company makes this sound. This is THE SOUND. 

  • It's a joy to play cymbals that are 70 years old. No issues, great shape, typical light wear, gorgeous patina.

  • The sound of early jazz, bebop, folk, Americana, Big Band, rockabilly, boogie woogie, and Dixieland right here.

  • Very hard to find a beautiful pair like this today. The Real Deal!