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RARE Vintage ZILDJIAN Paperthin 12” STAMPED Hihats 516 554 g CLEAN LIGHT

Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
Original price
$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
  • Here is a pair of ultra-thin half-century-old Vintage Zildjians that sound like they were just plucked off a DUKE ELLINGTON Record.  Or Maybe Bix Beiderbeck. Or ART Tatum!

  • Vintage Zildjian Paper Thin 12” Hihats in amazing shape!

  • Factory stamped “HIHAT” which you hardly ever find on 12s”! 

  • 516 and 554 grams  - that is wonderfully 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. 

  • 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 50 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 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. 

  • It's a joy to play cymbals that are over 50 years old. No issues, amazing shape, light golden glow patina. 

  • Perfect for live or recording. 

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