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80 Yr Old 1940s VINTAGE Zildjian Paperthin TRANS STAMP Hihats 13” 516 562 g Amazing

Original price $539.99 - Original price $539.99
Original price
$539.99 - $539.99
Current price $539.99
  •  Vintage Zildjian Hihats - from literally the first 2 decades of US production. 
  • Paper Thin 13s” that were forged when BEBOP was a new art form! Literally.  And the 13s” are exceptionally hard to find. 
  • And didn’t Zildjian just celebrate their 100th anniversary by releasing some of these types of cymbals…

  • FOR $2000!!!  

  • Buy your own white gloves and save money. 

  • These Zildjians represent the Golden Era of American Cymbal making! Hand Hammered. Hand Crafted, and forged when a new form of music called Jazz had migrated up North and was exploding in New York City.

  • Instruments like these 13s inspire me. Yes, of course, it’s the sound of an era - but as far as cymbals go, this is like owning a 17th-century violin. It’s had a LIFE. It represents a craft,  an era - but it’s all right here. Tangible. I guess that’s why I majored in history. I love it. 
  • Ultra THIN Hand Hammered Trans Stamp 13s” from the 1940s. 

  • 516 and 562 grams. That would be thin on 12s”. 

  • No modern company makes anything like these. Although they’ll tell you they do for $650.

  • No need to bother with the “re-issues,” “vintage homage,” “throwback light Hihats” and all that.

  • Just get the originals. The 80-year-old ones. 

  • Ultra Papery, whispy, super dark, warm and breathy, extremely responsive old-school tone.

  • That’s what these insanely thin 1940s 13s” are.

  • They sound like they were pulled right from 42nd street.  This is the tone that brought musicians to Zildjian’s doorstep. 

  • It’s a miracle these one survived. 

  • These Zildjians are to be celebrated - for their tone, but also because of what they represent - a piece of American musical and business history.

  • No issues. Great 8 decade old patina. Light use.  Remarkable that they survived the 80s.

  • Hell, it's remarkable they survived the 60s! Hard to find 13s”.