80 Yr Old Earlier 1940s VINTAGE Zildjian Paperthin Hihats 13” 555 632 g Amazing
Original price $499.99 - Original price $499.99
$499.99 - $499.99
Current price $499.99
- Vintage Zildjian Hihats - from literally the first 10 to 15 years or so of US production.
- ULTRA Paper Thin 13s” that are from earlier 1940s. Look at the Hand Hammering on this pair! Beautiful!
- And these are some of the thinnest I have ever seen.
- And didn’t Zildjian just celebrate their 100th anniversary by releasing some of these…
- 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.
- Hell, these beauties are from right when BEBOP WAS CREATED.
- 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 13s” from when “SALT PEANUTS” was a new hit single.
- 555 and 632 grams! Yes. Crazy thin. Very complex and whispy.
- No modern company makes anything like these. Although they’ll tell you they do for $700.
- 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 takes a long time of cymbal searching to find a pair like this - I know because I’ve done it. It’s a miracle these ones 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.
- It’s a joy playing 80 year-old cymbals! You can’t re-issue a life lived.
- No cracks. Typical Light typical use/wear for 80 year old cymbals. Great nearly 8 decade old patina. Remarkable that they survived the 80s.
- Hell, it's remarkable they survived the 60s!!!