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RARE 1960s Vintage Zildjian 12” NEW BEAT Hihats 663 740 g FAST TIGHT CRISP

Original price $369.99 - Original price $369.99
Original price
$369.99 - $369.99
Current price $369.99
  • Imagine 50 year old 1960s Zildjian New Beats… but in TWELVES! 

  • DRY. Super tight. Crisp and articulate with an incredibly  fast response! 

  • All with the aged mellowness and softness of 50 year old Zildjians. 

  • THIN TOO.  With 1960s style hammering and craftsmanship. 
  • And being the elusive 12s”, these play and respond much faster and are more clean and bright than the standard 14s” and even 13s.”   

  • 663 and 740 grams offer the perfect Thin Top Heavier Bottom New Beat Philosophy.  

  • They are very rare but Zildjian did make 12” New Beats in the 60s. But they’re almost impossible to find. 

  • Very responsive and delicate with a light and sibilant HISS when opened. Classic NEW BEAT Style CHICK when closed. 

  • Warm but still DRY. Controlled. Tight. Focused. Semi-dark for 12s”  Quick. Delicate but not paperthin. 

  • No nicks, cracks dents etc. Glorious half-century old patina. 

  • Perfect as Main hihats or auxiliary hihats. 

  • Nothing like these 50 year old beauties today! These have AGED! They sound amazing. 

  • Very rare to find half century old 12s” hihats.