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Ultra THIN 1940s 50s FLANGE Vintage Zildjian Trans Stamp 14” Hihats 672 692 g

Original price $499.99 - Original price $499.99
Original price
$499.99 - $499.99
Current price $499.99
  • Very rare Paper Thin 1940s 1950s FLANGED 14” Hihats. 

  • Yes, with the super rare Flanged Hihat bottom that was rare but available in the 1940s and early 1950s. And Zildjian did bring a heavy version back in the 1970s too.

  • All were rare and provided a fat CHUP.

  • This pairing represents the Golden Era of American Cymbal making! Hand Hammered. Hand Crafted., and forged when Jazz had recently migrated up North and was exploding in New York City.

  • As you can see the Top Cymbal is a 1940s Trans Stamp and the Bottom Cymbal is a 1950s FLANGED bottom cymbal.  

  • Both 14s are Ultra Paper Thin at 672 and 692. They sound amazing together - same hand-hammered era, same weight range for this era. 

  • The bottom Flange supplies a fatter CHICK or CHUP tone!  More of the cymbal surface connects when you play it with your foot giving it a solid  CHICK. 

  • No modern company makes anything like these. Although they’ll tell you they do for $650.  These weights would be thin for 12s”.  

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

  • Just get the Vintage actually hand-hammered beauties. 

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

  • Delicate light and bright shimmer float above the top. 

  • They sound like they were pulled right from the Cotton Club. Or a Red Garland record. 

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

  • Amazing for recording, or very low to medium volumes. Use them anytime you want the real sound. 

  • No issues. Great 7-decade old patina. Light use/wear. Remarkable that they survived the 1980s.