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ULTRA THIN 1940s TRANS Stamp Vintage Zildjian 14” Hihats 696 714 g

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Original price $599.99 - Original price $599.99
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$599.99 - $599.99
Current price $599.99
  • Remarkably, that’s NOT a typo!! 696 and 714 grams. 

  • These are some of the THINNEST pair of Vintage Zildjians you’ll find. 

  • 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.

  • Instruments like these 14s 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 14s” from the time of Benny Goodman! Literally made within the first few decades Zildjian went from confectionary to American cymbal smiths.

  • 696 and 714 grams! That would be thin on 13s”! Hell, even 12s!”  

  • No modern company makes anything like these. Although they’ll tell you they do for $680

  • 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 14s” are.

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

  • 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 issues. Great 8-decade old patina. Light use.  Remarkable that they survived the 80s.

  • Hell, it's remarkable they survived the 60s!!!