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LIGHT COMPLEX 1960s Vintage Zildjian 14” EARLY New Beat Hihats 704 1193 g

Original price $379.99 - Original price $379.99
Original price
$379.99 - $379.99
Current price $379.99
  • Damn!!! New, NEW Beats are $430 NOW!  For the redesigned ones trying to imitate what these Vintage ones have done effortlessly for the last 50 years! Literally!  

  • Well don’t settle for a guess!  Have a listen! These beauties are the perfect balance between THIN Hihats and New Beats. They fall perfectly in between. They look like the first New Beats ever created. 

  • And this particular pair is from the FIRST FEW YEARS OF PRODUCTION and has a VERY THIN Top cymbal - only 704 grams.   That’s damn thin on New Beats!  

  • This pair has the perfect mix of light, DRY complexity with a paper-y whispy tone blended with that famous New Beat CHICK! 

  • And they have a mellowed dry complexity to them. 
  • CLASSIC pair of  articulate, fairly dry slightly complex and whispy VINTAGE 1960s EARLY Zildjian New Beat 14” Hihats in fantastic shape!

  • The most recorded Hihats in history.

  • SUPER THIN 704 Top Cymbal, and a heavier but still thinner 1193 gram Bottom Cymbal. These 14s” espouse the time-honored New Beat philosophy of a thin top cymbal coupled with a heavier bottom cymbal to supply plenty of CHICK tone!

  • And that they do!! Crisp, tight, clean, and articulate sticking that is focused when closed, compliments of that 5 -decade old patina. Whispy light and airy accents when opened.  But overall slightly dry. 
  • Great RINGO style slosh when opened fully.
  • These beauties are drier but also more complex sounding than the $430 new ones - they have aged and focused up beautifully but also have a thinner top cymbal. 
  • Incredible for recording! Plenty of cutting ability for live situations.
  • There’s a reason everyone wants Vintage New Beats!  They just do the thing. 

  • Typical light wear around the hole, inconsequential - typical for 60 year old hihats. Amazing deep chocolate brown patina ages them beautifully.  

  • Real Deal EARLY New Beats from the very first years of production. Sound amazing. 

  • Don’t spend more for less….