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Insanely Great Vintage Zildjian 1950s Paper Thin 14” Hihats ONLY 715 741 g

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Original price $499.99 - Original price $499.99
Original price
$499.99 - $499.99
Current price $499.99


  • Extremely THIN and WHISPY pair of vintage 14s” here. Amazing sounding. 

  • Have a listen to this exact pair, so you’re not guessing and you can buy with confidence. 

  • Say you like Thelonious Monk, as I do. Or Art Tatum. Or the Everly Brothers. Or Patsy Cline. 

  • Now say you want some Hihats that call to mind something beautiful and soulful and emotive - like those artists and that music. 

  • Just go to a big box store and get some….some…some Hihats that sound NOTHING like Vintage Zildjians. Nothing like these! 

  • For whatever reason cymbal companies have not been able to capture the tone of these over half-century-old original Zildjians….although they keep trying to.
  • And keep charging over $600 for their attempts.

  • Fortunately, no one needs to try to “re-create” a damn thing! This pair of 1950s PAPER THIN 14s” just IS! 

  • Just create!
  • 715 and 741 grams.   That’s pretty damn thin! 

  • And on 50s Zildjians. Gorgeous. 

  • Light and airy!

  • DRY from decades of aging and patina.  Dark and whispy. Light, splashy, and airy when opened like on a Count Basie record.  Light RINGO slosh when opened. This is the tone! 

  • These are the hats that launched thousands and thousands of recordings - in all different styles too.  

  • No issues at all. Absolutely amazing 60-year-old patina. 

  • This is THE SOUND!  No more shopping for replicas and reproductions and re-designs. This is it. 

  • Go open The Cotton Club. This is the sound. This is history. 

  • They're that great!