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Ultra THIN EARLY 1950s Vintage Zildjian 14” Hihats 717 743 g LIGHT WHISPY

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Original price $499.99 - Original price $499.99
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$499.99 - $499.99
Current price $499.99
  •  Absolutely gorgeous sounding super PAPER THIN 14” Hi Hats from the first few decades of Zildjian USA. 

  • 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.

  • Early 1950s Vintage Zildjian Paper Thin 14” Hi Hats - this pair has the Hand Hammered look of the 1940s Trans Stamp Hihats. And it has that tone! 

  • Super Thin gram weights at ONLY 717 and 743 grams. That’s very  thin and wonderfully responsive. 

  •  They sound amazing  -  hand-hammered era, super light and wispy with an airy complexity. 

  • No modern company makes anything like these. Although they’ll tell you they do for $680.  These weights would be thin for 13s”. 

  • No need to bother with the “re-issues,” “vintage homage,” “throwback light hi hats” 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 complex shimmer floats above the top. 

  • They sound like they were pulled right from the Cotton Club. Or a Red Garland record. Maybe Art Tatum with Gene Krupa. 

  • 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 typical for paper thin 70 year old hats.  It’s remarkable  that they survived the 1980s.

  • You can’t re-issue a life lived. This is THE SOUND that made Zildjian famous.