Skip to content
CALL OR TEXT GERRY ANYTIME: (216) 577-7552 or
CALL OR TEXT GERRY ANYTIME: (216) 577-7552 or

ULTRA THIN 1950s Vintage Zildjian Hi Hats 14” 734 746 g LIGHT WHISPY REAL!

Original price $499.99 - Original price $499.99
Original price
$499.99 - $499.99
Current price $499.99
  • These are some of the nicest sounding old As you will find.  ULTRA THIN - it’s amazing they survived 70 years. 

  • Say you like Thelonious Monk, as I do. Or Art Tatum. Or Bud Powell. Or Charles Mingus. 

  • Now say you want some hi hats 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 hi hats that sound NOTHING LIKE Vintage Zildjians. Whaaaa???

  • 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 $650 for their attempts.

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

  • Just create!

  • ULTRA THIN 734 gram Top with a Paper Thin 746 gram Bottom. That’s VERY THIN OVER Paper THIN. And on 50s Zildjians. Gorgeous.

  • Very hard to find 7 decade old paper thin Zildjians that haven’t succumbed at the end of a 2B stick and cracked over the last 70 years. But here we are!! 

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

  • Reverse them for a slightly different tone - but all vintage. 

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

  • Light typical use/wear on the edges. Normal for ultra thin 70 year old Zildjians - Nothing that affects tone or longevity. Absolutely amazing nearly 70-year-old light golden patina. 

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

  • Go open The Cotton Club!