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Light Complex Paper Thin Vintage 1950s Zildjian Hihats 14” 754 824 g REAL!

Original price $499.99 - Original price $499.99
Original price
$499.99 - $499.99
Current price $499.99
  • Here’s the 70-year-old REAL DEAL!   

  • These beauties sound like they were plucked right off a Red Garland or Erroll Garner. 

  • This particular pair has a light complexity to them while still remaining buttery soft. 

  • 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 $680 for their attempts.

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

  • Just create!

  • 754 and 824 grams. That’s pretty damn thin! And on 50s Zildjians. It’s a beautiful thing! 

  • Slightly dry from decades of aging and a golden patina but still with soft warmth.  Dark and whispy. Light, splashy, and airy when opened like on a Count Basie record.  Light RINGO slosh when opened. This is the tone! 

  • This pair has an airy, complex warm tone that is nice and focused when closed. 
  • These are the hats that launched thousands and thousands of recordings - in all different styles too.  

  • No issues at all.  Beautifully wavy 1950s Hand Hammered surface. Overall very clean.

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

  • Amazing Hihats that are a blast to play!