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THIN Complex 1960s Vintage Zildjian 14” Hihats 764 898 g Hand Hammered

Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
Original price
$399.99 - $399.99
Current price $399.99
  • Here’s a sound that’s ever-present in our minds:

  • THIN Vintage EARLY 1960s Zildjians Hihats.

  • And this pair is actually Hand Hammered - insane wavy surface!  

  • Look at the top cymbal hammering - it looks a bit Istanbul K - ish.  Someone at the Zildjian factory skipped lunch one day to hammer the hell out of this one. 

  • These 14s” look like they’re very close to the 1950s actually.  That’s the vibe. The hand hammering on this pair is incredible. 

  • For whatever reason cymbal companies have not been able to capture the tone of these half-century-old original Zildjians….although they keep trying to, but Zildjian ain’t hand-hammering these days - far from it. 

  • But they keep charging $549 for their attempts.

  • Fortunately, no one needs to try to “re-create” a damn thing! This pair of 1960s Thin 14s” just IS! Just create!

  • 764 and 898 grams. Thin to Paper THIN. Complex and with that mellowed out dryness that only comes from time. 

  • Light, and whispy with a lovely complexity! Tight, focused, and MOTOWN crisp when closed, perfect RINGO SLOSH when opened. Sturdy Jazz-style CHUP when played with your foot.

  • These are the hats that launched 1000 recordings.

  • No issues at all. Overall very clean. Light golden hue.  

  • EARLY 1960s Hand Hammered Zildjian Hihats!