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1960s Vintage Zildjian EARLY New Beat Hihats 14” 848 1173 g LIGHT

Original price $369.99 - Original price $369.99
Original price
$369.99 - $369.99
Current price $369.99
  • Don’t go over $430 deep on the big box store new New Beats. 

  • The Vintage ones are THE SOUND. The new ones don’t capture this - try as the companies do…they simply don’t have this tone. These hi hats donut effortlessly.  

  • Have a listen.  

  • And this particular pair is from the FIRST FEW YEARS OF PRODUCTION and has a THIN Top cymbal - only 848 grams. They have a sweet lightness to them. 

  • This pair has a subtle complexity. They have a light wispiness to them, a lively shimmer when opened - like an old Motown recording. 
  • Beautiful 60s Hand Hammering and lathing on these Early New Beats.   Especially on the underside. 
  • CLASSIC pair of crisp, clean-sounding articulate, slightly complex VINTAGE 1960s EARLY Zildjian New Beat 14” Hi Hats in fantastic shape!

  • The most recorded hi hats in history.

  • THIN 848 Top Cymbal, and a heavier (but still thin) 1173 gram Bottom Cymbal.  These 14s” espouse the time-honored New Beat philosophy of a thin top cymbal coupled with a heavier bottom cymbal to supply plenty of CHICK tone!

  • And that they do!! Crisp, tight, clean, and articulate sticking that is focused when closed, compliments of that 5 -decade old patina. Wispy light and airy accents when opened. 
  • Great RINGO style slosh when opened fully.

  • The Real Deal. 
  • These beauties are drier but also more complex sounding than the $430 new ones - they have aged and focused up beautifully but also have a thinner top cymbal. 
  • Incredible for recording! Plenty of cutting ability for live situations.
  • There’s a reason everyone wants Vintage New Beats!  They just do the thing! Effortlessly. 

  • No issues. 50 year old deep patina focuses them beautifully. 

  • Real Deal EARLY New Beats from the 1960s with a thinner top. 

  • Don’t spend more for less….