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THIN TOP Vintage Zildjian 1970s 15” NEW BEAT Hihats 935 1496 g CLEAN DARK

Original price $349.99 - Original price $349.99
Original price
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99


  • Try as they may, the big companies have not been able to replicate the sound of these Vintage 15” Hi-hats. Don’t get me wrong, they have wonderful attempts and have made some nice cymbals along the journey, but they don’t do what these Early New Beats do naturally.

And for that “replica” sound they charge $460!  


But THIS is actually THE TONE.  Right here. Factory stamped! 

  • The most recorded cymbals in history, and with good reason. They just do!

  • Vintage Zildjian Early New Beats Hihats that are factory stamped! 

  • And these are the harder to find massive FIFTEENS!   

  • These particular huge beauties harken from the EARLIER YEARS of New Beats - New Beats had only been around about 5 or 10 years and drummers were using them everywhere.
  • 1047 and 1374 grams espouse the time-honored Thin Top Heavy Bottom New Beat philosophy. 

  • Famous Responsive. Cutting. Fantastic CHICK tone. Again this particular pair is darker, more whispy and complex, and much more responsive than most from this era - and definitely more so than the modern ones.

  • And being the rare, larger 15s these beauties are darker and lower-pitched than the everyday 14s. Perfect for laying down massive grooves.

  • No need to spend more money on big box store “re-designed” Hihats, these are the 50 year-old Early originals, they do it all.

  • No issues. Dark golden patina that focuses them up beautifully and makes them studio friendly!  A JOY to play.

  • Vintage Zildjian 15s” is always in style, and this pair is one of the darker pairs you’ll find.