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THIN DRY 1960s Vintage Zildjian 15” EARLY New Beat Hi Hats 966 1450 g

Original price $449.99 - Original price $449.99
Original price
$449.99 - $449.99
Current price $449.99
  • Try as they may, the big companies have not been able to replicate the sound of these dark and DRY 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.

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

  • These particular huge, THIN beauties harken from the EARLY YEARS of New Beats - the mid-60s. 

  • Literally the first few years!  And at only 966 grams, that’s a THIN Top 15” which makes them dark with a great whispy tone. 

  • Gorgeous half-century old patina dries them out the way no modern Zildjian can capture. This is a life lived. 

  • This pair is insanely beautiful. Perfect for a studio!

  • 966 and 1450 grams espouse the time-honored Thin Top Heavy Bottom New Beat philosophy.

  • Famous Responsive. Cutting. Fantastic CHICK tone. 

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

  • Much darker and drier than almost any pair of New Beats you will find out there. 

  • No need to spend more money on big box store “re-designed”, these are the 55-year-old originals, they do it all.

  • Amazing patina. No issues. A JOY to play. A joy to listen to.