Price: $229.99
Here's a Vintage PAISTE THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN!! IMAGINE A 602 FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS! Much more complex and with a foul mouth! 


A RED LABEL 21" Ludwig Standard with 602 styled craftsmanship throughout!!  Check out the pictures! This looks like 602 but it's with the Ludwig Standard complex sounding alloy! 

I've seen 14s" and 16s" etc, but I have never seen a 21"! A must have for a 1960s Ludwig collector! 


Posted for your immense pleasure is this EXCEEDINGLY Rare Vintage 1960s PAISTE Red Label Ludwig Standard 21" Ride cymbal that is in FANTASTIC Condition! Take a look at the close-ups! This thing is VERY CLEAN!! 


Remarkably there are 


nicks, cracks, dents or dings on this 60 year old beauty! Just very light use. This cymbal came with an ORIGINAL 1960s Ludwig Blue Sparkle kit that had one owner! As you can see it's exceptionally clean for a cymbal this old. 

As many of you may know the Paiste Ludwig Standards were made from the Paiste NS12 alloy, are surprisingly THIN, and have a silvery look and SMOOTH 602 ish lathing.  Take a look at the underside of this 21", it has circular 602 styled hammering too. 

I believe Paiste had a deal with Ludwig Drums back in the 1960s and so many Ludwig kits came with Paiste Ludwig Standards. 

The silvery NS12 Alloy is more complex sounding than the 602s and a bit more nasty, it has an overall broader spread than 2002s or 602s. 

Weighing in at a delightfully THIN 2141 grams this Paiste Red Label 21"  plays like a Thin Complex Bright Ride. It's a bit like the Zildjian K Custom Cry Complex - the SPREAD is that broad with highs, but it's NASTIER. Being a 21" the playing field is generous. 

This would be a tremendous candidate for rivets if you're so inclined! 

NO cymbal sounds like this Vintage Paiste Ludwig Standard - the alloy does a very different thing. And I've never seen a 21"! This is a real head turner! 

And if you're a Ludwig collector, perch this beauty atop your 1960s Ludwigs and welcome the serenity that will descend! 

Use it for whatever your heart desires!  So do yourself a favor and grab this Ultra RARE 2141 gram Vintage Paiste Ludwig Standard RED LABEL 21" Ride in fantastic condition!!  I have not seen another! 


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