STAMPED Vintage 1960s ZILDJIAN 15" NEW BEAT Hihats! 1056 & 1306 Gs EX

Price: $374.99


Check out this MASSIVE pair of Vintage New Beats!!!

FACTORY STAMPED!!!! It's pretty damn hard to find 50 year old NEW BEATS 15s" these days!! 

Offered up for your immense delight is this beautiful pair of not-so-easy-to-find DRY and DARK sounding, Vintage 1960s Zildjian 15" Early New Beat Hihats that are in EXCELLENT Condition. Check out the pictures! I am happy to report that there are


nicks, cracks, dents or dings on these DRY 15"s. They are in GREAT SHAPE with a wonderful patina that has befriended them and helps dry them out a pinch. 

These 15s" have the original Factory Black Ink "NEW BEAT" Stamp on the bottom cymbal - the way Zildian Originally offered them when they first debuted in the 1960s! 

The fascinating thing about these hihats is the weight and sound. These Early New Beats are a snapshot from the history of Zildjian hihats. This pair is the perfect balance between the paperthin early 50s/60s models and the modern and heavier New Beats that emerged in the 80s and exist today. New Beats today are pretty thick and fairly heavy.  The sound is a perfect cross section of Vintage Zildjian hihats.

The weights on these 50+ year old Beauties are 1056 grams for the Top Cymbal (much thinner than a modern 15" New Beat) and 1306 grams for the Bottom Cymbal.

This particular pair is PRETTY DARK sounding for New Beats! 

What's great about these Vintage 15s", is that they espouse the time honored Thinner Top/Heavy Bottom New Beat philosophy, however they are CONSIDERABLY more dynamic and musical than modern New Beats. The Top Cymbal gives these hats a smoother, more mellow, semi-dark New Beat vibe. But they're not paperthin either, so they STILL supply a nice, solid, focused Zildjian New Beat tone and they still project well. ESPECIALLY since they're 15s". They have that freight-train-a-comin'-down-the-tracks. vibe.

Classic ORIGINAL New Beat 15" tone.

You can use these thinner 50 year old 15" New Beats on absolutely anything. Rock, classic rock, old school funk, more classic rock, soul, R&B, pop, classic rock, definitely blues, fusion, loops&samples, country, session work and ANYTIME you need a great, smoother, more musical freight-train-a-comin' Vintage Zildjian Early New Beat 15" FAT tone. 

And if you're a collector with a 60s or early 70s kit, mount these Original 15" Zildjians on your set and welcome the serenity that will descend upon you.

THESE ARE THE ORIGINALS!! And they're in EXCELLENT Condition!!!!


So do yourself a favor and grab these beautiful DRY and DARKER sounding Vintage Zildjian 1960s Early New Beat 15" Hihats.

Use these Vintage Zildjians on your next gig or store these early "New Beats" in your closet and watch them appreciate, for they surely will.

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