THIN TOP Vintage 1960s Zildjian 15" NEW BEAT Hihats 997 & 1422g RINGO

Price: $354.99



That is how much a new pair of Zildjian 15" New Beats will cost you.

And of course those will be the "RE-DESIGNED" New Beats--redesigned to of course SOUND LIKE THESE 50 YEAR OLD VINTAGE 15s"!  PERFECT RINGO 15" SLOSH WHEN OPENED TOO!! 

Now of course you can get those "new fangled vintage vibe" Avedis Series Hihats for $520!!

That again are just trying to SOUND LIKE THESE ACTUAL VINTAGE HIHATS!

Why bother????

Offered up for your immense delight is this beautiful pair of not-so-easy-to-find THIN TOP Vintage 1960s Zildjian 15" 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 15"s. They are in GREAT SHAPE with a great patina that has befriended them and chills them out beautifully! They're much mellower and DRIER than any modern Zildjians could hope to be!   

And this particular pair is actually a PINCH COMPLEX sounding too--compliments of that THIN TOP!

The fascinating thing about these hihats is the weight and sound. These 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 997 grams for the Top Cymbal (much thinner than many modern 15" New Beat) and 1422 grams for the Bottom Cymbal.

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. And a bit more COMPLEX TOO! Responsive!! DARK and BROODING but STILL with that CLASSIC 50 YEAR OLD NEW BEAT 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 kit, mount these Original 15" Zildjians on your set and welcome the serenity that will descend upon you.

THESE ARE THE ORIGINALS!! And they sound AMAZING-slightly complex and very responsive!!

$520 for the vintage REDOs????

Do yourself a favor and grab these beautiful and hard to find Thin TOP 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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