MELLOW & SMOOTH Vintage 1960s Zildjian 18" Light Crash Ride 1589 Gs!

Price: $159.99


Looking for a nice, smooth sounding versatile very mellow Light Crash Ride that is not overbearing and still has nice, tight stick articulation? 

Rest those weary feet seeker! You're search is over!

This 18" has a great stick attack and is uber responsive too. And it's controlled compliments of the 18" size.  

$425 for a new Zildjian Kerope???

$350 for the new-fangled "vintage vibe" AVEDIS Series???

Honestly, why the hell spend  MORE money on a "new car smell" Zildjian when you can have the ORIGINAL?! 

And 50+ years old!

For decades the 18" Ride was the "go to" Ride cymbal!! All through the 50s, 60s, and 70s. 

Posted for your immense pleasure is this Vintage 1960s Zildjian 18" Light Ride or Light Crash Ride that is in Very Good Condition! CHECK OUT the pictures!! Remarkably there are 


cracks on it, just a bit of light edge wear and center hole wear because someone played this beauty because it's a versatile one, you can use this Vintage Zildjian 18" for anything. It just does! 

Warm 60s Zildjian tone that's controlled and has great stick articulation. 

Old School lathing and craftsmanship on this 50+ year old Zildjian.

And this specific 18" is mellow and smooth sounding. Very nice and musical. Brighter but NOT harsh, the kind of 18" you hear on an old Blue Note or Columbia recording.

Weighing in at a lovely 1589 grams this Vintage Zildjian plays like a Medium Thin to Medium Light Crash Ride. The tone is smooth and subtly bright, and it has a SUPER MELLOW vibe to it. It glows without instead of being brash and obtrusive like some cymbals can be. 

And being a smaller 18" size the overtones and volume remain manageable and controlled!

This particular 18" has a fantastic stick attack that resides on top of that 60s wash, and the bell is quite solid too for an 18"! 

And this 18" would be a perfect candidate for rivets.  Its mellow vibe would be a perfect foil for the subtle sizzle of 2 to 3 rivets. The pitch is medium for an 18"!

When you crash on this 18" it delivers a powerful, FULL Classic Vintage A wash-super Ringo Beatles vibe! But it can easily tackle lower volume settings and remains quite mellow at lower volume settings!

You can use this 50+ year old Zildjian for whatever your heart's desire. It's a terrific Light Ride for small combo settings or a perfect alternate Left Side Crash Ride for bigger setups!


This beauty is golden and aged superbly! Vintage As are always in style!! 

So do yourself a favor and grab this 1589 gram, exceptionally versatile, great stick attack with a mellow brightness, Vintage 60s Zildjian 18" LIGHT Crash Ride.

Zildjian doesn't make 'em like they used to, although they sure try!

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