LIGHT COMPLEX Vintage Zildjian EARLY 1950s Block Stamp 22" Ride 2740 G EX

Price: $344.99

$570! That is how much a new Zildjian K Constantinople will set you back.....




Why not get an ORIGINAL 70 year old Zildjian that's HAND HAMMERED!! 

Posted for your immense pleasure is this LIGHT and COMPLEX sounding Hard to Find Vintage Zildjian 1950s BLOCK STAMP 22" Ride that is in Excellent Condition with a beautiful curved profile and edge!   

Check out the pictures!  Remarkably there are


nicks, cracks, dents, or dings on this nearly 70 year old beauty.  It's in GREAT SHAPE with a glorious Jackson Pollock-like patina that has befriended it! 

What I dig about this specific 22" is that it much more complex than many other Block Stamps 50s Rides and the profile is pretty curved near the edge, it flanges downward quite a bit and no doubt contributes to the more COMPLEX nature of this 22"! 

Imagine a Vintage 1950s Zildjian Bill Stewart K Custom Dry Complex Ride-THAT'S THE VIBE of this 22". It has a lot more character than some of its more controlled and mellower brethren. This is like one that Jack DeJohnette would play (Paiste Sound Creation years), it's more open and has more overtones swimming about. 

Weighing in at a lovely and fairly THIN 2740 grams, this 22" plays like great Medium Thin to Medium Ride, but SOUNDS like a Medium Thin Ride.  SURPRISINGLY COMPLEX for this era Zildjian! This one has a TON of character!  It sounds like an old Blue Note record. Classic Vintage Zildjian Hand Hammered wash....but still with a nice woody attack. 

The bell is strong too.  A terrific LIGHT COMPLEX RIDE!! 

And it'd be a great candidate for rivets if you're so inclined.

Obviously this light complex sounding Vintage Zildjian 50s BLOCK STAMP 22" Ride is a no brainer for jazz, ballads, blues, trio work, and soul. However the fun does not stop there, its hand hammered wash and vintage vibe will be a welcomed addition for any funk, fusion, folk, indie rock, or mellow pop/rock rig.

Honestly, when spend $570 on a modern Zildjian??

If you want a vintage sound, then go to the source.


So do yourself a favor and grab this beautifully complex  2740 gram Zildjian 1950s Block Stamp 22" right here. And hang onto it. 

Vintage As are always in style and this one will continue to AGED GRACEFULLY!!  

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