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SMOOTH DARK 1950s Vintage Zildjian 18” Light Ride 1566 g Controlled

Original price $299.99 - Original price $299.99
Original price
$299.99 - $299.99
Current price $299.99
  • Absolutely stunning Hand Hammered DARK, SMOOTH 70 year-old Vintage Zildjian LIGHT Ride or Crash Ride in amazing shape. 

  • This Vintage 1950s Zildjian 18” is lower-pitched and exceptionally smooth, it makes the perfect complement to a 20” or 22!  

  • Weighing in at perfect 1566 grams this 18” offers a simply fantastic stick attack - it has a 7-decade old patina that dries this Zildjian out beautifully.  

  • The lathing is very smooth - it almost looks like a Brilliant finish and is very, very mellow.  The center hole is the smaller one that you find on 1940s Trans Stamp Zildjians.  This one is EARLIER 50s. 

  • Dark for an 18”, semi-dry, exceptionally mellow and focused. Aged particularly well with a pinpoint stick attack.  Good definition and penetration but still remains controlled and mellow. Very solid bell for an 18”.   

  • Crash on it for a very full and loud Ringo-style white noise or accent.

  • Being an 18”, this Zildjian is controlled both in overtones and volume - perfect for low to medium volume settings where you need a delicate, LIGHT Crash Ride. 

  • Small combo Dark Ride or Left Side Crash Ride to accompany your main Ride, or 18” Crash. Whatever you decide this 1950s Zildjian can occupy many positions on a kit.

  • A Vintage A from around the time of Clifford Brown and Max Roach is quite a nice Zildjian!

  • No issues. Fantastic condition.