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LIGHT 1960s Vintage Zildjian 14” EARLY New Beat Hihats 774 1168 g

Original price $349.99 - Original price $349.99
Original price
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99
  • Damn!!! New, NEW Beats are OVER FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS NOW!  For the redesigned ones trying to imitate what these Vintage ones do effortlessly!

  • And this particular pair is from the FIRST FEW YEARS OF PRODUCTION and has a THIN Top cymbal - only 774 grams.   That’s damn thin on New Beats!

  • Overall pretty clean too. Nice light golden patina! 

  • This pair has the perfect mix of mellowed and SMOOTH with a papery whispy tone. Compliments of the THIN weights. 

  • They have a mellowed dryness to them that is simply fantastic! These things sound amazing! 
  • This pair is from the first few years of Louis Bellson’s suggestion to Zildjian that they make a heavier bottom cymbal for that “New Beat.”  
  • CLASSIC pair of mellow, clean-sounding articulate, fairly dry slightly complex VINTAGE 1960s EARLY Zildjian New Beat 14” Hihats in fantastic shape!

  • The most recorded Hihats in history.

  • THIN 774 Top Cymbal, and a heavier 1168 gram Bottom Cymbal (which is still thin for New Beats.)These 14s” espouse the time-honored New Beat philosophy of a thin top cymbal coupled with a heavier bottom cymbal to supply plenty of CHICK tone!

  • And that they do!! Crisp, tight, clean, and articulate sticking that is focused when closed, compliments of that 5 -decade old patina. Wispy light and airy accents when opened.  But overall slightly dry. 
  • Great RINGO style slosh when opened fully.
  • These beauties are drier but also more complex sounding than the $410 new ones - they have aged and focused up beautifully but also have a thinner top cymbal.

  • Again. They're MELLOWED beautifully.  
  • Incredible for recording! Plenty of cutting ability for live situations.
  • There’s a reason everyone wants Vintage New Beats!  They just do the thing. And this pair is THIN! 

  • No issues. 

  • Real Deal EARLY New Beats from the very first years of production. 

  • Don’t spend more for less….