SOUNDFILE! DARK SEMI-DRY Vintage Zildjian EARLY 1950s Block Stamp 22" Ride 3157g

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

How about $470 for one of those new-fangled "vintage homage" Avedis Series Zildjians...that's trying to SOUND vintage?

$540? for a Kerope????

Why not get an ORIGINAL 70 year old Zildjian?!! THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL 22" FROM THE 50s, AND SAVE MONEY!!!!


Posted for your immense pleasure is this FAIRLY DRY, dark sounding, but still slightly COMPLEX sounding Very Hard to Find Vintage Zildjian 1950s BLOCK STAMP 22" Ride that is in Excellent Condition!!  Check out the pictures! Remarkably there are


cracks or big dings on this 70 year old beauty, just a little light edge wear . It's in GREAT SHAPE for a 70 year old Zildjian and has a with a glorious patina that has befriended it.

Look at the closeups on this beauty too--gorgeous craftsmanship!!! Actually HAND HAMMERED!

What I dig about this specific 22" is that it much more DRY and FOCUSED than many other Block Stamps 50s Rides and the bell is pretty high! IT RISES LIKE OLYMPUS ABOVE THE PLAIN.

And the definition on this 22" is DARK and chime-like and cuts nicely for a Block Stamp Zildjian.

It has a lot more character than some of its more uber complex brethren. This is like one that Jack DeJohnette would play (Paiste Sound Creation years), it has more straight up stick attack and is overall more focused-and that's a wonderful thing on a HUGE 60 year old Hand Hammered Zildjian 22".  

Weighing in at a lovely 3157 grams, this 22" plays like great Medium to Medium Heavy Ride, but SOUNDS like a Medium Thin Ride. The stick definition stays ON TOP and it's DARK, medium low, and chime-like. And it's SURPRISINGLY COMPLEX for the weight. Really, really GREAT!! It sounds like an old Blue Note record . Classic Vintage Zildjian Hand Hammered wash...but STILL with a nice CLEAN, CLEAR, chime-like stick definition.

The bell is strong too.

Obviously this drier 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 warm, hand hammered wash and smooth 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??

OR $470 on a "vintage vibe" cymbal that is just trying to IMITATE THIS RARE 22"???

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


So do yourself a favor and grab this Semi-Dry yet still complex, DARK sounding 3157 gram Zildjian 1950s Block Stamp 22" right here. And hang onto it.

1950s Zildjian As are ALWAYS IN STYLE!!

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more

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