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You probably know all about the Zildjian company and their cymbals, but if you are just starting to check out vintage cymbals, then maybe a couple of quick points are in order. They will explain exactly why vintage Zildjians do not sound like the heavy, mass produced Zildjians of today.

Point one - The Ringo Effect. As soon as the Beatles took the U.S. by storm, and people saw that Ringo used Zildjians, the company had more cymbal orders than they could handle. So what did they do? They modernized and automated their cymbal-making process so that they could satisfy the demand. The processes that were performed by hand and ensured that each cymbal was a unique, distinctive instrument all fell by the wayside.

Point two - The Great Cymbal Holocaust. In the sixties and seventies, the annoying members of bands (singers, guitar, bass and keyboard players) all got together and decided that they had to employ electrified amplification machines in order to supplement the pathetic volume output of their chosen "instruments". As they got louder and louder, drummers were forced to play louder and louder. The thinner cymbals of yesteryear could not handle the continued abuse forever. Thousands upon thousands of thin and beautiful cymbals succumbed to the beatings and eventually departed this earth with the death-rattle of cracks.

Ride
sold   17 inch, 1707 gram, Zildjian A Ride
In stock   18 inch, 1406 gram, Zildjian A Trans Stamp Crash Ride
sold   18 inch, 1515 gram, Zildjian EAK Jazz Ride
sold   18 inch, 1582 gram, Zildjian EAK Jazz Ride
sold   20 inch, 1705 gram, Zildjian A Trans Stamp Ride
sold   20 inch, 1772 gram, Zildjian A Ride
sold   20 inch, 1820 gram, Zildjian A Trans Stamp Ride
sold   20 inch, 1874 gram, Zildjian EAK Crash Ride
sold   20 inch, 1886 gram, Zildjian A Trans Stamp Ride
sold   20 inch, 1960 gram, Zildjian A Ride
sold   20 inch, 2026 gram, Zildjian Medium Ride
sold   20 inch, 2117 gram, Zildjian EAK Crash Ride
sold   20 inch, 2228 gram, Zildjian A Trans Stamp Ride
sold   20 inch, 2323 gram, Zildjian A Trans Stamp Ride
sold   20 inch, 2527 gram, Zildjian EAK Flat Ride
sold   20 inch, 2642 gram, Zildjian EAK Ride
sold   20 inch, 2757 gram, Zildjian EAK Heavy Ride
sold   20 inch, 2813 gram, Zildjian EAK Heavy Ride
sold   22 inch, 2446 gram, Zildjian A Ride
sold   22 inch, 2800 gram, Zildjian A Trans Stamp Ride
sold   22 inch, 2935 gram, Zildjian A Hollow Stamp Ride
sold   22 inch, 2965 gram, Zildjian Ride
sold   22 inch, 3122 gram, Zildjian EAK Ride
sold   22 inch, 3324 gram, Zildjian A Ride
sold   22 inch, 3366 gram, Zildjian EAK Heavy Ride
sold   22 inch, 3515 gram, Zildjian & Cie Constantinople Ride
sold   24 inch, 3855 gram, Zildjian A Heavy Ride
In stock   30 inch, 6000 gram, Zildjian A Thin Ride
sold   30 inch, 6475 gram, Zildjian A Medium Ride

Crash
sold   14 inch, 530 gram, Zildjian A Paperthin Crash
sold   16 inch, 1091 gram, Zildjian EAK Dark Crash
sold   18 inch, 1423 gram, Zildjian EAK Dark Crash

Hi-hats
sold   13 inch, 795 gram, Zildjian EAK Hi-hats
sold   14 inch, 984 gram, Zildjian EAK Hi-hats
sold   14 inch, 1028 gram, Zildjian Canadian K Hi-hats
sold   14 inch, 1070 gram, Zildjian Canadian K Hi-hats
sold   15 inch, 1151 gram, Zildjian EAK Hi-hats

Splash
In stock   12 inch, 391 gram, Zildjian EAK Splash
In stock   12 inch, 420 gram, Zildjian A Splash
sold   12 1/4 inch, 389 gram, Zildjian A Trans Stamp Splash
sold   8 inch, 144 gram, Zildjian EAK Splash

China
sold   13 inch, 388 gram, Zildjian Thin Mini China
In stock   15 inch, 605 gram, Zildjian Thin Mini China
sold   17 inch, 1063 gram, Zildjian EAK China

to purchase, contact:
Matt@RareVintageCymbals.com