Zildjian A 14" hihat (60s/70s)

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by Thomas Lindvall, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. I have the possibility to buy a pair of 14" Zildjian A hihats from the late
    '60s or early '70s. The seller said they are pretty thin and in excellent
    condition.

    I'm going to test the hats tomorrow, but I wanted to ask your opinion about
    these first. I'm looking for a pair of all-round hats that would also work
    for big band and jazz. I'm not a heavy hitter.

    What would be a reasonable price for these? (I live in Finland so the price
    level is higher than in the US, but I'll try to take that into account).

    A friend of mine has a pair of old A Zildjians that sound awesome, but I
    don't know exactly how old they are.

    Thanks,

    Thomas
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  2. Tony Kujawa

    Tony Kujawa Guest

    I'd kill for a good set of 60-70's A's like that. My first set of Hats were
    ones like that. The top was a little thinner than the New Beats of today
    and the bottom was a little heavier. They sounded incredible, but I cracked
    the top and foolishly got rid of the bottom. If they pass your sound test,
    by all means get them. They would go for around $100-125 USD here assuming
    no cracks or keyholing. I picked up a set of early 80's 13" New Beats that
    have the same thinner top and heavier bottom and they sound much better than
    the 90's 13" New Beats I had.

    Tony


    "Thomas Lindvall" <thomas.lindvall@hut.fi.IF> wrote in message
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    > I have the possibility to buy a pair of 14" Zildjian A hihats from the

    late
    > '60s or early '70s. The seller said they are pretty thin and in excellent
    > condition.
    >
    > I'm going to test the hats tomorrow, but I wanted to ask your opinion

    about
    > these first. I'm looking for a pair of all-round hats that would also work
    > for big band and jazz. I'm not a heavy hitter.
    >
    > What would be a reasonable price for these? (I live in Finland so the

    price
    > level is higher than in the US, but I'll try to take that into account).
    >
    > A friend of mine has a pair of old A Zildjians that sound awesome, but I
    > don't know exactly how old they are.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Thomas
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    >
    >
  3. Aaron Draper

    Aaron Draper Guest

    I agree with Kujo. Good all-around hats for around $100-125 USD. And even
    in the unlikely event that you don't like them, you can easily resell them.
    They're always in demand.

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    Tony Kujawa wrote in message ...
    >I'd kill for a good set of 60-70's A's like that. My first set of Hats

    were
    >ones like that. The top was a little thinner than the New Beats of today
    >and the bottom was a little heavier. They sounded incredible, but I

    cracked
    >the top and foolishly got rid of the bottom. If they pass your sound test,
    >by all means get them. They would go for around $100-125 USD here assuming
    >no cracks or keyholing. I picked up a set of early 80's 13" New Beats that
    >have the same thinner top and heavier bottom and they sound much better

    than
    >the 90's 13" New Beats I had.
    >
    >Tony
    >
    >

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