Did Zildjian ever offer New Beat hi hats in a 16" size?

vintagedrumjunky

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Hello. I was just curious, did Zildjian ever offer the New Beat hi hat line in a 16" version? Has anyone ever owned a pair of 16" New Beats? Thank you for your time, Vince.
 

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I've never owned a pair, but I've definitely seen them on ebay.
 

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vintagedrumjunky said:
Hello. I was just curious, did Zildjian ever offer the New Beat hi hat line in a 16" version? Has anyone ever owned a pair of 16" New Beats? Thank you for your time, Vince.
Yes-even up until the early 80s they offered both NEW BEATS and LIGHT HI HATS in 16" size.
 

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I play a 16" NB bottom with a Z Pitch Black on top...I swear it's the best hi hat combo.
 

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Thanks guys!! I just ran across a pair of 16" hi hats, which, i thought, are factory original New Beats, but wasn't sure.
 
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I had a pair around 1973, they were my first professional quality hihats. My Dad dealt with a local wholesaler/distributor and wevwere given a choice of two pairs they had in stock at that time. They gave us a choice of either a 12" pair of A Zildjians or the 16" New Beats. I used these tiil about 1978 when I sold them for a 14" pair of New Beats.
 


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