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Old 01-08-2016, 09:16 PM
grantro grantro is offline
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Cool This is the Display Your Vistalite/Acrylic Drums Thread

Hey all,

I recently entered the vistalite drum club with the purchase of my Jason Bonham Ludwig signature set...Obviously, these are not vintage...They are loud with great projection...

There are a few companies that offered acrylic shells...I would like to see some!! Please feel free to post some pics...

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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:58 PM
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Slingerland Phantoms, 1973. Vistalite snare.
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1979 Oak
1978? Blakrome + 6.5x14 matching TDR snare
1977? Black Diamond Pearl + 5x14 matching snare (gold badge, Rapid strainer)
1975? Silver Sparkle
1974? Chrome + 5x14 COB TDR and 6.5x14 COW Zoomatic
1973 Purple Sparkle
1973 Phantom (clear)
1971 Walnut (gold badges) + 5x14 matching TDR snare
1x Rogers Powertone Londoner V 12-13-16-22
1972? Butcher Block + 1979 big R Dynasonic
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:56 AM
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1973 Big Beat
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My kit:
Ludwig Vistalite Big Beat set consisting of:
14 X 22 bass, 16 X 16 floor tom, 8 X 12 ride tom, 9 X 13 ride tom, 5 X 14 snare
Ludwig 201 Speed King bass drum pedal
Ludwig 1124 Spur-lok hit-hat with Ludwig Standard Paiste 14 cymbals (760 & 770 gr) with ching-ring
Two Ludwig Standard S-270 cymbals stands
18 Zildjian crash cymbal (1550 gr) and 20 Zildjian ride cymbal (2130 gr) with CAMCO sizzler
Gibraltar motorcycle seat-style drum throne with backrest
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:00 AM
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Second set of Ludwigs that I bought years ago. Late 70's Blue Vistalite Combos 22/12/13/16. Had the original plastic lugs from the factory. Put the plastics up for safe keeping and dropped in some classics for safe tensioning. Love these drums. They were and are stored out of sunlight and the shells are perfect. Have original heads on the bass. Have the originals for the toms and some nos silver dots and also some nos evans blue hydraulics for them. Also have all the original hardware,stands that came with them. Shown with period correct Avedis Hollow ink stamp models.

Mike
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:05 AM
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Had a super nice Red Vistalite snare until about this time last year.

Mike
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:40 AM
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My 1970's Jellybean kit. 22" Bass, 14" Rack, 16" Floor Tom. No cracks, only issue is one of the previous owners put floor tom legs on the drum ( it was a clip mount ) One day I'll put actual Ludwig brackets & legs on. But all things considered, the job was done properly. There isn't any spider webbing or cracking where the holes were drilled.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:28 AM
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Second set of Ludwigs that I bought years ago. Late 70's Blue Vistalite Combos 22/12/13/16. Had the original plastic lugs from the factory. Put the plastics up for safe keeping and dropped in some classics for safe tensioning. Love these drums. They were and are stored out of sunlight and the shells are perfect. Have original heads on the bass. Have the originals for the toms and some nos silver dots and also some nos evans blue hydraulics for them. Also have all the original hardware,stands that came with them. Shown with period correct Avedis Hollow ink stamp models.

Mike
Love that 20s-style cymbal arm on the bass!

Trev
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:32 AM
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Love that 20s-style cymbal arm on the bass!

Trev
And another L-arm off the tom! Was that period? Seems a little out of place, but I like it!
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:37 PM
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Gibraltar makes that cymbal arm that I use on the bass. I use it in a mount that slips inside the double tom mount tom holder. On the other one, that's simply the double tom holder in a stand. One one side of the tom holder, I used a ludwig L arm to fly the 17" cymbal as a crash using one less stand as the ride tom is also mounted there.

Mike

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Old 01-09-2016, 01:49 PM
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Mike that's interesting Ludwig used the plastic lugs on some vista's too. Was it the Standard series? I never knew that. I thought those were only used on the Educator kits.
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