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csampang 03-26-2017 05:04 AM

Mid 70's Ludwig 5X14 Amber Vistalite snare
 
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Got this off Craiglist for $220 to complete my cobbled-together Vistalite kit. Not in mint condition due to a crack near the strainer that was repaired years before I purchased it, but absolutely loving the sound with a clear Vintage Emperor batter head I installed soon after purchase. I think the production year is somewhere around 1976 for this one

The snare side head is original to the drum and has never been replaced!

jaghog 03-26-2017 05:50 AM

Re: Mid-1970s 5x14 Amber Ludwig Vistalite snare
 
Very nice snare good price too.

csampang 03-26-2017 11:01 AM

Re: Mid-1970s 5x14 Amber Ludwig Vistalite snare
 
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Originally Posted by jaghog (Post 408896)
Very nice snare good price too.

Thanks! As soon as it popped up at that price on CL I knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn't miss.

With the old-school snare wire size I really feel like this drum's tone emphasizes the shell itself a bit more and it's naturally pretty fat with the head combo I'm running right now.

jerrysterken 03-26-2017 03:46 PM

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Awesome! Beautiful drum!

vintagemore2000 03-26-2017 04:36 PM

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Fantastic snare drum !!!

DRUMR69 03-27-2017 02:13 PM

Re: Mid 70's Ludwig 5X14 Amber Vistalite
 
sweet snare, welcome to the Amber club.
Really cool pictures also and looks like shot with a nice camera.

Wayne

csampang 03-28-2017 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by DRUMR69 (Post 409002)
sweet snare, welcome to the Amber club.
Really cool pictures also and looks like shot with a nice camera.

Wayne

Thanks! I've been a Nikon DSLR user since 2009 and I'm a sucker for manual focus lenses as old as my Vistalites are! The main shot in this sequence was with my Nikkor-S 50/1.4, the snare head text shot with the Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5, and the photo with the coated head I want to say was with my 105/1.8.

csampang 04-01-2017 08:22 PM

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I brought the Vistalite snare to church today (as I had last week at the end of rehearsal as well) and both me and the other drummer really liked the sound we got with one of those Remo muting rings on there. Seriously considering getting a second one just for the congregation's regular usage!


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