View Single Post
  #1  
Old 11-26-2014, 07:34 AM
qualendi qualendi is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 10
Default Ludwig Blue Vistalite Year Identification

Hello there, I have an old Ludwig Vistalite that I've saved from my grand parents garage. I tried to contact the Ludwig company but they don't provide any e-mail address to get in touch. And since I'm living in Asia, international phone calls is not an option.

I've tried to identify the age of this kit but the serial number guide provided on the Ludwig website left me hanging. All the serial numbers on each drums have different 7-digit numbers. I can only upload one of them since this forum only allows a maximum of 5 pics. The serial number on the rack tom reads: 1508399. If I'm correct, it might be made either in 1978 or 1979. I'm not sure because the Blue and Olive guide only states XXXXXXX (7 digits).

On the second story, I have purchased a Supraphonic snare drum. But instead of having the imperial lugs, I have the bowties. I was told that it was made in 1984 when Ludwig moved from Chicago. It was done in a rush due to that reason.

I hope you guys could shed some light for a more accurate date, or point out that I'm wrong (I'm okay with that, just shoot me).

Rgd, Amir.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Set 8.jpg
Views:	358
Size:	90.2 KB
ID:	78225   Click image for larger version

Name:	Set 11 (Nov '14).jpg
Views:	348
Size:	100.7 KB
ID:	78226   Click image for larger version

Name:	Supraphonic 8.jpg
Views:	337
Size:	120.9 KB
ID:	78227   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2634.jpg
Views:	363
Size:	99.2 KB
ID:	78228  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2636.jpg
Views:	325
Size:	72.1 KB
ID:	78230  
Reply With Quote