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Old 10-12-2017, 10:24 PM
jonchos jonchos is offline
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Default What to look for when buying 70ís Ludwig Vistalite kit

Hello everyone.

I am about to embark on a hunt for some vistalite kits locally. I never had an acrylic kit so I am unsure on what to look for other than the typical cracks.
The kit I am seeing itís apparently a 70ís clear kit. Two high toms and one floor tom with a matching snare.

Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated it.





Thank you.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:33 AM
TheElectricCompany TheElectricCompany is offline
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Default Re: What to look for when buying 70ís Ludwig Vistalite kit

That's not an original Ludwig mount and I would assume there are extra holes. That lowers the value and depending on the skill of the installer it could damage the shell. That's about all I can contribute.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: What to look for when buying 70ís Ludwig Vistalite kit

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That's not an original Ludwig mount and I would assume there are extra holes. That lowers the value and depending on the skill of the installer it could damage the shell. That's about all I can contribute.
Thank you for your input. I appreciate it. I will be looking for any additional holes.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: What to look for when buying 70ís Ludwig Vistalite kit

As an owner and player of a Vistalite kit, I'd say also check roundness of shells and bearing edges. My floor tom has pretty bad bearing edges and is pretty out-of-round. I still play it, and no one notices but me (and I worked hard at getting it to sound decent), but that's something you'll want to know about.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: What to look for when buying 70ís Ludwig Vistalite kit

Thank you dharma bum. Are these drums more susceptible to being out of round due to them being made of acrylic?

I also saw some of the pictures the seller sent me and there’s two tiny holes on the bass drum rim and the tom arm that holds both toms it’s missing.
Curious what would be a good price to pay for them.


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