Club dates have an identity of its own, aesthetically speaking, while offering the quality and tone we demand as pro players. Although Vistalite sets proved to be a good choice for a loud concert rock and roll kit, they were almost universally despised by most studio engineers. Most dealers back then would only stock standard outfits that were common to the current catalog. They're renowned not only for the quality of their craftsmanship, but also for innovative designs that really push the percussion world forward. Thank you for reading my post. This is the type of outfit ordered specifically for the original order, catering to his every last preference.
Ludwig Vistalite drums are some of our all time favorites. Vistalite drums were originally introduced in 1972 and quickly established themselves as having outstanding sound projection and power along with a renowned see through appeal which transcends time. But, perhaps the greatest innovation in the development of Vistalite drums was the creation of the Tivoli outfit. Whether you're searching for marching percussion, shell packs, individual drums, hardware or accessories, it's all here. Although Vistalites gained a reputation for cracking and lack of tonality, modern advancements in shell manufacturing and drum head development have helped put these issues to rest.
Fixing vistalite shells and cleaning vistalite shells. The next time you're watching a performance by Bun E. Please ask us any Vistalite Drum questions you might have. It sports all original parts, and black oyster wrap. Notorious for their attack as they are for their stunning crystalline looks, Vistalite acrylic drums are a statement both sonically and visually.
Shells have original factory date stickers. It has a New Remo Weatherking PowerStroke head on top, clear and the Old Remo Weatherking Ambassador head on the bottom, clear. Extremely rare configuration, custom ordered for one purpose only: bringing down the walls!!!! It features Walnut cortex wrap. All the punch, volume, and attack you'd ever want. With that many years under their belt, you would be right to expect a lot of history in Ludwig's past. Prices subject to change without notice.
The Ludwig Amber Vistalite 5-Piece Reissue Drum Set is the ultimate drum set. These drums are great for hard rock and metal due to their loud and present tone. You won't go bored with this one. Everyone needs a Vistalite in their collection! Publisher does not accept liability for incorrect spelling, printing errors including prices , incorrect manufacturer's specifications or changes, or grammatical inaccuracies in any product included in the Musician's Friend catalog or website. Everything about this kit is exceptionally rare. Vistalite Drum Sets, Vistalite Snare Drums in a variety of patters. Everyone needs a Vistalite in their collection! What they lacked in warmth was more than made up in projection.
The amount of people that went that route were very few, and those in first generation Psych Red are even fewer! These drums are great for hard rock and metal due to their loud and present tone. Many bands of the time — such as Kiss, the Stones, Alice Cooper, Yes and Led Zeppelin — cashed in on this new idea and presented spectacular shows filled with special effects and pyrotechnics. Today Ludwig continues to make high quality drum shells, snares, hardware, kick pedals and other percussive instruments. The drums were too loud and bright for most studio work and the shells rang for days. Inside this catalog was a choice of translucent colors that included amber orange , the most common varieties of clear and blue, plus other available colors, including yellow, red and green. These always have a way of bringing the rock! By design, they were the perfect concert kit for the big outdoor stadiums and sound reproduction technology of the time.
The parallel horizontal placement of each set of lights divided the drum shell visually into three sections — perfect for the three-band rainbow concept. The hardware designed for mounting and tensioning heads was made out of standard chrome-covered steel nuts, washers and screws. Tone control was also added to Vistalite drums, positioned along the same side of the badge. Yet it defeated the visual concept of Vistalite drums by playing a see-through kit with a raggedy, stained pillow stuffed inside the bass drum and foam and various appliances duct-taped to the shells. Carlos, Patrick Carney, Amy Cesari, Kurt Dahle or Dave Hidalgo, take a look at their drum kit for an example of what Ludwig has to offer. Then Vistalite Drums is here to help.
It sports a very well preserved Psychedelic Red wrap with almost zero fade! This configuration offers much versatility, and options at your disposal. The Tivoli kits had problematic bulbs and power supplies leading to a high failure rate. Needless to say, as a one-trick pony, the novelty of this kit probably wore off quickly with its owners and the public, making this a short-lived gimmick. It moved from the underground youth culture into the mainstream media, egged along by big business and even bigger profits. Just the right kit to offer various setups, and tone.