Clear Vistalite 14" snare shell wanted

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I'd also take a whole drum, as long as it's not cracked and there are no extra holes. It can be a 5" or 6.5", doesn't matter. I recently got a kit with a cracked snare shell. My goal is to keep it to a 70's blue/olive, if possible. If I can't find one, I may go the RCI route.
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There's one in Durham, NC... listed on FB marketplace

1970s Blue/Olive badge 5"
Hoops need to be cleaned up

 

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There's one in Durham, NC... listed on FB marketplace

1970s Blue/Olive badge 5"
Hoops need to be cleaned up

Unfortunately, the shell is cracked on that one. But thanks for the lead!
 

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I saw that one. I don't know who David Roback is, but apparently he adds value for someone. Still, thanks!
Guitarist for Mazzy Star. No idea what added value that brings though.
 

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WELDON! I understand wanting no cracks, but either minor stress cracks or a shell in two jagged pieces, resurrection is now possible. ive done a couple, but I recently dropped one to Wally here in town, and he put back together two pieces, filled in missing bearing edge chunk, and cut and polished the bearing edges! Any Vistalite is worth the save, but this one more than any others Ive had.
 

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I built one using an RCI shell and I would do it again. I understand the desire to keep things original but at some point the returns diminish. Plastic is plastic and I don't think there was any special mojo imparted into the acrylic by the pizza ovens on North Damen Ave. If anything the RCI shells are going to be better made. Transfer your hardware over, use it, keep the original shell (leave the badge on it...RCI can put a repro B/O badge on the new shell if you want) and then you can always put everything back if need be.

New RCI 5x14 70s Vistalite Replacement Snare Shell | eBay

I built mine from scratch to my own specs with all new hardware but if you had a starting snare you could probably switch everything over in about 30 minutes.

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actually, I did do it again just a couple months back. I got a pre-drilled 14x14 shell from RCI to add a floor tom to my 1973 vista set.

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