Ludwig Vistalite From Start to Finish Video

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Did not see this posted previously but apologies in advance if already on DF somewhere where I could not find it.
Was included in some listings for another new Ludwig release noted as Dec 2021 - Ludwig Vistalite 6.5x14 Zep Bonham Bowtie Lug Snare Drum


 

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When I think of Vistalites, I always go back to the '75 Ludwig catalog with the jellybean Octa-Plus kit on the cover. There's no telling how much time I spent studying that catalog front to back, but I do know a great deal of time was spent staring at the "Big Beat" and "Pro Beat" Vistalite kits.
 

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boy/whew/ any music -maybe some nice elevator music- than that. ; )
oh RIMS mount looks funny at 4:02 ha
 
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boy/whew/ any music -maybe some nice elevator music- than that. ; )
oh RIMS mount looks funny at 4:02 ha
Oh man I'd love to be in an elevator with that (vidz) ditty pumpin' out!!!! On second thought maybe not so much if some jokester pressed all of the floor buttons.......
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I like it when companies post videos like this. I think it lends perspective to the fact that products don’t just miraculously appear out of nowhere, and despite “evil” automation, there are still many hands that must be used to create products. Oh, and a lot of products are actually cheaper than they should be.
 

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It goes to show manufacturing is all the same whether you're making drums, fans, silverware, dog collars, or those things you find in your house that you know is an extremely important part for something you have but you have no idea what it's for making it useless.
 

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Did not see this posted previously but apologies in advance if already on DF somewhere where I could not find it.
Was included in some listings for another new Ludwig release noted as Dec 2021 - Ludwig Vistalite 6.5x14 Zep Bonham Bowtie Lug Snare Drum


Thanks for sharing! A green Vistalite kit would be it for me!
 

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You'll notice that it's too different plants. The shells are being made in one location and then packed into boxes to be shipped to Ludwig to be turned into drums. The video sort of glosses over this with a jump cut from one plant to the other.
I was told recently, by a very reputable source, that the plant shown making the shells in the beginning (Golden Times) is no longer in business and that Ludwig is sourcing their current vista shells from Asia making this video a bit more misleading.
 

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Did not see this posted previously but apologies in advance if already on DF somewhere where I could not find it.
Was included in some listings for another new Ludwig release noted as Dec 2021 - Ludwig Vistalite 6.5x14 Zep Bonham Bowtie Lug Snare Drum


Pure drum porn!
 

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I thought Ludwig also, at some point, got their shells from an acrylic manufacturer call Sterling Products. But I’m not totally sure about that. www.zipynet.com
 

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I thought Ludwig also, at some point, got their shells from an acrylic manufacturer call Sterling Products. But I’m not totally sure about that. www.zipynet.com
With the original Vistas there was talk about Cadillac Plastics (not a part of GM) supplying the shells or at least the raw sheets of plastic. I would imagine there may have been multiple suppliers through the years. I thought RCI was supplying Ludwig's current shells but it was Golden Times. GT is now apparently out of business or at least not producing shells at the moment (according to RCI). It was GT that was shown in the video above.
 
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