thanks to you guys- i got my new kit!

gregovertone

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new kit purchased memorial day!!!!

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i was able to score a set of very early blue ludwig vistalites.
6 digit serial numbers, which means first year.......cool to a gear
nerd like me.

24, 13, 14, 16, 18, 14x5.

It has a few scratches, but nothing serious.

Thanks to a few patient individuals who were up for some drum
education and hand holding, i knew the right questions to ask, and the
right things to look for.

These are in damned good condish for the age.


I have kind of tuned them up a bit---but i didn't have the time today
to really go all into it.

I knew i'd want a ported head, so i ordered this:
http://www.interstat...81992&langId=-1

we'll see how it sounds.


regardless....i am jazzed, and then some.

:)
 

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thats some sweet stuff.congrats. glad you got what you wanted. :D


mike
 

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A 18" Floor Tom sound like a cannon if tuned right! I love mine! :D
Great looking tubz :occasion5:
 

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Dave H. said:
A 18" Floor Tom sound like a cannon if tuned right! I love mine! :D
Great looking tubz :occasion5:


Me too!!!!! Congrats! Here's mines....
 

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Great looking Vista's guys! I think there's a vistalite epidemic going through the forum.
 

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Greg, looks like all you need now is a post for the bass, since the tom has a mount on it. and a big 24 ride to put by it...Well, ya done good. Looks like my old one.
I am sure you will know what to do with it.
How
 

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Congrats to you on the blue Vista's, also my favorite color. I'm in the process of refurbishing a three ply Pro Beat setup in the exact same configuration from the same era. Maybe one of these days I'll add a Vista kit to my collection, although I told the wife the one thing that a drummer should never say yesterday---"I'm done buying drums." DOH!
 

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thanks much guys.

looks like there are a lot of people with great taste in drums on here ;)
HHammerHeadD said:
Greg, looks like all you need now is a post for the bass, since the tom has a mount on it. and a big 24 ride to put by it...Well, ya done good. Looks like my old one.
I am sure you will know what to do with it.
How


i did get the post/tom mount for the kick--i've opted not to use it. i don't want to stress the acrylic.
i have a cymbal stand that has a tom mount, should it come to that.


homeby5 said:
Great minds think alike....


i've noticed you're rocking the same heads on the kick.
i wasn't feeling it. i've ordered some new heads....i'm pumped to try them.




with all these drums.......i figured if i can get a matching 22in kick drum, i have all sorts of options when needed.



drums = money pit.
 

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gregovertone said:
thanks much guys.

homeby5 said:
Great minds think alike....


i've noticed you're rocking the same heads on the kick.
i wasn't feeling it. i've ordered some new heads....i'm pumped to try them.

Yeah, it's not a sound for everyone; esp. lead guitar SRV wannabees but it has it's place when you want to let em know whos behind the wheel :wink:
 

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Congrats on a great kit and very cool sizes. Here are mine. I have aquarian super 2 heads on the 13 and 16 batters (Dan H. Recommendation, thanks Dan) and a clear emperor on the 18 batter. Clear ambassadors on the reso all around.
They sound great.
 

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well holy crap!

well...this may sound crazy.....


i was doing more research via google....and it led me to a production company that was parting out it's drum kit.

i picked up the last couple remaining pieces.......

- dw 9000 2 leg hat stand
- dw 9000 double kick
- Zil. A custom 13 mastersound hats (hairline crack on the top)

$360 shipped.


i wasn't planning on buying w/out playing it.....but i didn't want to miss out on that deal.

:)


i.am.pumped.
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Nice looking Vistalites for sure!! There sure are plenty of blue Vistalites out there, keep the pictures coming. I recently had my kit out for a gig for the first time and I really liked how they sounded in a live setting.
 


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