Ludwig 26",14",18" Amber Vistalites 70's - usedsku
OK so we have a beautifully clean Bonhamesque Classic Amber vistalite kit from the 70's. I purchased this set from a very good customer of mine who purchased from a friend. This kit was missing a bass drum hoop when it was found so two new hoops were made to spec with gold inlay.
The set looks remarkably new considering it's age and this makes one speculate as to it's authenticity.
Shells appear to be all the same and compared to a known authentic Amber 13" tom I have from the same era color is exact. Outside "V" seams with acrylic resin filler and the 2 hole mufflers indicate first generation production shells. The 14" x 10" rack tom is 6 lug and virgin. The damper is place opposite the badge with the seam to the right of the damper (looking forward), this must have been special order. Floor tom is 18" x 16", has damper on the players side opposite badge with the seam to the right of the next panel. The 26" x 14" bass drum is a monster and is virgin with seam along bottom slightly to the left of dead center. As mentioned the hoops are new repros. This age kit suggests that the bass spurs should be skinny but we have the thick curved spurs from the later 70's. Considering the hoop was lost it is possible the skinny spurs were missing also and the larger legs were installed as they are easier to obtain, we will never know.
Shells are exceptionally clean - with the new hoops the drums look to be a new drum set. It is possible they have been buffed or polished but this would have been a pro job.
All lugs have the white backing on all lugs. Killer drums that will not disappoint. All new Remo heads installed with the familiar 3 ring logo on the front bass reso head.
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