Re: 70's Ludwig Vistalites
Thanks for the compliments!
Yes, it is indeed closer to 13" than 14"
Only because it had to go through some very special tender loving care :)
The front of the bass drum had gone through some rough years without a head or a hoop, so it was pretty much busted.
I had to saw off a little to effectively true it.
There was also a crack going almost through the entire shell. Someone had tried fixing it with the wrong kind of glue, so I cleaned that up and got some of that proper stuff.
The bearing edges are still evolving, at the moment I have them at 45 inside with an outside roundover sanded by hand
Last edited by poika; 11-13-2013 at 01:16 AM.