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Old 10-05-2008, 05:35 PM
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Default Ludwig Vistalite Restoration....DONE

The Vistas are done. Here's before and after pics. New heads: EVANS EC2's over Resonant Clears on the toms, EVANS EQ3 batter with Ludwig Weather Master Heavy on the kick, and REMO Emperor X over Ambassador Reso on the 402 Supra snare.
New extras: Speed King pedal and Ching Ring on the hats.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:06 PM
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OHHHH man that looks awsome and im sure sounds even better nice job.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:29 PM
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those are unreal. nice job.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:19 PM
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Very, Very Nice!

Well done! Thanks for sharing them.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:32 PM
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Sweet! That kit looks great!
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:34 PM
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BEAUTIFUL!
great job!
sound clips? :P
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:38 PM
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That's a beaut. I could look at it all day, nice job!
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:56 PM
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Thats really cool man. Ive never really been too into acrylics, but it doesnt take away from its bad-ass-ness.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:18 AM
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Damn, I remember when I was a kid and became aware of the Luddy Vistalites and HOW BADLY I wanted either the light blue or clear kit! You did a fine job on this kit it looks amazing! Thanks for the memories. How does she play?
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:19 AM
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Thats a sweet lookin kit. Nice job cleaning them up. Could you list the sizes? it looks like a 24" Bass Drum. Was the other floor tom added.? or was it original to the kit
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:29 AM
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Excellent clean-up job. I like low-rider floor toms, so I flip my Luddie's 180 degree, to get them lower. On a Tequila Sunrise kit, that would also put the grenadine in the proper location. Do the same with the rack tom to match. Just a thought, to make your kit an "even more original"
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:53 AM
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awesome job man!

did you just buy new hoops and lugs for the reso side? or are they off ebay or something?

it looks great!

i officially want them now.

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Old 10-06-2008, 04:07 AM
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Veeeerrrry cool! I love the tequila sunrise colors.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:17 AM
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Thats a sweet lookin kit. Nice job cleaning them up. Could you list the sizes? it looks like a 24" Bass Drum. Was the other floor tom added.? or was it original to the kit
It's The Pro Beat configuration. That setup came with the following sizes:

14x5 matching snare,(it's in the "Before" pics) I restored it also, amd after a Ludwig Rep. told me how much it was worth due to it's rarity, I won't be using it on a regular basis.

13x9 and 14x10 mounted toms, (the 13 is also retired right now)

16x16 and 18x16 floor toms.

24x14 bass

All the drums are original to the kit.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:20 AM
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awesome job man!

did you just buy new hoops and lugs for the reso side? or are they off ebay or something?

it looks great!

i officially want them now.

lol

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I ordered new replacement parts from Ludwig through 2 different music stores in my area.
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:59 PM
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Awesome man, very very nice job. Classy move going 1 up, 2 down as well keeping that 14" on a snare stand. and the addition of that 6.5" 402 snare completes the deal, looks sweet. Congrats.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:57 PM
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Those look great. Nice restoration job! What kind of cymbals are you using currently?
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:50 AM
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Those look great. Nice restoration job! What kind of cymbals are you using currently?

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14" Mastersound hats
16" A Custom Thin Crash
18" A Custom Thin Crash
18" ZHT Rock Crash
18" Oriental "Trash" China
21" Z Custom Mega Bell Ride
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