All Auction Buy It Now. Excellent condition – no cracks, scratches or blemishes. Vistalite and acrylic offered a synthetic alternative to wood shells and were popularized by rock drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. While some acrylic shells have been criticized for their dry, dull tone, others have been raved about for years, such as the shells used by John Bonham. With modern amplification and recording techniques, acrylic can be made to sound very close to wood. The name Vistalite refers to the translucent plastic that the shells were made out of. In our online guide, we want to look at the modern drum set from every angle.
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The Making of a Drum Company: A criticism of Vistalite and acrylic shells in general is that some feel they sound brittle, artificial, and lack the complexity of their wood counterparts. All Auction Buy It Now. When marketing of Vistalites started in latethe drums were vistzlite in clear, blue, green, red, amber, and yellow, with clear and blue being the largest sellers.
Skill Level see all. Compare Similar Items Current product. Apart from the shop, you can discover a wide variety of additional things – forums, apps, blogs, and much more. Modern adhesives are improved over those available in the s. It may visyalite worth noting that some producers have been quoted as asking for Vistas as they are extremely forgiving in humidity variable environments, and seem to offer more consistent notes, session over session.
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Guaranteed by Thu, Apr With the right combination of drumheads and tuning, acrylics don’t have to sound brittle or artificial. Superlatives like “fat” and “warm” were liberally applied. Notorious for their attack as they are for their stunning crystalline looks, Vistalite acrylic drums are a statement both sonically and visually. Ludwig Vistalite Blue Ludwig Vistalite Orange Reissue. Many professional drummers used Vistalites or similar acrylic drums in the ’70s and ’80s.
Tom bracket and visbband are included for Tom. Add to wish list. Piece together your own custom drum kit from a range of components or put ivstalite behind one of 3 standard outfits.
Snare Drum, Cymbals visttalite hardware are not included. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Custom drum companies have also seen growth in demand. The original Vistalite line was phased out due to declining sales, the rising cost of oil-based plastics. Snare Drums 14″ 5″ LSV 6.
Tutt, however, tried his invention and was unimpressed, enough that he immediately went back to playing maple drums. I tapped on the display kit at NAMM and it certainly sang with authority.
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Many of the designs are made to replicate original vistalite colors and patterns.