Vintage 1970s Ludwig Vistalite Clear 14×24 Bass Drum (193-1)


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Vintage late 1970s Ludwig clear Vistalite 14×24 bass drum in good condition. Serial number 1914264. It’s complete and all original except for the batter head. All tension rods match and have washers. No major cracks in the shell, but there are maybe 2 or 3 small spider cracks around some lug screw holes that we spotted while disassembling the drum. They are covered by the lugs.

It just received a survivor’s restoration. Everything was completely disassembled. All parts were soaked in an ultrasonic cleaner and polished by hand. The shell was buffed inside and out. The bass drum hoops were re-painted. The original silver sparkle hoop inlays were in pieces but were glued back on. The inlays have aged and curled a bit around the edges so they’re not perfect. A previous owner installed a Tama bass drum tom mount and drilled several holes as well as enlarged the center post hole (see picture). We installed the correct P1610D Ludwig mount. The extra holes are covered by the bracket. It’s very clean and has no rust, but there is pitting scattered around the chrome hardware. The bass drum spurs and multiple claws have chrome failure. Both spur brackets are cracked on the bottom but still hold the spurs in place. The shell has some scattered scratches as well. Overall it’s a very clean player-grade drum that would make a great addition to an existing kit. More pictures available.

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Vistalite Clear 14×24 Bass Drum


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