Vistalite drums were a line of acrylic PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) drums produced by the Ludwig Drum company, introduced in 1972. The name Vistalite refers to the translucent plastic that the shells were made out of. Vistalite and acrylic offered a synthetic alternative to wood shells and were popularized by rock drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin.
The original Vistalites are a collectors item.
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... alike enjoy the wide tuning range of acrylic drums, and the dry, but punchy and projecting sound ... 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 ... Vistalites are substantively louder than traditional drums with fewer overtones ...
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