I recently finished up, completely restoring my Ludwig Drums. This is a 1973 Ludwig Octa-Plus set. The Octa-Plus was only available from Ludwig in a natural wood finish. They custom built this set for me in clear VistaLite. When they made this set, they ran off a second one. Matt Frenette from Loverboy had the other one. VistaLite was only available in 1973 and 1974 because they just didn't have the quality sound that wood drums could produce. Over the years, the technology of drumheads has advanced quite a bit. I am running ALL Evans Hydraulic Heads on the set, with a few other modifications.... this set is now one of the best sounding drum kits you will ever hear.
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