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    Default Questions about Vision VB Series

    Hi,

    This is my first post on this forum, and I was hoping someone here might be able to help me. I've been thinking about custom ordering a Vision VB kit, and had a few questions about them.

    First of all, how do they sound? This is mainly going to be a home practice kit, so it doesn't have to sound amazing, but I don't want them to sound like crap, either. I had a birch Ludwig kit for a while, and I liked the way they sounded, but I read that these are birch/basswood shells. Does anyone know how many plies are birch and how many are basswood?

    Second, I'm planning on getting them in Chrome wrap, but I've seen some listed as Polished Chrome and some listed as Mirror Chrome. What exactly is the difference between the two, or are they the same?

    And lastly, does anyone know if the 24" bass drums come with 8 or 10 lugs per side?

    Any info/help would be great. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickTamlin View Post
    Hi,

    This is my first post on this forum, and I was hoping someone here might be able to help me. I've been thinking about custom ordering a Vision VB kit, and had a few questions about them.

    First of all, how do they sound? This is mainly going to be a home practice kit, so it doesn't have to sound amazing, but I don't want them to sound like crap, either. I had a birch Ludwig kit for a while, and I liked the way they sounded, but I read that these are birch/basswood shells. Does anyone know how many plies are birch and how many are basswood?

    Second, I'm planning on getting them in Chrome wrap, but I've seen some listed as Polished Chrome and some listed as Mirror Chrome. What exactly is the difference between the two, or are they the same?

    And lastly, does anyone know if the 24" bass drums come with 8 or 10 lugs per side?

    Any info/help would be great. Thanks!
    sorry to tell ya, the visions drums have been discontinued for a few years now ,
    you may wanna check the session drum line or perhaps the exports or , even, the decade maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 basses4life View Post
    sorry to tell ya, the visions drums have been discontinued for a few years now , you may wanna check the session drum line or perhaps the exports or , even, the decade maple
    It may be possible to special order. Possible but not cost effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickTamlin View Post
    Hi, This is my first post on this forum, and I was hoping someone here might be able to help me. I've been thinking about custom ordering a Vision VB kit, and had a few questions about them. First of all, how do they sound? This is mainly going to be a home practice kit, so it doesn't have to sound amazing, but I don't want them to sound like crap, either. I had a birch Ludwig kit for a while, and I liked the way they sounded, but I read that these are birch/basswood shells. Does anyone know how many plies are birch and how many are basswood? Second, I'm planning on getting them in Chrome wrap, but I've seen some listed as Polished Chrome and some listed as Mirror Chrome. What exactly is the difference between the two, or are they the same? And lastly, does anyone know if the 24" bass drums come with 8 or 10 lugs per side? Any info/help would be great. Thanks!

    I'm looking at the 2011 catalogue.

    The actual blend isn't in there. But I do believe it is public knowledge. It may have even been shared on the forum.

    This catalogue has #49 Polished Chrome.

    Can't answer about the bass drum sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 basses4life View Post
    sorry to tell ya, the visions drums have been discontinued for a few years now ,
    you may wanna check the session drum line or perhaps the exports or , even, the decade maple
    I thought that, too, but you can special order them through drumsonsale.com, as well as MusiciansFriend and GuitarCenter. I think they're made to order. The only down side is the wait is 4-6 months. The cost isn't bad at all through drumsonsale.com. I considered the Decade Maple, but I want 18x24 bass drums, and the Decades are 14x24. Also, I really want a chrome finish, and Visions are the only line other than the Exports that offer them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeaton View Post
    I'm looking at the 2011 catalogue.

    The actual blend isn't in there. But I do believe it is public knowledge. It may have even been shared on the forum.

    This catalogue has #49 Polished Chrome.

    Can't answer about the bass drum sorry
    I tried a google image search for the Mirror vs. Polished Chrome, and couldn't really tell. They both looked the same to me. No worries on the bass drum.

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    Looking at my 2014 and 2015 catalogues, the VBL (Vision Birch Lacquer), the shell make up is 6 ply 100% Birch 7.5mm.

    Also found the 2012/2013 on Pearl's website, so have screen shotted the pages.
    VB was offered in Polished chrome, not mirror.
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    Pearl, Natal, Ludwig, Tama, Slingerland, Premier Drums
    Zildjian, Sabian, Zyn Cymbals
    PEARL, LUDWIG, TAMA, YAMAHA, NATAL and DW Snares

    Roland, Dauz, FAT KAT and Koby Electronics, and loads of Percussion

    4 Kits and 8 Snares, and I still don't have enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushDrums24 View Post
    Looking at my 2014 and 2015 catalogues, the VBL (Vision Birch Lacquer), the shell make up is 6 ply 100% Birch 7.5mm.

    Also found the 2012/2013 on Pearl's website, so have screen shotted the pages.
    VB was offered in Polished chrome, not mirror.
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    Thanks! Are the VBs all birch? I think it was somewhere on this forum that I saw that the VBLs were 100% birch, but that the VBs were birch/basswood. I can't seem to find the thread, though. Either way, it's possible that they're birch/basswood now. I was just curious if that's true and, if it is, how many plies of each there are in the shell.

    Also, I did another search and found this tom on eBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pearl-Expor...4383.l4275.c10 It says it's Mirror Chrome, and lists the color as #49. If that's correct, that would mean that Mirror and Polished are the same, right?

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    Both GuitarCenter and MusiciansFriend says birch and basswood, so I'm guessing maybe that's what they're made of now.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Pearl/V...96839766520.gc

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/drum...0birch&index=5

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickTamlin View Post
    Thanks! Are the VBs all birch? I think it was somewhere on this forum that I saw that the VBLs were 100% birch, but that the VBs were birch/basswood. I can't seem to find the thread, though. Either way, it's possible that they're birch/basswood now. I was just curious if that's true and, if it is, how many plies of each there are in the shell. Also, I did another search and found this tom on eBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pearl-Expor...4383.l4275.c10 It says it's Mirror Chrome, and lists the color as #49. If that's correct, that would mean that Mirror and Polished are the same, right?
    VB has always been a blend as far as I can tell. It's the cost effective version of the Vision line.

    As for the confusion about #49; you would just have to view other catalogues to check. Though I doubt one single line of drums was made in two differently named similar chrome finishes.
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    Pearl, Natal, Ludwig, Tama, Slingerland, Premier Drums
    Zildjian, Sabian, Zyn Cymbals
    PEARL, LUDWIG, TAMA, YAMAHA, NATAL and DW Snares

    Roland, Dauz, FAT KAT and Koby Electronics, and loads of Percussion

    4 Kits and 8 Snares, and I still don't have enough!

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    hey, if you can special order visions , l d like to know ...but as far as can remember you cant( ...or the stockpile is limited) i know you cant order session (sbx/smx) anymore ....if you can still order them , id get me visions birch 8x7

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