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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 basses4life View Post
    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
    Actually last I heard you can get SMX but not SBX
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeaton View Post
    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.
    Okay, thanks for clearing that up on the VB series. I know that in my online searches there were many versions (VBL,VBX, VBA, etc.), so that makes sense. On the chrome, it does seems strange that they would have two different names for it, but I'm just going to assume they're the same since they're both listed as #49. I just wish I could know for sure before ordering.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2 basses4life View Post
    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
    What color did you want? MusiciansFriend and GuitarCenter have Jet Black and Mirror Chrome 8x7 toms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickTamlin View Post
    Okay, thanks for clearing that up on the VB series. I know that in my online searches there were many versions (VBL,VBX, VBA, etc.), so that makes sense. On the chrome, it does seems strange that they would have two different names for it, but I'm just going to assume they're the same since they're both listed as #49. I just wish I could know for sure before ordering.




    What color did you want? MusiciansFriend and GuitarCenter have Jet Black and Mirror Chrome 8x7 toms.
    black !!! i'lll checkem out ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeaton View Post
    Actually last I heard you can get SMX but not SBX
    unfortunately ,im looking for the sbx's ...its for the best i suppose...if they were readily available, i couldn't afford them right now ..we've some medical issues right now so ,im helping out with my brothers bills.etc....so, spare dollars are hard to come by at the moment ..but thanks for the info ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickTamlin View Post
    Okay, thanks for clearing that up on the VB series. I know that in my online searches there were many versions (VBL,VBX, VBA, etc.), so that makes sense. On the chrome, it does seems strange that they would have two different names for it, but I'm just going to assume they're the same since they're both listed as #49. I just wish I could know for sure before ordering. What color did you want? MusiciansFriend and GuitarCenter have Jet Black and Mirror Chrome 8x7 toms.
    My bet is that the reference to "mirror" chrome is simply erroneous.
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    Thanks for all the responses. They've been helpful. Does anyone own a kit with the birch/basswood shells? I'm still wondering how they sound.

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    Vision VB shells are blended Birch/Basswood Shells .. and #49 Polished Chrome was wrap offered .. with good heads and good tuning they'll sound good .. I'm pretty sure it's 2 ply Birch interior and 4 ply basswood outer

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    6-ply 7.5mm Shells
    Matching Snare Drum
    Wood Bass Drum Hoops with Matching Finish
    Recessed BD Claws with Rubber Lining
    Perimeter EQ Bass Drum Heads with 3.5" Wide Rings
    Two-Ply Tom Batter Heads
    Reference-Look Bridge Lugs
    Reference-Look Floor Tom Leg Bracket & Legs
    Bridge-Type Bass Bracket
    88 Series Uni-Lock Tom Holders

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    I have a question for Al Percival: I have been performing on a Vision Bop kit I purchased from Rupps Drums in Colorado (my second such purchase...I also have a Bop in Tobacco Fade.) When I purchased the kit I had to wait a week for it to be shipped as it was the backline kit for the Telluride Jazz Festival. When I asked the salesperson about the kit going out for use on stage, he replied "this is a limited edition finish." Can you tell me roughly how many Vision Bop kits were imported in White Strata Pearl? Was this really a "limited edition?" I'm very pleased with both my bop kits. I average about a performance a week, and they are easy load-in, load-out and they sound wonderful. If mic'd properly, I don't think the smaller kick drum is significantly different from my 22" Vision kick.Name:  ImbLvDt+SiaMTpgd0pFatw.jpg
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    ^ We did a 20-kit run for VBL984P/C433 strata white in 2016.

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    Thank you, Al. Very nice drums.....always gets compliments. Believe me, it's not from my playing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickTamlin View Post
    Thanks for all the responses. They've been helpful. Does anyone own a kit with the birch/basswood shells? I'm still wondering how they sound.
    I have a VSX kit, blended shells. 8 ply bass and floors, 6 ply rack toms. The drums sound great. I think I remember the VB series going to straight 6 ply shells across the board. As good as these drums sound, I wouldn't wait on a special order unless you were getting them for next to nothing. Plenty of used kits out there in mint condition for a great price if you're dead set on a Vision kit. Really the earlier Vision kits were better anyway.
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