View Full Version : Fibes Crystalite

10-30-2005, 12:33 PM
I have an opportunity to get a fibes crystalite kit from the 70s in transparent black. Its going for an amazing price. Im not to familiar with the kit, has anyone had experience with them.

10-30-2005, 12:37 PM
Fibes make really really really good drums, and you would be extremely foolish to not get it.

10-30-2005, 12:39 PM
Go for it.

Drum Phil
10-30-2005, 12:47 PM
And pics :)


10-30-2005, 01:08 PM
Get It and Get Pics

10-30-2005, 01:08 PM
How much $ is it?

Edit - Sorry Double Post

10-30-2005, 01:10 PM
Its about a $1000 Canadian

10-30-2005, 01:18 PM
Awesome, where are you getting it? How many pieces??

10-30-2005, 01:22 PM
Im getting it from a used instruments store, they are sellling it on consignment. Its just the bass drum, floor tom and two toms. It has the old style tom mounting system which im thinking ill just replace with DW rim mounts.

10-30-2005, 01:34 PM
That's perfect! It's alot easier finding the a snare that fits rather than finding a matching tom...

10-30-2005, 01:42 PM
Please do me a favor and buy it now and give us all pics

10-30-2005, 01:44 PM
get it.

see through black is sexy. the drummer from saosin has a kit like that. i dont like saosin, i just caught a glimpse(or 2) of his drumset before avenged sevenfold came on.

yea long post...

10-30-2005, 01:46 PM
Check it OUT

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fibes-Acrylic-Ludwig-Vistalite-Drum-Set-Custom-Finish_W0QQitemZ7361543838QQcategoryZ38097QQssPage NameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It includes

9X13 Tom, Fibes, new heads & ISS mounting hdw. Condition: 10

10X14 Tom, Fibes, new heads & DSS-ISS mounting hdw. Condition: 10

16X16 Tom, Luwig, new heads, hdw other brand. Condition: 9+

10X18 Bass, Slingerland, near-new heads. Condition: 8+

14X24 Bass, Fibes, new heads, similar minor different claws-rods. Condiion: 8+

5.5X14 Snare, Sonor 2001, near-new heads. Condition: 9+

All mounting hardware & stands

10-30-2005, 01:59 PM
Im a fan of steel snare drums anyway, ill just find a fairly big and loud one that would suit the kit because the toms are quite loud. Anyone have any suggestions on a suitable snare?

And I will post pics!

10-30-2005, 02:11 PM
ludwig supraphonic, pearl sensitone, pearl steel shell (i use that right now)

10-30-2005, 02:14 PM
im a big fan of free floating snares... the pearl free-floatings are awesome... i was thinking, a 20ply, vented, free floating snare... loud as hell:)

Drum Phil
10-30-2005, 02:18 PM
pearl steel shell (i use that right now)

Same here

10-30-2005, 02:20 PM
Same here

Yea, the set im using right now consists of cymbals bass drum and snare. Im in the process of selling my custom keller set to buy some ludwig vintages (ive always wanted some) So i went through my guitarists closet and got his middle school concert snare out, and i happen to like it! Its just a generic pearl steel snare.

Drum Phil
10-30-2005, 02:22 PM
I have some old ludwigs as well :p

Double Bass Jim
10-30-2005, 06:45 PM
Fibes = some great classic drums.

I remember hearing and seeing billy cobhams old clear fibes kit, sounded GREAT! There was a rare video of it floating around at one point... I wonder if anyone has it here?

10-30-2005, 07:02 PM
fibes amkes quality sets. If you can get your hands on a old wooden one, those are really sought after so keep your eyes open, they sound geat too, they used jasper shells.

I heard a new fibes a while back. sounded really nice. The only yhing is try not to put too much stress on the shell, so dont overtighten heads or do too many rim shots because they sometimes crack, but thats pretty rare. It should sound great though, and thats a great price.

10-31-2005, 06:24 PM
Ive now bought the kit. Ill post pics when I can get a camera.

Does anyone have recommendations on new heads for it

10-31-2005, 06:26 PM
sweet, i would say ambs over ambs.

10-31-2005, 07:02 PM
Oh dude! Congrats on the new set! Maan I just gotta see pics of this!