my first GHOST pedal, before I reconditioned it.
introduction to the GHOST came in 1987-88. I was a Freshman in high
school, and I shared study hall with a drum lover (who didn't really
play) named Chris Clayton. Chris had a Ludwig Drum Catalog from
the early '80s, I think. I seem to remember the catalog had the
natural maple Big Beat kit with the American Eagle on it. A Vistalite
Tivoli was also featured, as was the GHOST pedal. I was first drawn
to the GHOST for aesthetic reasons. I liked the art deco look of
the design, (which someone once said looked like an old building)
and the circular springs. I also liked the color--a kind of silvery
green. I had a book when I was younger, a "Hardy Boys"
style Mystery called "The Mystery of the Green Ghost."
I don't remember what the story was about, other than the cover
(featuring a silvery green Ghost) was very cool. And, being
a good Baptist, I'm into things like Ghosts...
later, I bought these mid 70s red
Vistalites, and they needed some work. I was buying up parts,
and my 1958
WFLs already had a Speed King; and all drummers have to
be familiar with that pedal. So I bought a GHOST. In doing some
research online, I've found there wasn't any info on this pedal.
So, I've made it my special quest--to make a web page dedicated
to this pedal. And it's not because I'm so in love with it (although
it is one great feeling pedal), but I think something as
well known as The GHOST should have some kind of home on the net.
you enjoy poking around. If you've got information that you think
should be included here, by all means, drop me a line.