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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Neil Peart's first Slingerland kit sells for $25,100.00 on eBay

Update - 8/9/09 - The drum kit sold for US $25,100.00 with 53 bids.

As for the future of this kit, it looks like the kit will be displayed in a museum or other public venue. Michael D.F. Lowe, of, added this comment on Rushisband about the sale and possibilities about where this kit may end up:

Well the auction is over and the kit was won by a great guy and serious RUSH collector. :-)

No, not me. I do know who and just got off the phone with him. Good news is that it won't be locked away in a basement. It won't be going to Toronto either.

We were discussing ideas of where it can be displayed for all to see. Right now we are talking my personal favorite place is the Percussive Arts Society Museum in Indianapolis. This museum is also host to the International Drummers Hall of Fame.

They have quite an impressive collection of drum kits including some used by Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. How nice would it be to have this kit displayed alongside Buddy and Gene's?

We are also discussing another venue to display it at for one week but that will be announced later after arrangements are made.

This is going to be a fun project to work on! I think you will like what might be done with the used heads off the drums. :-)



Neil's first Slingerland kit, which was used in the recording of Fly by Night, Caress of Steel, 2112, and All the World's a Stage is currently on eBay. The auction ends on Aug 09, 2009 10:15:12 PDT and is being held by Main Drag Music.

Go to the auction page here.

NEP's Slingerland kit

Main Details (from Main Drag Music):

There are a total of 11 drums and this set DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SNARE. The sizes are as follows: 6, 8, 10, 12" Concert Toms in Copper Wrap, (2)9x13, 10x14, 16x16, (2)14x22 and a 13" Timbale all in Chrome Wrap. There are tom holders on the bass drums; a Slingerland Set-O-Matic on the Stage Right drum and a Ludwig Rail-Consolette mount on the Stage Left drum.

The heads, with the exception of the 10x14, are all-original and in the same tuning as the set was received. They consist of Evans Rocks on the toms (Mirror Glass batters, clear blue, like Hydraulics on resonant side), Ludwig Silver Dots on the concert toms, and Remo CS's on the Batter side of the bass drums. The bass drum resonant heads are one of the more interesting features of the set in that they have the original silver foil applique saying "RUSH" on each head as well as "Neil" on Stage Right and "Peart" on Stage Left.

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