Auction house ‘Bonhams’ is auctioning off the drum kit that late RUSH drummer Neil Peart used on tour and in the studio with the band from 1974 through 1977.
According to Bonhams, Peart purchased the kit in late July/early August of 1974 from Long & McQuade in Toronto, Canada. It was placed into storage in 1977 and later donated by Peart for a Modern Drummer giveaway in 1987. The set was awarded to drummer Mark Feldman, who eventually sold the kit to the present owner.
This specific kit is a chrome Slingerland drum kit that Peart used while touring between 1974-1977. It’s includes two 22″ bass drums with chrome wrap including the original head, blue resonant heads each with the large silver Rush logo and “Neil” painted on one with “Peart” on the other.
There’s also two 13″ Tom Toms with chrome wrap and a 14″ Tom Tom with chrome wrap and with the original head signed by Peart. Each of these three Toms come with a Set-O-Matic mount. The kit also has a 16″ Floor Tom with chrome wrap, and a set of four concert Toms with copper wrap in 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″. All of these come with three-play shells of maple, poplar and mahogany.
To see more, and to learn about the auction, head to Bonhams here.