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#1 treeduck

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 02:31 AM

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NEIL PEART'S CHROME SLINGERLAND DRUM KIT USED WITH RUSH FROM 1974-1977.
Slingerland Drum Kit including 2 22-inch Bass Drums with chrome wrap including original head; blue resonant heads each with large silver Rush logo and "Neil" on one and "Peart" on the other (originals and additional replicas); 2 13-inch Tom Toms with chrome wrap; 14-inch Tom Tom with chrome wrap and with original head SIGNED by Peart, latter 3 Toms with Set-O-Matic mount; 16-inch Floor Tom with chrome wrap; Set of 4 Concert Toms with copper wrap in 6, 8, 10 & 12-inch. All with 3-ply shells of maple, poplar and mahogany. Kit extended with generally period-correct replacements: 14-inch Slingerland Artist Snare with copper wrap; 2 Zildjian 8-inch Splash Cymbals; Zildjian 13-inch New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal pair; 2 Zildjian 16-inch Medium Crash Cymbals; Zildjian 18-inch Medium Crash Cymbal; Zildjian 20-inch Medium Crash Cymbal; Zildjian 22-inch Ping Ride Cymbal; Ludwig 4-inch Gold Tone Cowbell, model #129; LP Standard Agogo Bells; LP Black Beauty Cowbell; Gon Bops Agogo Tri Bells; LP Rock/Bongo Cowbell; Spectrasound Mark Tree with 35 brass bar Chimes; LP Bell Tree with 28 brass bells; 5-piece Temple Blocks; 2 Ludwig Speed king bass drum pedals; Ludwig Seat Case; Rogers Stick Tray Assembly and with all associated hardware.

Provenance: Purchased by Neil Peart in late July/early August 1974 from Long & McQuade, Toronto; placed in storage in 1977; One of three drum kit's donated by Neil Peart for Modern Drummer Magazine's "Neil Peart Drumset Giveaway" introduced in the March 1987 issue. This set awarded to New York drummer Mark Feldman in the October 1987 issue and with a Letter Signed ("Neil Peart"), 2 pp, Toronto, July 20, 1987, informing Feldman that he was a contest winner and commenting on his submission; sold by Feldman to the present owner; Exhibited: Rhythm Discovery Center, Indianapolis.

Although Rush had formed as early as 1968 and had even released its eponymous debut album, it wasn't until original drummer John Rutsey left and Neil Peart stepped in that the band's flame was truly ignited. It went from a blues and hard rock band whose first album was considered derivative of Led Zeppelin to a platinum-selling progressive rock powerhouse. Neil Peart not only provided the basis for more complex song structures with his masterful drumming, but by taking over as a lyricist, he freed bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson from a duty they had never wanted so that they could focus on bringing the collective musicianship to another level.

Peart reportedly arrived at his July 1974 audition with Rush in a battered car, wearing shorts and transporting his drum kit in trash cans. Lee and Peart hit it off instantly, although it took Lifeson a bit longer to warm to warm to the drummer. Still, they eventually agreed to invite Peart into the band on July 29 of that year, two weeks before the group's first US tour. Peart purchased a silver Slingerland drum kit from local music store Long & McQuade that he used on his first show with the band, opening for Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann's Earth Band at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh on August 14, 1974. He played this kit on the breakthrough Fly by Night, Caress of Steel, and 2112, considered among the greatest progressive rock albums of all time. Probably the highest profile live appearance of the kit was the 3-night performance at Toronto's Massey hall when the band's first live album All the World's a Stage was recorded. Peart was introduced at those shows as "the Professor on the drum kit" and his extended drum solo on "Working Man," played on the Slingerland kit, is legendary among fans.

All the World's a Stage marked the end of Rush's first chapter and Peart's Slingerland drum kit was soon afterward retired. Rush had gone from Led Zeppelin wannabes to a US Top-40 charting band with a distinctive sound poised to win fans the world over. The Slingerland kit had been on the road for 5 consecutive US and Canadian tours and was seen by thousands of fans from 1974 through 1977. Neil retired the kit at that time and placed it in storage where it sat until it was brought out a decade later as a prize in Modern Drummer's "Neil Peart Drumset Giveaway."

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#2 Lorraine

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 09:48 AM

Earl!!  Where the heck are you???  

Wake up!!!!

Hurry!  Hurry!!  Hurry!!!

This is your big chance!!

Edited by Lorraine, 22 November 2020 - 09:49 AM.


#3 Syrinx

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:26 AM

I started a thread on this in the Rush section.  I know the owner.  I was the second high bidder on this set when it went on EBay a number of years ago. He spent a lot of time adding period correct parts etc.  Looks much nicer now then it did then.

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:36 PM

I follow Mark Feldman on Instagram. He’s the guy who won the drumkit in that Modern Drummer contest decades ago.

He’s a killer drummer in his own right.

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:46 PM

Yes!
'Beauty as a drum kit'
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Posted 23 November 2020 - 02:48 AM

 Lorraine, on 22 November 2020 - 09:48 AM, said:

Earl!!  Where the heck are you???  

Wake up!!!!

Hurry!  Hurry!!  Hurry!!!

This is your big chance!!


HAHAHAHA!

I Lorraine!!  I'm alive!!!!  

I know all about this!!!

I bought the Alex Van Halen 1980 drum set instead on REVERB!  LOL!   Just kidding!!!  Damn!!!!  Two amazing drum sets for sale/auction at the same time!   I need a loan!!  LOL!

#7 Syrinx

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 11:34 AM

 RUSHHEAD666, on 23 November 2020 - 02:48 AM, said:

 Lorraine, on 22 November 2020 - 09:48 AM, said:

Earl!!  Where the heck are you???  

Wake up!!!!

Hurry!  Hurry!!  Hurry!!!

This is your big chance!!


HAHAHAHA!

I Lorraine!!  I'm alive!!!!  

I know all about this!!!

I bought the Alex Van Halen 1980 drum set instead on REVERB!  LOL!   Just kidding!!!  Damn!!!!  Two amazing drum sets for sale/auction at the same time!   I need a loan!!  LOL!
That AVH kit is UGLY in my opinion Earl.  This one is a thing of beauty though!

#8 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 12:03 AM

 Syrinx, on 23 November 2020 - 11:34 AM, said:

 RUSHHEAD666, on 23 November 2020 - 02:48 AM, said:

 Lorraine, on 22 November 2020 - 09:48 AM, said:

Earl!!  Where the heck are you???  

Wake up!!!!

Hurry!  Hurry!!  Hurry!!!

This is your big chance!!


HAHAHAHA!

I Lorraine!!  I'm alive!!!!  

I know all about this!!!

I bought the Alex Van Halen 1980 drum set instead on REVERB!  LOL!   Just kidding!!!  Damn!!!!  Two amazing drum sets for sale/auction at the same time!   I need a loan!!  LOL!
That AVH kit is UGLY in my opinion Earl.  This one is a thing of beauty though!

Yes!  I agree my friend!  I wish Alex would sell his "Fair Warning" kit with the black and white stripes baby!!!  That's the one I want!!!!

The Peart Kit is BEAUTIFUL!  I WISH I COULD BUY IT!!!!

#9 Syrinx

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 09:23 AM

Let's pool our money together and buy it as the Rush Forum!  We could each take a day or two as owners and pass it on :)

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 07:50 PM

I read today it might go for a minimum of a hundred grand.

At that rate, a hundred folks could stare at it for a couple of days and then pass it along. An annual circulation?

The shipping costs and time to each user would spread that out more.

I promise to only look at it. My "Rock Band" drumming skills don't apply here :)

And of course detailed pictures would have to be re-taken before and after Earl gets a hold of it!

"Hey...that mark is new!". And he would say "I never touched it" and the household ghosts would shake their heads.

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 02:18 AM

 RUSHHEAD666, on 24 November 2020 - 12:03 AM, said:

 Syrinx, on 23 November 2020 - 11:34 AM, said:

 RUSHHEAD666, on 23 November 2020 - 02:48 AM, said:

 Lorraine, on 22 November 2020 - 09:48 AM, said:

Earl!!  Where the heck are you???  

Wake up!!!!

Hurry!  Hurry!!  Hurry!!!

This is your big chance!!


HAHAHAHA!

I Lorraine!!  I'm alive!!!!  

I know all about this!!!

I bought the Alex Van Halen 1980 drum set instead on REVERB!  LOL!   Just kidding!!!  Damn!!!!  Two amazing drum sets for sale/auction at the same time!   I need a loan!!  LOL!
That AVH kit is UGLY in my opinion Earl.  This one is a thing of beauty though!

Yes!  I agree my friend!  I wish Alex would sell his "Fair Warning" kit with the black and white stripes baby!!!  That's the one I want!!!!

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#12 chemistry1973

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 11:20 AM

 goose, on 25 November 2020 - 02:18 AM, said:

 RUSHHEAD666, on 24 November 2020 - 12:03 AM, said:

 Syrinx, on 23 November 2020 - 11:34 AM, said:

 RUSHHEAD666, on 23 November 2020 - 02:48 AM, said:

 Lorraine, on 22 November 2020 - 09:48 AM, said:

Earl!!  Where the heck are you???  

Wake up!!!!

Hurry!  Hurry!!  Hurry!!!

This is your big chance!!


HAHAHAHA!

I Lorraine!!  I'm alive!!!!  

I know all about this!!!

I bought the Alex Van Halen 1980 drum set instead on REVERB!  LOL!   Just kidding!!!  Damn!!!!  Two amazing drum sets for sale/auction at the same time!   I need a loan!!  LOL!
That AVH kit is UGLY in my opinion Earl.  This one is a thing of beauty though!

Yes!  I agree my friend!  I wish Alex would sell his "Fair Warning" kit with the black and white stripes baby!!!  That's the one I want!!!!

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Imagine AVH playing in the White Stripes.🤘

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 02:30 PM

 RUSHHEAD666, on 24 November 2020 - 12:03 AM, said:

 Syrinx, on 23 November 2020 - 11:34 AM, said:

 RUSHHEAD666, on 23 November 2020 - 02:48 AM, said:

 Lorraine, on 22 November 2020 - 09:48 AM, said:

Earl!!  Where the heck are you???  

Wake up!!!!

Hurry!  Hurry!!  Hurry!!!

This is your big chance!!


HAHAHAHA!

I Lorraine!!  I'm alive!!!!  

I know all about this!!!

I bought the Alex Van Halen 1980 drum set instead on REVERB!  LOL!   Just kidding!!!  Damn!!!!  Two amazing drum sets for sale/auction at the same time!   I need a loan!!  LOL!
That AVH kit is UGLY in my opinion Earl.  This one is a thing of beauty though!

Yes!  I agree my friend!  I wish Alex would sell his "Fair Warning" kit with the black and white stripes baby!!!  That's the one I want!!!!

The Peart Kit is BEAUTIFUL!  I WISH I COULD BUY IT!!!!
After the way they treated Michael Anthony, especially Alex, I'll never spend a dime on anything Van Halen.

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 03:43 PM

Man I have photos of this set when it first went up for auction.  Photobucket won't let me link photos any more.  Any other way to put photos on here?

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 10:45 PM

For that price I would hope they included a complimentary 10 years of lessons.

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 02:42 PM

500,000 USD?????  HOLY FUKK BALLS!

And you people think I'm INSANE???????

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 07:03 PM

 RUSHHEAD666, on 11 December 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

500,000 USD?????  HOLY FUKK BALLS!

And you people think I'm INSANE???????
If you sold your house Earl could you afford it?

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 09:29 PM

 treeduck, on 11 December 2020 - 07:03 PM, said:

 RUSHHEAD666, on 11 December 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

500,000 USD?????  HOLY FUKK BALLS!

And you people think I'm INSANE???????
If you sold your house Earl could you afford it?

Yes.

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 10:08 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 11 December 2020 - 09:29 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 December 2020 - 07:03 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 11 December 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

500,000 USD?????  HOLY FUKK BALLS!

And you people think I'm INSANE???????
If you sold your house Earl could you afford it?

Yes.
Then get it on the market mate I want the kit! :NP: :spitwater:

#20 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 11:17 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 11 December 2020 - 10:08 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 11 December 2020 - 09:29 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 December 2020 - 07:03 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 11 December 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

500,000 USD?????  HOLY FUKK BALLS!

And you people think I'm INSANE???????
If you sold your house Earl could you afford it?

Yes.
Then get it on the market mate I want the kit! :NP: :spitwater:


Hahahaha!!!!

When I sell my house I'm moving down to the South Bay Baby with my woman!!

I have two amazing drum kits already that I actually play!  Going to have to build a club house some day!!!

RUSH ON!





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