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Old 08-02-2007, 10:11 PM
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Default Rediculously Massive Drum Kits

I thought there was a thread on this but I can't find it. Anyhow, I thought it'd be fun to start a new one. I recently scaled down to a 4pc from a 6pc (biggest I could ever think of playing) - which got me thinking about the kits I'd see as a kid in the 80's, w/ several kicks, too many toms to count, and enough bronze to be visible from the international space station.

I'll start w/ the most obvious one I could think of...Terry Bozzio...
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:17 PM
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Carter Beauford's kit is pretty big in my book.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:22 PM
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...and Neil Peart's is pretty big too.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:28 PM
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Carter Beauford's kit is pretty big in my book.
Wow that looks like an amazing kit to play. I love that set up! I don't think it's that huge either. Plus Beauford uses his whole kit creatively unlike some others with large kits. I'm pretty sure alex van Halen had a huge kit back in the day. Don't got a pic tho cause I don't know how to post them lol.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:40 PM
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...and Neil Peart's is pretty big too.
http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/Neilpeartkit.html
It's a monster, but I actually like his setup (aside from the electronics)
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:51 PM
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Wow that looks like an amazing kit to play. I love that set up! I don't think it's that huge either. Plus Beauford uses his whole kit creatively unlike some others with large kits. I'm pretty sure alex van Halen had a huge kit back in the day. Don't got a pic tho cause I don't know how to post them lol.
Yeah, he definitely had some of the biggest, most outrageous 80's kits out there
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:11 AM
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I wish I had a picture to put up, but Gregg Bissonette's Eat'em N Smile tour Yamaha's were one of the biggest kit's of the 80'. Unique looking finish also. One of a kind. Now owned by a Drummerworld member. Sadly its not me ;(
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:14 AM
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I wish I had a picture to put up, but Gregg Bissonette's Eat'em N Smile tour Yamaha's were one of the biggest kit's of the 80'. Unique looking finish also. One of a kind. Now owned by a Drummerworld member. Sadly its not me ;(
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:16 AM
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Man, I hope thats a joke!
I think he means "who now owns the kit?" not "who is Gregg Bissonette?"
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:35 AM
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I did, which member here owns them?
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:35 AM
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I think he means "who now owns the kit?" not "who is Gregg Bissonette?"
Ok, thanks. That makes sense. At first I was scared for him. LOL. Dont remember his name, but on Gregg's page here the guy has pictures of the kit(part of it anyway) set up in his garage.
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Portnoy's isn't ridiculous, but it is massive. By the way, I'll bet Bozzio looks like a hyper-active monkey in a cage when he's performing... No doubt he has a lot of fun tho-
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Anders from HammerFall:



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Old 08-03-2007, 07:01 PM
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Is that Anders Johannsen, Yngwei, Malmsteen's old drummer?
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:31 AM
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Here's Portnoys latest Tama Mirage kit.
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Is that Anders Johannsen, Yngwei, Malmsteen's old drummer?
Yep. Sure is.

Did you know that he is also a Tai Kwon Do black belt?

And that his favourite cymbals are Meinl's equivelent of zxt's - but they sound great.
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Gregg played Pearls when he toured with DLR. I saw that tour. Great tour!! Too bad DLR didn't last longer than he did.....
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:20 PM
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Nicko McBrain's kit is huge too.
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I'll start w/ the most obvious one I could think of...Terry Bozzio...
I think it would be fun to sit behind that and just do whatever came to your mind. I wouldn't want to move that thing, though.
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I think it would be fun to sit behind that and just do whatever came to your mind. I wouldn't want to move that thing, though.
That's the difference - you and I have to haul our own gear, the big cats have techs do all the work.
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That's the difference - you and I have to haul our own gear, the big cats have techs do all the work.
Plus to tune all those drums. I have a big set but not like these, they would take some time to set up and tear down. You would need some techs like you said. It would be fun to play a set that big as long as I didn't have to tune it or move it.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:39 AM
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Gregg played Pearls when he toured with DLR. I saw that tour. Great tour!! Too bad DLR didn't last longer than he did.....
When Gregg started w/DLR he was actually playing Yamahas. Eat'em N Smile tour. Then he switched to Pearls for the Skycraper tour.
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everything plus the kitchen sink (bottom left)
It's good for half time refreshments or a coffee break
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Nicko McBrain's kit is huge too.
Second that.

He plays it really well too.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:43 AM
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Good one brdfan! There's some great pics of his DW twisted exotics kit in a recent MD issue.

C'mon...I know I'm not the only kid who grew up in the 80's, drooling over this stupendously gargantuan drum kits!

I'll do another one - Rikki Rockett from Poison. I'll never forget when I saw that video for "Talk Dirty To Me"...I saw that kit and said "whoa...bitchin'!" Seriously, I said "bitchin'"...no one says that anymore. :D

These pics are more recent (can't believe Poison still tours!?) - his 80's kits were insane:
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:46 AM
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everything plus the kitchen sink (bottom left)
Eeee-freaking-GADS!

This dude could just toss a bucket full of sticks into the air above his kit and get a 3 minute drum solo (and lose an eye)! :P

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Since I dont know how to quote pictures, and I'm not sure of the name of the drummer who's in it, I'll just describe as the one thats black and white and the one thats in the post above.

Anyways, about that kit, what is that cool looking spiraly thing on the very bottom of the screen? And, how's he supposed to reach those splashes? lol, they seem 5 feet away.
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I love big kits. Small kits are fun, convenient, and easily get the job done, but something about big kits just really make me smile. It's like having control over the Universe or something. hahahah


One of my favorite drummers who uses a big kit is Pat Mastelotto. He mixes electronic with acoustic. It's an inspiration for my own kit, though I like to have lots of real cymbals.



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mike's old purple monster. i'd give anything to play on it, except my hands and feet :-p



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Carter Beauford's kit is pretty big in my book.
He sets his toms about as high as I have my cymbals, is he that tall??? I'd hate to sit in on his kit (or his gig)... Big shoes to fill there. As far as the size, I don't think it's massive for his playing. He definately uses everything, which is more than I can say for some of the other freakishly huge kits and players I've seen.
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How about Tony Royster Jr.?
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I always liked ?uestlove in his massive drum kit stage...



I kid... I dig the kitchen sink in a earlier picture, I wonder how that sounds....
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I've been told my kit is a bit busy...

www.ambadextro.com

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one of portnoy's monsters i think.


like the idea of having two seperate kits, merged, but remaining seperate with the 2 thrones.
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one of portnoy's monsters i think.


like the idea of having two seperate kits, merged, but remaining seperate with the 2 thrones.
Wow, that would be an interesting set up for a drum battle!
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I've always been a fan of Robert Sweet(Stryper). He always plays some very cool kits. Check it:
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:11 AM
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I've always been a fan of Robert Sweet(Stryper). He always plays some very cool kits. Check it:
To Hell....with...the....DEVIL!

CLASSIC 80's example of a stupid-huge drum kit. I bought one of their tapes when I was in the 6th. grade!

Yeah, that's right, I'm old enough to have owned tapes....young enough to realize how lame they were.
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