Ever owned or played a "famous" drum set?

lsits

Gold Member
I got to play Curt Bisquera's DW kit that he donated to the Fender museum in Corona CA. It was the backline kit.
 

Living Dead Drummer

Platinum Member
Done and done. So which vid (on IG) has the one with Nick's kit in it?
The two most recent videos are on his kit. One is rehearsing with The Rhythm Coffin, the other is Marilyn Manson stuff. Also if you look at the videos from June 8 & 9 also doing Marilyn Manson, those are also on Nick's kit.
 

mikyok

Platinum Member
You do know that The Snake was Hal Blaine's first recording using his monster kit... :)
I had my suspicions it was him, nice to know the great man had new toy syndrome like the rest of us mere mortals.

I can imagine the session, guys I've got this fill........
 

Juniper

Gold Member
Wow, that's really cool. Do you know how long he had owned it before you got it?
He was a DW endorsee at the time, so the kit was built for him and his recording/touring kit from Oasis between 2001-2003 - I think. It’s on all the gigs from that period that have made it to YouTube.

It’s stamped inside September 2001 and it had been in storage for about 12 years before I got it.

Quite cool it’s been all over the world in that time and I used to drool over it as an 18 year old wishing one day to own a kit like it.

Still pinching myself I now own it!
 

Woolwich

Silver Member
Two Oasis kits to be had for UK buyers at www.drumshop.co.uk They had more, including some Catalina Clubs but they’re down to two now including this one that was used when recording the What’s The Story album.


Click on the next product button on the top right to see the other Oasis kit.
 

Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
I played a huge heavy brass snare that previously belonged to Paul Bostaph. Apparently the studio owner was friends with him, and Paul brought the snare in, and ended up trading it instead of cash. Funny part about that is, that was a very nice snare, and for the project, I didn't end up using it, instead most tracks were recorded with a super cheap Tama steel snare that came with a 90's Rockstar kit. The remainder of the tracks were done using that ridiculously nice gifted Black Beauty.
 

trickg

Silver Member
One of my friends, a drummer I gig with, owns a Yamaha kit that was formerly owned by Keith Carlock - he let me sit down and play it one night while setting up for a gig. I'm not sure that counts though - it wasn't Keith's kit anymore, it was Jay's.

Another drummer friend of mine had a whole set of cymbals that had been given to him by Dennis Chambers - pretty sure I got to play on some of those when I was taking some lessons from him. (not Dennis, but Marty)

I'm not sure either of those really count.
 

incrementalg

Gold Member
1 famous set and 2 sets belonging to famous drummers...

I set up and played Ed Shaughnessy’s Ludwig set. I was maybe 19 and Ed was giving a clinic at the shop I worked at. He was nice enough to compliment me on how close I got it to his liking. I knew his set from Modern drummer and studied it before I set it up...lol. I set it up because he was delayed flying in and didn’t have a tech available. I only tapped on it before he arrived to make sure things were secure. He was kind enough to let me play it after the clinic. One of my favorite drum experiences just because he was great and enthusiastic about my interest.

I played Bobby Rocks Sonor HiLite set and Dennis Chambers’ Pearl set. I think Dennis’ set was the MLX line.

That Sonor kit was unbelievably punchy and loud. Power Tom sizes. He played so hard that all the batter heads were shot after one set.
 

justadrummer

Junior Member
I supplied one of my Gretsch Kits for Stanton Moore to use at a master class. Hannah Welton (Hannah Ford) used the same set for a clinic. Daniel Glass used my DW Collector's Series kit for a couple of clinics.
 

Peedy

Senior Member
My connection to famous musicians includes going to elementary school with a guitarist who co-founded a ground breaking metal band and my stick & large cymbal bag that toured with a slew of famous folks and bands. Those were gifts of a close friend who doesn’t endorse those companies anymore. No names.

That’s it. As for me, I’m a total schlep.
 

RacingBeat

Senior Member
I was looking around at drum sets online (big surprise!), and I found a set that had supposedly been used on a couple of minor hits from the 1990s in addition to some movie production. I've seen plenty of kits for sale online used in certain tours or owned by certain musicians. I guess the closest thing I've ever been to anything like this is I once played a snare drum that (supposedly) was previously owned by Dennis Chambers.

Although I'm using the word "famous" pretty loosely here, does anyone have any hands-on experience with a "famous" drum set?
Forgive me if I'm wrong but are you in North Carolina. If so are you referring to those gold Ludwigs from the Sex Police album. I am a HUGE fan of SP, saw their reunion gig at Cat's Cradle last year. Twas awesome!
 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
Forgive me if I'm wrong but are you in North Carolina. If so are you referring to those gold Ludwigs from the Sex Police album. I am a HUGE fan of SP, saw their reunion gig at Cat's Cradle last year. Twas awesome!
TBH, I can't remember what I was looking at because that was back in early June, and I've looked at a million kits since then (and my memory sucks because I'm so busy and never sleep). If I run across it again, I'll post it! :)
 

RacingBeat

Senior Member
TBH, I can't remember what I was looking at because that was back in early June, and I've looked at a million kits since then (and my memory sucks because I'm so busy and never sleep). If I run across it again, I'll post it! :)
Cool! it was a 1969-ish gold Ludwig kit, 3ply with rings. b/o badges I think. I've got a blue 1970 one already so no way I could justify buying them
 

slhanks04

Member
About 30 years ago, Simon Phillips did a clinic at a music shop in Cottonwood Heights, UT. I lived in the area at the time, so I went to the clinic and met Simon, then a couple of days later I was back at the store for some sticks and the kit he used was on the floor for sale. I jammed on it for a couple of minutes. That's as close as I've ever gotten.
 
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