Musikmesse 2012 - Premier Nicko McBrain Kit (pics)

BabyBob

Silver Member
Only in the number of toms. Neil's kits have much smaller and shallower toms, placed at a much more sensible angle. Same goes for cymbals.

Not bashing Nicko at all, he's an amazing drummer, but that setup is insane on so many levels :)
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Yep. i`ve seen pictures of Nicko`s set from the 80`s (i think the Powerslave "era") where he had three !!! rides and literally a forest of various crashes!
I have a pretty big kit too, but i place my toms in a very different way. To each, his own...
OMG 3 rides? :O One wonders how can he reach all of them comfortably...hmmm
 

drumhedd

Senior Member
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OMG 3 rides? :O One wonders how can he reach all of them comfortably...hmmm
Actually, only two... 22" and 20" sound creation bell rides! Still a ridiculous setup... but not that much bigger than his current one!

Here's a pic from the Somewhere In Time tour '86-87. Notice the Paiste black colorsound 18" chinas mounted behind him! (Sonor Phonic Plus Hi Tech drums)
 

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Nuttyoak

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Actually, only two... 22" and 20" sound creation bell rides! Still a ridiculous setup... but not that much bigger than his current one!

Here's a pic from the Somewhere In Time tour '86-87. Notice the Paiste black colorsound 18" chinas mounted behind him! (Sonor Phonic Plus Hi Tech drums)
If I remember rightly the 20" ride was a bright ride.

At the time I loved those color sound cymbals but they seem so dated now. On the 7th Son tour the two china's mentioned were a very pale blue (nearly white) as was the 13" heavy bell.
What a production the 7th tour was by the way, you folks in the states who didn't see it first time around are in for a treat this summer.
 

Messerschmitt

Senior Member
Actually, only two... 22" and 20" sound creation bell rides! Still a ridiculous setup... but not that much bigger than his current one!
Well, my bad. What i tought was the 3rd ride was actually the china, lol! Because of the angle of the pic i could not see the shape and tought it was a ride!
 

drumhedd

Senior Member
Well, my bad. What i tought was the 3rd ride was actually the china, lol! Because of the angle of the pic i could not see the shape and tought it was a ride!
Oh yeah, he really has a forest of cymbals and stands! Understandable. I've just been a Nicko geek for a looooonnnng time hahaha... can't wait to see what his new kit for the Maiden England tour looks like this summer!
 

drumhedd

Senior Member
If I remember rightly the 20" ride was a bright ride.

At the time I loved those color sound cymbals but they seem so dated now. On the 7th Son tour the two china's mentioned were a very pale blue (nearly white) as was the 13" heavy bell.
What a production the 7th tour was by the way, you folks in the states who didn't see it first time around are in for a treat this summer.
I can't wait! I was born too late hahaha. I love the newer stuff too, it's great that they're alternating newer material tours and retrospective ones.
 

Nuttyoak

Junior Member
I can't wait! I was born too late hahaha. I love the newer stuff too, it's great that they're alternating newer material tours and retrospective ones.
The first time I saw the 7th tour was at Donington '88 and the production extended out and over the two videos screens either side of the stage. The band didn't use it because it was just lights and drapes but it made the set look massive - like they just dumped half of Antartica in the middle of a muddy English field!!
 

Nicko Fan

Junior Member
Hi the White China's and The Heavy Bell Cymbal were definitely not pale blue, I was given Nicko Seventh son White Heavy bell by Steve Gadd Drum Tech in 80's and early 90's to hold why he was setting up Nicko's kit, and It is just standard White like you can get now from Paiste if you custom order.

Here are a couple of pics, same Heavy Bell used on 1990 No Prayer Tour as well









 

Nuttyoak

Junior Member
For laughs I just asked my local drum shop to find out how much the new Nicko replica kits are.

They're all maple, laquered inside, custom wrap outside, 2.5mm hoops, diamond chrome hoops and lugs. Have to buy the whole 11 piece, can't down size. Shell kit only, no hardware but do get remo batters and resos.

Yours for only £8k.

I declined.
 

Nuttyoak

Junior Member
Hi the White China's and The Heavy Bell Cymbal were definitely not pale blue, I was given Nicko Seventh son White Heavy bell by Steve Gadd Drum Tech in 80's and early 90's to hold why he was setting up Nicko's kit, and It is just standard White like you can get now from Paiste if you custom order.

Here are a couple of pics, same Heavy Bell used on 1990 No Prayer Tour as well









Definitely white, my mistake. Nice pics.
 

drumdevil9

Platinum Member
Nicko is one of my heroes. Great pics all around.
I'd just love to sit behind that kit and play the intro fill to "Powerslave".
 

Spesman

Member
Nicko is one of my heroes. Great pics all around.
I'd just love to sit behind that kit and play the intro fill to "Powerslave".
Mate - took the words right outa my mouth!!
That's the first thing I always think of when I see all those toms.
Either that or the intro to Where Eagles Dare.
BTW guys, fantastic pics of a fantastic kit. Here's another couple....enjoy.





 
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