The biggest gear hoarders in DW

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Inspired by who is the fastest drummer in DW.

I think it's obvious who the biggest gear hoarder in DW is, but I am curious who is in the same league.

I own 8 drum sets and maybe 30 cymbals and probably 10 snares, so not even close.
 

Arky

Platinum Member
Including special categories? I have around 40 bells ;-)
(1 drumkit though, and just a handful of 'real' cymbals.)
 

Toolate

Platinum Member
I have 7 a kits and 1 ekit and about 20 cymbals which I think is above average by quite a bit but the sky is the limit.

3 of them are at friends houses. Just easier to get a cheap used kit than to schlep that crap all over the place. Go with stick and sit and play.
 

Red Menace

Platinum Member
I'm still in the minor leagues with gear hoarding. I have 2 kits and 4 snares, a tiny collection compared to the big leaguers.
 

drumdevil9

Platinum Member
I ain't gonna ever come close to Bermuda (nor do I have the need) but I have 3 acoustic kits, 1 e-kit, about 15 cymbals and only 3 snares at the moment. Various stands and a rack. Small potatoes compared to some.

But like Bo, I've moved a lot of gear over the years. In all I've had 15 kits since I started playing.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
I think it's obvious who the biggest gear hoarder in DW is, but I am curious who is in the same league.
I won't assume you mean me, but for the record - today - it's:

30 kits

84 snares

791 cymbals

Bermuda
 

caddywumpus

Platinum Member
Hoarding? Meaning, "seemingly unnecessary gear?" Right now for me:

6 kits
15 snares
100+ cymbals
5 concert bass drums
4 sets of congas
3 marimbas
2 vibraphones
2 xylophones
6 guitars
4 amps
2 basses
3 clarinets
2 trumpets
...and plenty of "single" instruments, but these are the redundancies. I'm looking to tone it down a touch, but gear is fun!
 

kyle

Senior Member
I won't assume you mean me, but for the record - today - it's:

30 kits

84 snares

791 cymbals

Bermuda
I think this little contest is over now.

Do I even want to know how many of those cymbals are older than me?
 

shemp

Silver Member
Bermuda....it's fellas like you that make me feel better about my gear issues ;-)

I'm but a mere apprentice compared to you ;-)

Hats off!
 

bobacwrd

Senior Member
I won't assume you mean me, but for the record - today - it's:

30 kits

84 snares

791 cymbals

Bermuda

I don't have the notoriety of Bermuda, nor the vendor support and though I consider myself a professional, I don't make a living with my drumming but I have 21 sets, 52 snare drums, 150 different cymbals over 200 cymbal stands, 12 different sets of double pedals, 18 different hi hat stands, 25 single pedals, 400 pairs of drum sticks..........and I'm happily divorced!!!! :)
 

robthetimekeeper

Senior Member
Hoarding? Meaning, "seemingly unnecessary gear?" Right now for me:

6 kits
15 snares
100+ cymbals
5 concert bass drums
4 sets of congas
3 marimbas
2 vibraphones
2 xylophones
6 guitars
4 amps
2 basses
3 clarinets
2 trumpets
...and plenty of "single" instruments, but these are the redundancies. I'm looking to tone it down a touch, but gear is fun!
.................and a partridge in a pear tree! :)

I'm the exact opposite - there should be a category of biggest gear mover in DW!
I've sold 12 kits since November 1st. Plus dozens of separate cymbals, stands, snares, and pedals. Admittedly, it was mostly low end stuff not like the top shelf gear you move!

As for the hoard, right now I'm sitting on:
10 acoustic kits
1 electronic kit
about 30 cymbals
16 snares
2 sets of marching quads
2 marching bass drums
about 50 pieces of hand percussion

My collection is extremely fluid. Half of it is for sale right now.
I have my favorite treasures that I absolutely won't part with but most of it was bought just to flip.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
I don't have the notoriety of Bermuda, nor the vendor support and though I consider myself a professional, I don't make a living with my drumming but I have 21 sets, 52 snare drums, 150 different cymbals over 200 cymbal stands, 12 different sets of double pedals, 18 different hi hat stands, 25 single pedals, 400 pairs of drum sticks..........and I'm happily divorced!!!! :)
OK I think Bob may have 2nd place
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
1 kit
2 snare drums
28 cymbals
1 set of chimes
2 wood blocks
1 BCII throne

So, probably less than most of you thought I'd own.

I think Wy must be in the running - surely?
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
I am glad that I am not mention worthy in this thread. That means that there is a slight glimmer of hope for me :)
 
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