Neal Peart's original drum kit sells for $25,100 Rush drummer's Slingerland drums put up for auction Rush drummer Neal Peart\'s original drum kit sells for $25,100 Last week Neil Peart's original Slingerland drum kit, which he used from 'Fly By Night' through '2112', was put up for auction on eBay by owners Main Drag Music in Brooklyn, New York. The auction has now ended with a winning bid for $25,100!

The new, anonymous ower doesn't want the set to be locked away in a basement but ponders about a location where it can be displayed for all to see.

One option is the Percussive Arts Society Museum in Indianapolis. This museum is also host to the International Drummers Hall of Fame and boasts uite an impressive collection of drum kits including some used by Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa.

Neal purchased the Slingerland drums shortly after he joined Rush in late 1974 and used through the recording of '2112'. It's featured on the subsequent live album, 'All the World's a Stage', both as a photographic centerpiece on the cover and sonically on the tracks.

Neil Peart's solo on Working Man/Finding My Way from 'All the World's a Stage' is one of the most well known drum solos in the world of rock drumming, and was introduced by Geddy Lee saying, "The Professor on the drum kit!"

This set was also used to record 'Fly by Night', 'Caress of Steel', and as mentioned, their commercial breakthrough '2112'. Neal played it at first without the four concert toms, which were added later, circa 1975.
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