Unfortunately not true. I have been following John's mod orange downbeat since the 80's trying to figure out where it went. I found out about the hard rock having the set in the late 90's and when I saw the set, It was a Hollywood set from 1968. John played a downbeat from 1967. I actually located the 14" floor tom and know who owns it and wrote an article on the set for NSMD. From that article I even managed to find out who gave the hard rock that set and it was not John. I actually suspect that the hard rock set may have been used in the Doors movie with Val Kilmer as it looks like a Hollywood set in the movie. The strange thing is that the Hard Rock as a 20" Doors logo head that IS a head that was on the original set. It's a 20" head. All the hard rock would have to do is put that head up near the bass drum from the set they have and see that the head is two inches smaller as the set they have has a 22" bass drum.But what really made me smile was an orange mod Ludwig kit "owned" by John Densmore and the little TV showing him playing it....not sure if true, but very cool if it was! For you yutes, he was The Doors' drummer! I met him once later - nice guy!