Who Played the Biggest Drumset with a Touring Band?

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John Shearer holds the record.

But. GIL MOORE ON THE DRUMS!!!

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It’d be interesting to see it quantified … AVH had three complete drum sets, including six bass drums … Not sure what Shearer had and never listened to Steve Hackett until today and I don’t understand what AJ Pero needed with all those drums to play “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
 
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Gary Wallis’ Pink Floyd rig in 1994 ends up high in the list.

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2 bass drums (DW)
1 snare
9 toms (5 for the main kit, 4 for the percussion side)
2 gong drums
8 octobans (Tama)
1 hihat (Zildjian)
1 ride
5 crashes
4 chinas
4 splashes
3 timbales (Latin Percussion)
4 cowbells
1 tambourine
11 trigger pads (Dauz)
1 triggered plastic bell (custom made)
1 trigger interface (Yamaha)
1 sampler (Kurzweil)
1 midi controller pad (Ddrum)
1 midi mixer (Yamaha)
1 rack (custom made)
 

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Please be specific in your answer … We want to know the number of bass drums, toms, snares and cymbals.

If it’s, for example, Peter Criss or Alex Van Halen, which tour and how many pieces?

P.S. Terry Bozzio and the Guiness record holder don’t count as we’re talking only touring bands. View attachment 560651
There are probably bigger kits than this now, but based on your criteria you cannot simply discount Terry out of hand because he has actually gigged his mondo kit with Jeff Beck and UK. Gotta sell a lotta tickets to cover that cartage bill.



 

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