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At a Glance:

  • Drums: Slingerland in Chrome Finish

  • Used from 1974 - 1977

  • Cymbals: Avedis Zildjian. During 2112 tour, Neil added another 16-inch crash cymbal to the left side of the kit. In 1977, he added a "pang" effects cymbal.

  • New percussion: Glockenspiel (behind the kit)

  • Sticks: Pro-Mark 747 wood tip

  • Hardware: Ludwig, Pearl, Slingerland, Premier

  • In 1977 switched from a Rogers Dynasonic to a second-hand ($60) Slingerland Artist Model snare, which he would use through the Counterparts tour

  • Drum tech: Ian Grandy

This Slingerland kit was the first drum kit Neil played with Rush. It was used to record:

It was also used for tours supporting all the aforementioned albums, as well as Rush

  • 2112 tour photo from R30 tour book
  • 2112 tour photo from R30 tour book

Kit Specifications

During the 2009/2010 "Chromey restoration," Michael D.F. Lowe of NeilPeartDrumsticks.com researched the different versions of the Slingerland Kit. This is what was used for the 2112 tour.

Graphics, images, and text courtesy of Michael D.F. Lowe.

Chromey_June1975

DRUMS
3-ply Shells of Maple, Poplar, and Mahogany w/Chrome Wrap
9x13 Tom w/W&A Diamond Plate Clip Mount
9x13 Tom w/Set-O-Matic Mount
10x14 Tom w/Set-O-Matic Mount
16x16 Floor Tom
(2) 14x22 Bass Drum
5x14 Rogers Dynasonic Snare - Chrome Over Brass w/10 lugs
5x6 Concert Tom w/Copper Wrap and Slingerland Clip Mount
5x8 Concert Tom w/Copper Wrap and Slingerland Clip Mount
5x10 Concert Tom w/Copper Wrap and Pearl Clip Mount
8x12 Concert Tom w/Copper Wrap and Pearl Clip Mount
5.5x14 Slingerland Artist Snare w/Copper Wrap - 3-ply Shell w/8 lugs

CYMBALS
(2) Avedis Zildjian 8" Splash Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 13" New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair
(2) Avedis Zildjian 16" Medium Crash Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 18" Medium Crash Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 20" Medium Crash Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 22" Ping Ride Cymbal

PERCUSSION
Ludwig 4" Gold Tone Cowbell
LP Standard Agogo Bells
LP Black Beauty Cowbell
Agogo Triple Bells
LP Rock/Bongo Cowbell
Wind Chimes with about 5 bars
Cluster Chimes with about 10-12 bars
3-piece Temple Bells - vertically strung
Slingerland-Deagan Glockenspiel #B-58

HARDWARE
(2) Ludwig Speed King w/Square Beater
Ludwig Consolette Tom Holder w/3" rod and tongue on stage left bass
Slingerland Set-O-Matic Double Tom Holder on stage right bass
Slingerland Dynamo Hi-Hat Stand
Slingerland Rocket Snare Drum Stand
(2) Pearl Model #803 Single Braced Heavy Duty Cymbal Stand
Pearl Model #803 Stand Base coupled w/Premier Lokfast Upper Rods w/Cowbells and 8" Splash
Slingerland Extra Sturdy Double Tom Stand w/Set-O-Matic Double Clip Mount Tom Holder
(2) Pearl Tom Tom Clip Mount (Replacing Slingerland mounts on 10" and 12" concert toms)
Premier Lokfast Flush Base Cymbal Stand w/Pearl Model #813 Stand Upper Tom Mount Tube
Ludwig Hoop Mount Cymbal Holder w/Ludwig Top Rod and Tilter on stage right bass drum
Ludwig Hoop Mount Cymbal Holder w/Premier Top Rod and Tilter on stage right bass drum
Ludwig Seat Case
Pro-Mark Rock 747 Drumsticks
Rogers Stick Tray Assembly #48-1280
Leather 3-pocket Drumstick Bag

HEADS
Evans All Weather Heavy Duty Rock Chrome Heads - 13"(2), 14", 16"
Evans All Weather Heavy Duty Rock Blue Resonant Heads - 13"(2), 14", 16", 22" (2 bass front)
Remo CS Black Dots - 14", 22" (2 bass rear)
Remo Ambassador Snare-side Head - 14"
Ludwig Weathermaster CH-Batter Silver Dot Heads - 6", 8", 10", 12"

 

Chromey_June1976

 

DRUMS
3-ply Shells of Maple, Poplar, and Mahogany w/Chrome Wrap
9x13 Tom w/W&A Diamond Plate Clip Mount
9x13 Tom w/Set-O-Matic Mount
10x14 Tom w/Set-O-Matic Mount
16x16 Floor Tom
(2) 14x22 Bass Drum
5x14 Rogers Dynasonic Snare - Chrome Over Brass w/10 lugs
5.5x6 Concert Tom w/Copper Wrap and Slingerland Clip Mount
5.5x8 Concert Tom w/Copper Wrap and Slingerland Clip Mount
6.5x10 Concert Tom w/Copper Wrap and Pearl Clip Mount
8x12 Concert Tom w/Copper Wrap and Pearl Clip Mount
5.5 x 14 Slingerland Artist Model snare wih Copper Wrap: 3-ply shell with 8 lugs

CYMBALS
(2) Avedis Zildjian 8" Splash Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 13" New Beat Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair
(2) Avedis Zildjian 16" Medium Crash Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 18" Medium Crash Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 20" Medium Crash Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 22" Ping Ride Cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 18" Pang Cymbal

PERCUSSION
Ludwig 4" Gold Tone Cowbell
LP Standard Agogo Bells
LP Black Beauty Cowbell
Agogo Triple Bells
LP Rock/Bongo Cowbell
Slingerland-Deagan Glockenspiel #B-58
Mark Tree w/35 Brass Bars Chimes
LP Bell Tree w/27 Brass Bells
(5) Slingerland Temple Blocks

HARDWARE
(2) Ludwig Speed King w/Square Beater
Ludwig Consolette Tom Holder w/3" rod and tongue on stage left bass
Slingerland Set-O-Matic Double Tom Holder on stage right bass
Slingerland Dynamo Hi-Hat Stand
Slingerland Rocket Snare Drum Stand
(4) Pearl Model #803 Single Braced Heavy Duty Cymbal Stand
Pearl Model #803 Stand Base coupled w/Premier Lokfast Upper Rods w/Cowbells and 8" Splash
Slingerland Extra Sturdy Double Tom Stand w/Set-O-Matic Double Clip Mount Tom Holder
(2) Pearl Tom Tom Clip Mount (Replacing Slingerland mounts on 10" and 12" concert toms)
Premier Lokfast Flush Base Cymbal Stand w/Pearl Model #813 Stand Upper Tom Mount Tube
Slingerland Temple Block Stand Model #846
Ludwig Hoop Mount Cymbal Holder w/Ludwig Top Rod and Tilter on stage right bass drum
Ludwig Hoop Mount Cymbal Holder w/Premier Top Rod and Tilter on stage right bass drum
Ludwig Seat Case
Pro-Mark Rock 747 Drumsticks
Leather 3-pocket Drumstick Bag

HEADS
Evans All Weather Heavy Duty Rock Chrome Heads - 13"(2), 14", 16"
Evans All Weather Heavy Duty Rock Blue Resonant Heads - 13"(2), 14", 16", 22"(2 bass front)
Remo CS Black Dots - 14", 22" (2 bass rear)
Remo Ambassador Snare-side Head - 14"
Ludwig Weathermaster CH-Batter Silver Dot Heads - 6", 8", 10", 12"

After Rush

Go to the "Chromey" restoration page for details.

Fan replicas

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Slingerland replica

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