Kerry Finn's drum kit
Finn writes of Neil's influence on his drum kit:
"I have been a Rush fan since I received
two LP's for my 9th birthday. One was 2112 and the other Hemispheres. I was
only in fourth grade but my brother who was eight years older got me hooked
at a young age. I clearly remember riding in the car with my Mom dropping
him off at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (now a casino) for the first
date of the Rush Archives Tour. My first show was the Moving Pictures Tour
(front cover of the Exit Stage Left cover) in 1981. Up to now I have seen
every tour since then.
"My kit reflects a clear Neil influence. I
chose the finish to try and resemble the Tama rosewood finish. The ride
cymbal is positioned similar to the way Neil played his prior to Freddie
Gruber's influence. I play Pro-Marks and have since the 4th grade. You will
notice I use a DW remote high-hat positioned so that the cymbals are 14"
from the left of where they would normally be. I actually received this tip
from another left handed drummer who plays a right handed kit. It allows me
to have total freedom and power as opposed to having the left hand "trapped"
the old way. I use Evans heads and Remo also influenced by Neil and of
course DW 9000 series pedals."
Kerry and his drum kit