The late Neil Peart’s legacy following his tenure as the drummer for the iconic band Rush sill goes on considering his 2112 drum set, which was a chrome Slingerland played by Peart over the course of the 70’s was recently sold at an auction for a half-million USD.
Originally the drum set was bought by Part within a few weeks following his joining Rush back in 1974. The drum set was able to deliver the drum sounds throughout Rush’s first 3 albums (Caress of Steel, Fly By Night and 2112) with its slick double-kick construction. The chrome Slingerland also traveled alongside Peart on some of Rush’s live tours, with Peart’s and fans of Rush would appreciate the rapid-fire pounding delivered by Peart on the drums in the live album “All The World’s Stage” back in 1976. Peart, following his performance on the album later moved on to a new drum set and offered it up as a Modern Drummer magazine giveaway.
While the Slingerland once owned by Peart had traveled across several different owners, it eventually found its way into the possession of Bonhams auction house where it was sold for a whopping $500,312 USD from an anonymous buyer, overtaking the original asking price of $100,000 USD.
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