Neil Peart's drum kits throughout the years

By Nick Cesarz

January 7, 2023

Neil's first drum kit: red sparkle Stewarts

Neil's second drum kit: gray Rogers

Slingerland in Chrome Finish

Used from 1974-1977 on albums/tours Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, 2112, All the World's a Stage

Slingerland in "Blakrome" Finish

Used from 1977-1979 on album/tours A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres

TAMA Custom Rosewood Finish

Used from late 1979-1981 on albums/tours Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures

TAMA Artstar Prototype

Used from 1982-1985 on albums/tours Signals, Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows

Ludwig Super Classic

Used from 1987-1990 on albums/tours Hold Your Fire, Presto, Roll the Bones

Ludwig Super Classic with Blue Shadow finish

Used during the 1991 Roll the Bones tour

Ludwig Super Classic with Black Cherry finish

Used during 1993-1994 to record and tour Counterparts

Drum Workshop with Red Sparkle finish

Used from 1996-2002 on Test for Echo and Vapor Trails

Drum Workshop Custom R30 Kit

Used during the R30 tour and on Feedback

Drum Workshop Custom Tobacco Sunburst finish

Used during 2006 on Vertical Horizon's Burning the Days and Rush Snakes & Arrows

Drum Workshop Custom Aztec Red Snakes & Arrows finish

Used during 2007-2008 on the Snakes & Arrows tour and to record Caravan and BU2B

Drum Workshop Custom Time Machine finish

Used during 2010-2011 for the Time Machine tour and in 2012-2013 on the Clockwork Angels tour

Drum Workshop Custom R40 Live Modern Kit

Used in 2015 during the R40 Live tour—one of two drum sets Peart played during the show

Drum Workshop Custom R40 Live Retro Kit

"El Darko" was also used during the R40 Live and was a replica of Neil's Slingerland played on A Farewell to Kings and Hemispheres tours

Thanks for viewing to the end!

Rest in Peace Professor