There are two types of drummers: Those who are content with a nice compact kit and those who want their set-up to be as massive as possible. Think Neil Peart, for example.
But even Peart’s kit pales in comparison to the most recent monstrosity created by Mark Temperato of New York.
Back in 2011, he set a record for a kit with 340 pieces. But he’s since grown things to—wait for it—at least 813 pieces featuring bits from 50 different manufacturers. Obviously, this isn’t something that you want to haul around too much because it takes four people fifteen hours to set it up. And it’s transported in a 48-ft tractor-trailer.
Another example of excess next time. And if you missed yesterday’s story about the world’s biggest guitar amp, go here.