Ongoing History of New Music Daily: The world’s largest drumkit

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.

And don’t forget to check out my podcast The Ongoing History of New Music where you listen on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogleStitcher, or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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