The Most Expensive Drum Set in the World
In 2004 Christie’s London auctioned the most expensive drum set for $252,487 or £139,650. The world’s most expensive drum set is the Moon the Loon’s custom made 1968 premier drum kit. Keith Moon’s aged drum kit luckily survived his antics on and off stage and now is the most expensive drum kit in the world. His unique style was most likely attributed to the fact that he was not always relied upon to keep time while playing with The Who. This most expensive drum set allowed him to improvise and further develop his own style of drumming.
In the late 1800’s the drum kit become popular. These drum kits became even more popular during the 1920’s with the New Orleans Jazz crowd. The introduction of new drums and accessories like the tom-toms and high hat cymbals during the late 1920s and 30s made drum kits more expensive and helped revolutionize drumming techniques for many of the most recognizable names in music.
A drum kit, drum set or (archaic) trap set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player. Now, if you purchase a drum kit you will receive a bass drum, a snare drum, cymbals and tom toms. You can decide to add other percussion accessories to your drum kit according to your preferences. Standard drum sets include a bass drum, a snare drum, several cymbals and tom toms. On the other extreme but more rarely, some performers omit elements from even the basic setup, again particularly for particular styles of music.
Drummers will often include other percussion accessories like woodblocks, cowbells and electronics to customize their sound. Like most everything else, the more you customize our kit, the more expensive it will become. If you are shopping for new drums, prepare to spend at least $500. Or even up to $5000 for the most expensive drum set.