ApologetiX Drum Kit on eBay
Mon., Nov. 6. 2006 11:13pm EST
We're auctioning off a piece of ApologetiX history -- the Roland V-drums (TD-10's) Bill "Moose" Rieger played on our "Adam Up" and "New & Used Hits" CDs. Click this photo from those sessions in ApologetiX studios for a closer look.
We purchased the drums for recording purposes in late April 2003, and they were only used to record those two projects and for Bill's private practice sessions. It's the equivalent of a family's set of fine china, kept in pristine condition and only used for special occasions.
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We love the V-drums because you can get any drum sound you want -- classic rock, metal, pop, country, you name it. Nearly half the churches we perform in own a set and the other half probably wish they did. They're perfect for churches: You get solid, well-tuned drums, but at a completely controllable volume without having to resort to cumbersome plexiglass shields and vibe-killing padding of the kit.
Drummers love them because they play like real drums with their mesh heads and very realistic cymbals and hi-hat controllers. This also makes them great if you've got a kid who drums. He can jam out without disturbing the neighbors or the rest of the family.
Here's famed drummer Omar Hakim playing a (newer model) of V-drums. Close your eyes, and they're real drums.
We've already had some offers from churches, but we bet there's a Moose fan that would get a huge kick out of having "the kit Moose used to record with." A while back, Rush's drummer, Neil Peart put his drum set on tour (just the drums, not Neil), and people paid to come see the kit. Our own Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner ponied up the price to peek at Peart's percussion.
Moose's set cost us over $3500 brand new, and a search of eBay shows that they're still going for $2000-3000. We put in a pretty low reserve, though, so you might do even better than that.
If your friends don't believe you, you can show them a signed letter of authenticity from Moose himself, which we're including as part of the package.
Here's a link to more information on Roland V-drums: