Chad Smith’s Superbowl Drum Kit

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On 2nd February, 2014, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played during the half-time show of the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII after being invited by Bruno Mars to join him on the set.  For the occasion, Chad Smith played a custom built drum set that was designed by Pearl which featured the logos of the teams. The clear Plexiglas Pearl drum set had a custom Wrap material provided by the Brand Imaging Group together with a lighting package provided by Drumlite.

Following the performance. the drum set was broken up into two kits (an AFC kit & a NFC kit) which were auctioned for the Make-a-Wish charity. Both kits featured all of their respective conference team logos and were made up of:
  • Pearl Drums
  • Bass Drum 26 X 16 inches
  • Mounted Tom 12 X 8 Inches
  • Floor Tom 14 X 14 inches
  • Floor Tom 16 X 16 inches
  • Snare Drum 14 X 6 ½ inches (STE1465S) Steel Sensitone Hi Hat Stand (H1000) X (1) Snare Stand (S2000) X (1) Pedal (P2000C) X (1) Boom Cymbal Stands (B1030) X (4) Tom Arm (TH1030) X (1)
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • 14 inch RHCP Hi Hats
  • 21 inch RHCP Ride
  • 19 inch RHCP Crash
  • 20 inch RHCP Crash
  • 19 inch Chad Smith Holy China

The closing bids were:

AFC kit – $12,575

NFC kit – $24,297

Sources: Auction site Pearl



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