As of January 15th the Bun E. Carlos Collection Sale will come to an end. Big thanks to all who purchased a piece of Bun E's drum collection. It’s been really great to get know so many enthusiastic collectors and fans. There’s still lots of great drums available. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of music history. After January 15, anything left will go back into the barn for good.
I've always been a collector. My parents were collectors. I'm still a collector. I can't really explain why. It's in my blood.
Over the past 3 decades I've assembled a huge collection of Ludwig drum sets and snares in every finish I could find, including drums I've played during my 40+ years as a member of Cheap Trick.
Almost every drum is in excellent condition. Many are the best, or close to the best known example of a particular model, in fact some are mint and still in their original cases. The collection has grown to the point that its overflowing the barn where I keep it all displayed.
The focus of my collection has shifted. I've decided I don't need one of every finish ever made. I'm going to keep about half the collection and am letting the other half go. I want somebody else to enjoy these drums as much as I have and I want to make room for whatever drums that are coming my way in the future.
I've asked Donn Bennett to help me manage this sale. We've bought, sold and traded drums back and forth since the 1990s. He's a good guy.
Check out the collection. If you see something you like let Donn know. He'll take good care of you.
All the drums will ship from Chicago. If you'd like to pick up anything in person we can make arrangements to meet at my barn in Rockford, IL or at the Chicago Drum Show May 19-21.