Steve Smith’s 1997 Sonor Designer Journey, Vital Information, Buddy’s Buddies
This Sonor Designer Series drum set was owned and used by Steve Smith between 1997 and 2008. Smith originally acquired the set in preparation for an ill fated 1997 Journey tour that was canceled before it ever got started. He did use this set to record the video of Journey’s “When You Love A Woman” for their Trial By Fire album. Steve referred to this set as his “East Coast Kit” as he kept it in New York and used it for gigs on the eastern half of the country. This set was used on a wide variety of Steve’s projects including Vital Information, The Buddy Rich Big Band and Buddy’s Buddies. The set is on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine April ’97 issue and can be seen extensively in the feature story photos. The set can also be seen on several DVDs including Modern Drummer Festival Weekend 2003, A Salute to Buddy Rich featuring Phil Collins, Dennis Chambers and Steve Smith and Journey’s Greatest Hits DVD 1978-1997.
Steve Smith used these drums extensively for over 10 years and cared for them meticulously. They are in excellent condition. The photos depict the condition of the set very accurately. There is some extremely minor scratching on some of the hardware. Shells and edges are excellent. There are no modifications, damage, broken or missing parts.
The set includes the following. Sonor Designer Series, 8×8,9×10,10×12,11×13,16×14,16×16, two 22×16. Finish is darker green than it appears in the photos due to lighting. Snare drum in photos is not included. All Sonor hardware shown in the photos is included. Includes a complete set of Enduro hard shell drum cases. Bass pedal and cymbals are not included. Magazine and DVDs included with the set. COA signed by Steve Smith. See the set in action in the video below.
Due to the high value of this set it will ship as palleted freight. Plan on around $1,000 for US shipping. I will ship internationally.
PRICE, $10,995.000. Serious offers considered. More photos available.
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