Tico Torres’s 1984 Bon Jovi Pearl Maple Drumset. Authenticated! Extras! $13,995.00
Tico Torres owned and used this 1984 Pearl maple shelled drum set on Bon Jovi tours and recordings from 1984 through 1986. The set was originally finished in white wrap and then refinished in red by Pearl in 1987 (see letter from Pearl). It has since been professionally recovered and restored to it’s original white finish.
This is the very first set that Tico received from the Pearl Drum Company in 1984, at the beginning of an endorsement relationship that would last until 2013. It was received during Bon Jovi’s 1984 Runaway tour, used to record the band’s second album “7800 Degrees Fahrenheit” and into the European leg of the 1986 “Slippery When Wet” tour. Torres gave the set to his drum tech Jeff Tarbell. Tarbell was Tico’s tech from 1984 through 1991.
The set includes 12,13, and 14″deep shelled power toms (Torres only used the 12 and 13″ toms), 16 and 18″ floor toms, two 22″ bass drums and a 6.5×14″ brass Free Floating snare drum. The basses and toms have sequential serial #s. Cymbals include Torres’s Paiste 3000 series 14″ hi-hats and two cracked 20″ Power Crashes. Hardware includes two Pearl boom stands and a double tom stand.
But wait…There’s more! Jeff Tarbell put together an additional package of his tour memorabilia from this era that will be included with the drum set. The package includes his personal denim “Slippery When Wet” tour jacket, tour itinerary books from Bon Jovi’s 1985 European tour and 1987 Australian “Slippery When Wet” tour, Laminates from 1987 World Tour and House of Viceroy shows. An original 8×10″ Pearl promotional shot of Tico playing this set and a 1986 Japanese Tour program. These items are only available with the purchase of this drum set.
See and hear the set in the videos below.
The set will ship as crated freight. Plan on around $1,000 for crate and freight. Buyer will pay exact shipping costs and no more. COA signed by seller and Jeff Tarbell.
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