The Most Watched Drums of the Year

Every week in 2023, we've shared our weekly Most Watched roundup. Now, we're rounding up all the museum-quality models, unique and rare finds, and straight-up great deals that Reverbers have Watched the most this year.

Check out our cross-category The Most Watched Gear of the Year, and below, find the Top 20 pieces of recording gear (of any kind) and the Top 20 microphones of 2023. This follows our Most Watched guitars, electronic gear, recording gear, and pedals and amps lists.

Click any link below to visit the listing and learn more. Please note: All lists in this series exclude new gear from this year that Reverb helped market via launch campaigns.

Top 20 Most Watched drums

1994 Peavey RBS-1 5-Piece DW Collector's Series Aluminum 6.5x14 DW Collector's Series Drum Set 26/15/16/18 Ludwig Classic Maple Red Sparkle 'Pro Beat' 24/13/16 Drum Kit 14x24 DW Neil Peart Rush Evolution Snare Drum Collection Ludwig Super Classic 1970’s Champagne Sparkle 90's Ludwig Classic Maple Oyster Black Pearl 1970s Ludwig Drumset 1968 Ludwig 5 Piece Drum Kit Sonor Horst Link Signature Series Bubinga DW Collector Series II 4-Piece Kit North Drums 6pc Drum Set DW Neil Peart Rush Evolution Snare Drum Collection Tama 6pc Starclassic Maple Coral Reef Blue Yamaha Club Custom Drums 2014 Pearl BLX 5-Piece Kit Yamaha 30th Anniversary Maple Custom Drum Set 1997 Camco Tuxedo 3-Piece Kit Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute Nouveau Kit 1976 Ludwig Vistalite Octaplus Kit

Topping the list is a hard-to-find, all-yellow Peavey Radial Bridge 5-piece kit , a set beloved by studio engineers for their patented design and resonance. It's followed up by two products from DW Collector Series: an aluminum snare with lots of attack, and a full 4-piece kit with maple shells and a butterscotch lacquer.

A number of Ludwig kits made their way onto the list: a Maple "Pro Beat" in red sparkle, a 1973 Super Classic in champagne sparkle, a Classic Maple from the '90s in vintage oyster black pearl, a 1970s 3-piece Downbeat in mahogany cortex, a 1968 5-piece Hollywood Outfit with a psychedelic red finish, and last but not least, a 1976 Vistalite Octaplus in a patriotic red, white, and blue.

Two separate sellers (No. 5 and No. 13) also listed their complete sets of DW Neil Peart Evolution snare drum collections, which collects all of the Rush drummer's signature snares across two decades.

The kits that remain are a motley crew: a 1980's Sonor Horst Link Signature kit with Bubinga wood, a DW Collectors Series II kit with pure maple shells, a red 6-piece Vintage North Drum kit with curvy toms, a 6-piece Tama Starclassic from 2004, a set of Pearl BLX shells, a 1960s Camco Tuxedo, and three separate Yamaha kits—a bright orange Club kit, 30th anniversary maple and an Absolute Nouveau birch custom.

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