Former MCR drummer Bob Bryar is auctioning off his old kit in the name of charity.
Bob left the band in 2010 after some serious ongoing issues with his wrists, and quit playing music entirely in 2014. The custom-made kit was used during the band’s performance at the MTV VMAs in 2005, as well as recording sessions for ‘The Black Parade’ and appeared in the music video for 'Helena.' The auction will run until July 7 at 11:02PM ET and the proceeds will benefit the Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center, which is located in Tennessee.
Here is his note from the listing:
this is my very last drum kit and it’s ready for a new home. i used this kit when mychem opened the MTV VMA’s in 2005, the following tour, and for some of the parade record. you can youtube the VMA’s to see it in action.
the finish was created to match the helena days. it’s a very dark red sparkle that is almost black. it’s my favorite finish of all of the kits i’ve had. if you look closely there is still some confetti from tour that snuck into the bass drum hole. i’ll leave that in there for you.
i will include the road case that was custom made for it. the case has spaces for all of the pieces… the bass drum, rack tom, floor tom, and snare drum. it also has the my chemical romance logo from the continuing tour that we were on. if i remember correctly the case alone was $1700.
the drums have been in my house for a long time now so i can take these pictures now. the case is at the storage facility so i don’t have a good picture of it right now.
when/if they sell, i will go to the storage facility to get the case and i’ll add some other stuff while i’m there. i can add a DW9000 pedal and maybe a stand or 2 or whatever else i find in there.
just like all of the other drum kits, the money will be donated to the williamson county animal control and adoption center.
the sizes of the drums are very interesting and they sound awesome.
bass drum - 16x26
rack tom - 6x14
floor tom - 9x16
snare drum w/internal dampener - 8.5x14
thank you for looking!