Nicko's drum kits over the years

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
With which drum kit Nicko appears on all official music videos ->

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without the videos for live singles (because they are all with the drum kit from the specific tour)!

It's interesting to note that he used the SOT drum kit for the videos of BQOBD and FHTE (1986<->1992).
and the drum kit from RLT '93 for TAATG video (1993<->1998).
Rainmaker with the drum kit from the tour before the DOD tour.
and TROBB and Different World with the drum kit from the tour before the AMOLAD tour.

FOI - drum kit from WPT
The Trooper - drum kit from WPT
2MTM - drum kit from WST
Aces High - drum kit from WST
Wasted Years - drum kit from SOT
SIASL - live footage: drum kit from SOT
CIPWM - the band does not appear on this video
TETMD - live footage: drum kit from STOAST
The Clairvoyant - live footage: drum kit from STOAST
Holy Smoke - drum kit from NPOTR
Tailgunner - live footage: drum kit from NPOTR
BYD... TTS - live footage: drum kit from NPOTR
BQOBD - drum kit form SOT
FHTE - drum kit from SOT
Wasting Love - small white drum kit
MOTE - drum kit from TXF tour
LOTF - live footage: drum kit from TXF tour
TAATG - drum kit from Real Live Tour 1993
Futureal - live footage: drum kit from VXI tour
TWM - small black drum kit
OOTSP - live footage: drum kit from BNW tour
Wildest Dreams - the band does not appear on this video
Rainmaker - drum kit from GME... 'TID tour
TROBB - drum kit from Early Days tour 2005
Different World (2nd version of the video with the band on studio) - drum kit form Early Days tour 2005
S15... TFF - the band does not appear on this video
SOL - the band does not appear on this video
 

Lego

The Fire of Belshazzar is coming.
TROBB and Different World with the drum kit from the tour before the AMOLAD tour
The Early Days tour kit is seen in these videos because it's the kit he used to record AMOLAD

FOI - drum kit from WPT
This is not the World Piece Tour kit (which was a white Sonor Phonic Plus), rather it's a Sonor Phonic concert tom kit in Metallic Silver - specifically model XK-9212 minus the second bass drum. It's an exact copy of Nicko's kit from the end of his Pat Travers days, which Pat's management bought for Nicko after Pat kept the original kit when he fired him. This kit was used to record Piece of Mind, Powerslave, and Fear of the Dark - but aside from the Flight of Icarus video has never been featured in any videos or used on any tours.

Wasting Love - small white drum kit
It's a bit hard to tell exactly, but this is the 13", 14", 18", and 24" kick from either the Seventh Tour or No Prayer Tour (which may actually be the same kit, I don't think there's ever been any definitive consensus on this).
 

agtsp16

Prowler
Check out this Sonor signature lite without square sizes. You should see the difference when comparing above. View attachment 6748
I really like the discussion of this topic. Good research! Here are the official Signature Lite sizes from the 1988 Sonor price list.


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So what if Nicko on his Seventh Tour kit had like: 6x8, 8x8, 10x9, 12x11, 13x12, 14x13, 15x14, 16x15, 18x17 ?
 
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Lego

The Fire of Belshazzar is coming.
I really like the discussion of this topic. Good research! Here are the official Signature Lite sizes from the 1988 Sonor price list.


View attachment 13429

So what if Nicko on his Seventh Tour kit had like: 6x8, 8x8, 10x9, 12x11, 13x12, 14x13, 15x14, 16x15, 18x17 ?
Wow, I've never seen this before! I thought the Sig Lites were only ever available in "2 inches less than square" sizes (12x10, 13x11, etc). This is an excellent find!!! So it appears Nicko's kit, presumably being made in late 1987/early 1988, was of the original specs listed here! Very cool and thank you for sharing @agtsp16 :)
 

agtsp16

Prowler
Alright, here's a (nearly) exhaustive list of Nicko's Maiden kits, sorted by which albums/tours they were used on:

Thank you very much for this detailed list Lego. Here are a few things (according to Interviews with Nicko and my own research) that I probably would write down different:

1) Piece of Mind album 1983, Powerslave album 1984, Fear of the Dark album 1992

3) World Slavery Tour 1984-1985

4) Somewhere In Time album 1986, Somewhere On Tour 1986-1987, Senenth Son of a Seventh Son album 1988


5) Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour 1988-89, No Prayer For The Dying album 1990

Sonor Signature Lite custom
kit (12-ply birch Lite shells with bubinga on the inside)

6x8, 8x8, 10x10, 12x11, 13x12, 14x13, 15x14, 16x15 toms, 18x19” floor, 24x18” kick


6) No Prayer on the Road Tour 1990-1991

Sonor Signature Heavy custom
kit in white (12-ply Heavy shells with bubinga on the inside) the 6x8 and 8x8 toms are 12-ply Lite shells

6x8, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15, 16x16 toms, 18x19” floor, 24x18” kick

6a) Fear of the Dark Tour 1992

Sonor Signature Heavy custom
kit in white (12-ply Heavy shells with no bubinga on the inside)

6x8, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15, 16x16 toms, 18x19” floor, 24x18” kick

*as seen on Donnington Live 1992
 
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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Is it just me or Nicko's Maiden England drum kit has artworks with Eddie? You can see it -> here

It's hard to recognize them.
 
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