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Lorne Wheaton shows off Neil Peart's R40 Live drum kits in new video from GearFest 2016

Sun, Jul 10, 2016@9:40AM | comments

Sweetwater Music's 15th annual Gearfest took place last month in Fort Wayne, IN and consisted of two days of free workshops, gear demos, deals, giveaways, and more. DW Drums along with Neil Peart drum tech Lorne Wheaton were on hand with both of Neil Peart's R40 Live drum kits to answer questions, give tours, and provide photo ops for fans. The kits were one of the centerpieces of the event and were prominently on display near the entrance. Sweetwater posted a video a few days ago where Nick D'Virgilio talks with Lorne Wheaton for around six minutes about the kits, his background as a drum tech and what the future holds for the kits. You can watch the video below or at this location (thanks Robert), and check out some photos taken by reader Ron Reed in this post.