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Crystal-encrusted Flying V, drums, mics for hire

DW Collector's Series drums... but shinier
DW Collector's Series drums... but shinier

If you thought Elton John's blingin' iPod was a little on the OTT side, shield your eyes: CrystalRoc take Gibson Flying Vs, DW Collector's Series drums and Sennheiser mics and cover them in Swarovski crystals…

Clients include Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Pussycat Dolls and, er… Mötley Crüe.

The new news here is that onstage rental company Music Bank has partnered-up with CrystalRoc to provide its own client list (including Kings Of Leon, The Ting Tings and U2 at the Brit Awards 2009) with even shinier gear. Here's a taste of what to expect…

Gibson flying v

Gibson flying v

Gibson flying v

Gibson flying v

DW collector's series

DW collector's series

Sennheiser mic

Sennheiser mic

Let's hope The Edge has a bejewelled Gibson Explorer on order for 2010's show…

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).