With the two floor toms and the single tom way off to the left, the kit is now a Buddy Rich set-up.
Graham says, “The tom mount is original, but someone had put it right in the middle of the bass drum which looked odd and it wouldn’t position low enough. So I put it back to where it should have been, in the Buddy Rich style. If you look carefully you can see the two extra holes that I filled.
“I haven’t used the kit for a while because we moved from Manchester to Chinley in the High Peaks, Derbyshire. I want to get back into playing again though because I love it.
“We used to play all over Manchester, the Trafford Centre, functions with a big brass section. The kit has that soul sound I like and looks perfect for an old soul band.”
Vintage Gear continues each month in Rhythm Magazine.