North’s concept was inspired by horned instruments like trumpets to project the sound directly to the audience. His design involved “exact calculation of physical and geometric properties” to push out the sound while the lengthy chamber brought out the deeper frequencies.
Billy Cobham and Doug Clifford (Creedance Clearwater Revival) became high-profile supporters.
Our featured kit was restored by Coventry drummer Ted Duggan who’s been playing since 1962, although he’s never had a kit like this one before.
He bought the kit via Gumtree from a drummer in Reading for £100 and that included a Tama snare. However, the drums were in poor condition and Ted embarked on a complete and expensive overhaul.