The kit is a Nexus with dimensions 22x22-inch, 6-inch (with 10-inch bell), 8-inch (13-inch bell), 10-inch (15-inch), 12-inch (17-inch) and 14-inch (19-inch) toms.
“It was the original white,” says Ted, “and was missing the floor tom legs and one spur. The originals were old Camco bayonet type spurs and I searched everywhere but couldn’t get one, so I had to get a new pair. I got floor tom legs off eBay for 10 quid but the tom leg at the back is extra-long and the original had a bend.
“I got all the metal parts re-chromed by Marquee Restore of Coventry who also put a 10-inch extension on the floor tom leg. It all cost £500, but they did do an amazing job - the chrome looks like new.”
The paintwork was done by vintage motorbike restorers Lewis Templeton. “I originally asked for white, but then I saw the blue sparkle,” recalls Ted. That cost £500 too, but, says Ted, “One lad in the design shop was a drummer and he painted the North logo on the bass head for £20.”