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Vintage Set of 6 North Drums with Hardware plus Bonus Snare Mint Condition

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I am pleased to present this rare vintage North Drum Kit in arctic white. It is being offered by the original owner who is an amateur drummer and noted that the drums have very little usage and have been properly stored for the past 30 years.

The set includes the following:

- 6" tom tom
- 8" tom tom
- 10" tom tom
- 12" tom tom
- 14" floor tom tom
- 22" x 22" bass drum
- plus TAMA Superstar maple white shell snare drum 14" x 6"
- Includes all original North mounting hardware - All chrome pieces are in excellent condition. No pitting or scratches.

The bass drum has the original natural skin type head, but all others have black oil heads (two layers of skin with oil inside for better and deeper sound on drums such as these that do not have bottom heads)

The owner took extreme care when preparing this set for storage some 30 years ago. He wiped the drums down with cottom towels to remove any fingerprints and skins oils and then wrapped each individual drum in plastic to help limit any oxidation. As a result (nearly 30 years later), the set is in mint condition.

About North Drums

According to Wikipedia, North drums are horn shaped drums that were designed to project their sound outward, so the audience can hear the most direct qualities of the drum.

Some History

Their inventor, Roger North, created the drums sometime around 1968, played them himself, and then in 1970 obtained a patent (3,603,194) and began selling the drums to others in about 1972. The original North drums were made of fiberglass, by hand. Sometime around 1976 North agreed to let another company, Music Technology Incorporated (MTI), manufacture and market the drums hopefully in larger numbers. MTI began to market and produce the drums using an injection-molded polystyrene process.

They stopped selling the drums in the early 1980s and now there is a used market for the drums, and a small though loyal contingent of North Drum players. Chad Channing was known for using North drums in the early years of Nirvana.

A few words about the owner

The owner of this drum set is a renowned collector who has decided to reduce his collection at this time. He has a broad assortment of carousel horses, classic jukeboxes, vintage motor bikes and other rare but cool items etc. He has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles and judging by this rare drum kit, he clearly only collects the best.

Let's Look at a Few of This Sellers Other Items

Many people have asked about the quality and type of collectibles that this seller has offered in the past. I have decided to set up a separate section to highlight those beautiful items.

* Seeburg Dog Race Nickelodeon, click here

* Lost In Space Robot, click here

* Wurlitzer Rotary Victory Jukebox, click here

* Jacobs 56 Pepsi Vending Machine, click here

* Wurlitzer 850 Jukebox, click here

Lots of Resources

There are many online resources dedicated to North drums. They have an almost cult-like following. Simply "google" North drums or go to youtube and see them in action.

Rare Vintage North Drum Kit - Mint Condtion

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This rare set of drums is located in Long Island, New York. Any interested party is invited and encouraged to make arrangements to view the drums personally.

Winning bidder to pay all shipping costs. Local pickup is preferred but this set can be boxed and shipped within the Continental US using a reliable motor freight company. The seller is willing to assist in the arrangements for shipping.

Don't blow this opportunity. A serious drum set for a serious drummer or collector.

Terms & Conditions

This item is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this item, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the item.

Buyer is responsible for cost of shipping but seller may be able to assist in arranging shipping. I can be reached at (630) 567-0066 to discuss the item.

Good luck!