North Drums

WallyY

Platinum Member
They had a reputation for being very loud and easy to tune.

I remember a Bow wow wow show back in the day and the drummer had a set of them. They sounded not memorable in a large venue, but I think I remember them as being more like staccato toned concert toms.
 

Vintage Old School

Gold Member
Saw these for the second time on CL this year:

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/msg/5593052870.html

Not interested in buying them, but I know nothing about them! Were these ever popular?? Did anyone really record or tour with these? They look so ridiculous, but I'd love to hear what they sound like. Thanks in advance.
Russ Kunkel rented a few of these as add-on's to his kit (pictured below) when he toured with Jackson Browne.

I knew of one drummer in Dallas who did a lot of sessions in the 80's with a large North kit, but I can't remember his name.
 

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harryconway

Platinum Member
Alan White and Billy Cobham both used 'em briefly. The obvious downside of these drums ..... drum cases. The case for a 14" north tom is almost the size of a 22" kick drum case.​
 

mainframe

Junior Member
I remember Gerry Brown playing them touring with Return to Forever during the Musicmagic tour in the late 70's. Gerry sounded amazing, so did the drums.

Chris
 

Nate'sKit

Senior Member
I saw Billy Cobham playing them on the Spectrum tour. I thought that they were kind of silly and they made me think of these.



Mr. Cobham and company were great of course.
 

JustJames

Platinum Member
I saw Billy Cobham playing them on the Spectrum tour. I thought that they were kind of silly and they made me think of these.



Mr. Cobham and company were great of course.
I'm glad that the spider that produced that web isn't in the shot!
 
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