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Poster Re:1970s Premier style! [Re:pwc]
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No. 6 Posted on Nov 17, 2012 7:38 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
pwc wrote:
One of the best drums I ever had (but didn't keep regrettably) was this Premier Modern Classic 12" v 7.5" Birch snare .... sigh .....
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Gorgeous drum! It goes to show that although they changed their styles they could still turn out fine work.

OldFart wrote:
Wow, Peter ...

Looks custom built. Beautiful wood.

Unfortunately, the only playing I was able to get in on any Premier kit was customer's benefit of in-store trials.

Yet out of that highly restricted opportunity I could see that Premier-branded drums were excellent in sound, were handsome; and their hardware designs were both stout and flexible.

After careful observation, I determined even their mid-range drums seemed to be a cut above other equally priced, but more accessible brands ( the viewpoint, obviously, is a person native to the USofA, living in a densely populated area, reviewing a brand with somewhat limited distribution in the USA and comparing those products against the well-knowns).

It was a shame the brand didn't achieve better market penetration here in the States.


... and they have been outsold manyfold here in the UK by American drums ever since Ringo. He has been cited many times as the main reason for this. However, British drummers largely seem to prefer almost anything but British drums. Where vintage is concerned, a Ludwig 1970s kit will make four times the selling price of an equivalent Premier one.

It'd be nice to see a revival start now!




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1873 1970s Premier style! Singlestroker 483 Nov 12, 2012 1:36 AM
1461 Re:1970s Premier style! OldFart 1164 Nov 16, 2012 7:10 PM
1449 Re:1970s Premier style! Singlestroker 1525 Nov 16, 2012 8:17 PM
1454 Re:1970s Premier style! pwc 140 Nov 16, 2012 10:14 PM
1425 Re:1970s Premier style! OldFart 986 Nov 17, 2012 9:19 AM
1678 Re:1970s Premier style! Singlestroker 1537 Nov 17, 2012 7:38 PM

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