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Postby l_e_i_g_h » Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:06 am

I'm sure there would likely be a topic on Premier XPKs (there must be more than one kit!!!)

Anyway...here's mine...and I hope in time fellow XPK owners would join in.

I bet in time these pictures won't show up anymore (yep...exceeded bandwidth).

(These Were Taken during December 3rd)

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And the details (the hats and Hi-hat Stand in the Picture isn't mine):
1. Premier XPK Birch/Eucalyptus lacquered shells - 10", 12" & 14"
toms and 20" kick
2. 3.5"x14" Piccolo Snare (Keller 10-Ply Maple Shell With Ludwig Hardware)
3. 9" Paiste Signature Splash
3. 16" Sabian HHX Evolution Crash
4. 10" Istanbul Agop/Mehmet Splash
5. 15" K Zildjian Dark Crash - Thin
7. 18" Istanbul Agop Traditional Dark Crash
6. 14" Istanbul Mehmet Traditional Thin Crash
8. 14" AA El Sabor Hats (not mine)
9. Hardware - mixture of Verve, Premier, Tama, and Yamaha, And Pearl (not mine again!)
10. Tom Mounts - Premier Tom Mounts (The stock Premier Tom mount is sitting in storage)

* Heads on batters are Evans G2 clear heads, Kick has a EMAD batter and a Powerstroke 3 Ebony Resonant with a 6" hole off center. Snare has a coated ambassador batter and clear
resonant snare side.

and more pictures just for kicks...hehehe. 8-)

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YES...YES...I admit it!! I'm a closet photographer. :lol:

but..no...aside from the kit the rest is NOT mine. 8-) Guitars and the Percussion Set-up belong to the other musicians I shared the stage with last December 3rd.

** some stuff that have not been included in the pics:
1. Tama 5.5x14 Snare - Steel outershell and 4 ply birch interior.
3. 12" Zildjian K Splash (Yes! I finally have it back!)
4. 13" Istanbul Agop Empire Hi-Hats
5. 15" Tosco China (with 3 rivets) - Maybe next Carols I'll whip it out.
6. Stock Premier Hi-Hat Stand
7. Eliminator Single Pedal (has yet to be broken in!)
8. Tama Iron Cobra (Double Pedal Version) - for practice only! hahahaha
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Postby soliddrummer » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:13 pm

sweet setup, Leigh! I like your taste in drums and cymbals! 8) Groovy...
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Postby l_e_i_g_h » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:45 pm

8)

soliddrummer wrote:sweet setup, Leigh! I like your taste in drums and cymbals! 8) Groovy...
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Postby loop » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:35 pm

I'm diggin' that finish? I'd love to hear those birch/eucalyptus shells.

PS - are they black-lacquered from the inside?
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Postby l_e_i_g_h » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:58 pm

They have a black coating on the inside, though I couldn't call the finish lacquer. :)

If memory serves me correctly, someone mentioned that the difference between the Premier APKs and the Premier XPKs would be the black finish on the inside of the shells.

Unfortunately I don't have any top-notch quality of the recording of the XPKs. But a while back I doodled with my laptop and the microphone from a headset...saved a few tracks from that...on request from someone who was interested in how my Istanbuls sounded. You can find them streaming as Tracks 3 and 4 on my myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/leighasamusician

** Just Track 3 has the XPK. Track 4 is just the Istanbuls

loop wrote:I'm diggin' that finish? I'd love to hear those birch/eucalyptus shells.

PS - are they black-lacquered from the inside?
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Postby loop » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:18 am

That's a nice recording you got there :) I bet they sound even sweeter in person :)
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Postby l_e_i_g_h » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:31 pm

It just occurred to me that tracks 1 and 2 still used the XPK. But I think I was using the chunky-strainer-problem TAMA snare. This was recorded the day I got the kit...so the heads on there were pinstripes and I just strapped on a cloth and some tape on the kick batter head to cover up the click pad that came with it.

14" El Sabor Hats, 16" HHX Evolution Crash...(I think that's it!)

Well...hopefully you're in the area (Sydney Southwest) this December 2007, because it would be likely that I would be using the kit during Christmas Carols night. 8) Heh...I know your far away (Poland right?)...but I just thought I'd mention it. Just in case. :)

loop wrote:That's a nice recording you got there :) I bet they sound even sweeter in person :)
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Postby loop » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:23 pm

Haha, yeah, Poland's quite far away from Australia :) On the other hand I'd love to visit Sydney, so who knows ;) cheers!
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Postby c360blaster » Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:58 pm

I have some xpk's. i'll post 'em later whenever i get some pictures...
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Postby l_e_i_g_h » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:06 pm

c360blaster,

That would be much appreciated!

c360blaster wrote:I have some xpk's. i'll post 'em later whenever i get some pictures...
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Postby McSleeps » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:43 pm

I'm pretty sure that my kit is an XPK, but i don't really know the difference between XPK and APK, plus there's nothing on the drums that say what series it is. The lugs on my kit are different than the ones on yours, and the inside of the shells are not black, but either way the kit sounds great and I love it! Anyways here are a few pictures of my kit.

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Drums: 10", 12", and 14" toms, 22"x16" Bass, 14"x5.5" Snare, and an 8" roto tom
Cymbals: all Sabian
- 14" AAX Stage Hats
- 18" AAX Metal Crash
- 10" B8 Pro China Splash
- 16" B8 Thin Crash
- 22" Pro Rock Ride
- 18" AA Metal X China
Hardware: Stands are Pearl BC-2000's and B-1000's, Iron Cobra Hi-Hat stand, and Iron Cobra Double Kick

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If anyone knows whether it's an XPK or an APK, it would be much appreciated
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Postby l_e_i_g_h » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:55 pm

McSleeps,

Thanks for posting your kit! :D

There was a write-up somewhere that the difference between the XPKs and the APKs would be the black coating on the inner surface of the shell.

Loop asked me if it was lacquer on my XPKs...but unfortunately...I couldn't say so...it could be lacquer (just one coat maybe)...or maybe I got the earlier/latter series of XPKs that wasn't coated with lacquer.

McSleeps wrote:I'm pretty sure that my kit is an XPK, but i don't really know the difference between XPK and APK, plus there's nothing on the drums that say what series it is. The lugs on my kit are different than the ones on yours, and the inside of the shells are not black, but either way the kit sounds great and I love it! Anyways here are a few pictures of my kit.

If anyone knows whether it's an XPK or an APK, it would be much appreciated
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Postby l_e_i_g_h » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:39 am

Just out of curiosity...what year did you purchase your premiers?

c360blaster wrote:I have some xpk's. i'll post 'em later whenever i get some pictures...
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Postby glassinthetrees0 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:11 pm

someones got a little money eh? very nice set anyways, im still playing on my Percussion Plus crap set but it gets me by for now
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Postby l_e_i_g_h » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:16 am

Hmmmm....

*blank look*
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