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Post Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:52 am

I replaced my drums(not hardwear) 6 years ago and got a set of Premier Artist Birch shells and mounts and i love them. There great sounding drums. I am not keen on the mounts tho, never as sturdy as Pearl mounts. Thats why i use Pearl hardwear for the rest of my kit.
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Post Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:30 am

mikeellis - Thanks for the info man. I wasn't sure what was going on with those sizes, but they're the same ones you said. Fortunately the bass is a full 22" (it's got a sticker inside that says it too). I didn't know about Premier making up their own sizes for the heck of it. I think just about every car company has done that at some point in time as well, so it all makes sense to me now. I've gotten heads for them already. A local shop called up Remo and told them they're funny sized and Remo knew what to send.

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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:02 pm

On this note people, what can you tell me about the new model Cabria XPK, I know the older version wasnt too shit hot, though looking at the specs. of this new model I am quite interested, I cant really afford much more and have to live within my means, though Rock Maple Shells and die-cast hardware seems like a pretty sweet thing to me, do any of you guys own or have heard one of these models?
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Post Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:20 pm

I have a set of Premiers XPK in Saphire finnish and have to say this is the best sounding kit for the money. They are 15 years old and have had nothing but good compliments on the sounds and look of them..
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Post Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:56 pm

I've never personally played a Premier kit but if all of 'em sound as good as Rod Morganstein's kit then they have my stamp of approval
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Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:26 am

mjolnir wrote:. I think Premier made great drum but cheap hardware.


Their hardware was always pretty bad in the past but now they are making great hardware. I am very interested in trying their England made top of the line maple drums. The interview with Steve White in a MD from a few years ago where he spoke of being involved with R&D has really sparked my interest. I've never owned any English drum gear and am interested in trying it out.
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Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:00 pm

I love my Premier Kit, but I have no clue what kind it is. My parents bought it used a LONG time ago. We have absolutely no clue what series, model, and all that jazz my kit is. They sound great though.

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Post Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:42 am

mikeellis wrote:
diceptikon wrote:you guys are pretty much not smart and can't help it, or from england. especially the guy who can't measure his drum dimensions. please explain to me how they are not metric or american. and then explain what underground drumhead company makes drumheads for them that aren't in inch" increments.


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Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:18 am

I've played Premier since I started playing drums basically back in 1987. I had,& still have in storage,a Premier Projector kit in Canary Yellow :shock: .My main kit nowadays is a Genista kit (Terraverdi Green) with Rims mounts.Bought it in 1995-it's the best sounding kit I've heard by miles.The 14"-5 1/2" snare is unreal! I've also got a Zildjian/Noble & Cooley Anniversary snare & a new Ahead snare as well. All sound amazing but the Premier just excels that little bit more believe it or not. The amount of gigs I've played where the soundguy praises the tone,liveness & punch of the kit is too many to mention. I've also recently been in the studio with top producer Andy Sneap & even he was singing its praises! In fact he asked if he could sample it & put it up on his website to download. I used to have Premier hardware years ago but changed it all to Pearl/DW hardware with DW9000 pedals & alternatively,the new TRICK Pro V-1 double pedals. Other than that-it's Premier all the way! :D

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Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:08 am

My first kit was a premier from the 60's. It got ripped off and the only thing that survived is my 12" (11 7/8") tom. It was my dads' kit that he gave to me. GREAT sounding kit.
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Post Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:55 am

I've been pondering buying a Premier kit for a long time now. I was thinking the Premier series shell pack with the undrilled 18" bass drum, the thing is I haven't seen any online stores that stock them so i could check the price to see how long I'd have to save for one.
There's no real rush for one though, as my PDP kit sounds great, but I one day I will have my Premier kit.
It's nice to know there are so many satisfied Premier customers.
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:44 pm

[quote="diceptikon"]you guys are pretty much not smart and can't help it, or from england. especially the guy who can't measure his drum dimensions. please explain to me how they are not metric or american. and then explain what underground drumhead company makes drumheads for them that aren't in inch" increments.[/quote]


Okay. We're all drummers here. We're a family. Quit being such an A-hole, alright? That goes for everyone, including me!!!!!
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:29 pm

karma10drummer wrote:I have a set of Premiers XPK in Saphire finnish and have to say this is the best sounding kit for the money. They are 15 years old and have had nothing but good compliments on the sounds and look of them..
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I have a kit just like this. i have 8",10"12",13" Rack toms ,16" floor tom and one 22" kick,

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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:08 pm

Personally I feel that Premier drums have a great sound and if I could then I would get my hands on a set. Keith Moon had a great sounding set and he used Premier so I say Premier all the way!
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:26 pm

Well I don't own one but I have played a Cabria set, I don't recall what series it was and I liked it.....It was in the range of my Catalina Gretsch......I would recommend this set for anybody who like rock.......

But then again I favor Sonor over all other sets and I ended up purchasing my Gretsch just because nobody in New Mexico sells higher end Sonor's.........

But over all Premier sounded good to me..............

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