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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2018, 10:02 AM
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Posted By davidh
Re: Help identifying 60s/70s Premier kit please

I think that bass is right way round. Could be a 13" tom so that makes it after 1971.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-28-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By davidh
Re: Ludwig Acrolite Serial Number Info

If it is of any use my Dec 31 1968 dated Acro with a P83 is serial no. 666637 with a round muffler knob.
Still churning them out on New Years Eve. Must be one of the last before this B/O P85 model.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-16-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By davidh
Re: 14 rack..14 floor

No, its a Premier 20"x14", 14"x14, 14"x8", 14"x4" snare
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-15-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By davidh
Re: 14 rack..14 floor

Here is this configuration - The Shadows in the film Summer Holiday
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/eLcvWDYrUTc/maxresdefault.jpg
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-28-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By davidh
Re: Help with identifying Premier drums

First "Projector" series from early 1980s - see catalog half way down this page http://www.drumarchive.com/Premier/
These started life as "Beverley" drums actually made by Premier see the story...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-28-2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By davidh
Re: Drum key collectors-ever see other Rogers keys like this?

This one came with a Super ten snare in the mid 1970s
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-01-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By davidh
Re: Orange snare drums

http://www.drumarchive.com/Orange/
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-07-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,801
Posted By davidh
Re: Vintage Arbiter Autotune Drums 1975 Complete

The tom post and brackets are Premier retro fit as these when new were fitted with Rogers Swivomatic parts so you will need to mention this in your sales pitch
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-24-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,862
Posted By davidh
Re: This is the Display Your Premier Drums Thread

Premier made Beverley B&H (Boosey & Hawkes) 1979 Red Badge - in USA these were called the Premier 8000 series. These then became the MK1 Projector series. 20"x14" 16"x16" 13"x9"
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-29-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,203
Posted By davidh
Re: Premier Resonator BopKit, what's it worth?

Without the liners this would be an Elite from late 1970s onward given the spurs and tom holder. The liners are just a single ply sheet sprung into place and pop out easily - Resonators had a little...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-18-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By davidh
Re: Premier folks, what do we have here?

Looks like a 20" bass 16"x16" 14"x8" 12"x8" a pretty common early to mid 1970s set. These are Premier, just that, played by many professionals. There was only one range before Elites, Soundwave etc....
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-25-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,761
Posted By davidh
Re: How Many Drums of Which Company here at the Forum?

1 Premier set 1979
1 Ludwig Acrolite snare
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-23-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,548
Posted By davidh
Re: This is the Display Your Marching Snare Thread

Boosey and Hawkes brass shell rope tension probably 1930s or 40s
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-23-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By davidh
Re: Premier Yeovil Kit

For a short while which ended abruptly and acrimoniously in late 2015 Premier had a custom UK manufacturing workshop in Stockport UK which took over the skilled artisans of KD Drums - this resulted...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By davidh
Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

There is a natural wood finish noted in the catalog - the "Club" labels may not have been on exported drums as they may have had a different branding - are these in the USA?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-19-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By davidh
Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

These are Premier Club from the 1980s with mostly correct parts

see the catalogue on www.drumarchive.com
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-18-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,862
Posted By davidh
Re: This is the Display Your Premier Drums Thread

Cost me about 2000 / $3000 including the snare - a LOT.
Probably none left in the US - one place in the UK www.andertons.co.uk seem to have the remaining sets and would probably ship and take off...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-17-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,862
Posted By davidh
Re: This is the Display Your Premier Drums Thread

I have just these two Premier sets right now after owning all sorts
1979 Elite 22x14 16x16 13x9 for outdoor / louder stuff
2015 Modern Classic Club 18x14 14x14 12x8 14x4 for indoors / quiet gigs
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-30-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
Posted By davidh
Re: French drum? military? help with identification please!

Ah but a drumstick is a "baguette" - hence the long loaf of bread given this name too..
I think a baton is an orchestral conductor's thing
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
Posted By davidh
Re: French drum? military? help with identification please!

Batteur in French means "drummer" so that is the blokes name - Francis Baton Drummer
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-07-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,505
Posted By davidh
Re: Show off your gigging kits

This is what I am now using - 1979 Premier 22"x14" 16"x16" 13"x9"
http://www.ubiubi.org/drums/BlackPremiers/B304-1.jpg
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-01-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By davidh
Re: Where have all the bargains gone?

All round the world young players are looking out for old vintage drums as they have some sort of mystical charm - the market is much larger and more informed than it ever was - thanks to the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By davidh
Re: Help identifying a snare drum please?

I think this is a Shaftesbury probably made by Premier for Rose Morris in London. Rose Morris has a long history of instrument making under many brand names and still has a retail outlet in London....
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By davidh
Re: Vintage Premier

The tom holder was often fitted to the customers specification by the dealer - it was when I bought my drums in 1962 as we commonly bought drum sets piece by piece then. The disappearing tom holder...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 40,694
Posted By davidh
Re: Melanie Drums

Well there really isn't anything at all about Melanie Drums I can find even for DrumArchive.com. They did exist because I remember them on sale looking like flying saucers. I seem to recall them...
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