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Old 04-15-2016, 06:01 AM
dave909 dave909 is offline
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Hi guys- anyone help me with any info on this snare???
I bought a new kit, and it was advertised with a 2000- when I went to pick up, the shell was brass( the advert pics only showed the top hoops!).
its a 14 x 6" , 10 lugs, die cast hoops, flobeam strainer etc.
the shell looks to be a slightly hammered and lacquered brass on the outside( think of a sabian solar cymbal) but plain brass inside.
I found 1 reference on the web to the 2000's being made from brass in the early days, before moving to steel, but I can only see the C.O.B mentioned anywhere else.
any info would be greatly appreciated- thanks in advance
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: brass premier 2000 snare??

Hi,
Not really an "expert" in Premier but I did find something that I think may help you.
A 1980 -81 outfits catalogue, I used to have this, as I left school in 1980 and remember this catalog VER WELL. I worked in a music shop for 6 months after leaving and ordered my Premier soundwave set from this very catalogue.
I found they did a 14x6.1/2 Orchestra snare in brass.
Hope the pages are helpful.

Dave
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:18 PM
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Wow- that is brilliant. Thanks chap. I was looking at earlier catalogues thinking it was more 60's!! Doesn't matter either way- its a great snare- and I'm keeping it ��
Thanks again.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: brass premier 2000 snare??

Badge with a serial number means it is early 70's onwards?

It may not be brass but an alloy one sprayed with paint as they also did that to some later snares.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:50 AM
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Badge with a serial number means it is early 70's onwards?

It may not be brass but an alloy one sprayed with paint as they also did that to some later snares.
Ahh I see, looking at the catalogue pages that someone showed me I'm sure its the 2007 model- just need to find more info on that now. ��
I will have a good look to see if i can find any evidence of a 'paint job'!
Thanks
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:00 AM
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Default Re: brass premier 2000 snare??

The funny thing is that my two brass royal ace snares don't look that colour either and more like steel inside.
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:34 PM
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The funny thing is that my two brass royal ace snares don't look that colour either and more like steel inside.
Tbh the pic makes it look a bit more 'brassy' than it is- like I said it has some kind of lacquer on the outside ( you can see its worn off in places like the bearing edges).
The shell is brass though- just took off the internal damper and its brass where its been drilled.
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Old 04-16-2016, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: brass premier 2000 snare??

I believe that is a limited edition Brass snare from around the Genista period. I have also seen a Genista brass limited edition, but I have mostly seen them with the XPK style lugs. They seem to pop up in my local ads once in while.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:54 AM
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I believe that is a limited edition Brass snare from around the Genista period. I have also seen a Genista brass limited edition, but I have mostly seen them with the XPK style lugs. They seem to pop up in my local ads once in while.
Thanks for the info- I've found the snare I think you mean- the carmine appice signature model? And that seems to fit except for the shell depth. I have to say that the drum feels older than 90's, I have a 2032 from that era and that seems much 'newer' some how?!? Maybe the brass snare had a hard life!!
Looking through all the premier catalogues reminds me of how many good snares that premier made over the years.
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:26 AM
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It may be an orchestral version but you can see the paint flaking off so has been painted to make it look more gold colour.
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