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Old 04-09-2015, 03:30 PM
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Exclamation Vintage Premier - Help me identifying it

Hi all.

I saw this Premier (in attachment) that is for sale and seems to be in good shape.
Can You help me identifying it and give me some information about it?
Seller thinks it is from 80's.

Any info is much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:40 PM
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Possibly a 1978 Soundwave model that someone may have refinished???
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:12 PM
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Badge is an 87-2000 badge. Kit looks like a mid 80's XPK

http://vintprem.moonfruit.com/#/badges/4194921
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:18 PM
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Possibly a 1978 Soundwave model that someone may have refinished???
Maybe... Are the metal hoops original? They have not the inlays.
What about the inside ply? Seems to be black but I'm not shure if the shell has reinforcement rings.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:23 PM
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Badge is an 87-2000 badge. Kit looks like a mid 80's XPK

http://vintprem.moonfruit.com/#/badges/4194921
The seller said the kit is from 80's. May be an APK from early 80's?
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Vintage Premier - Help me identifying it

XPKs had a walnut finish in the line, that doesn't look refinished to me.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:59 PM
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Is this a good set? Entry level or intermediate level?
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:35 PM
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XPKs had a walnut finish in the line, that doesn't look refinished to me.
I dont think they are refinished either. I think they are either APK or APK Excell from between 1984 and 1987, before the designation XPK was given to lacquered kits, but probably closer to '87 if it doesn't have a badge under the P badge that says Royal. By 1998 the XPK was also sporting hi-tension lugs. Look here:
http://vintprem.moonfruit.com/#/apk-and-xpk/4511415763

I really like the APK/XPK lines especially the earlier ones. They were an intermediate line back in the day, but always sounded good to me.They have the same triple-plated quality chrome, slightly under-sized shells and tunabilty that I expect from a Premier kit. Oh, and I see Paiste pies in the pic!
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:45 AM
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I dont think they are refinished either. I think they are either APK or APK Excell from between 1984 and 1987, before the designation XPK was given to lacquered kits, but probably closer to '87 if it doesn't have a badge under the P badge that says Royal. By 1998 the XPK was also sporting hi-tension lugs. Look here:
http://vintprem.moonfruit.com/#/apk-and-xpk/4511415763

I really like the APK/XPK lines especially the earlier ones. They were an intermediate line back in the day, but always sounded good to me.They have the same triple-plated quality chrome, slightly under-sized shells and tunabilty that I expect from a Premier kit. Oh, and I see Paiste pies in the pic!
So if it is an early APK, does it have reinforcement rings?
The cymbals and stands are included. Do you know wich model is that Paiste cymbal by the way?
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: Vintage Premier - Help me identifying it

Seems like the "what drums are these?" questions mostly come from the Premier camp, doesn't it? The myriad of sizes, wraps, finishes, drum heads, etc. is boggling. If you go eBay in the UK the Premier selections are some you've never seen before. Anyway....
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