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Old 11-11-2015, 03:32 PM
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Default Premier Powerhouse five piece drum set question

I have a chance to buy this kit for less than $400 including shipping. The shells and wrap are in very good shape but the chrome is pitting throughout. There does not seem to be rust, but the seller has indicated that all of the chrome is effected in a way that leads him to believe that the kit has spent it's life in a damp basement. I believe these are birch shells that were made pretty well. It seems to be from around 1974. In this type of condition, does this seem like a decent buy? I just recently bought a Walberg and Auge kit and want to have a kit that I can play out with. This seems to be that style of kit, but I do not want to spend around $400 only to find out it is worth $200. Thanks guys.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Premier Powerhouse five piece drum set question

On second look it might be the Premier Soundwave kit.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:51 PM
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Default Re: Premier Powerhouse five piece drum set question

Seems like a good deal to me. This won;t appreciate in value over time but it's solid, well-made kit. Everyone should have at least one Premier kit.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Premier Powerhouse five piece drum set question

I've certainly seen chrome plating in far better condition. This kit indeed has the appearance of one exposed to a high humidity environment for some years. You could extend your search for a Premier kit and find a comparably priced kit in better shape, or you could buy this one and never again worry about it not looking perfect. I lean towards "getting what you want for your hard earned bucks".
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Premier Powerhouse five piece drum set question

For some reason that I cannot seem to understand Premier has become the underdog of vintage sets. That's a very good price for a 5 pc set and I'm sure wit a little TLC you can put them back in to very nice shape. Those shells are solid and amazingly well made. A british vintage set for a Pearl export price? No brainer!
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:47 PM
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It's a good quality Premier/Beverley lugged set. Certainly better than what you'd get as an Asian import for that money. And it looks to me that the chrome may not be hopeless.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Premier Powerhouse five piece drum set question

An afternoon in with a nice bottle of red, a screwdriver/spanner and some decent chrome polish should sort that kit out.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:49 AM
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Default Re: Premier Powerhouse five piece drum set question

with the snare 400 usd seems a decent price.
but, with the possibility that the kit has been stored in very humid places, I would check them out for OOR-ness, and even more for re-rinf seperation. If there's big trouble in those erea's 400 is steep, I'd say.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:41 PM
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An afternoon in with a nice bottle of red, a screwdriver/spanner and some decent chrome polish should sort that kit out.
is the nice bottle of red for soaking rusty hardware? Never tried that
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:37 PM
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That hardware will clean up easily, just don't use steel wool.
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