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Old 04-09-2015, 09:35 PM
funkypoodle funkypoodle is offline
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Default Re: Vintage Premier - Help me identifying it

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Originally Posted by mkelley View Post
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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