Old 09-24-2014, 08:07 AM
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wooltonboy wooltonboy is offline
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Default Premier ID ? 1970's ?
Hi folks

Just want to get confirmation that this kit is I believe an XPK ? Sorry about topic error....meant to say 1990's?
I see black interior showing inside the kick drum.
Anyone have a review on the sound of these?
Seller asking $450
Thanks, Phil
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:21 AM
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Wado Wado is offline
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Default Re: Premier ID ? 1970's ?
Ive only ever known XPKs to have the short lugs
Old 09-24-2014, 04:20 PM
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dukekamaya dukekamaya is offline
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Default Re: Premier ID ? 1970's ?
Most XPK/APK lines had the long 1 piece lugs (late 80's through to 1996) It was only the last series released in 1997-99 that had the small separate lugs.

The kit in the pic look like a '91-'96 XPK in Black Wood. Phillipine mahogany shells with birch outer ply
Old 09-26-2014, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: Premier ID ? 1970's ?
If it's wrapped, it's an APK, if lacquered, XPK. This kit is from late 80s/early 90s.

The original Royale APK kits from mid 80s had separate lugs, the 1446-20 "speedboat" lugs. After the merger with Yamaha they reverted to the traditional, long Premier lugs and the smaller, low-mass 6200TT lugs arrived in 1997.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: Premier ID ? 1970's ?
When it´s black painted inside it´s an APK! They were made with Eukalypthus wood and some other wood...don´t know yet.
The best indicator mikeellis already mentioned, when they are wrapped APK...laquerd XPK :-)
But for me the kit on the pic is neither of them!
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:10 PM
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Only the 1997 small lug models had eucalyptus shells.
 

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