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Old 09-11-2014, 12:34 PM
elihimo elihimo is offline
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Exclamation PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY PREMIER 80s MAPLE SET.

Hi there, I just bought a used 80s maple premier 5 piece shell pack from Guitar Center and I am wondering if anyone could please help me identify the kit. I have looked all over and can't seem to find anything that matches it. I've checked all the 80s premier archives and catalogues and can't match it to anything. I only have one picture of the kit right now because I am picking it up tomorrow but will post more tomorrow. I really appreciate the help everyone. Thanks a lot.
Eli

PS: sorry for the terrible quality photos, they are from a friend's phone.

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Old 09-15-2014, 10:42 AM
geckobeats geckobeats is offline
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Default Re: PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY PREMIER 80s MAPLE SET.

I reckon that is an XPK set from the 90's. The small tension lugs didn't appear until the 90's in the premier catalogues. That was all High Tension (long) lugs then.

They were good drums for they're level at the time. The APK series was the cheap entry series with painted black interiors and solid Black White or Red wraps on the exterior.

The XPK where next up the line featuring a decent bearing edge on a Birch shell with clear coated interiors and option of stained exteriors.

Above that was the projector series, which was eventually replaced by the brilliant Genista series then the all maple Signia range at the top of the range which were awesome drums.

Looking at that price on them your in for a good deal if you want a set of good old bangers to knock about. If I remember rightly they don't sound bad at all.
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Old 09-15-2014, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY PREMIER 80s MAPLE SET.

+1 on geckobeats thats a XPK. Must be after 95 thats(i think so) when they changed the lugs to the short style.
I own one myself and itīs a little workhorse of a kit! Great sound, i was also doing recording with it and the Enginer loved it, so easy to take on the mics.
I cut the long original toms to hyperdrive size and put rims on the toms for a better sustain!
regards
Christian

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Old 09-15-2014, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY PREMIER 80s MAPLE SET.

+ 1 on the above posts.XPK with birch shells,not maple.

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