Anyone have an estimate of the year for this hi hat stand? (Premier)

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It is Yamaha era or later. Yamaha bought Premier in '87 and sold them in '92. Most of Premier's stands were redesigned during this period and incorporated a lot of Yamaha's parts or were basically Yamaha stands with Premier wing nuts, cymbal tilters and other odds and ends . The 4000 series retained the most Premier parts. The '87 catalog still shows the pre Yamaha Trident, Tristar and Prolock stands. The '90 catalog shows the Yamaha/Premier 3000 and 4000 stands.
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I have a very similar stand though only single braced and with a mostly white "Premier" decal. Roughly the equivalent of Yamaha's 800 series of that 1987-1993 era....and probably the high end stand for Premier. My Premier stand is identical to my Yamaha of the later 80's except for the decal, foot pedal, clutch, and Wing-bolts. Otherwise a straight copy of Yamaha. The black plastic notched tension wheel is the give-away. Good solid stand that holds up. You can sometimes date these by the color band on the decal. Yamaha used a red-line decal through the mid to later 80's. The purple line began in the 1990's.
 

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It is Yamaha era or later. Yamaha bought Premier in '87 and sold them in '92. Most of Premier's stands were redesigned during this period and incorporated a lot of Yamaha's parts or were basically Yamaha stands with Premier wing nuts, cymbal tilters and other odds and ends . The 4000 series retained the most Premier parts. The '87 catalog still shows the pre Yamaha Trident, Tristar and Prolock stands. The '90 catalog shows the Yamaha/Premier 3000 and 4000 stands.
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So do I got here a 3000 or a 4000 premier?
 

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I would say a 4000 but the only Premier catalog I have access to on drumarchive.com is a 1990 catalog. There may have been other versions or series after. It's definitely a top end model.

The 3000 Premier stands were single braced and had very little in the way of Premier parts on them.
 

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I thought it was 80s but now that I have seen some of the Premier logos from that era (supposedly) I'm not sure.
Mid `90's most likely. The giveaway is the logo script on the badge. They started using this script early-mid `90's until the early 2000's. This was the top of the line hi-hat stand they offered in that time. 5000 series. Have attached the page from their 1997? (I think) catalogue which shows your stand.
 

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Mid `90's most likely. The giveaway is the logo script on the badge. They started using this script early-mid `90's until the early 2000's. This was the top of the line hi-hat stand they offered in that time. 5000 series. Have attached the page from their 1997? (I think) catalogue which shows your stand.
Thanks. Sometimes when I'm playing the hi hat I feel like the pedal lags and other times I kinda feel like the pedal board drops down too far suddenly, also making it feel laggy. Any thoughts?
 

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UK made 5015. The “dotted i” logo is approximately 95-98. In 98 the logo changed to all caps.

There were four lines of Premier hardware in the late 90’s. 3000 & 5000 were made in England and 2000 & 4000 (different from the early 90’s UK made 4000) were starting to be imported from Asian sources. I was working for Guitar Center at that time, the look/feel of the 2000 & 4000 was much different than the Yamaha inspired 3000 & 5000 stands, and the labeling on the packaging was inconsistent with the rest of the UK made Premier products.
 
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I would say a 4000 but the only Premier catalog I have access to on drumarchive.com is a 1990 catalog. There may have been other versions or series after. It's definitely a top end model.

The 3000 Premier stands were single braced and had very little in the way of Premier parts on them.
The 4000 evolved into the 5000 in 95, the main difference being the tripod bases.
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