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mgdrummer said:
Though I do believe you are correct... I have read several times that they WERE Premier employs back when Premier still built drums. We do know that they were contracted to do the one off custom work for them as well. But again, I have only read this... I mean if it's not true, they cant put it in the interwebs right?
you're thinking of KD Drums
http://www.premier-percussion.com/news/premier-announces-acquisition-of-kd-drums

KD became UK Premier and when that ended, Keith Keough or KD was brought on to the BDC.

Premier hired Keith & he closed up KD Drums to take the position. Keith then started BDC after he got the shaft from Premier.



This is the correct version of events.
 

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The.British are coming..."The British are coming"...Its about bloody time mates!!

Hopefully they will get the respect they deserve this go around!

Lots of history...equals lots of marketing ideas here.
 

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Premier died (like, Slingerland dead), and 5-10 years ago was revived and made some stellar sounding drums and some very cool hardware. Then, bad management tanked the name again, and what's left of Premier is made in Asia.

Can't wait to see the BDC drums. I doubt they'll get the respect they deserve. British drums have been stupid good since since forever, but even on this forum very few are interested in old Premier, Olympic, Beverly, etc....

-Ryan
 

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RyanR said:
Premier died (like, Slingerland dead), and 5-10 years ago was revived and made some stellar sounding drums and some very cool hardware. Then, bad management tanked the name again, and what's left of Premier is made in Asia.

Can't wait to see the BDC drums. I doubt they'll get the respect they deserve. British drums have been stupid good since since forever, but even on this forum very few are interested in old Premier, Olympic, Beverly, etc....

-Ryan
Well if you look at the recent numbers of people that picked Ludwig as their one company of choice, you can see why many other companies don't get the respect they deserve. Think Mapex also.
 

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A BIG hurdle for these folks will be to find a dealer or distributor that has confidence in them and the product. Initially, you get the race for the new product, but in order to maintain speed they need to break through that "Ludwig" only thinking, but that wont happen here.
Ludwig deserves their reputation, whether you care for the product or not. They have been a rock in the industry. Can Premier say the same?

Our industry is at the cross roads now, anything can happen, and its almost as if we are waiting for a breakthrough...like the next Michael Jackson!!
Its hard to say who will survive, or break through, or dissolve, or team up in partnership, or move to "wherever"...but its great fun to discuss it on the forum.
 

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wayne said:
A BIG hurdle for these folks will be to find a dealer or distributor that has confidence in them and the product. I
In Europe (and maybe world wide) EMD (Remo) has that confidence and are the distributors for BDC. Two specialist stores here in The Netherlands sell them already.
 

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musiqman said:
A BIG hurdle for these folks will be to find a dealer or distributor that has confidence in them and the product. I
In Europe (and maybe world wide) EMD (Remo) has that confidence and are the distributors for BDC. Two specialist stores here in The Netherlands sell them already.
EMD in Canada as well. They are a big company and their support really means something.
 

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RyanR said:
Premier died (like, Slingerland dead), and 5-10 years ago was revived and made some stellar sounding drums and some very cool hardware. Then, bad management tanked the name again, and what's left of Premier is made in Asia.

Can't wait to see the BDC drums. I doubt they'll get the respect they deserve. British drums have been stupid good since since forever, but even on this forum very few are interested in old Premier, Olympic, Beverly, etc....

-Ryan
I only have one thing to say to that statement....


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musiqman said:
My my my...
That is the stunning Lounge series with the Wild Etimoe veneer ! I want that one bad !
 

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that's the nicest drum co badge I've seen in quite a while..
 

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RyanR said:
Premier died (like, Slingerland dead), and 5-10 years ago was revived and made some stellar sounding drums and some very cool hardware. Then, bad management tanked the name again, and what's left of Premier is made in Asia.

Can't wait to see the BDC drums. I doubt they'll get the respect they deserve. British drums have been stupid good since since forever, but even on this forum very few are interested in old Premier, Olympic, Beverly, etc....

-Ryan
I love my Olympic kits!!!
 

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