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Good morning all. I'm a returnee to drumming,having put the sticks down some 12 years ago but have recently joined a local band and have been using my time during the lockdown to clean and re-head my old Premier kit.
 

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Yes sir! Welcome back to the game and aboard DFO, were glad your here! You will find a lot of Premier love here as well including me, and those look GREAT! Looking forward to your post!
 

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The last gig I did was in 2008 in a local theatre,with the kit fully mic,d. I'd always used pinstripes for the toms but have just replaced them with Evans EC2's including ec reso's and Emad2/Emad reso on the bass drum.
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Thanks all. It's a bit of a mongrel to be fair. I bought it used in 1991 from a drum store in West London and is badged as a Premier Resonator. The bass drum is a 24" black shadow with wrapped 12/13/16 toms. For a snare I use another mongrel,a 14x6 badged as a Sonor performer,but it doesn't look like any other Sonor performer I can find,and the lugs certainly aren't?
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Cymbal wise, I'm currently using Sabian AAX stage hats/ 16 crash/20 ride/8 splash along with an avedis Zildjian 10"splash. There is also an old Zildjian scimitar 16 in there but it really needs replacing.
I'm toying with either a Sabian AAX freq crash or another AAX stage crash but 18".
The snare in this pic is an old 80's Pearl Export,which even though it's a cheapo snare has always been a dependable spare and pretty much indestructible!
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Had a good sort out of my hardware today and have cobbled together what is actually starting to look like a gigable kit again.
It's a mish mash of Premier/Pearl/Mapex but all sturdy stuff that polished up well considering they've been in storage for 12 years. Ignore the old APK snare, it's from my practice kit in the garage,and has a manky mesh head and an old shirt in it to quieten it!
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Welcome to the forum.I have never owned a Premier but I did a head change and tuning on an old 60's era Olympic and the bearing edges were perfect,Imo those drums were built as well as anything from that era including my Clevland era Roger's kit.From what I hear Premier`s chroming is top notch and kits that have been sitting for way longer than 12 years come back beautifully with some elbow grease and tlc,so you should be good to go.
 

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The cast hoops came up really well, especially considering they're over 35 years old and have been gigged a lot.
I'm told that certain Premier lines had their hardware chromed at the same place Rolls Royce used back in the day.
I've replaced almost all of the Trilock hardware now with a combination of later Premier stuff,a Pearl boom for my ride and a Mapex omniball snare stand and throne. Pedal is an Iron Cobra.
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