They are amazing, I can no longer play, I guess I'm looking at sellingI love these Premier threads. I own and have owned a few Premiers.
The only one I did not like was an early GC year when they started up in NJ and I bought an Astria or a Vitria kit in a "one off" natural birch finish, new, for $499. I could never get them to sing, even when adding Rims Mounts, so I sold them. But my APK kit, XPK kit, classic birch, artist heritage clubdate pancake kit, and my 1969-70 mahogany kit all sing and have great tone. IMHO
Keep them pics coming !!
Awesome, those are MapleI was working with a band when they got signed to Atlantic (doing live sound).. the drummer got a Premier endorsement and they gave him Signias. I heard them and never forgot how they sounded. When I got back into drumming - I looked for a set immediately.
Have a set of 1995 birch for sale, no longer can playThe first time I tried some of the then-new UK Premier Signias and Genistas when I was in school in the mid-'90s, my mind was blown. It was maybe the only such experience I've had hearing a drum set in total.
There are other drums/brands I like just as much for different reasons, and I don't really gravitate toward that Signia/Genista sound right now. However, I can still easily recall the sensory experience; these drums just sounded like they were operating surpassingly on every level that we expect of modern, high-end drums: BIG sound, clean sound, beautiful tonal qualities (nothing ugly at all), lots of resonance, lots of sustain, and easily tunable with a huge tuning range. In a way, they sounded to me in person almost like hearing a great drum recording. And the construction and materials were obviously top-shelf.
You can say some of these things about many drums, of course, but there was just something about those drums that was different. I think it had to do with that undersized shell and how clean and resonant a tone it produced.
As far as modern drums go, while there are obviously many fantastic drums out there, I haven't heard anything since that has given me that degree of wow factor.
Yes, 1995, they were made one year.That was the PREMIER factory in England, which was owned for around 5 years by Yamaha.
I had those Genista's set up right next to 2 of my Sakae Yamaha Recording Customs.. and the Genista's sounded better than both. It's a no-brainer when you see that heavy duty under-sizing on the English shells..