Premier Genista

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This is a 100% Birch Premier Genista drumset from the 90's. These are the British made drums with the Finnish birch undersized shells.

IMO, these sound even better than the 3 Yamaha Recording Custom drumsets that I had in the past.

The chrome on these is in nice shape. There are a few knicks in the finish with a larger amount on the batter hoop where a cowbell or something was mounted by a previous owner and chewed the hoop up a bit.

Sizes: 22" bass, 10", 12", 14" and 16" hanging toms.
Included is the bass tom mount and a clamp mount for the 14" hanging tom and one for the 16" tom.

The cymbals, stands, snare, and other hardware are NOT included.

I am happy to Facetime you so you can see them in person and direct me to areas you want to see closer or from different angles.

I am willing to drive up to an hour to meet you if you are from far away. $1100 + shipping.

Open to trades - possibly for a Gretsch kit - RB, USA Custom, Brooklyn, Broadcaster, etc.; Yamaha Club Custom, WMP Buddy Rich sized Slingerland, etc. If you have other higher end kits, I may consider something else as well. Thanks!
 

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These sound even better than the 3 Yamaha Recording Custom drumsets that I had in the past.

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EXACTLY.. I had 3 RC kits also.. and I loved them, but my Genista's took it up a notch without a doubt. ...... I've told people this that have the RC's or are looking at used RC's.. Nobody cares. LOL
 

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Those are great drums at a reasonable price. Always loved the Genista’s.
 

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If I am out of line on the price, please let me know. Thanks.
I think you're right.on the price point. I owned the kit , same sizes amd finish I the mid nineties. I'm pretty sure I paid 1900 new. Comparible RC's of the day were Approx 2500 if I remember correctly. I believe you're sale is suffering from a general lack of familiarity with these incredible drums. If you can afford to wait the market out I would. Wish I had the cash. GLWS!
 

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I have that kit in Ochre and would not part with mine for that money.

Just great drums!

I echo Trappeman's response, except that my kit is in turquoise, w/matching snare.

If a buyer doesn't like the hanging FT's, I believe that the World Max cradles, at about $75 a pop, would solve that. Others here have more experience with them than I do.
 

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As already stated, these are some of the finest birch drums ever produced. Premier, for some reason, has never had the greatest resale value. I sold Premier at Guitar Center in the late 90’s when they were at the top of their game here in the US and even then second hand kits didn’t command the same money that a used Yamaha or DW would. Prices seem to be on the rise lately, but it’s driven by sizes/finish/and the inclusion of snare drums.

FWIW the 10/12/14/16/22 configuration is very common and hanging floor toms is often a negative for a lot of buyers: I sat on the same kit in a bit rougher shape for $750 a year or so ago, so I decided to keep them.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I thought my price was reasonabke. I am not in a hurry to sell, and don't want to give them away. I just really thought they would have moved by now.

I agree the tom cradle would be an easy fix, as would just drilling for leg mounts if someone opted to do so if they prefer to have their toms on legs.
 

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Bump! Who can give these great sounding drums the proper playing time they deserve?
Open to trades possibly for a Gretsch kit - RB, USA Custom, Brooklyn, Broadcaster, etc.
 
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I sat on the same kit in a bit rougher shape for $750 a year or so ago, so I decided to keep them.
I've been watching Genistas from the 1990s when the music store where I worked started carrying them. I had a new set of Recording Customs at that time, so just could not spring for another kit, but the Genistas in birch and maple just impressed me to no end.

Unfortunately, it seems that most drummers just have not caught on to the incredible sound and quality of these drums. MGDrummer's experience in trying to sell a set, as outrageously low as his price was, represents the average selling price for a 2up/2down kit in excellent condition. Player's sets go for even less. A quick search of "sold" histories on the various sites reveal the sad truth.

Personally, if I had a nice set of Genistas, I'd sit on them and enjoy them before I'd even consider taking that kind of price.

Maybe one day I'll have the pride of owning a set of my own.

GeeDeeEmm
 

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I agree these drums are vastly underrated and not as well known as their sound would dictate.

I don't plan to give it the kit away, but I would consider a trade possibly or a cash and trade deal. I may consider lower reasonable offers.
 

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I've been watching Genistas from the 1990s when the music store where I worked started carrying them. I had a new set of Recording Customs at that time, so just could not spring for another kit, but the Genistas in birch and maple just impressed me to no end.

Unfortunately, it seems that most drummers just have not caught on to the incredible sound and quality of these drums. MGDrummer's experience in trying to sell a set, as outrageously low as his price was, represents the average selling price for a 2up/2down kit in excellent condition. Player's sets go for even less. A quick search of "sold" histories on the various sites reveal the sad truth.

Personally, if I had a nice set of Genistas, I'd sit on them and enjoy them before I'd even consider taking that kind of price.

Maybe one day I'll have the pride of owning a set of my own.

GeeDeeEmm
Just FYI, the original Genistas are Finnish birch. The maple option didn't exist until the series was "reissued".
 

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Yep, I'm aware of that. Thanks for the reminder, though!

GeeDeeEmm
 

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Cool kit.

For the early 90's Yamaha was "making" the Premiers. So the best Premiers could have been as good as YRC's. I picked up a 1990's Premier Hi Hat stand recently and it was a virtual clone of the Yamaha YRC model of that period....except for the Premier foot pedal, wing bolts, and Premier decal on the center tube.
 
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