As I understand it Olympic was always Premiers' budget range. Certainly from the 60s and possibly before that. The Premier website has or at least had a history of the company and that ought to shed some light.Question: Back when I sold Premier drums, Olympic was a model of Premier. It seems it started off that way, but at one time, it seems that Olympic was almost a brand unto itself, much in the same way PDP is a "brand" stemming from DW.
Would that be a fair assessment of Olympic?
Very cool. Thanks for the (now favourited) link.Elvis, You could also check out some of the stuff on this page ... http://www.drumarchive.com/Olympic/
There are a lot of Olympic drums around this side of the pond but a lot of the vintage ones have been neglected. Shame really. The name was re-introduced a while ago so you can now find the Olympic badge on Chinese shells with generic hardware - also a shame imho.
Now THAT is a novel idea!stedi said:Olympic was always marketed as the "budget range", also before the 1960's...From what I understood it was more Premier's method to sell old stock and parts...In other words, Olympic buyers in those days were spending a lot less cash for somehow outdated gear.