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Old 12-19-2015, 10:26 AM
Levidrums Levidrums is offline
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Default Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

Hi guys...i thought i had an Elite B304 kit but unsure.

sizes:
22x14 kick
13x9 Tom
14x10 Tom
16" Floor tom

Serial numbers on logo:

07325, 07892, 06746, 07781

Inside stamps:

2780, 2680,2280 and the last i don't know...worn off.

Originally had a color code of "J" of a Premier 1978 catalogs.

Had no die cast hoops. Bass drum legs is original not what they'e used on Olympic or Club.

Is this a Gig Maker or Elite?

Drum heads are not originally came with the kit, it was Premier Everplay and the kick drum had the old white Everplay front head with the premier logo on it.

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Old 12-19-2015, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

These are Premier Club from the 1980s with mostly correct parts

see the catalogue on www.drumarchive.com
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:59 AM
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Default Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

I'm not a Premier expert by far, but looking at the pictures, it seems to me that the drums are un-wrapped, stained in some amber stain and then lauquered or oiled. In other words: not a catalogue finish.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

Thank you guys! So this is a Club from the 1980s but off-wrap. Cheers! If its a "Club" should not this be mentioned separately under the Premier logo?
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

There is a natural wood finish noted in the catalog - the "Club" labels may not have been on exported drums as they may have had a different branding - are these in the USA?
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

Thanks David...No. They are in Europe.....which catalog you have with the natural wood finish?
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:34 PM
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The reason I say it is because of the slight texture I see in the wood. I've un-wrapped some Premier (and Beverley and Olympic) shell and they all had that vertically lined slight texture.
I recon that if they produced natural finishes, they would sand the drums smooth, something that is not necessary when you're planning to wrap a drum.

But, hey, as I said, I'm not an expert.
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Old 12-20-2015, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

If you're on facebook, many of the Premier 'gurus' and resto experts as well as former employees are in this group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2229156558/

I also think its a Club ('80/81) with the wrap removed.
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Old 12-20-2015, 12:36 AM
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There was a natural wood finish "khaya'
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: Premier experts please! Not sure what is this...

thanks guys for the suggestions..really appreciate it! I wish you all a Merry Christmas and peaceful festive days...
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