Behold Big P, my new backline rental drum kit and possibly one of the greatest drum sets ever manufactured! This top-of-the-line Premier Signia drum set is made from 5 plies of 5mm thick maple reinforced with rings and sounds DEVASTATING! You can feel these drums resonate in your chest as they fill the room and shake the floor with thunderous tone. This was Premier's best!
Edinburgh, Scotland, although generally known more for folk than rock n' roll, has its share of worthwhile music shops. Most tend to fall into a classical, stringed-instrument luthier category, but the city definitely has a niche for every musician. For drumming this niche is the Drum Vault on Candlemaker Row, a small two room shop located just down the street from the iconic Greyfriar's Bobby statue. Launched in 2012 by owner and drummer Jamie Corstorphine as "the first dedicated second hand drum shop in Edinburgh" the Drum Vault has been doing restorations, repair service and custom artwork with a focus on vintage Premier drums.
With four bands currently on the road armed with cash scoring fantastic gear for cheap, this holiday season will guarantee continued price lunacy on complete kits and high-end cymbals. Take a look at the nine (9) awesome drum kits now available. Also picked up 35 new cymbals which will be up later this week (assuming they survive the weekend blitz).
When School of Rock needed a drum set for their Littleton, CO location, I gave them over twenty different options to choose from. Out of all of these options they chose a five piece Premier APK drum set that looks and sounds great!
I've been a long term fan of these Premier drums for good reason:
Premier's been making drums in England for the past 90 years and have been the choice for artists including Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Rod Morgenstein, and Phil Collins. The hardware on these kits is brutal and built to withstand rigorous abuse. They were on tour with Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, and Radiohead (all shows that were performed by students at School of Rock by the way) and sound awesome!
Vintage Premier drum kits are somewhat rare nowadays and are considered by most experienced drummers as high quality drums so I keep my eye out for them and grab them whenever I can.
I've been using a rotating lineup of awesome Premiersas pro-grade gear available for backline rental for years, and they've never failed a customer.
Check back often for new Premier drum kit finds and take one home today for low dough!