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Premier Royal Ace Snare Drum

Description:
- 6.5 x 14
- 8 Lugs
- Die Cast Hoops
 
Comments:

The Premier Royal Ace Snare Drum was the mainstay of the Premier Drum Company for many years. It was offered in many different finishes with the 5 x 14 being the most common. This model is the larger 6.5 model. It has Premier's unique parallel snare strainer that allows for extra sensitivity across the batter head. The drum is also sports a natural finish which wasn't made available on many Premier models.

$650.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

 

Premier 75th Anniversary Signia Snare Drum

Description:
- 6.5 x 14
- 10 Lugs (24 Karat Gold)
- Maple Shell
- Wood Hoops
 
Comments:

To celebrate its 75 years in production, the Premier Drum Company offered a special commemorative drum kit and snare drum. Only a limited number of drums were made. This drum is new old stock. It has never been played. Suffice it to say, with its black lacquer finish, it's quite stunning.

$800.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

 

Premier Signia 1036 Snare Drum

Description:
- 6.5 x 14
- Steel beaded Shell, 10 lugs
- 642 Snare Strainer
 
Comments:

Many Premier collectors consider the Signia line of drum kits as the finest drums that Premier ever produced.

Premier offered a choice of 9 different snare drums as options on the Signia kit. The drums came in your choice of steel, wood, or brass.

The 1036 was the steel shell model and it was one of two models that were available in the 6.5 depth.

 

 

Premier Super 4 Snare Drum

Description:
- 4 x 14
- White Marine Pearl Wrap
- Early 60's
- Parallel Strainer
 
Comments:

The Premier 4 x 14 Snare Drum was labeled the Super 4 in the Premier catalogs of the early 60's. It was the only 4 x 14 snare drum of the time to have a parallel strainer.

The idea was to have the snare wires "float" evenly across the snare head, providing consistent pressure. Thus the drum would never sound choked, or at least that was the theory. Actually in reality, it worked quite well.

Like all Premier drums of these times, the drum was very solidly built and the chrome plating was second to none.

$500.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

 

Premier Royal Ace Snare Drum

Description:
- 5 1/2 x 14
- Red Sparkle Wrap
- Early 70's
Comments:

Premier, the English Drum Company, made some fine snare drums in the 60's and 70's. There were a number of finishes offered and the chrome plating was second to none.

This model eventually became known as the 2000 series. The drum was available in a wood or metal shell and it was offered with die molded counter hoops.


The earlier models were made in metric sizes and they were not cheap. In fact, this model was one of the more expensive snare drums at the time.

 

 

Premier PD 2010 Piccolo Snare Drum

Description:
- 2000 model
- 4 x 14 Aquamarine Sparkle
- Late 60's
- Wood Shell
- Parallel Stainer
- Die molded counter hoops
 
Comments:

A nice drum. This wrap tended to fade badly over time. This particular drum is an exception.

International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

 

Premier Hi-Fi Snare Drum

Description:
- 5 1/2 x 14
- Green Shimmer Wrap
- Early 70's
- Beechwood shell
Comments:

This drum was offered as a substitute for the top of the line Premier 2000 snare drum. Unlike the 2000 which had a parallel mechanism, this drum has a simple external snare strainer. The drum is wrapped in a Green shimmer finish which is quite rare.


Also, unlike earlier Hi Fi models which were 10 lug, this model has 8 lugs. The drum came in both wood and metal versions, with the metal models being easier to find.

 

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