Late 1970’s vintage, Premier “Elite” Drum Kit (#1) – “Natural” Finish. Bass Drum – hardware, and head fitting
Vintage, 1970’s Premier vibe alert… Taking one of my “natural” Premier “Elite” 22″ bass drum shells, re-uniting it with some original, vintage chrome hardware, and turning it back into a fine-looking, playable piece of kit.
Late 1970’s vintage, Premier “Elite” Drum Kits. Salvaging some original Premier “Everplay” heads, and applying a reproduction, vinyl logo
Getting the right “look” for the bass drum reso on a restored, “vintage” kit, depends either on getting hold of decent reproductions, (if they’re even available), or on finding ways to sympathetically “spruce up” surviving, original period heads
It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. The chromed hardware for my “Elite” drum kit restorations, come from many different sources, and much of it requires cleaning…
Late 1970’s vintage, Premier “Elite” Drums – Kit One, “Natural” Finish. Shell cleaning and preparation
Cleaning up a 22,16,14 set of 1970’s vintage, Premier “Elite” drum shells – ready for the rebuild of a “natural” finish kit
New Project – Late 1970’s Premier “Elite” Drum Shells, “Natural” Finish. Assessment for restoration and rebuild
A set of vintage Premier shells with two kick drums allows for a certain amount of flexibility when it comes to restoring and re-fitting a custom kit, (or two).