New Project – Late 1970’s Premier “Elite” Drum Kit (#2). Rebuild from parts – Assessing and prepping a set of spare shells
What to do with an apparently disparate collection of various, “orphan” premier drums shells. A second “Elite” kit built entirely from salvaged parts, perhaps?…
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…
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).