Continuing to fit out the restored shells for my basic, 22,16,14, 1970's Premier "Elite" drum kit. Now, the final piece of the kit - the 16" floor tom
Continuing to fit out the restored shells for my basic, 22,16,14, 1970's Premier "Elite" drum kit. This time - it's the turn of the 14" rack tom
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.
After careful cleaning, this 1974 Premier 2000 snare begins its' re-build
Can you physically "wrap" a metal snare drum if the original plating corrodes?... Would you want to?... Here's how it goes with a "written-off" Premier 2000 shell
Fitting batter and snare-side heads to a late 1980's Premier "1026" snare drum. Basic stuff perhaps - but it's all new to me
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...
In taking on the restoration of a classic 1970's Premier "2000" snare, I discover, once again, that where you think you're heading to, isn't necessarily an indication of where you'll actually end up...
Cleaning and re-assembling the shell and hardware of a 1980's Premier "1026" snare drum. Some TLC, and plenty of chrome polish.