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.
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
Dismantling a vintage Premier 2000 snare and its' Flobeam assembly, is a bit like launching a ship from a bottle...
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...
Cleaning and re-assembling the shell and hardware of a 1980's Premier "1026" snare drum. Some TLC, and plenty of chrome polish.
Having recently decided to "have a go" at drumming - I've acquired a second-hand vintage steel snare drum, and will break it down so I can recondition it, and learn how it's put together.