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Reply Ivo
8:24 AM on October 23, 2014 

Hi Bjorn,

I was just browsing around a little looking and stumbled onto your website.

Couldn't help but notice the white Premier snare what you call a 2035. Are you sure that it isn't a 2005 snare. I play a 2005 Premier snare and always believed that the difference between those two were that the 2035 has a 'throw off' snare and the 2005 a parallel strainer...

Furthermore, great site !

Reply Ib Heinisch
1:14 PM on March 17, 2014 

Hi Bjorn

Cool website, enjoyed the guitars and the pictures.:)

Reply Reese
2:22 PM on December 14, 2012 

Great site!! valuable tips and info plus fun to read. I'm a big Premier fan too using the same method to clean up my old drums! Everybody always thinks my sets are a couple of years old. Quality always keeps its shine and they sound amazing.

Reese.

Reply Charles Wray
7:47 PM on December 9, 2012 

Great website! If you're half as good a drummer as a writer, you should be a pleasure to listen to! Thanks for all the helpful info regarding restoration projects, and I especially enjoyed the project you did for your son. What a lucky kid! I'm putting together a starter kit for my grandson (one of 12 grandchildren).

Reply J. J. Barnett
11:05 PM on November 10, 2012 

Hey there, love your site. Great job on the Olympics. I have a whopper of a restore project myself, in a 1963 Premier, with Mahogany Duraplastic. I'd like to find out where to get the wrap for the finish, and talk drums with ya sometime. Take care, JJ. 

Reply Stephen Brown
5:11 PM on July 25, 2012 

Hi,

Great website you have here, really interesting as a Premier owner myself. In fact I'm looking to sell my kit at present, which is listed up over here ... http://tinyurl.com/bsyvzw8 If you happen to know anyone who might like a white APK, do get in contact. Regards, Stephen


Reply Bjorn Steeman
8:42 PM on May 28, 2012 

Simon says...

Hi Bjorn

Just want to compliment you on a very informative web site. 

You've given the Premier bug again, so when I've done my kit (must first go scrounge for one again), then I'll send you some pics.

Thanks again!

Simon South Africa

Thanks for the kind words Simon, nice to know people still look at the site, even in South Africa haha! Good luck getting another Premier kit. All the best!

Reply Bjorn Steeman
8:40 PM on May 28, 2012 

Fadir says...

Weather is cold, rainy and stormy

I'm in Scotland, so, yes it is indeed!

Reply Bjorn Steeman
8:38 PM on May 28, 2012 

Dave says...

Great refurbishing work! 

Must be quite the proud father--looks like an upcoming young drummer. 

Best, Dave

Thanks Dave, the little one is into all sorts of sports and hobbies at the moment and does love music, but doesn't spend as much time on the kit as I'd hoped, but he's only 7 so there's time yet!

Reply bjornsdrums
7:30 PM on February 26, 2011 
Phillip R says...
Hi mate, I was just surfing for info on the Premier 1026 beaded steel shell snare and somehow ended up on your cool site. I love the great pics of your awesome drums,like you Premier has been my fave for years,even before I could play LOL. I used to stare in wonder at the Olympic kits in the music shops in Liverpool back in the 70's,but never could afford a kit. I now have a Premier Artist birch mid range kit that I love the sound of and a Premier Signia Marquis that I found used that is deafeningly loud and sounds brilliant. I consider Premier drummers as Premier brothers,since here in Canada so few drummer like Premier for some reason. There is more to drums than DW cheers P :)
Hi Phillip, thank you for the kind words, I create these pages for my own amusement but it's nice to know others enjoy the site. You're right that there's more to drums than DW, and I'm aware Premiers are a rare sight across the pond in Canada and the USA, you obviously dare to be different :o) I'm very envious of your Signia Marquis, if I had the money and space for just one other kit it would be a Signia of some description, I've never even played one, but they're just gorgeous kits!!
Reply bjornsdrums
12:45 AM on November 3, 2010 
Markus says...
Hi! Nice website and cool Premier projects, have you done any Ludwig projects? (I'm interested in Ludwig/WFL drums)
Thanks Marcus. I've only had Premier, and a few other Brit makes. Easier (and cheaper!) to find and get parts for. I like all drums though, Luddy wise I have to say I'm occasionally tempted to get a nice old 400 or Acrolite :o)
Reply bjornsdrums
12:43 AM on November 3, 2010 
Scott says...
Hi, I noticed that you have a Ajax (b and h) snare drum. Could you give me any guidaince to restoration. Also, what youd value it at?
My Ajax luckily didn't need any more than T-cutting the dull wrap. But if you need help with restoring I'd advise joining a forum like the one on mikedolbear.com as there are some helpful people who'd be glad to advise and possibly help with any parts. Value wise, they're old and somewhat collectible but not worth that much. I think I got 60-odd for mine, it was a nice drum but I sold it to buy more Prem gear :o)
Reply bjornsdrums
12:43 AM on November 3, 2010 
Greg says...
Great site! I share the same addiction to anything Premier. I am fishing my first project with a set of "early" (English) Cabrias. I am trying not to feel guilty about making some modifications along the way. The results so far are very promising, however.
Sounds like a nice project Greg, the earlier Cabrias are soooo under-rated. For a 'budget' model they were excellent quality, much nicer than the later far eastern ones.
Reply Dylan
3:32 PM on July 28, 2010 
Cool website mate. I see your Dad played harmonica as well. See you at our next rehearsal, Regards Dylan
Reply John
6:01 AM on July 13, 2010 
Nice site and a great inspiration for me to pull my finger out and get stuck into my own little project :-) Keep up the good work.
Reply rob
7:31 AM on February 27, 2010 
Rob says...
Hi i have been a drummer for 32 years now and really like your site.I have from new a 1980s premier apk kit but all chrome.I was told by premier at the time it was only limited to 100 worldwide.it cost me 500 in 1987 just for the drums!! I cannot find any info on my set do you know anything more and how much it might be worth? Rob
Reply Rob
7:29 AM on February 27, 2010 
Hi i have been a drummer for 32 years now and really like your site.I have from new a 1908s premier apk kit but all chrome.I was told by premier at the time it was inly limited to 100 worldwide.it cost me 500 in 1987 just for the drums!! I cannot find any info on my set do you know anything more and how much it might be worth? Rob
Reply Jorgen Landhaug
9:08 AM on October 23, 2009 
Fun and inspirational page.Keep it up:)
Reply Mick Silos
3:47 PM on August 6, 2009 
Great site Bjorn, enjoyed reading through the Premier Project! Keep up the good work!
Reply jeff smith
9:52 AM on June 12, 2009 
Great site. Love the vintage premier. good job another great site is oaklandbeachdrums.com
Reply martin
9:29 AM on February 15, 2009 
Hi. I recently bought a beautiful early seventies Beverley kit from Canada. The colour is aquamarine. I love this colour and I play gigs with my Olympic five piece kit, which colour is also aquamarine. I guess it's impossible today to get hold of simular wrapping? Regards Martin, oslo. Norway
Reply george gregson
2:10 PM on February 13, 2009 
what agreat site.i am grumpy old hobby drummer of many years,but love drums.have learned a lot from mikedolforum.Enjoyed reading about you.Thank you
Reply Bjorn
7:04 PM on January 27, 2009 
Thanks for all your kind comments so far, it's appreciated, and all the best with your own projects! Bjorn :)
Reply Jesus <[email protected]>
12:24 PM on December 7, 2007 
Hi Bjorn. I'm guy, from Lisbon. I'm 34 and to play drums as well. I felt really identified with your words, about being a frustrated drummer & etc. Although I don't have a drumkit, when I look at yours I feel like drumming in it as well :) I can say that I also share your taste for good music and influences, so... I feel we have a lot in common. Keep on playing music and enjoy. It makes your soul shine *
Reply ricky wyatt <[email protected]>
5:17 PM on November 14, 2007 
Hi, great info on your project, great tips, very informative that hopfully will help me on my first vintage project. be good. Ricky
Reply Dave West <[email protected]>
9:37 AM on September 7, 2007 
Enjoy your site, you've experienced all that I'm currently dealing with. I posted on the Dolbear site as well trying to date my kit.I like your father began drumming in bands back in the early 60's, I still have my first Gretsch kit hence my 'gretsch64" address.I'm having my Premier rewraped professionally in marine glass glitter (which is hard to wrap with). I will send photos when complete. I do have many quetions that I am having trouble getting answered, like where exactly to mount my 60's spurs that will replace the clamp ons. I still play here in Columbus Ohio. Hoevr I play nothing but the Blues now. Take Care, Dave
Reply Mitch <[email protected]>
8:55 PM on December 4, 2006 
Hi...good site and lovely old premier
Reply David Stevens <[email protected]>
8:33 AM on September 7, 2006 
Great site - masses of good advice here! I've been playing and restoring Premier drums for 45 years, and I recognised so many of your helpful tips, and the pitfalls! Yes, pre-international sizes can be a nightmare! My current project is a 20 year old Projector kit with all its original hardware and badges. The black wrap is tatty, but the 'Diamond Chrome' is as good as ever. I love these old Premiers! I also play a Roland TD10 with my band, so I have the best of both worlds! Keep up the good work. David
Reply Duncan Mac Dougall
4:40 PM on August 23, 2006 
alrighty,just sent ye a message back on myspace,nice kits you had/have got,but not as nice as my elx :P,i`ll need to set it up sometime and show you via a picture.