No matter what your level of musicianship, you can hardly go wrong with Premier drum sets and kits. The company originally opened its doors in the UK back in 1922 and has been building drums and other musical instruments ever since, save for a brief wartime hiatus. Despite changes of ownership, the company has continued to build on its legacy of innovative percussion.
Premier Series Classic Kit
Relying on six-ply North American maple construction, the Premier Series Classic Kit calls back to the original launch of the Premier Series. Marketed towards more budget-minded drummers, this set reflects the advantages of going for a reduced-option variant of the high end rather than slathering options onto the low end. The end result is a professional quality basic set that makes an excellent foundation for any drummer looking to move up in the industry.
Premier Snare Drums
While a wooden Premier snare drum can often produce as much or more resonance than a metal snare from other companies, these drums can require a little tweaking to tame. You can either add half an 'O' ring as a damper, or just work the drum until you have control.
Premier Drum Mounting
One much-appreciated quality of many Premier drums, especially rock sets, is that they mount the toms directly on the bass drum. The big advantage here is that it makes the drums resonate with each other, making it easier for the drummer to treat the entire set as a unified instrument rather than a collection of individual ones.
Making a Drum Set
A standard five-piece drum kit builds up around five drums and at least two cymbals. You put the bass drum front and centre, with two toms normally mounting above it. The snare goes off a little to one side, while the third tom often mounts on the floor. You put your crash cymbals on one side, and the ride on the other. Once you have the drums placed, you can adjust the throne to ensure you have your feet flat and your thighs angled slightly downward.