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“I custom ordered my Premier Genista kit new in '96 or...”

Written on: 16/07/2007 by spikingviking (1 review written)

I custom ordered my Premier Genista kit new in '96 or '97. 8x8, 10x10, 12x12, 14x14, 16x16 all suspended, 18x18, 22x18 on the floor. Terraverdi Green. I love this kit. It has been on ALL of my recordings. It looks great under stage lights and mics well on stage or in the studio. It is birch, and playing heavy rock with 2 ply batter heads can make them difficult to tune, but persistence will pay off when you find where the drum wants to be tuned. I challenge you to find more sturdy kick… Read Full Review

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121503_John's Response to spikingviking's Review

Written on: 17/07/2007

Hi mate, gorgeous kit, I've got a six piece Genista in a similar finish. I bought it second hand for £420 (I wrote a review of it a while ago). I was just wondering if you could give me some advice. The kit keeps going out of tune a lot, the nuts are going very loose and needing tightening every week or so. Do you know of anything that would prevent them from loosening? I have no plans on replacing it so could do with sorting it out, I'm not the best as tuning my kit as it is and it being a six piece doesn't do me any favours haha! Unfortunately, where I store the kit the temperature changes an awful lot so that could be what's causing it :-s

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Spikingviking's Response to spikingviking's Review

Written on: 04/01/2008

i have 1 tom thats hard to tune. Check your bearing edges and make sure they arent damaged. Also make certain the head seats properly. Getting locking tension rods helped me. Also pay close attention to your resonant head, i'll bet the rods are loose there too. I find as the heads get over streched and the top rods begin to go loose, the bottom lugs follow.
Kind of problematic, but a small price to pay.

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“I was happy to get my shell pack for $1600. Shortly...”

Written on: 10/07/2007 by hauimn2ggus (1 review written)

I was happy to get my shell pack for $1600. Shortly after I bought mine each set I could find for sale was well over $2500. I plan to keep mine till I'm old and grey... show em off to the grandkids and remember "the good ol' days" when grandpa was in a Christian rock band... Check us out at http://www.rivensoul.com. You can hear my set of Genista's on our music tracks there!… Read Full Review

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“Overall opinion is that the Genista is the best kit...”

Written on: 16/09/2006 by Ray King (2 reviews written)

Overall opinion is that the Genista is the best kit Premier have ever made.
Great quality and a solid gigging percussive workhorse.
Shame they can't make snare drums though?… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Genista back in 1997 - almost 10 years...”

Written on: 16/09/2006 by jazzdrummer (1 review written)

I bought my Genista back in 1997 - almost 10 years ago. At the time, these were very popular, even to the point that you would turn on Top of the Pops each week and see at least 1 of these on stage. The sound great and look great too - I love the large acorn like lugs and think they really look the part. I often have good comments about how the kit sounds at gigs, so it can't be all that bad. The great thing for me at the time I bought this was that it was a great pro kit, at a non-pro… Read Full Review

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Bjblom's Response to jazzdrummer's Review

Written on: 17/04/2008

Best kit i have ever had. It sounds great pitty they stopped. I have a 7 piece kit with a $600 Yamaha snare drum. It is excellent.

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“I bought a 6 piece Premier Genista for £420 in mint...”

Written on: 21/04/2006 by john (1 review written)

I bought a 6 piece Premier Genista for £420 in mint condition, which is an absolute bargain. These drums were some of the best in the market in the 90's but Premier seems to have declined in popularity since then. Bad for Premier but great for buyers from the second hand market. You can pick up Genista's and Signia's for fraction of their retail price and get a much better sound than most kits currently on the market. Not exactly sure what the finish is but can be described as an emerald green… Read Full Review

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