Written on: 17/04/2008 by bjblom (1 review written)
I have a 7 piece kit with a Yamaha snare drum worth $600. The kit is awesome bass drum blew me away. I love it (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2008 by Kellyboy (1 review written)
Just brought a silver sparkel genista. 22x16 kick 12" tom and 16" floor tom. I normally use a 22x18 kick but the kick on this kit blew me away!!!!!! Best kit iv owned and will be keeping it for a very long time. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2008
I purchased my red sparkle Genista (22x16, 10x8, 12x8, 15x13, 14x14, 16x16, 18x16 + 14x5,5 snare) in 1999 directly from Premier. It still looks as new! there are no pittings on the chroom and the shell tune so easily that is's unbelievable! The snare is a killer! I also own a 14x6,5 Ludwig Black Beauty but I have to say that my Premier is surely as good as the Ludwig - maybe better!!! If you hit it right it sound as if there's already compression and reverb on it.
It is my perfect workhorse.... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2008
I bought my Premier Genista kit about 6 months ago. I owned a Tama Granstar kit that I bought new in 1988-always had problems with overtones on that kit.my friend works at a local music store-spotted the kit and basically stashed the kit for me,he called and persuaded me to take a look at the drums after me putting it off for over a week (price was a steal at $1000 canadian). Needless to say I walked out of the store with the drums in tow. After changing the heads (the kit was second... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2008 by AYNSLEY (1 review written)
Had my Genista kit (Terraverdi Green) since 1995 & love it! Despite getting an endorsement with Premier last year & also owning a rather fine Premier Series Birch kit (Gunmetal Sparkle),I will NOT part with the Genista! I've lost count of the amount of times I've had sound guys comment on the sound of it.The snare drum is phenomenal! I own a Zildjian/Noble & Cooley snare & a Ahead snare & the Genista out performs both!
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Written on: 30/01/2008 by drumboy
I bought a second hand Genista from a shop in Southend on Sea about two weeks ago. A six piece - 10x8 tom, 12x10 tom,14x14 floor tom , 16x16 floor tom, 22x18 bass and a 14x 7 snare. Its got a couple of scratches but other than that its tip top. I don't think I could ever part with it... she's a stunner... can't wait to try her out in live gigs and in a studio sometime.
Written on: 07/12/2007 by jonnyashworth
When buying a Premier Genista try to get one with the ISO mounting system (rims) on the toms as these sound amazing but are a bit more pricey. However you can pick up a flat color one with standard tom mounts for very cheap indeed and these still sound great. Now is the time to buy one of these kits as you can still pick them up in mint condition. They have recently been resurrected by premier as a 75th anniversary special however these are constructed differently (they are easier to tune... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2007
I love Genista's! I got mine second hand a few years back in the hard to find silver sparkle laquer and it has a huge undrilled 24 bass drum. Never played a kit that sounded so big. Got to be one of the best English kits ever made. Wouldn't swap it for anything... Ok maybe a top of the range DW hahaha. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2007 by ermhello
I bought the Premier Genista drum kit for an amazing price of £300, from a friend who had bought it second hand. I have used it at many gigs, and it is also used every day as a practise kit, and it is still in excellent condition! It has outlasted all of the new cymbals and stands that have been bought for it. I use Aquarian Performance 2 heads on it, and it sounds amazing for recording. In my opinion, it is well up there with the likes of the Pearl Masters that I have played. It is such a... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2007 by noxi (1 review written)
I think this the best kit Premier ever made and to still prefer a 10 year old kit to a modern DW or Yamaha is saying something. Alot of drummers use this kit all love it and some pros have used it rather than set their own up for a one nighter and with the kit and the Zildjan Ks and As have been very pleasantly surprised. There aren't many kits that just get better and better as they age. But this 10 year old Genista played by several drummers week in/week out is the best I've played in a... (read more)
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