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 more)
Written on: 10/07/2007 by hauimn2ggus
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 21/04/2006 by john
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... (read more)
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