Written on: 27/02/2010
Best sounding drum kit I have ever owned...
Have had them all... through the years several other Premier kits, Ludwig, Pearl, Tama...
Currently own a DW collector series birch, Yamaha Al Foster Hipgig Sr, and Gretsch Catalina Club series Mahogany.
Consistently has a warm, punchy, fat tone with great sustain that is also VERY friendly to close miking.
Closest kit I own to the sound in my head... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
Just balance things a bit - a few negatives:
1. Due to the tube lugs, heavy duty spurs and tom mount, the bass drum is quite heavy. Also, the minimum depth of 16" helps to make it awkward to lift/move around.
2. I found the rims rusted easily. I replaced them with American made rims.
3. The original die cast snare drum hoop choked the drum. A triple flanged hoop much improved the drum.
Written on: 28/01/2010 by johnlezana (1 review written)
i bought my signia kit about 14 years ago 20"kick and toms are 12" 14" and 16" all hung independently on pearls hoop systems and the bass drum is undrilled , meaning no tom tom post . cherry wood . I would never sell my kit , it sounds amazing and looks amazing too . i have recorded in the studio many times with this kit and it sounds ausome . I have tried many heads on this kit and after years of experimenting i think i have finally found the heads to give me the sound that has been in my... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2009
Superb drums! I have the Premier Signia Topaz clear finish over the maple wood with a 24" bass drum, 16" floor tom and 14" rack tom set up.
The drums are extremely well built. It's certainly one of the best sounding kits I've played, if not the best. Bought mine second hand, piece by piece and managed to find a non varnished premier signia maple snare drum a few months after collecting the other drums.
Buying a Signia second hand represents UNBELIEVABLE value for money and should hold its... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009
Without duobt Premier Signia is still one of the Best kits Money can buy. I have used DW Collectors series Ludwig etc, I have a Marquis Signia in Silver Sparkle . 4 years of age now, and still like new. I use a 22" & 18" bass. 14" hanging tom and 16" Floor with legs . Just superb. I have 8 kits the only one that comes close is My Genista, (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2008 by muscletuner (1 review written)
They shout top quality! Gorgeous to look at! First class finish....Top of the line hardware...Durable as can be. Mine look as good as the day I purchased them. Amazing sound....way better than anything else on the market when i purchased them in 1999 (I have the Signia Marquis Series). Bass drums sound like cannons. (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2008
The Premier Signia has an amazing sound and solid construction. It's warm, focused and punchy. It has a narrow tuning range but this can also be a good point as it makes the kit very easy to tune. The best kit i have ever owned. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008
I bought my set of Premier Signia drums second-hand. It's the rare 75th Anniversary set with maple hoops on all drums, including the snare drum. After playing many brands of drums for nearly 40 years, this is the drumset I will own all my remaining days.
These drums are expensive and hard to find. My impression is drummers who own Signias don't part with them easily. If you are looking for world class drums, try the Premier Signia. (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2007 by fohmixer (1 review written)
I was shopping for a high end drum kit. I was looking at ALL makes and models. I played them all. I finally got down to the Premier Signia's and DW. The Premier's sounded better!! Hands down. I have not been disappointed. I ordered a brand new kit in Sapphire Blue in 1998. I still own and play these drums!! THE best sounding drums I have ever played. Toms seem to sing with the slightly "undersized" shells. The Bass drum has a warm full body. These drums record very well! (read more)
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