Written on: 15/12/2010
I am 48 years old, been playing 33 years. Well over 2000 paid gigs in my career thus far. One thing that I have learned....I just dont need a $10,000 shell pack to have a good sound. No qualms with the older Premier Cabria kits for the buck. I currently have two sets, one a huge 11 piece double bass home kit. And my gig set that never makes it home. Nice hardware, plenty durable and with suspension mounts. And never a problem with the shells or the tuning. Premier did change their drum after just a few years of production. The early ones had more quality shells and when set up and tuned properly they sound and look as good as any kit I've owned.