Written on: 26/09/2007 by noxi (1 review written)
Just gets better and better over time!
Tuning lugs are starting to slip.
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 long time. It tunes so easily and the blue/green lacquer looks great under stage lights. The hardware has lasted very well. I chose the matching wood snare and that was a good call. The toms are really mellow but with a crisp attack showing that that they respond over a very wide tonal range. My only gripe is that the tuning lugs are starting to slip and we rarely use the 8" tom as that does choke. If you put the wrong heads on such as pinstripes you dull the kit and it can sound 'slappy' through the mikes.