Written on: 24/11/2012 by KevInWright
My first decent kit, 40+ years ago was a secondhand Premier. After a few years I had a hankering for Gretsch and bought a 24" bass drum rock kit. Had it until I got fed up with lugging it around and decided to go for something smaller. Checked out the usual Japanese fare and the latest Gretsch. The latter was good but expensive and the Jap gear had no defining character. I then tracked down a Premier dealer and from the first run round the toms I felt at home. Playing Premier felt like... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2011 by Sam6holmes
hi i bought a Premier Arist Birch shell pack with the Orange Laqure colouring. its a rock set with Small,Med and large tom with a bass drum for £150 however i cant seem to A) find the value of my model so that when it comes to sell it i know the price B) buy additional toms or snare for it i was wondering could anyone help (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2011
I recently picked up a second hand kit in weird sizes (10'', 13'' and 22''.
I set the kit up with Evens G2 coateds on the toms and Evans EMADS with a kick port on the kick drum.
The toms sound tight, punchy, resonant and bright without being ringy and even though I'm using the 13'' as a floor tom its got plenty of bottom end and engineers love it because it cuts through the mix a lot better than a larger drum.
The kick sounds like THUNDER although that could be due to the heads.
Very... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2009 by drumproSRF (1 review written)
I have three Maple kits, Pearl, Slingerland, & Sonor and 3 Premier Birch kits and the Premier Artist Birch kits are what I play 90% of the time. They sound great and you can really control the volume with the Birch, tight and focused sound, easy to play at any volume. Mic them for bigger gigs or use Maple if you are are on a big stage or any out door gig.... Premier is the real deal and a great value!!! (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2008 by Irishconal
I bought my first Premier drum in Scotland back in 1959. I was lucky in that the salesman convinced me to buy a smaller Premier set rather than a bigger, flashier set of lesser quality. Premier was not well known in the US and when Yamaha owned them they brought in cheaper Premier sets so that they would not compete with Yamaha. I now own a used Artist Maple set that can hold it's own against much more expensive sets. I get comments all the time about the great sound of the drums. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2008 by bartholomewgary
I have a Premier Artist Heritage in rock sizes with a walnut finish and it really is a great work horse. I'm a big fan of Premier and a big fan of birch shells. I have an old Projector and a Genista and this kit is up there with the best of them and the price aint bad to. All in all a great kit for the money and if your looking for a solid workhorse then i would really recomend this kit... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008
I like Premier drums, played them over 30 years now. They're making good products but we need more promotion in the Netherlends. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2008 by gosi
Great sound, good bass, looks fabulous, and you can play anything with it. Great kit...
Buy one! ;D (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2008
Personally I have found the Premier Artist series fusion kit to be easy to own and play, plus a light kit to carry around. I would recommend this kit to anyone looking for an all-rounder At an affordable price, you can't go wrong in my experience. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2007 by captaindrummerboy
Overall the Premier Artist Birch is great and very effective kit! Great sounding and looks great! Dynamic control is fantastic and this kit and suit a variety of different styles from Latin to Heavy Rock. Hardwear looks great and a quick double chain bass drum pedal is quick acting and easy to use! Artist Birch's are made in England which is rare in drum kits these days!
Great kit! (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2007 by dragan54 (1 review written)
The shells of Artist Birch are made of 100% selected birch, 7 ply (5.5mm/0.22" thick)
toms & snare and 7 ply (7mm/0.28" thick) bass drums. The precision cut and dressed bearing edges ensure full projetcion and tone. That makes the drums to sound perfect!
When you are behind the kit...you can feel the energy of the drums! After the first hit...they are already your best friend!!
The legendary Premier Artist Birch owns the power to achieve thunder and still it is able to whisper.
I own one,... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2007 by john
As far as starter drum kits go the Premier Artist Birch does a fine job, it's quite versatile, can sound very nice when tuned well and is very easy to play. I'm left handed and right footed and still can't figure out which kit set up is best so i have a Premier Genista set up left handed and a Premier Artist Birch set up right handed. It works out quite nicely for having jams with my friends because they're mostly right handed so can play the Artist Birch whilst i use the Genista. I have a... (read more)