Monthly Archive Of January 2014

 
 

G&L TRIBUTE Fallout

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What would an ’83 G&L SC-2™ be if Leo Fender recreated it for today’s scene? The crew at G&L think it would be a lot like the new Fallout. After all, when inspiration comes from original G&L SC guitars modded by the likes of Devo’s Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Band Of Susans’ Robert Poss, there are lots of cues to follow. The SC-2 was born as a cool looking, comfortable and light axe that could be thrashed mercilessly and not miss a beat. Fallout keeps those qualities in the mix but branches out to cover today’s sophisticated textures and tones.

Fallout shares the original Leo Fender-designed SC-2 body shape, comfortable, sustain-rich G&L Saddle Lock bridge and easy-playing medium-C-shape neck with a 12” radius and medium-jumbo frets.From dirty riffs to jangly hooks, the G&L Tribute Series Fallout delivers with a great pairing of Paul Gagon-designed Alnico pickups: a gorgeous P-90 and meaty humbucker splittable via a push/pull tone pot.

The look transcends the SC-2’s simplicity with a sweeping pickguard that complements the body shape perfectly. Balancing out the aesthetics is a sleeker interpretation of the ‘80s-era G&L headstock shape designed exclusively for the Fallout.

Features:

  • CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-On
  • SCALE: 25 – 1/2”
  • PICKUPS: Paul Gagon designed Alnico pickups, G&LAP4285B P-90 in neck position and G&L AW4470B humbucker in bridge positon
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Hard-Rock Maple
  • FRETBOARD: Rosewood (Maple on Sonic Blue)
  • PICKGUARD: 3-Ply Creme (3-Ply White on Sonic Blue)
  • NECK FINISH: Clear Satin back with Ivory headstock
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
  • TUNING KEYS: 18:1 Ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: G&L Saddle Lock
  • CONTROLS: 3-Position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull coil tap

CDN Suggested Retail Price $579.95

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G&L TRIBUTE ASAT II

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G&L ASATs: Great players have been workin’ ‘em and G&L’s been moddin’ ‘em for nearly 30 years. Ash, Alder, Mahogany, Korina … solid and semi-hollow … MFD and Alnico single-coils, humbuckers, P90s … two-pickup, three-pickup – you get the point: the ASAT’s a tone machine, and now G&L’s Tribute Series has grown with the tweaked-for-tone ASAT Deluxe II and Junior II.

Both models feature easy-playing, medium-C profile neck with 12” radius and 1 5/8” nut width for a classic ASAT feel that greets the hand like an old friend. Add on Tone-Pros bridge/tailpiece hardware, delicious Irish Ale-finished Mahogany body and Hard Rock Maple neck with Rosewood board and you’ve got two versatile ASAT’s that effortlessly cover a wide range of sonic territory.

The ASAT Deluxe II sports two Paul Gagon-designed humbuckers straight from the award-winning ASAT Deluxe Carved Top, complete with push/pull coil tap to wring out every last drop of tone.

The ASAT Junior II carries two Paul Gagon-designed P90 pickups, specially spec’ed to deliver stellar tones in each position and with matched output for more truly usable rhythm/lead switching. No more fumbling with the volume trying to find balance between the P90s.

Yet again the ASAT has proven that versatility is deep in its DNA

Features:

  • CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-On
  • SCALE: 25 – 1/2”
  • PICKUPS (DELUXE): G&L AS4250C in neck position, G&L AW4370C in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • PICKUPS (JUNIOR): G&L AP4285B in neck position, G&L AP42105B in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Hard-Rock Maple
  • FRETBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Tone-Pros locking C-TPFP and CT1 tailpiece
  • CONTROLS: 3-Position pickup selector, volume, tone (with push/pull coil tap on DELUXE)

CDN Suggested Retail Price $649.95

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PREMIER Nicko’s Sicko Snare Drum

Premier - British Collection

NM1455SYC
Designed to celebrate Nicko McBrain’s 20 years with Premier. And to honour this anniversary we are proud to introduce the Special Edition Nicko’s Sicko snare drum: designed to meet Nicko’s demanding performances, this is a snare drum like no other. Nicko’s Sicko snare drum is beautifully handcrafted by Premier in the UK.

It is produced with a 100% sycamore, 10mm thick, 16 ply shell. The characteristic warmth of the sycamore with the added attack from the 10mm thick shell gives this snare drum a warm yet powerful punch with plenty of sensitivity. It is finished off with a classic, no frills look featuring an outer ply of “silver shimmer” sycamore with a hand rubbed satin oil finish.

 

Features:

  • Handcrafted in England by Premier
  • 14” x 5.5” shell
  • 10mm thick, 16-ply sycamore shell
  • Silver shimmer sycamore finish
  • 2.3mm triple-flange steel hoops
  • 42 strand snare wire
  • 0610 snare strainer and butt plate
  • Remo Emperor X coated batter head with clear Ambassador Hazy bottom head
  • Chrome plated British Collection solid brass tube lugs
  • Nicko McBrain signature plate

CDN Suggested Retail Price $959.95

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PREMIER Aces High Snare Drum

Premier - British Collection

NM1455ACE
Launched in January 2013 at the NAMM Show, the limited edition Nicko McBrain ’Aces High’ snare drum is a stunning work of art. The ‘Aces High’ snare drum is inspired by the song of the same name that recalls the skill and bravery of fighter pilots during World War II. Limited to a production run of 100 snare drums only, each one will be personally hand-signed by Nicko.

Handcrafted in Premier’s manufacturing facility in England, the ‘Aces High’ consists of a 14″ x 5.5″ shell which is 10mm thick and constructed from 17 plies of sycamore. The outer ply features a stunning handmade-inlay from dyed sycamore and cherry to recreate the camouflage of a Supermarine Spitfire. This intricate marquetry also incorporates a Royal Air Force target, a red, white and blue tail fin ensign and carries theLZ symbol of the Royal Air Force Squadron 66 who flew Mk6 Supermarine Spitfires. The inner ply is finished in a sky blue sycamore to represent the underside of the Spitfire.

The snare drum is fitted with Premier’s Spitfire chrome plated solid brass tube lugs, themed on the front nose of the Spitfire to complement the shells unique markings. Like the Spitfire Series within the British Collection, the ‘Aces High’ also includes 2.3mm chrome plated triple-flange steel hoops, a 0610 quick release heavy-duty snare strainer and internal aero-dynamic isolation washers. The drum also features two touches inspired by Nicko: a Remo Emperor X coated batter head and 42 strand snare wire.

 

Features:

  • Handcrafted in England by Premier
  • 14” x 5.5” shell
  • 10mm thick, 17-ply sycamore shell
  • Stunning outer ply; handmade from dyed sycamore and cherry
  • 2.3mm triple-flange steel hoops
  • 42 strand snare wire
  • 0610 snare strainer and butt plate
  • Remo Emperor X coated batter head with clear Ambassador Hazy bottom head
  • Chrome plated, solid brass tube lugs
  • Nicko McBrain signature plate
  • Limited edition run of 100 units only!

CDN Suggested Retail Price $1479.95

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PREMIER XC Series Snare Drums

Premier - British Collection

XC Series Snares

Designed in conjunction with Premier’s 90th anniversary, the concept behind the XC Series snare drums was to develop a range that suits every musical scenario. 100% handcrafted in our UK workshop, the XC Series snare drum features a 7mm, 13-ply shell constructed from the finest hand selected premium birch ply. With its construction of vertical running plies, this allows the air-flow to run down the shell’s grain up to 4 times faster than that of a horizontal grain. This projects cleaner tones with a faster decay and optimal attack for any live situation.

Featuring a sharp 45 degree bearing edge and a precision hand cut 1.8mm snare bed, the XC Series is one of the most sensitive snare drum ranges on the market today. This combined with the renowned tonal quality of the birch shell makes the XC Series the perfect snare drum for recording. It has a well balanced overall sound that does not change character from high to low tunings; the definitive snare drum for anyone’s collection.

Available in eight striking outer veneers, every XC Series snare is finished with a hand rubbed satin oil finish that captures a distinctive look and feel. The bearings edges and inside of the shell are finished with satin oil to seal and protect the wood’s fibres whilst allowing the shell to breathe.

 

Features:

  • Handcrafted in England by Premier
  • 7mm, 13-ply vertical grain birch shell
  • Outer veneer ply features contrasting veneer stripe
  • 45 degree bearing edge
  • 1.8mm deep snare bed
  • 2.3mm chrome plated triple flange hoops
  • Chrome plated solid steel tube lugs
  • 0610 quick release, heavy-duty snare strainer
  • Remo drumheads
  • Stainless steel screws and washers

CDN Suggested Retail Price $959.95 – $1029.95

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PREMIER Extreme HR Concert Master

Premier - British Collection

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The Extreme HR Series has been designed and developed for those who are exhausted looking for that perfect rock sound. Our goal was to design a drum set with an aggressive yet tonal range that would perform consistently in either an acoustic or amplified situation. The shells are handmade with premium vertical grain birch plies to form an 8.5mm (toms) and 16mm (snare) core for all the power you will ever need. Birch gives a harder, more aggressive tone and the vertical ply assists in delivering an increased punch with attack whilst still maintaining a well balanced mid and low frequency.

Every Extreme HR Series drum is finished with a decorative outer veneer of white oak, stained with a soft ebony oil that is hand applied. All hardware is beautifully presented in a complementing nickel plating. Premier’s 45 degree bearing edge paired with the thicker shell means there is more drumhead to shell contact, thus increasing high frequency cut and greater acoustic volume.

An innovative new venting system sees each panel of the drum fitted with a 6mm vent that increases the attack of the drum itself and the projection of the kit.

 

Features:

  • Handcrafted in England by Premier
  • 3-Piece kit – 13×9, 16×16, 24×16
  • White oak outer veneer with hand applied ebony oil stain
  • Vertical grain birch core
  • Hand applied protective satin oil finish
  • Solid brass, full length tube lugs
  • Nickel plated hardware
  • 2.3mm triple-flange steel hoops
  • Ten, 6mm air vents
  • Stainless steel screws and washers
  • 8.5mm vertical grain birch shell
  • Remo drumheads: Clear Emperor (toms), Weatherking Clear Powerstroke 3 and Ebony Suede (bass)
  • Optional EHR1480 14″ x 8″ Snare Drum available

CDN Suggested Retail Price $4199.95

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PREMIER Vintage Series

Premier - British Collection

PD99-75

When designing the Vintage Series, the goal was to create the classic sought after sound from years gone by, but using solid up-to-date hardware and Premier’s new technology to create the ultimate mixed wood thin shell. Unlike other thin shells and vintage style snare drums, that feature reinforcement rings at the top and bottom of the shell, we wanted to capture the characteristic warmth and depth of a thin shell but without the unwanted overtones that reinforcement rings add. The end result is a shell that features a birch core with a mahogany inner ply and a sapele pommele outer ply.

To ensure a consistent tonal response, all toms are 6mm thick and the inherent sound characteristic is a warm, more traditional sounding deep tone that sits perfectly with swing or jazz drumming, or for those who like the more open, warm traditional sounding deep tones. The thinner shell’s wall permits the air inside to resonate longer with its perfect mix of woods and our secret blend of two glues. This delivers a fat, warm open tone with just the right balance of attack from the birch core.

The shell’s outer finish is an elegant hand rubbed satin oil which adds to the perfect setting for the natural beauty of the mahogany’s rich colour and grain. The inside shell and edges are coated with satin oil to protect and seal the wood’s fibres but also allowing the shell to breathe.

Features:

  • Handcrafted in England by Premier
  • 3-Piece kit, available with 18″ Bass Drum (VS99-56SAP) or 20″ Bass Drum (VS99-57SAP)
  • Sapele pommele outer veneer
  • Birch core with African mahogany inner ply
  • Hand applied protective satin oil finish
  • Solid brass, single point mounting lugs
  • Chrome plated hardware
  • 2.3mm triple-flange steel hoops
  • Stainless steel screws and washers
  • ISO mounting system
  • Remo drumheads: Weatherking Coated Ambassador (toms), Weatherking Clear Powerstroke 3 and Fiberskyn 3 (bass)
  • Optional VS1460 14″ x 6″ Snare Drum with 24-carat gold plate hardware available.

CDN Suggested Retail Price $3999.95

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PREMIER Spitfire Studio Legend 22

Premier - British Collection
VS99-56SAP

The Spitfire Series of drums are designed to perform in any musical requirement, from big band to jazz through to rock or pop they remain equally at home.

The Spitfire Series epitomises classic British craftsmanship, employing traditional woodworking techniques to produce one of the most beautiful drum ranges available today. Handcrafted from the finest materials and finished in a splendid Georgian English oak with a satin oil effect, the avant-garde sizes are flexible and offer an unrivaled, responsive  yet warm tone that is crisp and clean with great attack and a fast decay. The toms are 6mm thick, whilst the bass drum is 7.8mm with a standard 45 degree bearing edge that gives flexibility under tuning.

Imbued with the spirit and ingenuity behind British aviation design, the chrome plated solid brass lugs are precision engineered whilst the aero-dynamically designed internal washers isolate the fitting from the shell thus maximizing shell resonance and improving the overall acoustic performance. The tuning operation is smoother owing to the 3mm nylon washers.

Continuing Premier’s tradition of producing the finest percussive instruments, the Spitfire Series offers versatility to any musical scenario.

Features:

  • Handcrafted in England by Premier
  • 3-piece kit – 12×9, 16×16, 22×18
  • Georgian English oak outer veneer
  • Hand applied protective satin oil finish
  • Solid brass, mini tube lugs
  • Chrome plated hardware
  • 2.3mm triple-flange steel hoops
  • 3mm nylon washer fitted between the tension rod and steel hoop for smoother tuning
  • Stainless steel screws and washers
  • 45 degree bearing edge
  • Internal aero-dynamic isolation washers
  • 6mm (toms) and 7.8mm thick shells
  • ISO mounting system
  • Remo drumheads: Ambassador Coated (toms), Weatherking Clear Powerstoke 3 and Fiberskyn 3 (bass)
  • Optional PD14FT 14×14″ Floor Tom and PD0002 14×6.5″ Snare Drum available

CDN Suggested Retail Price $4099.95

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