PREMIER Vintage Series

Premier - British Collection


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.


  • 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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