Updated: Premier signs Fife Constabulary; ships new pipe band drums, three models of snare sticks
Premier Music International of England has launched a new line of pipe band drums, including bass and tenor models, and a range of pipe band snare sticks, in three different weights.
The company also announced that the Grade 1 Fife Constabulary Pipe Band of Scotland will be playing its products under an endorsement deal. The band will play the full line of new Premier products.
The additions to the product line come after the company went through a significant restructuring and a separation from Craig Colquhoun of Tiverton, Ontario, over manufacturing of Hosbilt bass and tenor drums. Colquhoun has been working on a redesigned series of drums made by his independent company.
Premier is now offering its HTS800 snare drums with “Diamond Chrome” fittings. The company says that the hardware offers “an unrivalled brilliant finish combined with extreme durability.”
Premier has added three new models of pipe band snare sticks, marking the company’s return to that market. “Premier Black Label” sticks are constructed of maple with a long, smooth taper and oval bead. “Premier Red Label” snare sticks are also in maple but lighter and thinner, and described as more lively, while Premier White Label hickory sticks are aimed at drummers looking for “a fuller sound with added punch.”
Premier’s new “Revolution” bass and tenor drums use the company’s TDT technology, with a low mass, low contact tension bracket intended to provide “minimal shell contact and greater resonance, allowing the shell to speak clearly.”
Premier’s new “Revolution” bass and tenor drums technology, with a low mass, low contact tension bracket intended to provide “minimal shell contact and greater resonance, allowing the shell to speak clearly.” The tenors come in five sizes, while there are now three bass sizes. The company has added a tenor in 24 x 14 and a 30 x 16 bass.
The new Revolution drums do not replace any other range, and are a separate range in addition to the extra sizes added to the existing Professional Series.
Sven Paris of Premier said that his company’s new pipe band products have already shipped to dealers and should now be available for sale to customers. He added that the company will launch a newly designed website soon.
Field Marshal Montgomery and St. Laurence O’Toole also use Premier drums under endorsement deals.