Premier The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier or Keith Keough please bring back the The “BEAST” Snare Drum!!!

Call Premier at (714) 981-5460 and +44 (0)116 279 1444 to request these super cool “BEAST” Snare Drum to remain in their Snare Drum product lineup. But best is to try calling Keith Keough at +44 (0)745 027 5387 of The British Drum Co.

Premier: The Beast Snare Drum

Premier: “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier’s elusive “BEAST” Snare Drum premiered at The Winter NAMM Show 2015 and it delivers unrivalled power and sensitivity and is loaded with innovations that make it the most ferocious Premier snare drum ever produced.

The secret behind the BEAST lies within Premier’s breakthrough shell technology, the Air-Flow system, a triumph of British design and technical ability from which it takes its name – British Engineered Air-Flow Shell Technology.

This Air-Flow Shell Technology runs at the heart of the BEAST. Sonic Chambers circulate the air movement through the shell bringing body and depth to its tonal characteristics. The power and projection is transported via optimally placed Air Projection Vents that control the volume of air released from the shell. The end result is a snare drum that is dynamic, dominant and versatile.

Expertly engineered by (Keith Keough – now co-owner of The British Drum Company) at the Premier Custom Works, The BEAST is constructed from proven materials that enhance performance – the lugs are machined from solid aluminium and fitted with stainless steel True-Tune Inserts that pivot freely, delivering precision alignment and tuning; whilst the cast aluminium hoops further stabilise the tuning process within any range.

Taking Premier’s famous shell-building techniques to new heights, The BEAST features a massive 50-ply (28mm) specially blended shell, formulated and hand-made in Leicester England from the finest woods recognised in drum manufacture: birch, tulip, sycamore, oak and maple.

The BEAST is built for endurance and demands to be played. Heavily influenced by our core values – passion, quality and innovation – it combines ground-breaking design with British ingenuity, setting new standards to perfect the world’s most powerful snare drum ever.

Premier Custom Works
Model: B.E.A.S.T.
Finish: Smoked Oak
Diameter: 353 mm
Height: 165 mm
Thickness: 28 mm
Weight: 8 Kg

Unfortunately there are no videos on YouTube to see and especially hear this cool snare drum in action. What a total bummer that Premier only made this drum in a small production run. But most disappointing to hear was that Premier Percussion a well-known British Drum Manufacture since 1922 closed there plant in the UK and have moved all their production to Taiwan, what a shame!

Premier: The Beast Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier Drums at The Winter NAMM Show 2015

Time to abolish the U.S. Electoral College antiquated voting system!

Time to abolish the U.S. Electoral College antiquated voting system!

It’s time in 2016 to totally abolish the U.S. Electoral College voting system which I feel is totally antiquated and a “rigged” way of achieving an outcome of our U.S. General Elections. Back in the day with our founding fathers they knew exactly what they were doing, or did they? Since then we moved way into the future and into a modern error and things that worked in the past hundred or 200+ years ago does not work for the present day, literally and figuratively. Regardless of how you vote, who you voted for and you’re political views. I don’t see how some States voters have more political pull and more voting power over others on our General Elections, it should be totally equal. I do feel in the union there are “Power Centers” States that are way more influential and produce more and have influence over the rest of the country and in the world for that matter, such as the great State of New York. But it doesn’t mean the voters in some State should have more influence over other States in the U.S. General Election. It should simply be whoever wins the Popular Vote simply wins the election! It should be as simple as that, so it leaves NO doubt in the minds of the voters who is the clear winner. The United States must move into the future regarding this issue for all of our voices to be heard equally!

Antiquated U.S. Electoral College

Jim Day of the Las Vegas Review Journal – Political Cartoon: Brilliantly depicting the antiquated U.S. Electoral College.

Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy.

November 6, 2012 @realDonaldTrump:“The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” – Donald J. Trump

WANTED Drum Workshop DW 9301 Low Snare Stand!

WANTED Drum Workshop DW 9301 Low Snare Stand!

Drum Workshop please bring back the DW 9301 ‘Low’ Snare Stand!!! Especially for us drummers that like to sit lower and that have deeper sized snare drums. Because we need to position the snare drum lower than the standard DW 9300 Snare Stand taller base section/bottom downtube allows for. And if your are a fellow drummer reading this yes DW did make a 9000 Series ‘Low’ Snare Stand and two ‘Low’ Drum Thrones models 9101 and 9121 years ago. And it looks like DW brought back the 9101 Low Round apon my request.

Call Drum Workshop at 1(800) 45-DRUMS / 1(800) 453-7867 to request the awesome DW 9301 Low Snare Stand and the DW 9101 Low Round and DW 9121 Low Tractor Drum Thrones to be reintroduced and remain back in their heavy-duty DW 9000 Series line of drum hardware.

DW: 9300 Snare Stand

DW: 9300 Snare Stand

DW: 9101 Low Round Throne

DW: 9000 Series Thrones

DW: 9101 Low Round Throne

DW: 9101 Low Round Throne – older model

And if you want the ultimate Low Drum Throne call Roc-N-Soc at (828) 452-1736 and request their Motion Throne Short model MTS which they originally once offered in there Drum Throne product lineup. Roc-N-Soc will custom make it 1″ lower at no additional cost. GOBBI Approved! Or check out their Manual Spindle Short MSS that they brought back apon my request.

WANTED Zildjian Super 5B Black Drumsticks

WANTED Zildjian Super 5B Black Drumsticks

Avedis Zildjian Company please bring back the Zildjian: Super 5B Black Drumsticks!!!

Call Avedis Zildjian Company at (781) 871-2200 to request theses awesome drumsticks.

Super 5B Black Drumsticks
Longer than a 5B for better reach. Beefy barrel bead. An awesome all-purpose rock stick.

Diameter: 0.595″
Length: 16 1/2″

Zildjian: Super 5B Black Drumsticks

Zildjian: Super 5B Wood Tip Black Drumsticks

Zildjian: Super 5B Black Drumsticks

Zildjian: Super 5B Wood Tip Black Drumsticks 12-Pack

WANTED 15″ A Zildjian Rock Hi Hats

WANTED 15″ A Zildjian Rock Hi Hats

Avedis Zildjian Company please bring back the 15″ A Zildjian Rock Hi Hats!!!

Call Avedis Zildjian Company at (781) 871-2200 to request theses awesome Rock Hi Hats.

A Zildjian Rock Hi Hats
Extra-strong beat, more volume. High-pitched.

Traditional Finish
Mid Pitch
Solid Chick Sound
Long Sustain
Project Volume
Heavy Weight – Top
Extra Heavy Weight – Bottom

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Zildjian: 15in A Zildjian Rock Hi Hats

Tommy Lee's Drum Kit

Tommy Lee’s Drum Kit

Tommy Lee drumming

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee playing 15″ A Zildjian Rock Hi Hats

15″ A Zildjian Rock Hi Hats