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  1. Love 24" Bass Drums!

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    Default 1963 Premier Black Diamond Pearl

    I bought this kit a few years back from Dug after he posted it here:

    http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...hlight=Premier

    It's sat ever since until the last couple of weeks where we've had lots of snow in Virginia. So on my snow days off of work I finally got to work on them. Stripped the hardware off down to the shells and just started cleaning and polishing away. I sealed the inside of the shells with one coat of Watco danish oil just enough to bring out the grain. The wrap is as good as it looks in these pictures for being original, no scratches, or bubbles. Tight as the day it was made. I'll finish assembling this weekend and post more pics.
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    I put the kit somewhere in the early 60s with the tom mount and pinch type floor tom legs looking like the model '58 in black diamond pearl from the 1963 catalog. The sizes are similar except mine has a 16" floor tom (I heard back then you could easily change size options for toms).
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  3. Love 24" Bass Drums!

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    A couple of updates....
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    Looks great!

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    All finished, just need to source some vintage cymbal stands.
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  6. Love 24" Bass Drums!

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    Congrats, commendable work there.

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    Beautiful. Can you come clean up my Black Shadow kit now?

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    I know this thread is old but does anyone know where this kit currently is?
    I know this was sold to someone in CA and that owner also sold it and sent it back east. I'd appreciate if you let me know when you see this kit for sale anywhere. Been looking for a clean Premier 54/58 outfit in BDP.

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    No, but it’s crazy how we can chase down an actual kit today. You’ve got to love the Internet.

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