1970's Premier 2000 snare drum, chrome over aluminium 14" x 5,5"
Excellent condition, almost flawless shell!
The 2000 snare drum was introduced by Premier around 1966 with it gaining its debut in the 1968 catalogue.
Although Premier had other metal shell snare drums on the market this model became iconic for both its design and its sound.
The 2000 was both stylish and highly functional for its time, when many other brands were copying Ludwig.
The unique ‘flo-beam’ snare mechanism with a central bar and snare brackets that are detached from the shell allow full resonance of the drum.
Twin 12 strand snare wires remain at full tension even when ‘thrown off’ preventing bounce back on the resonant head.
Two height adjustment screws at each butt end hold the snare wires in place and keep the snares wires level; some argue it’s perilous to mess with these, and that they should remain at their factory setting.