PREMIER ELITE GEN-X 5 PIECE 'CREED KIT', CUSTOM SILVER TRIBAL DESIGN, PRE-LOVED
Here we have a very unique drum kit, this is one of only two sets in the world, made for Scott Phillips of Creed (and currently Alterbridge) hand painted and lacquered by John Douglas. John is a world renowned custom drum painter and designer, he's responsible for kits such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers Octopus Kit and the Tico Torres, Bon Jovi, American Flag kit , his list of A list commissions is seriously impressive and when you see his work you'll understand why he is in such high demand.
Underneath the stunning custom finish is a Premier English Built Gen-X Kit. Gen-X was Premier's first Hybrid Shell mixing together Birch and Maple, this version of the Gen-X is from the Elite Series which was essentially the second generation of the Gen-X featuring the Elite Lug and the Premier Pewter Badge, this kit was made in 2004 in the Leicestershire Factory.
We understand that two of these kits were made and that this one was mainly used for Drum Shows and Premier Marketing. It was certainly on the Premier Namm Stand in 2004 for example. We don't think the kit has ever been seriously used, it has its Original Premier Everplay heads fitted with very light stick marks, there are no scratches on the shells, it looks immaculate.
This kit and it's twin are identical specification (twin kit pictured with Scott at the bottom) the kit even comes with the exact same Premier, Creed logo head. If that were not enough, the kit also includes a 14 x 6.5 Premier Modern Classic Brass Snare Drum, this is finished in a reverse Black and Brass Design which looks incredible.
The Silver Tribal Finish on the rest of the kit is very difficult to capture on Camera, the is an almost holographic quality to the silver tribal design, with lots of colours appearing as you move around the kit, there is also a very tasteful sparkle too with again multiple colours and flecs.
I can't stress enough how Great the Gen-X series shell is. The original Gen-X design was based around a 6mm undersized shell but Premier tweaked the design for the Elite series Gen-X and came up with a 3mm undersizing, coupled with a 7-ply shell combining both birch and maple in a well researched ratio of 2-ply birch on the outside and 5-ply maple on the inside. The result is a beautiful controlled but full range tone, great stick definition and no nasty overtones, even when working with thin heads.
Couple that together with a stunning 14 x 6.5 Modern Classic Brass Snare Drum and you have a killer kit with a custom finish.
- Premier Elite Series GEN-X 'Creed Kit'
- Commissioned for Scott Phillips, Finished by John Douglas
- Custom Silver Tribal Lacquer Finish
- Built in England by Premier
- 10 x 8, 12 x 9, 16 x 13 Toms
- 22 x 18 Bass Drum
- 14 x 6.5 Custom Finished Brass Modern Classic Included
- Premier Diamond Chrome Lugs
- Premier ISO Mounts on all Toms
- 5.7mm 7 Ply Birch/Maple Hybrid Shells with 3mm undersizing
- 2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops
- Pewter Premier Badges
- One of only two kits in the World
- PreLoved - 9/10 Condition - Immaculate Condition and a real collectors piece