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Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack

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The Premier Powerhouse is a perfect starter setup for budding drummers of any age. A solid performing kit, it features a matching wood snare and wood...Click To Read More About This Product

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A new standard for entry-level drum sets.

The Premier Powerhouse is a perfect starter setup for budding drummers of any age. A solid performing kit, it features a matching wood snare and wooden bass drum hoops with a matching inlay. The basswood shells produce sufficient low end with bright articulation and punch, while 1.5mm triple-flange hoops will endure the best rim shots you can dish out.

The Powerhouse Stage 20 is available in retro-style and standard wraps. An ideal kit to learn and practice on, this kit delivers in sound and quality. Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

FEATURES
6-Ply basswood shells
1.5mm triple-flange hoops
Wooden bass drum hoops with matching inlay
Matching wood snare drum
Wraps include retro-style finishes

20" x 16" kick
10" x 8" and 12" x 9" tom
14" x 14" floor tom
14" x 5-1/2" snare

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PremierPowerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (8)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Huge tone (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Sensitive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (9)
  • Jazz clubs (6)
  • Accompaniment (4)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Drums for the price

After I put on some good Remo Ambassadors and Remo Power Stroke Bass drum head I definitely had some great sounding drums. I added a Gibralter felt strip under the outer Premier head to...Read complete review

After I put on some good Remo Ambassadors and Remo Power Stroke Bass drum head I definitely had some great sounding drums. I added a Gibralter felt strip under the outer Premier head to diminish the ring and I got a warm thumpy deep bass drum that you can feel. I purchased a Gibralter single tom post holder for the additional 4 piece option for Jazz gigs and it works perfect. Great for an extra set or very suitable to take to your gigs. Don't tell your friends how "much" you paid...they'll never know.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great For The Price

Overall the drums for the price was a good deal. The missing tension rods and bass drum claws was a pain to replace, couldn't get any help from factory or MF without repacking everything...Read complete review

Overall the drums for the price was a good deal. The missing tension rods and bass drum claws was a pain to replace, couldn't get any help from factory or MF without repacking everything back up and them sending me a whole NEW kit. (not a good idea during christmas). They did offer me some credit to buy parts, but thats covers about half the cost.

The heads are all worthless. I put new heads on everything.

We will see how it plays out when I order replacement parts.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE XMAS drumset for your child! A+

By BONZOLEUM

from Chicago, IL

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • And I've Had A Lot
  • Blowing Them Out At
  • For A Kid For Xmas
  • For The 199 Price
  • Great Sound
  • It's The Best Deal
  • It's The Way To Go
  • Manufacturers A
  • Musician's Friend Is
  • Of Drums From Different
  • They're Not Toy Drums
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heads But They Work

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Jazz Clubs
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks

Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

I don't know how long the one hundred ninety nine price (MF doesn't want price amounts in their reviews, but it's very pertinent) sale lasts, so if you're looking for a kit for your child, or a smaller kit for yourself to play, I HIGHLY encourage you to grab one of these.
I ordered mine Monday afternoon and they came Wed morning.
The shells are basswood (a softer, common wood for lower line drum kits), but are built very well, and the hardware (hoops, lugs, mounts, legs, holder) are great-not at all cheesy.
I've had a lot of kits over the years: many vintage ones, many common used ones, and many brand new ones (lower line to top of the line), and these rate-especially for, I'll say it again, one ninety nine simoleans shipped!
I never write reviews like this, but I'd like to help out all the parents right now looking for a Xmas drum set for their child. I recommend the Silver finish-it's very sharp looking.
If you watch my BONZOLEUM drum videos on Youtube, you will in the very near future see me playing this kit.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Premier products

By D-Dub

from Orange, Calif.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Great Sounding Toms
  • Huge Tone
  • Nice 5 Piece Set
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Needs Better Heads
  • Needs Larger Bass Drum
  • Needs Larger Floor Tom
  • Not Sensitive
  • Too Much Reverb

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Good For Small Gigs
  • Great Church Set
  • Small Venues

Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

Premier makes a great product! for this kit a larger bass drum would be nice as would a 16" floor tom, which was listed but came with a 14" instead. Once factory heads were replaced with Evans Hydralic 2 ply heads, the drums had a much richer, fuller sound to them that didn't resonate as much. Same with the bass head, once replaced with an Aquarian II super kick head, the sound was not so resonate but a fuller richer bass sound.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing Drums for the price

By BobbyB

from Pittsburgh USA

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

    After I put on some good Remo Ambassadors and Remo Power Stroke Bass drum head I definitely had some great sounding drums. I added a Gibralter felt strip under the outer Premier head to diminish the ring and I got a warm thumpy deep bass drum that you can feel. I purchased a Gibralter single tom post holder for the additional 4 piece option for Jazz gigs and it works perfect. Great for an extra set or very suitable to take to your gigs. Don't tell your friends how "much" you paid...they'll never know.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack

    By keke

    from Malden, MA

    Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

    the kit is a nice kit it has a good sound and its not really hard to bring to my church and play the thing is although it is a nice and good kit knowing that im just a 12 year old kid i think that it is unfair that only the drums come and not the cymbals i read about the kit and then i saw it say "cymbals and additional hardwear are sold separatly" so if i get the kit and i set it up what am i gonna play it with i think that i shoul come with cymbals because just buying that cymbals are too much

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent!

    By Chuckie Flo

    from Midlothian, IL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs
      • Rehearsals
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

      This kit really surpassed my expectations. I was using an older Premier kit (30-40 yr old!) that needed some replacement hardware. After pricing parts, I decided that I could just replace the whole shell pack for about the same money. This kit has great tone and a really nice kick drum sound after putting Aquarian heads on. The toms needed studio rings for my taste, but the kit has a beautiful Jazz/Rock sound. Hardware is decent. I appreciate the balance between sturdy and easy to carry. I am so pleased I may buy another to leave in cases for travel.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice drum set

      By Tom

      from Philadelphia area, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

        Nice quality, reasonably-priced drum set. Good, responsive snare. Nice sounding tom toms and the smaller size is good for portability. Am very happy with purchase.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        a great value

        By O-Woody

        from North Coast

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Great Looks
        • Great Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

          Pulled them out of the box and was happy with it. It is not a pro quality kit, nor did I expect it to be. The bass drum has a small bubble in the wrap, one bottom bearing edge needs to be sanded. Again expected for the price.

          I have owned many sets over the years and for a drummer on a budget, this kit is worth it.

           
          4.0

          Good value

          By Bill

          from Artesia

          About Me Novice

          Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

          My 11 year old son who is learning to play wanted a "real" drum set for Christmas. This is a nice set for the money and we have been very pleased.

          If you aren't familar with kits read the details. This does not come with cymbals or hardware.

           
          4.0

          Great value for entry drummer.

          By Joe

          from Wyoming

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

            Good shells, basic hardware, good, but not great.

             
            4.0

            Surprised

            By BALZ

            from MOWEAQUA IL

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School Bands

              Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

              Bought this for my Grandson to replace his Ludwig Jr. set
              Very impressed. Shipped very quick packaged well set up quick and easy I owned Premier before and knew the quality would be acceptable. It's a china set but most are at this level. Heads are adequate even came with sticks and a key snare was awesome bass drum needs muffled. Overall for the price it is a great value.

               
              3.0

              Great For The Price

              By carl the drum

              from st. louis, mo

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Price

              Cons

              • Missing Bass Drum Parts
              • Wraps Are Poorly Done

              Best Uses

              • Practice
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

              Overall the drums for the price was a good deal. The missing tension rods and bass drum claws was a pain to replace, couldn't get any help from factory or MF without repacking everything back up and them sending me a whole NEW kit. (not a good idea during christmas). They did offer me some credit to buy parts, but thats covers about half the cost.

              The heads are all worthless. I put new heads on everything.

              We will see how it plays out when I order replacement parts.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              review of my last purchase

              By nate

              from cookeville tn

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Seems To Be A Good Drum S

              Cons

              • Too Much Reverb

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

              This is a good set for my 6 yr old to start out on i was surprised to realize that i had to go buy a seat a hi-hat, a bass pedal, and a stand for the snare so it would be a playable set.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Well worth the price - great value

              By HOKIE FAN

              from Blacksburg, VA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy Set Up
              • Excellent Value
              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Doesn't Include Symbols

              Best Uses

                Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                It is a great value and a superb set for a mid-level drummer. You will need to get additional hardware (if you don't already have it) if you want a complete drum set...the photo they show is misleading. However, for about the same amount more, you can have a working full set. EVEN THEN, that is still an amazing value and it's an awesome set of great quality.

                 
                4.0

                GREAT Shells and hoops for the price!

                By GVDrumzz

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Quality Shells Rims

                Cons

                • Heads Meh At Best

                Best Uses

                • Starter Practice

                Comments about Premier Powerhouse Stage 20 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                Bottom Lines:
                1. Not a road worthy Kit (at least not TOUR worthy) but GREAT Shells and hoops for the price = great starter or practice kit
                2. New heads are a given – heads that came with are Meh at best – plan on spending some real heads – FULLY worth it as again, shells and hoops are solid – some nice select heads make this into a great/worthy kit.
                I bought both a PDP starter kit and this as gifts in the past year. All in all I was impressed with the PDP kit in terms of the overall package of hardware + Drums, but if you already have some cymbals / hardware, &/or are prepared to spend towards those, this is the kit to get. The core drums themselves are truly decent for the $$ - I got them on sale for 200. Spent about another 200 in heads (Kick really needs BOTH sides FYI) and this kit sounds Almost as good as my own Noble and Cooley's…. ALMOST  Drums actually stay in tune because the shells and hoops are pretty decent quality.

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